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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 fractures to the legs, arms, and rib cage. Some of the broken bones appeared to have healed while at least two breaks appeared to be in the process of healing.

The indictments pinpoint dates of Dec. 15 and 23 for the alleged acts occurring, but a sheriff’s office report listed a broad timeframe between last July 22 and Dec. 23. The child has been removed from the home and has been placed with New Kent Social Services.

The grand jury indicted Kenneth Lee Barnes, 48, of 4212 Welford Ave., Richmond, on one count each of grand larceny and felony eluding police and a misdemeanor destruction of property charge.

Last Nov. 13, Barnes allegedly robbed a female clerk at Rick’s Stop and Shop on Route 249 in Quinton. The clerk relayed the suspect’s vehicle description to sheriff’s dispatchers, and Chief Deputy Joe McLaughlin encountered the vehicle while driving home.

McLaughlin turned in pursuit on Airport Road. The chase continued on Terminal Road and reversed direction after reaching a dead end. The suspect’s vehicle allegedly tore up part of the yard in front of A.C. Worley’s house while trying to escape.

The chase ended when Barnes’ vehicle crashed at the Terminal/Airport Road intersection. McLaughlin, however, was forced to stun Barnes with a taser gun when the suspect refused to cooperate. Barnes has been held in jail since his arrest.

The grand jury also indicted Durand Hill, 39, of 1305 Gillcrest Court, Richmond, on six counts of grand larceny stemming from a rash of GPS thefts and other missing items including cell phones and credit cards taken last July 23 and Aug. 2 from unlocked cars in the Quinton area. A seventh grand larceny count alleges that Hill stole a car.

Other individuals indicted on Jan. 11 and the charges they face are:

–Tommy Davidson Evans Jr., 42, of 5887 White Oak Road, Sandston, on one count of driving after being declared a habitual offender. Evans was arrested last June 10.

–Termara Delvon Brown, 26, of 3303 Branch Ave., Richmond, on one count of cocaine possession with intent to distribute in connection with an alleged incident on Nov. 19.

–Robert C. Hylton, 39, of 7603 Offshore Drive, Chesterfield, on one count of attempting to obtain by fraud 86 Oxycontin tablets last Dec. 3.

–Robin Lois Watts, 46, of 2403 Farrand St., Henrico, on one count of obtaining money ($327.36) by false pretenses last July 21 from Willie’s BBQ in Quinton.