New Kent Charles City Chronicle

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

Henrico man pleads guilty to Charles City grand larceny

By Andre Jones | March 5, 2019 8:26 pm

A Henrico man entered a guilty plea to grand larceny as part of Tuesday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court.

Adam Garth Clements, 38, of the 300 block of Newbridge Road, entered the plea as part of a plea agreement. In a summary of evidence, on June 25, 2018, Clements worked for David Adkins at the time of the offense. Adkins noticed that items that included copper wire and an extension ladder were stolen. After reporting it to the police, an investigation revealed that a salvage yard had purchased the items, with video evidence identifying the defendant as the individual who sold the items. When confronted, Clements admitted that he committed the crime.

Formal sentencing is scheduled for the late 2019 as the defendant will enter the Counseling Center as part of an eight-month program. If he successfully completes the program and pay $900 in restitution, the charge may be reduced to a misdemeanor. Sentencing guidelines recommend a sentence between one day to six months.

In an unrelated case, Bonita Elaine Carter, 50, of the 800 block of Woodberry Road, Glen Allen, entered a guilty plea to one count of forgery as part of a plea agreement.

In a summary of residence, on May 12, 2018, Carter wrote checks from the account of George and Phyllis Hayes after George had passed away. Those checks were cashed and deposited into her account.

Under the agreement, Carter received a five-year sentence with all time suspended. Carter must pay restitution in an amount that is still to be determined.