Mob attack brothers get 30 days in jail

Posted at 12:34 PM, Oct 12, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The brothers arrested for a mob assault in Richmond will spend 30 days in jail after taking a plea deal Friday.

Twenty-one-year-old Adam and 20-year-old Zachary Wallace could have faced a year behind bars.

The brothers were two of three people arrested for the attack near VCU's main campus around 3 a.m. on Aug. 22. Surveillance video showed a group of about 15 people near West Franklin and Shafer streets in Richmond.

Investigators said the brothers were involved in attacks on two different people, including a student at VCU.

While they were charged with misdemeanor assault by mob, a juvenile suspect in the group was also arrested and charged with robbery.

The Wallace brothers were officially given a sentence of 12 months behind bars with 11 months suspended and were ordered to pay a $100 fine. They will also be on unsupervised probation for the next three years.

Additionally, both brothers are still facing more serious but unrelated charges in Henrico County.

Between the two, prosecutors said those charges in Henrico include grand larceny, burglary, robbery and firearms offenses.

Search warrants CBS 6 News obtained place the Wallace brothers at a house party in western Henrico Sept. 1, where a teenage girl was shot in the head.

However, the commonwealth's attorney would not confirm that saying only that this is still an active investigation.