Williamsburg man sentenced to eight months in jail for writing brother’s name on Charles City summons
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 Road. When the officer arrived and learned of the accident, he asked for the driver’s name. The driver identified themselves as Bobby Dean Gibson Jr. and signed that name on the summons.
During a background database check when reviewing the arrest, the officer realized the name on the summons was not the individual he encountered. The trooper was able to find out that Michael Gibson was the individual and that Bobby Dean Gibson Jr. was his brother. Officers located Michael Gibson and was arrested on the charge.
Gibson received a five-year jail sentence with four years, four months (eight months to serve) on the forgery conviction. All five years on the uttering conviction were suspended.