2014-04-23 / News Briefs

Newsome to headline private college commencement

Michael Buettner

Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Marcus Newsome will be the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for a private business college with a campus in the county.

Bryant & Stratton College, which has its Richmond campus at 8141 Hull Street Road, will hold the ceremony on June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The school expects to graduate 274 students.

Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college founded in 1854 in Cleveland as a business training institute. Now an accredited degree-granting college, the institution is headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., and has 19 locations in New York, Ohio, Wisconsin and Virginia. Notable alumni include Henry Ford and John D. Rockefeller.

Local counselor surrenders license in Florida

A Midlothian mental health counselor has agreed to give up his license to practice in Florida after a former patient told authorities there that he engaged improperly in sexual activities with her.

An administrative complaint filed by the Florida Department of Health against Adam M. Glatt, 53, alleges that he committed sexual misconduct and violated professional standards by engaging in sexual activities with a patient identified only as K.N.

According to the complaint, K.N. began counseling with Glatt after her son died 49 days after birth due to “a variety of medical issues.” During her counseling sessions, according to the complaint, Glatt “began discussing his role in the bondage, domination, sadomasochism lifestyle (BDSM).”

The patient later moved into a garage apartment at Glatt’s home and the two began a sexual relationship that included attending several BDSM events, “at which, during at least one of such events, [Glatt] flogged Patient K.N.,” according to the complaint.

K.N. ended her relationship with Glatt in late 2011, the complaint said. No information was provided about when or why she contacted the regulatory board, but the board’s complaint against him was filed in 2012.

Glatt, who operates a counseling office off Hull Street Road, remains licensed in Virginia. Glatt’s attorney, Derek J. Angell, said Glatt was licensed in Florida for more than 20 years with no previous complaints. He “has denied and continues to deny any wrongdoing or impropriety” regarding his counseling of K.N., Angell said.

Suspect sought after car chase, crash

A short police chase last week ended with a crash that left two people injured and a third on the run.

The Chesterfield County Police Department said an officer tried to stop a vehicle for reckless driving near the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway and Walmsley Boulevard around 9 p.m. on April 16.

When the vehicle failed to stop, the officer pursued it a short distance down Jefferson Davis Highway to the intersection with Cogbill Road, where it ran off the road. Two of the occupants of the vehicle were arrested and taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The third occupant fled on foot and was still being sought by police. Police did not say which occupant was the driver.

Anyone who has information about the incident or the location of the missing suspect is asked to call Crime Solvers at 748-0660 or text WATSON followed by the tip to 274637.

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