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Charles Hewitt biography: 13 things about Virginia State Trooper from Camden, South Carolina

Derrick Thompson, Charles Hewitt

Derrick Thompson, Charles Hewitt

Charles “Chuck” Edward Hewitt is a Virginia Department of State Police officer. He is accused of unconstitutionally assaulting African-American man Derrick T. Thompson of Woodbridge, William County, Virginia, United States.

At around 4:15 p.m. on April 20, 2019, Thompson was stopped for an expired inspection decal while he was traveling north on Interstate 495 at the 51 mile marker in Fairfax County, Virginia. Hewitt and his fellow Virginia State Troopers conducted a search of Thompson’s vehicle and one of them believed there was a strong odor of marijuana in it.

“Brother, how do you think this is going to end?” Hewitt responded to Thompson when the latter said he believed his detention and the search were illegal. “Are you ready to go through all of this today just for that? There’s probably not even any weed in here.”

Thompson filmed the interaction with his cellphone placed on his dashboard. At one point, Hewitt looked at the cellphone camera and said, “This is going to be posted on YouTube.”

“This is going to get posted, after all of this, and I guarantee,” Hewitt continued. “Look at this. Everybody who is going to see this, I guarantee, they are going to say, you Sir, you got the coolest cop in the whole nation, the most coolest, calmest, collected cop because I ain’t even trying to be here to do that you, man, and all the comments, there’s going to be two thousand comments saying, ‘You, what a dumbass.'”

With a chokehold, Hewitt pulled Thompson out of his car. The African-American man was later on treated for an abrasion to his forehead at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where he was taken into custody.

The video of the encounter surfaced on social media on July 13, 2020. In a statement obtained by WTOP News, Virginia State Police superintendent Colonel Gary T. Settle said the conduct Hewitt displayed during the course of the traffic stop is neither “in agreement with the established standards of conduct required of a Virginia trooper” nor “characteristic of the service provided daily across the Commonwealth of Virginia by Virginia State Police personnel.”

An investigation started when the Virginia State Police received the video of the incident and Hewitt was placed on administrative leave. Here are 13 more facts about the Virginia State Trooper:

  1. He was born in 1982.
  2. He is a native of Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA. He previously resided in Elgin, South Carolina, in Fort Hood, Texas, USA and in Killeen, Texas, USA.
  3. Among his relatives are Thomas Hewitt, Catherine Hewitt and Daniele Hewitt.
  4. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia.
  5. He played baseball in Emory and Henry College.
  6. He met his wife Dr. Van Tran Hewitt in Emory and Henry College. They both graduated in 2005. She was cum laude. They have one daughter named Scarlette “Letti” Hewitt.
  7. From 2005 to 2008, he served in the U.S. Army. He was deployed to Iraq after graduating from Emory and Henry College.
  8. He joined the Virginia State Police on October 10, 2010. He was a member of the 116th Basic Session which graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in Richmond on June 24, 2011.
  9. He was among 62 new Virginia State Police troopers who started their career patrolling in counties and along interstates across the Commonwealth in July 2011, according to the Camden Chronicle-Independent.
  10. In September 2018, he was one of the Virginia State Troopers who participated in a GoRuck in Arlington, Virginia as tribute to Virginia State Police sergeant Mike Middleton, one of the first responders at the Pentagon after it was attacked on September 11, 2001.
  11. His work location was Fairfax County. His annual salary was $53,766 from 2015 to 2017. He received a total of $62,376 between 2018 and 2019, According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  12. His phone number is (703) 323-2670 and his email address is
  13. He is a resident of Springfield, Fairfax County and Cork Pl, Burke, Virginia.

14 replies »

    • Since Department Internal Affairs always protect their own… I think it’s good that the personal information about Trooper Charles Hewitt has been made public. It may serve to remind other Cops that consequences of retribution can occur when they engage in illegal conduct. Hewitt worked real hard to harass and injure Thompson… now he may face the same fate. Time for Karma!

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    • bwahahahahah Why WOULDN’T you? Awwww is he going to be harassed? Is he, Karen?

      Why would you even try to defend an obvious scumbag?


    • Hi! This officer doesn’t deserve the sanctity you’re granting him. Is the email address not public? Is any of this information undiscoverable? Then why protect him? Let’s open him up to the Lord and all Creation, and see where that gets us.


    • He deserves what ever he or his family gets, should have never put him self in the predicament. Personally I hope the worst for him and his family. Cops do this shit all the time and it is about time they are held accountable for thiere actions.


      • wishing nothing ill will for he and his family informs everyone here that you’re not a good citizen. what the cop did was wrong , but the reciprocal malice you desire is another kind of mental illness.


  1. God bless you for posting this Public Servants information. Let him be exposed for the monster that he is. Let the public contact this fool.


  2. Well done for posting his personal information. As a Brit who regularly visits the USA I can tell you that the western world is looking down on the USA and your racist society. I suppose it doesn’t help when you elect a self centered buffoon as your president.


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