Hopewell's most-wanted fugitive arrested

Press release from Hopewell Police Department

HOPEWELL, VA - On May 25, 2011 at approximately midnight, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Taskforce arrested Mr. Cornelius Blow without incident in the County of Dinwiddie.

Mr. Cornelius Blow was wanted by the City of Hopewell on outstanding charges of attempted malicious wounding, possession of a firearm after being a convicted felon, discharging a firearm within the city limits and shooting at an occupied vehicle.

The warrants stemmed out of an incident that occurred on April 27, 2011, in which officers of the Uniformed Patrol Division (UPD) responded to the 400 block of S. 21st Ave. for a report of shots fired.

Through investigation it was determined that Mr. Cornelius Blow had discharged a firearm at an occupied vehicle. None of the occupants of the vehicle sustained injury as a result of the incident. Mr. Cornelius Blow was transported to the Riverside Regional Jail where he is currently being held without bond pending his arraignment.

The Hopewell Police Department wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the media and members of the public for the assistance they provided which ultimately led to the capture of this wanted fugitive.