New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 26, 2018

Providence Forge woman ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution

By Andre Jones | May 11, 2018 5:14 pm

A Providence Forge woman will have to repay more than $10,000 in restitution after receiving formal sentencing in Charles City Circuit Court Friday morning.

Kittie Ann Curtiss, 36, entered a guilty plea to a single count of grand larceny as part of a plea deal accepted during her Mar. 9 trial. At that trial, she admitted to stealing power tools and chainsaws from Robert Woodall and his construction company.

Curtiss received a 10-year jail sentence with all but one day suspended. She must also pay $10,765 in restitution.

In an unrelated case, a Clover man entered into a plea agreement in relation to a breaking and entering and grand larceny.

Terry Tyrell Barnes Jr., 23, entered guilty pleas to the aforementioned charges as part of the plea deal. One charge of intent to sell stolen property was dropped.

In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Tyler, on Aug. 28, 2017, Welton Smith Jr. returned to his home and found it ransacked. Among the majority of items were taken were several pairs of tennis shoes that Smith collected, along with clothes and jewelry. In total, the value of the items topped $9,000.

With many of the shoes being high demand products by consumers, investigators searched for resale stores that specify in the marketplace. The investigation led to the Round Two Store in Richmond. Authorities reviewed surveillance film around the time of the theft, resulting in Barnes and a co-defendant, Randy Travon McQuinn Jr., bringing in several pairs of shoes to sell. Information from the sale helped authorities locate the two defendants, both whom were arrested and charged. Background research revealed that Barnes had asked to live in Smith’s residence but was denied. Barnes retaliated by confiscating the items.

Formal sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 4, with sentencing guidelines recommending probation for the defendant.

In other circuit court matters:

–Corey Leroy McFadden, 37, of the 100 block of Fernwood Road, Williamsburg, had three charges of assault and battery on a police officer dropped. Tyler said that the matters were Nolle Prosequi due to procedural matters.