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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 14, 2020

Quinton woman to serve 16 months for committing abduction in New Kent

By Andre Jones | June 15, 2020 5:57 pm

A Quinton woman will spend the next 16 months incarcerated after pleading guilty to an abduction charge in New Kent.

Karen Leslie MacKay, 41, of the 6600 block of Red Bud Drive, entered guilty pleas to one count each of abduction by force and misdemeanor DUI (first offense) during New Kent Circuit Court proceedings held Monday. One charge of unlawful wounding was dropped as part of the plea agreement.

In a summary of evidence, on Jan. 22, MacKay and a family member were having dinner when an altercation occurred. During that altercation, MacKay bound the victim with a scarf to a chair and interrogated the victim regarding family matters. The defendant hit the victim with the handle and spine of the knife at least ten times.

MacKay wanted to get a cigarette from a vehicle outside and forced the victim to accompany her after being untied. When MacKay reached for the item, the victim was able to break free and run back into the house to call emergency services. MacKay fled the scene by car and was later located on the side of the road by responding officers. When a deputy approached the vehicle, he detected an odor of alcohol and asked if MacKay had been drinking. She responded that she had anywhere from four to five drinks within the last few hours and was arrested.

Under the agreement, MacKey received a 10-year sentence with eight years, eight months suspended (one year, four months to serve) on the abduction conviction. All 90 days on the misdemeanor DUI charge were suspended, but she will have to pay a $500 fine ($250 suspended) related to the conviction.

In other New Kent Circuit Court proceedings:

–Gilberto Antonio Irizarry Belbrut, 31, of the 2600 block of Granite Hill Circle, Richmond, entered a guilty plea to a solo charge of possession of a controlled substance as part of a plea deal. One charge of distribution of marijuana was dropped.

In a summary of evidence, on March 2, 2019, a New Kent deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driven by the defendant. The officer learned that Belbrut did not have a valid licensed and the vehicle was to be towed. When the deputy began to conduct inventory of the vehicle, he discovered a white powdery brick of substance inside of a lunch box. A subsequent lab test revealed that the substance was cocaine and Belbrut was charged.

Under the plea agreement, no formal finding was rendered as the defendant has been placed in the First Offender Program. If the defendant successfully completes the one-year program, the charge will be dismissed.

–Stephanie Lorraine Fikes, 55, of the 100 block of Delmar Lane, Newport News, entered a guilty plea to a single count of possession of a controlled substance.

In a summary of evidence, just before 9 p.m. on May 5, 2019, a New Kent deputy responded for a wellness check at the Dairy Queen near Interstate 64 in Providence Forge. Upon arriving, the officer noticed Fikes twitching in the vehicle. After removing the defendant from the vehicle, she was asked if she wanted her shoes and she responded that she did. A second officer went inside the vehicle to recover the shoes and discovered a smoking device with a white substance on the floorboard of the vehicle. A subsequent test revealed the substance to be cocaine and Fikes was charged.

Under the agreement, no formal finding was rendered as the defendant will enter into the First Offender Program.

–John Coley Herrington, 37, of the 100 block of Hodges Lane, White Stone, entered guilty pleas to amended charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana with intent to distribute less than one-half pound (originally distribution of a controlled substance) and misdemeanor DUI second offense (originally first offense).

In a summary of events, on Sept. 19, 2019, a Virginia State Trooper was traveling on Interstate 64 eastbound when they noticed a truck driving on the shoulder of the road several times and then maneuvering over the center line. The vehicle exited at the 205-mile marker (Bottoms Bridge) and ran off the shoulder when making a left-turn onto Route 249 (New Kent Highway). A traffic stop was executed and when the officer was interviewing Herrington, now identified as the driver, he detected a hint of alcohol. Herrington was arrested and found to have a blood-alcohol content of .14, nearly twice the legal limit. A search of the defendant’s vehicle discovered some fake cartridges that contained THG, 4.5 grams of marijuana, and $950 cash, leading to the additional charge.

Under the agreement, Herrington received a 12-month sentence with all but 20 days suspended on the misdemeanor DUI charge, which is the mandatory minimum to serve by law. All 12 months on the misdemeanor distribution charge were suspended. He must also pay a fine of $500 and contribute $50 to the Trauma Center fund.

–Brianna Nash, 19, of the 6000 block of Miles Road, Powhatan, entered a guilty plea to one count of possession of a controlled substance as part of a plea deal.

In a summary of evidence, on May 27, 2019, a New Kent Deputy observed a vehicle driving erratically with one of the occupants throwing a cigarette out the window. The officer conducted a traffic stop and saw what appeared to be a marijuana grinder inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a folded dollar bill with residue on it that belonged to Nash. A subsequent examination discovered that the substance was cocaine.

Under the plea agreement, no formal finding was rendered as the suspect was placed in the First Offender Program.

–Monique Yvonne Parker, 42, of West Point, VA, entered a no contest plea to an amended charge of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor (originally felony child abuse). A no contest plea indicates that evidence presented in the case would be enough to convict the victim of the crime.

In a summary of evidence, on May 28, 2019, an accident was reported at New Kent High School. Parker was taking the victim for a walk in a wheelchair and had stopped. The wheelchair’s brakes weren’t locked, and the victim fell out the chair and injured themselves. The incident was reported, and the defendant was taken into custody.

Under the agreement, Parker received a 12-month sentence with all time suspended.

–Tiffany Beach Piparo, 34, of the 4700 block of Sherwood Drive, Quinton, entered a guilty plea to a lone charge of DUI (third or subsequent offense) as part of an agreement.

In a summary of evidence, on June 15, 2019, a Virginia State Trooper responded to a single vehicle crash on Quaker Road. Upon arriving, the officer located Piparo as the lone occupant of the vehicle. During an interview, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol and conducted a field sobriety test on Piparo. The defendant failed the test and was taken into custody. It was later revealed that she had a blood-alcohol content level of .16, twice the legal limit.

Under the agreement, Piparo received a three-year sentence with two years, nine months suspended (three months to serve, which is the mandatory minimum under state statute). She must also pay a fine of $1,000 and contribute $50 to the Trauma Center.

–Kevin Alton Robinson, 40, of the 10000 block of Haley Hollow Court, Glen Allen, had one charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) dropped against him.

–Christopher Wilson Rickman, 49, of the 200 block of Naglee Avenue, Sandston, entered a guilty plea to one count each of possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor DUI (second offense) as part of a deal.

In a summary of evidence, just before 8 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2019, a New Kent Sheriff’s Office deputy saw a vehicle in the construction site of the VCU Emergency Center in New Kent despite it being a no trespassing area. After observing a man, later identified as Rickman, walk to a dumpster on the property, the officer conducted a traffic stop and pulled him over. Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy detected a strong odor of alcohol and the defendant admitted to drinking and commented that he was looking for a bathroom. A search of the subject discovered the location of a white powdery substance later identified as fentanyl and heroin.

Under the agreement, no formal finding on the possession of the controlled substance charge was rendered as the defendant has been placed in the First Offender Program. Rickman must serve a mandatory 30 days in jail for the misdemeanor DUI conviction, pay a fine of $500, and contribute $50 to the Trauma Center.

–Erica Williams, of the 1400 block of Quaker Road, had one charge of perjury lodged against her nolle prossed.