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Second arrest made in connection with death of bicyclist in York County

 Robert Lee Stickland Jr., 61, was arrested on Wednesday in connection to the death of Brian Utne on Oct. 25 in York County. (WYDaily/Courtesy VPRJ)

Robert Lee Stickland Jr., 61, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the death of Brian Utne on Oct. 25 in York County. (WYDaily/Courtesy VPRJ)

Another arrest has been made in connection with the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist on Oct. 25 in York County, according to a news release from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s office arrested Robert Lee Strickland, Jr., 61, on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.

Strickland, of Poquoson, is charged with misdemeanor accessory after the fact, misdemeanor obstruction of justice and felony concealing or compounding evidence, according to the news release.

He was taken to the Virginia Regional Peninsula Jail on Wednesday.

Strickland is the second person to be arrested in connection with the death of Brian Utne following a hit-and-run near the corner of Yorkville Road and Lakeside Drive.

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Alexander Michael Crosby, 25, was arrested Friday after a series of tips and interviews with the police provided evidence leading toward him, said Capt. Troy Lyons of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office. Crosby is charged with felony involuntary manslaughter, misdemeanor reckless driving and felony leaving the scene of a fatal accident.   

Information on Strickland and Crosby’s next hearing was not immediately available, according to the York County General District Court’s office.

Alexa Doiron
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Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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