Co-defendant pleads guilty in case involving death threats to Appomattox high school students

Today in Appomattox County Circuit Court, 21-year-old Mitariq E. Green, of Meherrin, pleaded guilty to four charges filed against him for his role in an incident where death threats were made against two Appomattox County High School students on March 28, 2022. 

Green pleaded guilty to felony possession or transportation of a firearm by a violent felon, felony firearm possession at a school, felony attempted murder, and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. 

Sentencing is scheduled for March 30. 

Green's co-defendant, 19-year-old Olivia Rose Hurt, of Cartersville, is scheduled for a Feb. 3 jury trial in Appomattox. 

According to evidence summarized in court today, Hurt and Green were part of a weekend Instagram group chat in which death threats and threats of violence were made toward the high school students, with Hurt allegedly acting as the primary aggressor. 

On March 28, Hurt drove to the high school with Green as a passenger, and authorities at the school were informed of the impending situation. 

After being approached by law enforcement while in the vehicle in the school's parking lot, Hurt fled the scene and led police on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of 115 miles per hour and ended in a crash in Prince Edward County, where the suspects were apprehended. 

A firearm was found in the vehicle. As a previously convicted felon, Green was not permitted to be in possession of or handle any firearms. 

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