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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 28, 2020

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Williamsburg man involved in two separate chases indicted by New Kent Grand Jury

By Andre Jones | September 21, 2020 4:51 pm

A Williamsburg man who fled from law enforcement officers on two separate occasions has been indicted by a New Kent grand jury. Korey Alexander Gemmiti, 25, of the 100 block of Sharps Road, was indicted on two counts each of felony eluding of police and misdemeanor DUI (second offense), and one count of felony destruction of property. Indictments allege that on Apr. 7, Gemmitti fled from officers while operating a vehicle in an intoxicated state. Additional indictments allege that he repeated the offense on June 12, striking a New Kent Sheriff’s Officer’s vehicle during his attempt to escape. In other…
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Duo connected to drug transaction in Eltham plead guilty in New Kent Circuit Court

By Andre Jones | September 21, 2020 4:32 pm

Two individuals involved with a drug transaction in the Eltham part of New Kent entered guilty pleas as part of agreements reached Monday in New Kent Circuit Court. Brandi Dawn Collins, 47, of Topping, entered a guilty plea to one count of distribution of a controlled substance as part of a plea deal. One charge each of distribution of a controlled substance and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance was dropped. Co-defendant David James Davis, 36, of Waterview, entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of being an accessory after the fact to drug distribution (originally distributing a controlled…
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Charles City man receives seven-month jail term for distributing cocaine

By Andre Jones | September 18, 2020 7:06 pm

A Charles City man who sold an illegal substance will spend the next seven months in jail. Westmore Wilson Tabb III, 25, of the 8900 block of Little Elam Road, entered a guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I/II substance as part of a plea agreement reached Friday morning in Charles City Circuit Court. In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Tyler, on Dec. 6, 2019, a New Kent investigator came to Charles City to question Tabb about a possible crime that took place in New Kent. As the investigator…
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Experience in jail opens eyes of Virginia Beach woman during formal sentencing in New Kent

By Andre Jones | September 14, 2020 5:59 pm

At points in life, there are realizations that a person must deal with, especially if they have committed a crime. Judge B. Elliott Bondurant hopes that a Virginia Beach woman’s time incarcerated can serve as an important reminder of the greater things in life. Sonja Noella Beaulieu, 41, received formal sentencing to one count of DUI after being convicted of a similar offense during Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. During a July 6 trial, a summary of evidence presented during the case revealed that on Nov. 25, 2019, a New Kent deputy encountered a vehicle sitting in…
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New Kent Board of Supervisors approve entering into bonding pools for school construction funds

By Andre Jones | September 9, 2020 1:17 am

New Kent’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved entering into two pools that could assist with borrowing money for the construction of a new elementary school. County leaders approved entering into Virginia Public School Authority (VPSA) bond process and a standalone bonding pool during Tuesday night’s regular board meeting. The only difference between the two pools are time guidelines that are imposed. The general obligation school bonds approved by the board of supervisors will allow up to a $37 million dollar borrowing for the construction of a new elementary school in the Quinton area of the county. Entering into the bonding…
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High speed crash in New Kent leads to arrest of armed subject

By Community Member | September 7, 2020 9:05 pm

An armed individual who led Virginia State Troopers on a chase that ended in New Kent County has been apprehended without incident following a pursuit Monday afternoon. Virginia State Police received a request for assistance from the City of Norfolk about a suspect who had allegedly abducted a four-year-old boy. State police located the vehicle traveling east on Interstate 64 near the 200 mile marker just before 2:30 p.m. An attempt to initiate a traffic stop was made, but the suspect fled. The suspect’s vehicle traveled eastbound on Interstate 64 in excess of 100 miles per hour, ramming on state…
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Richmond man admits to stealing copper from Charles City business

By Andre Jones | September 1, 2020 2:54 pm

A Richmond man who stole copper from a Charles City business entered guilty pleas during Tuesday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. Wyatt Jacob Renick, 31, of the 9700 block of Laurel Pine Drive, entered guilty pleas to one count each of grand larceny and selling stolen property. As part of a plea agreement, one count of breaking and entering was dropped. In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Tyler, on Nov. 4, 2019, the owner of Roxbury Mechanical called for a help of service after he noticed his shop had been broken into. Among items…
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Charles City grand jury certifies indictments

By Andre Jones | September 1, 2020 1:38 pm

A grand jury certified indictments against a number of defendants during Tuesday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court: –Edward Jasper Calhoun, 60, of the 1500 block of NC Highway 325, Hobbsville, NC, on one count of possession of a Schedule I/II substance. Calhoun allegedly had the illegal drug on Feb. 21. –Nathan Wallace Dill, 28, of the 18000 block of The Glebe Lane, Charles City, on a single count of abduction. The defendant allegedly held a victim against their will on Dec. 13, 2019. –Jason Russell Leake, 36, of the 3500 block of Kingsland Road, Henrico, on three counts…
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Route 155 bridge reopening delayed until Sept. 4.

By Community Member | September 1, 2020 1:26 am

The F.W. “Wakie” Howard Jr. Bridge on Route 155 (Courthouse Road) that connects Charles City and New Kent County will reopen this Friday (Sept. 4). Originally slated to reopen Sept. 1, weather has caused the delay to reopen the structure. The bridge closed on June 1 for repairs to the bridge’s deck. The project was delayed for one year due to concerns from local business owners.

Internet Access Centers available at New Kent schools

By Andre Jones | September 1, 2020 1:15 am

In efforts to assist students who do not have access to the Internet in their homes, New Kent County Public Schools are establishing Internet Access Centers in each of their four schools. Superintendent of Schools Brian Nichols made the announcement during New Kent School Board’s regular Monday meeting. According to Nichols, common areas (i.e. cafeterias, libraries) in all four schools will be utilized to provide Wi-Fi areas for students. For students to be eligible, they must contact their respective school for space availability. Limited transportation for students will be available by school buses at a later date. For now, approved…
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