New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 18, 2022

Presentation to Charles City Sheriff’s Office

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  • Barneschristian promoted by Army National Guard

    Lance Barneschristian, a native of New Kent, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Army National Guard on Mar. 11. Barneschristian is assigned to the 1156th Engineer Company in New York. His promotion is based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and developmental potential.

  • Highsmith initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

    Erin Highsmith, a native of Quinton, was initiated into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society at Virginia Wesleyan University this past April. Students initiated into the organization must be at least sophomores in college, rank in the top 35 percent of their class, and demonstrate leadership experiences based off one of the five pillars of collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, scholarship, and service.

  • Cocaine distribution nets Barhamsville woman four-year prison term

    A Barhamsville woman will spend the next four years in prison for distributing cocaine in New Kent County. Shannon Inez Berkley, 45, of the 13000 block of Farmer’s Drive, entered guilty pleas to two amended charges of distributing a controlled substance (originally distributing a controlled substance- second offense) as part of a plea agreement during Monday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. One charge each of distributing a controlled substance (second offense), possession of a Schedule I/II drug, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia were dropped as part of the agreement. In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth…
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  • Yorktown teenager indicted on involuntary manslaughter charge by New Kent grand jury

    A teenager who allegedly led a chase through New Kent County during the early morning hours on Oct. 24, 2021, has been formally indicted on an involuntary manslaughter charge. Jahreese Ray’sea Watson-Ricks, 19, of the 500 block of Arabian Circle, Yorktown, was indicted on one charge each of involuntary manslaughter, destruction of property, and felony eluding of police. In a Oct. 2021 press release, around 12:53 a.m. a trooper observed a white Infiniti sedan traveling 100 miles per hour in a posted 70 miles per hour zone at mile marker 211 eastbound on Interstate 64 in New Kent. After noticing…
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  • Garner initiated into Gold Key Honor Society

    Cecilia Garner, a native of New Kent, was named to the Gold Key Honor Society at Walden University. Membership into the society is based on academic performance and by invitation only to the top 15 percent of top-performing graduate and doctoral students. Students must also have a grade-point average of 4.0. Garner is also a member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society and National Society of Leadership and Success.