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Man arrested for ‘getting rid of’ guns used to kill teen on Crawford Road, documents say

Antionne Hinton, 34 (Courtesy photo/VPRJ)
Antionne Hinton, 34 (Courtesy photo/VPRJ)

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.

Austin Garrett Baxley, 18, was found shot and killed on
Crawford Road on July 1. (Courtesy of Crystal VanValkenburg)

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.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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