Goochland man charged with hate crime after threatening to kill, using racist language


GOOCHLAND, Va. (WRIC) — 46-year-old John Clifton Crow made an appearance in a Goochland court Monday.

Crow is charged with two felony counts of second degree attempted murder, two misdemeanor counts of committing a hate crime by assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and use of a firearm in committing a felony.

Crow was also charged with fleeing from police during a separate incident in June.

Court documents reveal two victims said Crow shot at them, threatened to kill them and used racist language toward them.

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According to court documents, the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of ‘shots fired’ at a home along Broad Street Road in Manakin-Sabot around midnight July 9.

Two victims said they were shot at by Crow and escaped the home.

One of the victims told police Crow pointed a shotgun at him and threatened to kill them, saying, “N*, get out.”

The other victim said Crow pointed the gun at her and used it to direct her out of the home, saying, “I will kill you… black b****, you get out.”

The two victims said they heard several gunshots as they ran from the home.

Court documents also show that during a police interview, Crow made a statement about, “them people,” also using terms like, “the Muslims.”

Police executed a search warrant at the home and recovered a 22-caliber rifle with ammunition that matched multiple shell casings found by the home’s front door. No one was injured.

Crow has nine prior felony convictions and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Deputies also seized drugs and paraphernalia from the home.

Crow is being held at Henrico County Jail without bond. He is due back in court on September 16.

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