Half-dozen drivers among eight indicted by New Kent grand jury
Eight individuals were indicted by a New Kent grand jury during Monday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court:
–Mikel William Apperson, 29, of the 14000 block of Antler Road, Fredericksburg, on a solo charge of DUI (third offense). The defendant allegedly committed the offense on Nov. 12, 2017.
–Christopher Samuel Causway Jr., 20, of 21. S. Beech Avenue, Highland Springs, on one count of felony eluding of police. The alleged offense took place on Dec. 27, 2017.
–Michael James Cunningham, 19, of the 400 block of Ninth Street, Virginia Beach, on a single count of possession of cocaine. The defendant allegedly possessed the illegal substance on Oct. 13, 2017.
–John Vern Davis, 64, of the 9400 block of Old Forge Road, Providence Forge, on a lone count of strangulation. The defendant allegedly strangled Jean Davis during an altercation on Sept. 9, 2017.
–Sean Scott Harrelson, 30, of the 100 block of Old Field Road, Williamsburg, on one count each of driving suspended (felony related offense), and DUI (third offense). The alleged offenses took place on Jan. 3.
–Eric Walker Lemons Jr., 49, of the 2400 block of N. Waterside Drive, Lanexa, on one count of DUI (third offense). Lemons case was heard Monday afternoon where he entered a no contest plea as part of a plea agreement.
In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory, on Nov. 14, 2017, a state trooper saw a vehicle that had expired registration tags and attempted to pull it over. The vehicle did not stop until it pulled into a driveway, later identified as the home of Lemons. The trooper approached the defendant and detected the odor of alcohol. The officer issued sobriety tests, with Lemons accepting two of them and refusing two others along with a breathalyzer test. Lemons was arrested, and a driving history revealed that he had committed the offense twice before within the last ten years.
Under the plea agreement, Lemons received a five-year jail sentence with four years, six months suspended. Ninety days of the six-month active sentence is mandatory time that he must serve under state statute. He will also pay a fine of $1,000 and also pay $40 to the Trauma Center fund.
–Brayan Polanco, 22, of Sandston, on a single count of felony hit and run. The alleged offense took place on Dec. 30, 2017.
–Derrell Keith Williams, of Richmond, on one count each of possession of a weapon by a violent felon and felony eluding of police. The alleged offense took place on Nov. 18, 2017.