Two protective orders never served prior to murder

Posted at 7:42 PM, Mar 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-20 20:02:10-04

HENRICO, Va. (WTVR)--In the two months before her death, a frightened Tiffany Green did everything she could to protect herself from her former boyfriend, 19-year-old Alvin Rashawn Marshall.

According to court documents, she filed two emergency protective orders against him.  The first was filed on January 29, and another on February 22.

On March 1, just days after the second protective order expired, police say Marshall shot and killed Green inside her Eastern Henrico apartment, while her 5-year old daughter and two young sisters slept in the next room.

While Green’s family questions whether an active protective order would have saved her, they’re just now learning that the two protective orders were never served to Marshall in the first place.

Henrico County Sheriff Mike Wade says law enforcement is investigating how that happened, but says it’s possible Marshall could not be located by the addresses listed on the protective orders.

The first protective order listed Dunkin Donuts on Chamberlayne Avenue as Marshall’s address.  The second protective order listed an apartment on Chamberlayne Avenue as Marshall’s last known address.

Richmond police were faxed the second order to carry out in February because the apartment was within city limits.

“You can’t always say the person you’re looking for is at the location,” says Wade.  “In situations of domestics, where people move from place to place, sometimes it’s hard to locate them.”

While it’s unclear whether Tiffany Green was made aware that the protective orders were never served, her family says she was doing everything possible to protect herself and her family.

Marshall is being held in the Henrico County jail on first-degree murder charges.