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Man gets 3 months in jail for 2018 Capitol Square incident

November 4, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man who drove around Richmond’s Capitol Square and approached the Executive Mansion without permission in 2018 has been sentenced to more than three months in jail.

Thirty-year-old John Landers of Henrico County was convicted of attempted assault and battery, reckless driving, driving a motor vehicle on a revoked or suspended license and carrying an open alcohol container.

Capitol Police said Monday that Landers was sentenced Oct. 22 in Richmond General District Court as part of a plea agreement. His total sentence was 100 days.

Police said Landers drove onto the grounds of Capitol Square last Nov. 27 without permission and ignored commands from officers to stop, forcing one officer to jump out of the way. After Landers stopped his car, he ran down a hill and was arrested.