RICHMOND, VA – Convicted hit-and-run driver Elias Webb will
remain in a Henrico County jail after a Richmond judge ruled she does not have the authority to order his transfer.
Webb had been moved from the Richmond City Jail to a Henrico County jail
where he could receive treatment for sleep apnea. Richmond and Henrico
sheriff's officials say is not unusual for inmates to change facilities so they
may receive treatment for medical needs.
Prosecutors argue Webb is not properly serving out his sentence, as he's
serving time in a Henrico County jail and not the Richmond City Jail, an
overcrowded, un-air-conditioned facility.
Judge Margaret Spencer ruled
Wednesday that she does not have the power under state law to order Webb
to a specific jail.
Elias Webb was sentenced to three years behind bars after being found guilty
of felony hit-and-run in the July 2012 wreck left 24-year-old Lanie
Webb's attorney says Webb is only
being held in Henrico due to his medical conditions and that he is being
afforded the same treatment as any other inmate with his circumstances.
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