Five arrested in Hatcher Shooting
Five people have been arrested and remain in custody in connection with the December 9, shooting of Melvin Hatcher at the Green Acres Trailer Park outside of Chase City. In a statement released by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning, it was announced that on Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Chase City Police Department and the Southside Drug and Gang Task Force, executed two search warrants at homes in Chase City.
Arrested were Mark Clifford Dicks 34, Mark Anthony Oliver, 43, Tylleah Shirley Russell, 24, Jermaine Randale Nelson, 33, all of Chase City and Karvin Carnell Hardy Jr., 27, of Boydton.
Oliver was charged with the malicious shooting of Hatcher with the intent to maim, disfigure or kill where the victim was thereby severely injured and was caused to suffer permanent and significant physical impairment.
Oliver was taken to the Meherrin River Regional Jail without bond pending a court appearance on Wednesday, January 3.
The four other suspects arrested are all charged with conspire to maliciously, shoot, stab, cut or wound Melvin Hatcher with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable or kill where he victim was thereby severely injured and was caused to suffer permanent and significant physical impairment.
The four remain in custody at Meherrin River Regional Jail under no bond pending court appearances scheduled for January 3, in the Mecklenburg General District Court.
Officers Reese and Fitts of the Chase City Police Department were the first to arrive on the scene on the night of the shooting and are credited with saving the life of Hatcher, administrating first aid until EMS units arrived on the scene.
Melvin N. Hatcher Jr., 40, was transported by the Chase City Rescue Squad to Community Memorial Hospital – VCU Health in Chase City and later transported to VCU Health Center in Richmond. At press time Hatcher remains hospitalized in stable but serious condition.