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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 26, 2022

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Hampton man indicted for allegedly stealing classic car in New Kent

By Andre Jones | September 19, 2022 7:32 pm

A Hampton man who allegedly stole an antique car has been indicted by a grand jury during Monday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Brandon Wayne Milligan, 29, of 5 Quinn Street, was indicted on one count each of grand theft auto, obtaining money by false pretenses, forging an automobile certificate, and transferring a stolen vehicle. Milligan originally stole a Ford Model A belonging to Gerald Sprouse that was intended to be a gift for one of the victim’s family members on June 25. In other indictments certified by the grand jury: –Rahmaine Malik Ahmad Austin, 21, of the…
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Richmond man pleads guilty to using profane language over airway as part of plea deal reached in New Kent

By Andre Jones | September 19, 2022 6:55 pm

A Richmond man will spend one month in jail after pleading guilty to an amended misdemeanor charge during Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Shawn Samaroo, 40, of the 8100 block of Clovertree Court, entered a guilty to plea to an amended charge of misdemeanor using profane language over the airway (originally extortion) as part of the agreement. In a summary of evidence provided by New Kent Commonwealth Attorney Scott Renick, on Dec. 21, 2021, Samaroo called the victim and accused them of not paying them for work that he had allegedly did. When the situation escalated, Samaroo…
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Richmond man pleads guilty to strangulation, assault charge in Charles City

By Andre Jones | September 16, 2022 10:58 am

A Richmond man entered guilty pleas to crimes stemming from an assault as part of an agreement reached in Friday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. Christopher Glenn Marshburn, 42, of the 2100 block of M Street, pled guilty to one count each of strangulation, misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member, and misdemeanor violating a protective order during his trial. In a summary of evidence provided by Charles City Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Tyler Klink, on Feb. 18, a Charles City deputy responded to a residence on Ruthville Road related to a possible alleged assault. Upon arriving, the…
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Lanexa man to serve 12 months for assaulting family member at Ford dealership

By Andre Jones | September 12, 2022 10:42 pm

A Lanexa man will spend 12 months in jail after entering a guilty plea to an amended charge of misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member during Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. John Lewis Aston, 34, of the 16000 block of New Kent Highway, pled guilty to the aforementioned offense (originally assault and battery of a family member, third or subsequent offense) as part of plea agreement. He also entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of misdemeanor failure to appear (originally felony failure to appear). One charge of misdemeanor damaging a phone line was…
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New Kent supervisors approve thru-truck restriction on portion of Stage Road

By Andre Jones | September 10, 2022 8:16 am

New Kent supervisors voted to approve a thru-truck restriction on a portion of Stage Road in the county. Supervisors voted 4-0 (with District 1 representative and chairman Thomas Evelyn absent) to send the process to Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) to prevent trucks from using the road between Eltham Road (Route 33) and New Kent Highway (Route 249). “That road is definitely not made for truck traffic,” said District 3 representative Patricia Paige. “When there is a back-up on Interstate 64, GIS [Global Information Systems] is redirecting traffic on that road. “It’s hard enough to pass on that road when…
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Crash at railroad crossing in Charles City claims life of one

By Robb Johnson | September 8, 2022 9:40 am

One person has died in Charles City as the result of a car crash into a passenger train on Sept. 7. Virginia State Police and Charles City Sheriff’s Office responded to the railroad tracks on Roxbury Road (Route 106) near the Barnetts Road intersection shortly after 5 p.m. According to the Virginia State Police report, a 2008 Lexus ES350 was traveling northbound on Roxbury Road when it encountered a railroad crossing with the gates and signals engaged. The Lexus drove around the gate arms and was struck by a westbound Amtrak Train. The driver of the Lexus, George H. Haupt…
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Colonial Heights’ man convicted of forging name on public documents in Charles City

By Andre Jones | September 6, 2022 11:24 pm

A Colonial Heights man who identified himself falsely to law enforcement officers in Charles City has been found guilty on two felonies and one misdemeanor. Rodney Dean Bowman Jr., 28, of the 300 block of Moorman Avenue, was found guilty on one charge each of forgery of a public record, uttering, and misdemeanor identifying himself falsely to an officer as part of a Tuesday afternoon contested trial in Charles City County Circuit Court. He was found not guilty on one count of misdemeanor having a fake identification card, while an additional charge of misdemeanor receiving of stolen goods was dropped….
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New Kent, Cox Communications announce $34 million partnership to expand internet services

By Community Member | September 6, 2022 10:57 am

New Kent County has announced a $34 million expansion partnership with Cox Communications. The Sept. 6 press release indicates that the investment aims to bring 100 percent fiber-optic network to every home and business in New Kent County. “As the fastest growing locality in Virginia, expanding broadband access is a top priority for the leaders of New Kent County,” said District 1 Supervisor and New Kent Chairman Thomas Evelyn. “This is a major step forward and the partnership with Cox will help ensure that our community thrives well into the future.” Phase One of the building will enable 3,000 residents…
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Quinton Elementary School primed for welcoming students to school on Sept. 6

By Andre Jones | September 2, 2022 10:02 am

After several discussions, years of planning, and a delayed opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Quinton Elementary School is ready to open to students and teachers in the western portion of New Kent County. A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony took place on Sept. 1 in front of the school’s main entrance with more than 100 people in attendance. Talks about a new elementary school began in 2014, when projects from Welden-Cooper expected a boom in New Kent County when it came to student-population. Not only did that number boom, but it exceeded it to the point where the locality became…
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Charles City leaders weigh pros, cons of bike races within county borders

By Andre Jones | August 30, 2022 10:03 pm

Charles City supervisors continue to find ways to compromise having bike races and satisfying county citizens. A Tuesday night special called meeting continued to investigate a means of finding a solution on an issue that has lasted for several years. The forum saw more than 40 people come out to the meeting, with 19 of them stepping up to the podium to address the issue. Several citizens of the county have spoken out about local roads being used for bike races. While the main course is conducted in Charles City, many of the home bases for these events are housed…
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