Man charged in fiery Henrico crash was once a fugitive

Posted at 2:14 PM, Jun 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-25 14:55:06-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. - A day after Jimmy Lee Green, Jr., 31, granted CBS 6 reporter Sandra Jones a jailhouse interview, he was back in front of a camera. This time in front of Henrico Judge George Barton Chucker via video conferencing.

Judge Chucker ruled to deny Green's request for bond. Green is charged with vehicular involuntary manslaughter for causing the crash that killed 23-year-old Melissa Haislip last week on Old Osbourne Turnpike.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Huberman opposed Green's bond request. He explained Green should remain jailed because he could face additional charges -- possibly related to alcohol and other substances -- pending the investigation into the fiery crash.

During this interview, Green admitted to drinking the day of the crash.

"I think I did drink one or two beers," he said. "But that wouldn't have gotten me to a point where I couldn't drive."

Huberman pointed to Green's past for more reasons as to why the father of five should remain in lockup.

Green has a criminal record that includes violent crime convictions in Florida, Indiana and South Carolina, according to the prosecutor. Green admitted to CBS 6 he served three years in prison for aggravated assault with a firearm and drug offenses.

Huberman also told the court Green had -- at one point - been considered a 'fugitive.'

Green told the judge he had not been in contact with his family, but that he planned to hire an attorney. The judge ordered Green to have his attorney either send a letter to the court or appear on behalf of Green July 9 at 9:00 a.m.