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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 28, 2022

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Charles City leaders meet with contractor to discuss timeline of new fire station

By Robb Johnson | November 23, 2022 11:24 pm

Charles City County’s Board of Supervisor sent a message to Henderson Incorporated related to a new fire station that will be constructed; “This means the world to us.” Supervisors and representatives of the construction company met Tuesday afternoon in a special meeting to determine the timeline and groundbreaking for the facility that will be constructed on Roxbury Road. In Nov. 2021, county leaders approved financing to borrow $5 million for construction of the fire station. After receiving the proposed rates, Atlantic Union was selected as the financial choice. The county elected a 15-year fixed rate repayment plan. Later at that…
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Hopewell man lands in jail for 15 months after leading high speed chase in New Kent County

By Andre Jones | November 21, 2022 11:14 pm

A Hopewell man led police on a chase through the Providence Forge area of New Kent County will spend the next 15 months in jail. Joshua John Scott, 34, of the 100 block of Weston Circle, entered guilty pleas to one count each of felony eluding of police, felony hit and run, and felony destruction of property as part of a plea agreement reached Monday afternoon in New Kent Circuit Court. One charge of possession of a Schedule I/II drug was dropped as part of the agreement. In a summary of evidence provided by New Kent Commonwealth Attorney Scott Renick,…
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Quinton man indicted for allegedly assaulting four New Kent deputies

By Andre Jones | November 21, 2022 11:01 pm

A convicted felon who was allegedly seen carrying a firearm and allegedly attacked four law enforcement officers has been indicted by a New Kent grand jury. Da’At Sagoyewatha Olama, a.ka. David Wingfield Williams, 58, of the 5100 block of New Kent Highway, Quinton, received indictments on four counts of felony assault on a law enforcement officer, and one count each of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and misdemeanor brandishing a firearm as part of Monday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. According to the police report, the incident took place near Sun’s Café in Quinton on…
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Colonial Heights man sentenced to seven months for forging name on document in Charles City

By Andre Jones | November 19, 2022 3:52 pm

A Colonial Heights man who wrote another person’s name on an official document after being investigated by law enforcement officers will spend seven months in jail. Rodney Dean Bowman Jr., 28, of the 300 block of Moorman Avenue, received formal sentencing during Friday afternoon proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. During a Sept. 6 contested trial, testimony from Charles City Sheriff’s Office Deputy Matthew Miller testified that on Mar. 30, he responded to a call for service about a suspicious individual being underneath a van at Tiny Little Children’s Daycare. A be-on-the-lookout was issued for a red vehicle leaving the…
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Charles City County schools to close Nov. 21-25

By Andre Jones | November 16, 2022 2:33 am

Charles City County Public Schools will be closed from Nov. 21-25 as part of an extended Thanksgiving holiday break. School board members voted unanimously to change Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 to mental health days as part of Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Nov. 21 had been scheduled as a regular day, while Nov. 22 was slated to be a half day for students. Nov. 23-25 were already scheduled to be holidays for students and teachers. Schools will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28.

New Kent Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting fatality

By Community Member | November 14, 2022 10:33 pm

New Kent County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a shooting that resulted in a fatality on Nov. 12. At approximately 11:58 p.m., New Kent’s Sheriff’s Office responded to the 9000 block of Pine Hollow Road regarding a male suffering from a gunshot wound. When officers arrived, the male was pronounced deceased on the scene. The body was transported to the medical examiner’s office in Richmond for the official cause of death. The identity of the victim is being withheld from the public until next of kin is notified. The sheriff’s office says there is no general threat to the…
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New Kent man sentenced to seven months in jail for striking deputy in eye

By Andre Jones | November 14, 2022 10:18 pm

A New Kent man will spend seven months in jail for assaulting a law enforcement officer after he was taken into custody. Casey Rockford Lewis, 29, of the 10000 block of Mt. Prospect Road, entered a guilty plea to one count of assault on a law enforcement officer and a no contest plea to an amended charge of misdemeanor assault and battery on a family member (originally strangulation) as part of a plea agreement reached during Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. A no contest plea indicates that evidence that would have presented during a trial would be…
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Yorktown teenager sentenced to five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter that occurred in New Kent

By Andre Jones | November 7, 2022 10:07 pm

A Yorktown teenager will spend the next five years in prison for leading a high-speed pursuit that killed his passenger in New Kent County. Jahreese Watson-Ricks, 19, of the 500 block of Arabian Circle, learned of his imprisonment during Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. During an Aug. 22 trial, evidence presented by New Kent Commonwealth Attorney Scott Renick showed that on Oct. 24, 2021, around 12:45 a.m., a Virginia State Trooper noticed a Sedan traveling over 100 miles per hour on Interstate 64 eastbound near the 211-mile marker. When the trooper caught up with the Sedan, they…
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Williamsburg man sentenced to eight months in jail for writing brother’s name on Charles City summons

By Andre Jones | November 1, 2022 3:32 pm

A Williamsburg man will spend eight months in prison for forging his brother’s name on a summons after receiving formal sentencing in Charles City Circuit Court Monday afternoon. Michael Dwayne Gibson, 39, of the 100 block of Burgess Street, learned of his term after a presentence report was entered as part of the record. In an Aug. 5 trial, Gibson entered guilty pleas to one count each of forgery and uttering/forgery as part of an agreement reached. During that trial, evidence presented indicated that on Apr. 11, a Virginia State Trooper responded to a single car accident on Wilcox Neck…
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Providence Forge man indicted for allegedly damaging cotton field in Charles City

By Andre Jones | November 1, 2022 12:38 pm

A Providence Forge man who allegedly damaged a field of crops were among five indicted during Tuesday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. David Wayne Trull II, 49, of the 12000 block of Green Oak Road, was indicted on a single count of destruction of property and/or monument. According to the indictment, on June 4, Trull allegedly damaged a five-acre tract of land with cotton on it belonging to John Tench. In other indictments certified by the grand jury: –Tequan Lavaris Adkins, 28, of the 10000 block of Shady Lane, Charles City, on one count each of felony eluding…
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