Hopewell police detective attacked

Christopher J. Case
Christopher J. Case

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - A police detective serving a warrant for an arrest was attacked by a man on Hopewell's top ten wanted list.

Police say detective Richard Wade tried to arrest the offender, Christopher J. Case, in the 2400 block of Oaklawn Blvd, Sunday, while waiting for a uniform officer to arrive. Police say, during the violent hands-on struggle, Case violently attacked Wade, cutting and stabbing the detective in the head and neck area with a knife.

Detective Wade and uniform officers were able to gain control of the offender, disarm him, and place him in handcuffs. Detective Wade was treated at a local hospital and released with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect, Christopher Case was charged with the Attempted Capital Murder of a Police Officer, Malicious Wounding, Felony Obstruction of Justice, and the two outstanding warrants were served.

"Officers put their lives on the line everyday to protect the communities they serve. Detective Wade fought for his life during this potential deadly encounter. We are so thankful that he survived this violent attack." said Chief John Keohane.

Christopher J. Case is being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jail.

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