Construction crews are now working to replace the brick facade on the east and west walls of the Poff Federal Building in Roanoke. The project should be completed this fall at a cost of $15 million.
It happened just after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Roanoke City Jail.
Two years ago, American Campus Communities had a plan for a 665 bed facility to be built on the other side of the Lane Stadium woods near Virginia Tech.
“It wasn’t that big of a deal for me," Michael Hutwelker says. "But I think maybe for this family – for this guy and his family, it probably meant the world for them. And I think anyone who has the potential to do that should.”