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News Archives for May, 2008

Drug treatment ordered for defendants in NK court

By Robb Johnson | May 21, 2008 10:23 am

A New Kent man will not be serving further jail time, but must successfully complete a residential drug treatment program as a result of trying to commandeer a woman’s car in the parking lot of a county convenience store. Shawn Wade Walker, 29, of 2500 Dispatch Road in Quinton, was sentenced to five years in prison, all suspended for the next 20 years, on April 28 in New Kent Circuit Court. Judge Thomas B. Hoover ordered the defendant to undergo drug treatment. Walker had been convicted of felony attempted unauthorized use of motor vehicle during a February trial. Last Oct….
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NK resident’s tip leads to burglars’ arrest, conviction

By Robb Johnson | May 21, 2008 10:22 am

Two Richmond men arrested on similar charges stemming from a January home burglary in New Kent are at the center of different outcomes in county circuit court. Calvin Warren Knight, 21, of 2101 Beck Drive, pleaded guilty on May 5 to one count each of burglary and grand larceny. As part of a plea deal, a charge of conspiracy to commit burglary was dropped. That same day, Eddie Lenard Akins, 19, of 3706 Vawter Ave., pleaded not guilty to all three, claiming to only have been along for the ride and unaware of what was going on when he, Knight,…
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Argument ends in attack, leads to jail time

By Robb Johnson | May 21, 2008 10:21 am

An argument between two friends resulted in one attacking the other, and now that attacker is serving time behind bars. Elliott M. Charity, 46, of 12001 Mapsico Road in Charles City, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of unlawful wounding last Friday in Charles City Circuit Court. Charity had been indicted on a more serious count of malicious wounding in connection with an attack last Dec. 21 on Jonathan Crump. Judge Thomas B. Hoover sentenced Charity to five years in prison with all but seven months suspended for the next five years. The defendant will be given credit for time…
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Six indicted in Charles City

By Robb Johnson | May 21, 2008 10:20 am

Six individuals have been indicted on at least one felony count each by a Charles City Circuit Court grand jury. Convening on May 6, the grand jury indicted: –William Harvey Hyer, 57, (address listed as Henrico Jail West), on one count of construction fraud. Between May 9 and Sept. 19 in 2001, Hyer allegedly accepted an advance payment from Warren Hampton for construction work and neither completed the job nor returned the money. Close to $8,000 is involved, county prosecutor Rob Tyler said. –Elliott M. Charity, 46, of 12001 Mapsico Road in Charles City, on one count of malicious wounding….
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Maximum sentence handed to NK man in shooting case

By Robb Johnson | May 21, 2008 10:16 am

A Charles City Circuit Court judge has imposed the maximum sentence on a New Kent County man convicted earlier of shooting into an occupied vehicle. Judge Thomas B. Hoover cited “aggravated facts” of the case involving Kevin Lamont Armstead in sentencing the defendant on May 6 to five years in prison. Armstead, 24, of 7160 Olivet Church Road, entered a conditional plea of guilty as part of a plea deal reached during his March 14 trial. Armstead had been indicted for maliciously shooting into an occupied vehicle, but the charge was reduced to unlawful shooting, enabling the defendant to appeal…
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CC medical office workers indicted by NK grand jury

By Robb Johnson | May 21, 2008 10:15 am

Nine individuals, including two women who are alleged to have illegally obtained prescription painkillers while employed at a Charles City County medical office, have been indicted by a New Kent Circuit Court grand jury. The grand jury, convening Monday, indicted Katia Shivawn Johnson, 27, of 9210 The New Road, and Shannan Trinette Woodley, 33, of 7700 Courthouse Road, on six counts each of embezzling prescription drugs. Johnson worked as a medical assistant at Charles City Regional Health Services on Courthouse Road while Woodley was employed in the same office as a receptionist. A State Police investigator’s report revealed that between…
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Drug-driven lifestyle father granted first offender status

By Robb Johnson | May 21, 2008 10:14 am

A New Kent father, whose drug-driven family lifestyle was revealed during his March trial on child endangerment and cocaine possession charges, has been placed on first offender status. James K. Plante, 48, of 3800 Pocahontas Trail in Quinton, is on one year’s probation and must complete drug treatment as well as 100 hours of community service as part of his conviction on the possession charge. The sentence was handed down on May 5 in New Kent Circuit Court. County Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory agreed to the sentence as recommended by a court probation officer, but said he would “vigorously seek…
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Drug-driven lifestyle father granted first offender status

By Robb Johnson | May 21, 2008 10:09 am

A New Kent father, whose drug-driven family lifestyle was revealed during his March trial on child endangerment and cocaine possession charges, has been placed on first offender status. James K. Plante, 48, of 3800 Pocahontas Trail in Quinton, is on one year’s probation and must complete drug treatment as well as 100 hours of community service as part of his conviction on the possession charge. The sentence was handed down on May 5 in New Kent Circuit Court. County Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory agreed to the sentence as recommended by a court probation officer, but said he would “vigorously seek…
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Teaching posts axed in CC

By Robb Johnson | May 21, 2008 10:07 am

Seven classroom teaching positions, one central office administrator post, and three other school system jobs fell victim last night to the budget cutting ax in Charles City. County School Board members voted unanimously to approve the job cuts to balance a 2008-09 budget that totals just under $13 million. The revised budget, however, provides a 2 percent pay hike for teachers and all employees. Next year’s teacher pay scale begins at $36,500 for year one and rises in 33 steps to a top level of $55,283. Where school officials felt the pinch came in terms of county money for schools….
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NK, CC herring fishermen oppose state moratorium

By Robb Johnson | May 21, 2008 10:05 am

A moratorium on herring fishing, closing the season to both recreational and commercial fishermen, could be on the horizon in Virginia. And fishermen in both New Kent and Charles City counties are determined to block such a measure. But apparently restrictions of some sort are on the way in response to what state officials say is a definite decline in herring population. Last Wednesday night, a group of more than two dozen local fishermen meeting at the Charles City government center learned they should be prepared. Jack Travelstead, a deputy commissioner with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission that governs fishing…
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