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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 20, 2019

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Highland Springs men indicted, convicted in New Kent Circuit Court

By Andre Jones | November 19, 2019 9:40 am

Two Highland Springs men who burglarized a home in New Kent were not only indicted, but also admitted guilt during Monday proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Christopher Samuel Causway Jr., 22, and Robert Heath Wyatt, 21, both entered guilty pleas to one count each of grand larceny and burglary. One charge of possession of a firearm by a nonviolent felon was dropped against Causway. In a summary of evidence provided by New Kent Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory, on May 14 New Kent deputies responded to the home of Matthew Craig on Rockahock Road in the Lanexa area of the…
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Alleged sex crimes with minor dismissed against Quinton man

By Andre Jones | November 19, 2019 9:36 am

Two sex crimes that were lodged against a Quinton man were dismissed with prejudice during Monday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Junior Leroy Layman, 78, had been charged with two counts of sexually violating a child less than 15 years old after being indicted on Sept. 16. During a hearing on Monday morning, Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory motioned to dismiss the case, saying that the alleged victim, who is now 30 years old, did not want to testify anymore and wanted to move on with their life. Judge B. Elliott Bondurant granted the dismissal of the two charges…
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Update: Victim identified in fatal Charles City shooting; suspect arrested

By Community Member | November 9, 2019 11:10 am
Antwan Jackson has been charged with second-degree murder and other charges.Charles City Sheriff's Office photo

A shooting in Charles City early Saturday morning has left one person dead. According to a press release, Charles City County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 9 to the 8400 block of Little Elam Road. When they arrived, they discovered a man with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim later died at the scene. The victim was identified as 38-year old James Seldon on Sunday morning. Working with U.S. Marshalls, Richmond’s Police Department, and the Virginia State Police, a suspect was apprehended by Charles City’s Sheriff’s Office Saturday afternoon. Antwan Jackson, 37,…
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Henrico man to serve six months for stealing copper and tools in Charles City

By Andre Jones | November 7, 2019 5:33 pm

A Henrico man will spend six months in jail after receiving formal sentencing during Nov. 7 proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. Adam Garth Clements, 38, of the 300 block of Newbridge Road, received a 10-year sentence with nine years, six months suspended (six months to serve) as the result of a plea agreement reached on Mar. 5 of this year. He must also pay $900 in restitution. During Clements trial, the defendant worked for David Adams and stole copper wire and an extension ladder. Video footage revealed that Clements stole the items and sold them to a salvage yard….
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Grand jury indicts Charles City man on alleged sex crimes with minor

By Andre Jones | November 7, 2019 5:27 pm

A Charles City man who allegedly committed sex crimes against a minor was indicted during Nov. 7 proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. Tyreek Darnell Bradley, 21, of the 4700 block of Barnetts Road, was indicted on two counts of carnal knowledge without force of a teenager age 13-14. According to the indictment, the defendant committed the acts on Aug. 23 and Aug. 31 of this year. Bradley also received an additional indictment stemming from an unrelated incident that took place on July 20. The defendant was indicted on a lone count of shooting from a vehicle, with accusations claiming…
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Boards shaken up in Charles City; Jones re-elected as sheriff

By Andre Jones | November 6, 2019 12:32 am

Both Charles City’s Board of Supervisors and School Board will have fresh faces after voters decided on new representatives on Tuesday at the polls. Lewis Black III defeated incumbent Floyd Miles Sr. 573-405 in the District 3 race to earn a seat to the county’s Board of Supervisors. “I want to thank Mr. Miles for his dedication to our county and years of service,” said Black in a Thursday afternoon press release. “I want to thank my family, supporters, and those who voted for me. I’m excited to represent Charles City County residents and I’m eager to serve our community…
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Renick voted Commonwealth’s Attorney, Evelyn treasurer to fill New Kent vacancies after election

By Andre Jones | November 6, 2019 12:03 am

Two positions that will be vacated due to retirement have now been filled after results tabulated during Tuesday night’s general election in New Kent County. In the premiere contest, Scott Renick bested Todd Duval 4,945-3,238 to become the new Commonwealth’s Attorney for New Kent County. Renick will be taking the place of Linwood Gregory, who will be retiring at the end of the year. “I am very honored and humbled to be elected as the next Commonwealth’s Attorney for New Kent County,” said Renick in a Wednesday afternoon phone call. “I promise that I will try my best to keep…
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2019 Charles City and New Kent General Election Coverage

By Community Member | November 5, 2019 6:45 am

*Results will be updated beginning around 8 p.m. All results are unofficial. Last updated: 10:15 p.m. Charles City County Sheriff Jayson Crawley: 891 Alan Jones Sr.: 1,143 Javier Smith: 863 Commonwealth’s Attorney Wayne Orrell: 619 Rob Tyler: 2,230 Treasurer Mindy Bradby: 2,082 LaWanda Christian: 754 Commissioner of the Revenue Denise Burrell Smith: 2,204 Deborah Fuhrman: 586 9th District Senate Seat Jennifer McClellan: 1,915 Mark Lewis Jr.: 803 70th District Seat House of Delegates Delores McQuinn: 2,264 Soil and Water Conservation Charles Carter: 2,393 District 1 Board of Supervisors Helen Payne-Jones: 377 Gilbert Smith: 509 District 2 Board of Supervisors Bill Coada: 833 District 3 Board of Supervisors Lewis Black III: 573 Floyd Miles Sr.: 405 District…
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Road rage incident in New Kent results in guilty conviction for Williamsburg man

By Andre Jones | November 4, 2019 5:15 pm

A road rage incident on Interstate 64 in New Kent has resulted in multiple guilty convictions for a Williamsburg man. Bernard Betrum Bethel, 28, of the 4900 block of Helen Potts Place, Williamsburg, was found guilty one charge each of throwing a projectile at a vehicle and misdemeanor driving without a license during a contested trial Monday in New Kent Circuit Court. Bethel pled no contest on a lone count of failing to appear on a felony charge. On Apr. 26, 2018, Jennifer Smith Brown was commuting to work on Interstate 64 westbound from her home in York County. Around…
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Providence Forge, Charles City man killed in separate overnight accidents

By Community Member | November 1, 2019 3:28 pm

A Charles City man and a Providence Forge man were killed in separate accidents with a two-hours span. According to a Virginia State Police report, on Nov. 1 at 2:40 a.m., officers responded to a single vehicle crash on Pocahontas Trail (Route 60) one-half mile west of King Boulevard in New Kent. A preliminary investigation reveals that a 2012 Toyata Tacoma driven by Jace T. Jefferson, 18, of Providence Forge, was traveling eastbound when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road, striking several trees. Jefferson was not wearing his seat belt at the time. Unfortunately, Jefferson succumbed…
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