May 4, 2021

Conviction and Sentencing of Bryan Cage

​VIRGNIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Police Department’s Chief Paul W. Neudigate reflects on the extensive man-hours, detailed detective investigation, and citizen support that ultimately led to the impactful sentencing of Bryan Cage.

On May 3, 2021, Bryan Cage was convicted of Attempted Capital Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Malicious Wounding (2 counts), Discharging a Firearm in an Occupied Dwelling (39 counts), Possession of Child Pornography (100 counts), and Possession of Marijuana. The jury recommended a sentence of Life plus 1,248 years and 30 days. Circuit Court Judge James C. Lewis will formally sentence Cage on August 16, 2021.

“What started with numerous hours of detailed detective work to obtain a search warrant to retrieve massive amounts of child pornography resulted in the attempted murder of one of our officers,” said Chief Neudigate. “We are extremely fortunate that the detective in this incident survived his life altering injuries and we are extremely grateful to the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney who prosecuted this case and the empaneled jurors who found him guilty on all counts.”

“I owe a great deal of gratitude to all involved in holding Mr. Cage accountable for his horrendous crimes against children, the most innocent of our victims, and the attempted homicide of one of our guardians sworn to protect this community,” said Chief Neudigate. “I thank the jury, who with their recommended sentence, has sent the message that attacks on law enforcement in Virginia Beach will not be tolerated.”

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