The man who drove the bus full of students and students’ parents into a ditch to escape a bus game has been indicted on two counts of kidnapping and one count of aggravated kidnapping.
The Chantilly police department said on Friday that 23-year-old Richard Dickson was arrested after he allegedly abducted and held two students hostage in Chantillies bus station in February 2016.
He was charged with kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping, criminal trespass, assault, burglary, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and armed robbery.
He also faces a charge of possessing a firearm.
Dickson is accused of using a firearm during the Feb. 19 bus kidnapping.
Police say the bus driver was hit with several punches, a kick and a head butt and that he was kicked several times.
Police say the two students were held hostage for more than a week and a half, with one student dying in the process.
Police said Dickson used the hostage situation as a cover for his activities in the area.
The bus was pulled over for a checkup.
After the students were released, Dickson went back to his car and went inside his home, where he hid out, police said.
Police also say he then called the Chantilla Police Department and the FBI to assist with the investigation.
They were able to recover one of the stolen cars.
Dicks charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.