Son of Henrico's top prosecutor arrested on felony charge

By Andy Jenks - bio | email
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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The 20-year-old son of Henrico County's top prosecutor is out of jail, less than 24 hours after being arrested on a felony charge.

Henrico police say Samuel Kizer faces one charge of malicious wounding, along with one charge of underage possession of alcohol. He is out on bond. His family is declining to comment. This, following a bloody confrontation, and an arrest that did not show up today on the public database.

"My head and it broke. And he swung again and it cut me right here," said Mike Inge.

The doctors said Mike Inge needed seven stitches in his neck and four more in his arm following a brief, but chaotic scene Sunday night -- at his Gardenia Drive home.

"So I took off running after him, and I went to swing at him, and he swung around and hit me with a beer bottle," said Mike.

The scuffle between strangers followed what, up until then, was a peaceful backyard party. At the time -- Mike was unaware of who he was dealing with -- later confirmed by Henrico police, to be 20-year-old Samuel Kizer, the son of Henrico commonwealth's attorney Wade Kizer.

"We treat every case the same. We investigate the same, we document the same. Now of course, it'd be less than candid if we didn't say we definitely dotted our I's and crossed our T's on this one," said Henrico Police Lt. Mark Banks.

Police confirmed the details, after reporters noted, that the Sunday night arrest of Samuel Kizer, did not appear on the county's publicly searchable arrest database, even though other bookings, as late as 2:38 Monday morning were there.

"It's definitely something that's addressed way above me. And it's something that takes a lot of consideration. And I'm sure, a lot of talk. But for me to comment on it, would be probably inappropriate," said Banks.

Late tonight, police say Kizer's booking took place today at 3:37 a.m., which may have been "too late" for the Monday morning update on Henrico County's website. We hope to get more on that, Tuesday. Kizer is scheduled to be back in court, in about two weeks.

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