Crime is money for Brad McMurray, a business school graduate turned publisher whose Crime Times magazine began to appear on newsstands in area gas stations a few months ago. In fact, during a time when many newspapers struggle to match the costs of content and production with advertising revenue, McMurray is a one-man business with a steady influx of free content: the names and mugshots of hundreds of Virginia arrestees, whether they want the attention or not.
Incidentally, McMurray says he was arrested once, for an open container violation. “At the beach, when I was 18,” he says. C-VILLE asked McMurray for a photo, but he declined to provide one.