Police make second arrest in Belle Pre Way homicide

Police make second arrest in Belle Pre Way homicide

By Chris Teale (File photo)

The Alexandria Police Department announced Saturday it has charged a second person in connection with the slaying of Leon Williams on Belle Pre Way in October last year.

James Bolar, 33, of Lorton, was arrested for murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony on October 13, 2016. He is being held without bond in the William G. Truesdale Detention Center

“I am really proud of our officers and detectives,” said Acting Police Chief David Huchler in a statement. “We have been working with the community for the past year and half to identify those responsible for this criminal act. While we have already made one arrest in this case, this second arrest exemplifies our relentless pursuit of justice.”

In May, Brian Bolar, 26, of Dumfries, was the first charged in connection with the slaying.

Williams died from injuries he sustained in a shooting October 7, 2015.

The U.S. Marshall Service assisted Alexandria police in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Bikeramjit Gill with the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-6751.