New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 27, 2023

Attempted murder charge dropped, but Richmond woman still faces unlawful wounding in Charles City

By Andre Jones | January 20, 2023 10:22 pm

While a Richmond woman is no longer facing an attempted murder charge, she is still subject to an unlawful wounding conviction if she fails to complete requirements set forth by the court.

Kallie Lynn Odell, 30, of the 6200 block of Glenway Drive, entered guilty pleas to one count each of an amended charge of unlawful wounding (originally malicious wounding) and an amended charge of misdemeanor destruction of property (originally felony destruction of property) as part of a plea agreement reached Friday morning in Charles City Circuit Court. One count each of attempted murder and felony hit and run were dropped as part of the deal.

In a summary of evidence, on Dec. 15, 2021, Odell and a family member got into an argument at a residence on Ruthville Road in Charles City. During the argument, Odell was strangled by the other family member. After Odell left, she sat in her vehicle before returning to the residence. Odell drove her car into the porch where the family member was sitting at, pinning the victim against the home, and damaging the porch. Other family members who witnessed the act called authorities and Odell was arrested.

Under the agreement, no formal finding was rendered on the unlawful wounding charge as the defendant will have one year to complete an anger management program and other designated programs as assigned by the probation office. If she successfully completes all of those requirements, the unlawful wounding charge will be dismissed. On the misdemeanor destruction of property conviction, she received a 30-day sentence with all time suspended. However, she must pay $500 in restitution for damages to the porch.

In other circuit court proceedings:

–Justice Conrad Carter, 33, of 19 Oak Leaf Drive, Louisa, entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of misdemeanor assault and battery on a family member (originally assault and battery on a family member- third offense), as part of a plea agreement.

In a summary of evidence, on Dec. 26, 2021, Carter and the victim got into an argument over Christmas presents. As the victim tried to leave, Carter followed them to their car and eventually dragged them back into a residence through the screen door against the will of the victim.

Under the plea agreement, Carter received a 12-month jail sentence.

–David Wayne Trull II, 50, of the 12000 block of Green Oak Road, received formal sentencing and will serve three months in jail for felony destruction of property.

During a Nov. 18, 2022 trial, Trull entered into a plea agreement stemming from a June 4, 2022 incident. At that trial, Trull admitted that he drove a yellow SUV through a five-acre tract of cotton belonging to Justin Tench. Trull confessed to the crime after an investigation.

The defendant received a three-year sentence with two years, nine months suspended (three months to serve). He must also pay $2,219.21 in restitution.