New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 23, 2019

Providence Forge man receives six months in jail after horse-playing on excavator

By Andre Jones | January 9, 2018 12:12 pm

A Providence Forge man will spend the next six months in jail as the result of horse-playing on an excavator.

Charles Herbert Johnson Jr., 37, of the 4800 block of Cool Hill Road, received formal sentencing on a single charge of felony destruction of property as part of Jan. 9 Charles City Circuit Court proceedings.

On Oct. 27, Johnson entered into a plea agreement to the charge. At that trial, Johnson admitted he got inside the excavator belonging to his uncle Linwood Johnson. The defendant’s actions resulted in the vehicle getting stuck in the mud and causing damage to the doors, making the machine inoperable.

Johnson received a five-year jail sentence with four years, six months suspended (six months to serve). He must also pay restitution in the amount of $3,418.16.

In an unrelated case, a Providence Forge man entered into a plea agreement after he failed to submit information as part of his registration on the sex offender registry.

Daniel Lee Archer Jr., 42, entered guilty pleas to four amended accounts of misdemeanor failure to provide registration information to the sex registry (originally failure to register as a sex offender).

In a summary of evidence, Archer was required to register in the national database of sex offenders stemming from crimes with a minor in 1996. During an investigation, it was discovered that the defendant did not provide all information into the database. That information included email accounts he controlled as well as social media accounts.

The defendant received a six-month sentence on each of the four charges, with five months suspended on each charge (active time to serve is four months).