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NK mom, robbery suspect, alleged GPS thief indicted

By Alan Chamberlain | January 21, 2010 3:57 pm

Seven individuals, including a New Kent mother accused of abusing her five-month-old daughter, a Richmond man who led a New Kent deputy on a wild chase after allegedly robbing a convenience store, and a Richmond man connected to a rash of GPS thefts from unlocked cars, have been indicted by a New Kent Circuit Court grand jury. Convening on Jan. 11, the grand jury indicted Sarah Lorelle Dougherty Timberlake, 30, of 4700 Old Field Lane, Quinton, on one felony count each of malicious wounding and child abuse. Investigators say a medical examination revealed that Timberlake’s five-month-old daughter had sustained several…
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CC grand jury indicts dozen

By Alan Chamberlain | January 21, 2010 3:54 pm

A dozen individuals, including three South Carolina men who investigators say tunneled under a fence surrounding an auto salvage yard and allegedly stole air bags from vehicles, have been indicted by a Charles City Circuit Court grand jury. The grand jury, convening on Jan. 5, indicted Barry Lynn Jones, 48, and Michael James Meshell, 22, both of Blacksburg, S.C., along with Nicholas David Shipton, 30, of Clinton, S.C., on one count each of grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny. Last Oct. 9, the three men were arrested after tunneling under a perimeter fence at Copart on Chambers Road….
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Former pizza store manager pleads guilty to embezzling

By Alan Chamberlain | January 21, 2010 3:53 pm

A former manager at a New Kent pizza restaurant has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $5,000 from the store’s cash register over a seven-month period. Robin H. Register, 22, of 305 Arlington St. Apt. 39 in Ashland, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement on Jan. 4 in New Kent Circuit Court. While the crime carries a maximum of 20 years in prison, a plea deal accepted by Judge Thomas B. Hoover calls for a sentence consistent with the state’s guidelines. Guidelines in Register’s case recommend probation and no time behind bars. Register worked as manager at the Domino’s…
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Judge upholds jury’s 30-year sentence for drug dealer

By Alan Chamberlain | January 21, 2010 3:49 pm

Jerod Eugene Fraierson denied he had any part in selling crack cocaine on four occasions last year in New Kent County. But back in November during his trial in New Kent Circuit Court on four distribution counts and a charge of involving a minor in a drug sale, a jury didn’t see it that way. Jurors found the Richmond man guilty on all five charges and set punishment at a total of 30 years in prison. Last week at formal sentencing, Fraierson continued to profess innocence, but the judge in the case didn’t see it that way either. Judge Thomas…
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Incoming administrator not totally unfamiliar with NK

By Alan Chamberlain | January 21, 2010 3:46 pm

While G. Cabell Lawton IV may be new to New Kent, he is not totally unfamiliar with what will soon be his surroundings as the county’s administrator. In the not too distant past, he considered relocating to the county. “I’ve always been interested in New Kent,” he said in a telephone interview last week from his office in Fluvanna County where he holds a similar post. “It’s been a community on my radar for a long time,” he said. “There are many opportunities the county has, given its location. At one point, I thought about living there, but then made…
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McDonnell pledges better programs for jail inmates

By Alan Chamberlain | January 21, 2010 3:44 pm

Governor-elect Bob McDonnell praised the success of an inmate-run rehabilitation program at Henrico Jail East during last week’s visit to the New Kent County facility. And he also used the occasion to announce plans to seek better programs for inmates, including one that would team newly released inmates with mentors in the community. Last Thursday inside the facility’s Building 4 and just two days before his inauguration as Virginia’s 71st governor, McDonnell spoke to more than 150 male and female inmates enrolled in the jail’s RISE program. Afterward in the jail’s commons area, the governor-elect joined other state officials and…
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Fatigue catches up with CC

By Alan Chamberlain | January 21, 2010 3:43 pm

Three games over consecutive nights took its toll on Charles City’s Panthers. Entertaining Walsingham Academy in contest number three, the Panthers fell behind at the outset as the affair turned into a rout. The hosts cut into the deficit after the break, but the visitors posted a 68-46 win. “We’d played three games in a row and just lost our legs,” Panther coach Sharone Bailey said after the Jan. 7 outcome dropped his team to 2-8. “They used their height and rotated well, and we were outmanned under the basket when it came to rebounds,” he said. By the end…
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Warhill 4th tops Lady Trojans

By Alan Chamberlain | January 21, 2010 3:42 pm

After bolting to an early lead, New Kent’s Lady Trojans encountered a difficult task in maintaining momentum. Warhill’s visiting Lions wiped out the early deficit, played their hosts on even terms into the final quarter, and then moved in front on the way to a 53-46 Bay Rivers District basketball win. Too many missed shots in the lane and not converting enough free throws translated into another frustrating loss for New Kent. With the Jan. 12 outcome, the Lady Trojans fell to 0-9 in the district and 1-11 overall. “Once again it was a great effort and great hustle,” New…
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Third quarter meltdown ruins NK victory bid

By Alan Chamberlain | January 21, 2010 3:40 pm

In a battle featuring a pair of struggling Bay Rivers District basketball teams, New Kent’s host Lady Trojans appeared in command over Jamestown’s Eagles after one half. A disastrous third quarter, however, spelled the hosts’ undoing as the Eagles raced to a 58-41 victory. Jamestown overcame a two-point Lady Trojan advantage in the third quarter with a 20-0 run to highlight the win and prevent the hosts from capturing their first district contest. With the Jan. 5 loss, New Kent fell to 0-8 in the district and 1-9 overall. New Kent coach Shequra Dickerson, visibly upset over her team’s third…
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Trojans pound Islanders 67-52

By Alan Chamberlain | January 21, 2010 3:39 pm

Justin Williams, Steven Allen, and Adam Otey scored 13 points apiece as New Kent’s host Trojans rolled past Bay Rivers District foe Poquoson 67-52. The hosts forged ahead 25-11 after one period and never looked back in dominating the first half of the Jan. 6 contest. Trojan reserves took over for most of the second half as the hosts improved to 9-0. “We played pretty well in the first and second quarters,” New Kent coach Ed Allen said, adding the effort enabled him to rest his starters and hand the ball over to his reserves after the break. “[The Poquoson…
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