New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 3, 2021

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  • New Kent man innocent of crimes after being caught in middle of drug transaction bust

    A New Kent man who was allegedly caught in the middle of a drug transaction has been found innocent on two charges of possession of a Schedule I/II drug with intent to distribute. A jury rendered two not guilty verdicts against 20-year-old Bray Douglas Wiggins over a two-day trial that took place July 29-30 in New Kent Circuit Court. One charge of conspiracy to violate the drug act was dropped prior to the start of the trial. On Mar. 9, 2020, Wiggins rode with Mason Hurley to pick up Wiggins’ friend, Robert Gibson, to go fishing in King & Queen…
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  • Relatively unknown, Victim Witness Advocate program assists those impacted by crimes in Charles City, New Kent

    Written by Erica Larochelle Television shows that center on courtroom drama and situations often display a false presentation on what really takes place inside the walls. For one critical organization, their services to families in Charles City and New Kent goes beyond those walls. In the shadows of New Kent and Charles City, victim advocates work to keep crime victims safe. The Victim Witness Advocate program isn’t well-known by the community and even the victims themselves until something happens to them. However, they play a necessary part for those who don’t understand how court proceedings work or for those who…
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  • Curry siblings medal at Virginia Commonwealth Games

    New Kent siblings Lauren and Jayden Curry both earned two medals at the Virginia Commonwealth Track & Field Games held on July 24 at Liberty University. Lauren earned the gold medal in the Girls 13-14U high jump competition and earned a bronze in the girls’ 400-meter dash. Brother Jayden won the Boys 15-16U 1500-meter run and garnered a silver in the high jump competition.

  • Harris earns Dean’s List honors at Palmer College of Chiropractic

    Anne Harris, a resident of Lanexa, has been named to the Dean’s List at Palmer College of Chiropractic for the 2021 Spring quarter. In order to achieve the accolade, a student must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours.

  • Jarrett man pleads guilty to stealing items from Pilot in New Kent

    A Jarrett man will enter into an alternative program after pleading guilty to a shoplifting charge during July 26 proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Kevin Lee Bernardini pled guilty to one charge of shoplifting (third offense) at his trial. One charge each of forgery, receiving stolen goods, felony unauthorized use of a vehicle, and forgery of a record were dropped as part of the agreement. In a summary of evidence, on Mar. 1, Bernardini was in the Pilot store on Emmaus Church Road in New Kent. Video surveillance showed the defendant taking a 40-ounce beer and a jacket from…
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