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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 18, 2019

Newport News man receives more time in jail after conviction in Charles City

By Robb Johnson | July 20, 2019 8:22 am

A Newport News man who stole lottery tickets from a local store in Charles City accepted a plea deal during Friday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court.

Larry Taylor, 53, of the 9000 block of 37th Street, entered guilty pleas to one count of petty larceny (third offense) and felony failure to appear. One charge of misdemeanor driving as a habitual offender and misdemeanor driving revoked (third offense within 10 years) was dropped as part of the plea agreement.

In a summary of evidence, on Mar. 6, 2016, Taylor stole lottery tickets from a local establishment. Local officers had been notified to be-on-the-lookout for Taylor as he had committed similar offenses in nearby jurisdictions, including New Kent. The felony failure to appear was the result of him not showing up for his court date on the original trial.

Taylor receive a five-year sentence with four years suspended (one to serve) on the petty larceny charge. He will also spend six months incarcerated on the felony failure to appear conviction. Taylor is also expected to receive time in New Kent and is currently being evaluated for the CCAP program.