Charlotte County supervisor arrested, charged by State Police

Published 3:41 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

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Charges have been filed today against one member of local government, with one Charlotte County supervisor arrested by Virginia State Police (VSP). VSP officials confirmed that Charlotte County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gary D. Walker faces multiple charges. That includes three felony counts of perjury and two misdemeanor counts, alleging he violated Virginia’s Conflict of Interest Act. The 73-year-old Charlotte Court House resident turned himself in to Virginia State Police earlier on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Here’s what we know as of Thursday afternoon.  The Virginia State Police’s Appomattox Field Office handled the case, but approval for it came from another area. Corinne Geller, public relations director for the Virginia State Police, said the investigation was authorized by the Office of the Virginia Attorney General. 

“(It) was initiated due to concerns about the accuracy of information Walker provided on the annual Statement of Economic Interests form that he is required to complete as an elected official with the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors,” Geller said. 

Basically, he’s being accused of failing to disclose an economic interest in something the board voted on. Geller couldn’t say much more about the investigation, as it is ongoing. There is no indication about which of the issues the Board has taken up triggered the investigation and arrest. The Gazette has also reached out to the Virginia Attorney General’s office and will relay anything we receive from them as well.