A third person has been arrested in connection with the 2016 shooting death of an 18-year-old whose body was dumped on Crawford Road in York County.
Antionne Anthony Hinton, 34, of Portsmouth, is charged with accessory after the fact in a homicide in connection with the death of Portsmouth teen Austin Garrett Baxley. He was arrested Jan. 22 in Portsmouth on a warrant that was issued Dec. 21.
Investigators believe Hinton sold, secreted, destroyed, or otherwise hid two firearms that were used in the murder, according to a Jan. 22 motion to deny bail filed in the York-Poquoson General District Court.
His “conduct greatly hampered the murder investigation,” the motion states.
“It is the understanding of the undersigned that Defendant has, this very morning, admitted to Investigator Mickett that he ‘got rid of the guns,'” the motion continued.
Two other people are charged with murder in connection with Baxley’s death.
Twenty-year-old Julian Rios was arrested July 2, 2016 in Chesapeake and charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Amina Washington, 24, is also charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. She was arrested in April 2017.
A passerby found Baxley’s body on the side of Crawford Road around midnight July 1, 2016, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies and medics located the body near the Tour Road overpass in the vicinity of Yorktown Battlefield at Colonial National Historical Park.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Benjamin Hahn asked a judge Jan. 22 to either deny Hinton bail or increase the bail amount, because “the secured bond of $500 set by the magistrate is woefully inadequate,” the motion states.
According to a handwritten note at the bottom of the motion, a judge granted Hahn’s request. Hinton is being held without bond.
Hinton is scheduled to appear in the York-Poquoson General District Court at 2 p.m. Feb. 27.