New charges for man accused of killing Henrico police captain in hit-and-run crash

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KING WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WRIC/WFXR) — Thirty-year-old Justin Thomas Regensburg is facing new charges out of King William County after being arrested for a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed Henrico Police Capt. Donald L. Lambert, Jr.

According to the King William County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, Feb. 28, Henrico Police alerted them to Regensburg’s possible location. Deputies say they saw Regensburg leaving a home on Oxford Lane and heading east on Richmond-Tappahannock Highway.

According to Sheriff Jeff Walton, a deputy attempted to stop Regensburg, but he didn’t stop his car right away. The deputy chased the suspect for about three miles before he finally pulled over.

Regensburg was then turned over to Henrico authorities. In a release, Henrico Police said Regensburg was arrested without incident. He was charged with felony hit-and-run of an occupied vehicle as well as felony hit-and-run of a pedestrian.

Walton also told WFXR’s sister station that, at the time of the arrest, Regensburg was driving a family member’s car. The sheriff says the family member reported that Regensburg did not have permission to drive the car.

Regensburg has been charged with felony eluding, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and driving while suspended/revoked.

Court records show the suspect was arrested and charged for a few crimes in the past. All of the recent charges were eventually dismissed. However, he was convicted and did serve six months in jail for a similar crime in 2015.

Online court records show that he has a history of eluding police. In 2015, he was charged with the following:

  • Defective equipment
  • Eluding law enforcement
  • Driving revoked DUI-related
  • Possession of a concealed weapon
  • Possession of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon

“Regensburg initially fled from the traffic stop on foot but was apprehended shortly after by deputies close to the scene,” Hanover sheriff’s office said in an email to sister station WRIC. “At the time of this incident, Regensburg also had outstanding warrants which were also served on him the same day.”

Regensburg appeared in court on Monday, March 1, but the case was continued to Thursday, March 4. A special prosecutor will be handling the case. The 30-year-old was appointed a lawyer.

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