New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 4, 2023

Norfolk man found guilty of credit card crimes in New Kent

By Andre Jones | August 22, 2023 11:35 am

A Norfolk man will spend 19 months in jail after pleading guilty to crimes related to credit card thefts in New Kent.

Dominique Lashad Williams, 31, of the 3000 block of Sewells Point Road, entered guilty pleas to three counts of credit card larceny, one county of credit card forgery, and one count of possession of a credit card forgery device as part of a plea agreement reached during Monday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court.

In a summary of evidence provided by New Kent County Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Renick, on Mar. 4 a New Kent deputy patrolling traffic on Interstate 64 noticed a silver Sedan committing aggressive lane changes near Exit 211 (Talleysville). When the officer ran a registration check, the information did not match the current vehicle it was on. A traffic stop was executed, and the officer approached the driver, identified as Williams. The deputy noticed the nervousness from Williams, and recognized items related to drug use in the vehicle. As the officer made arrangements for the vehicle to be towed, an inventory of the Sedan was conducted, resulting in the discovery of credit cards, gift cards, a credit card scanner, and a pistol. Williams was placed under arrested for having the illegal items.

Under the agreement, Williams received a five-year sentence with three years, five months suspended on the first credit card larceny conviction. Five years on each of the remaining four charges were suspended.

In other circuit court matters:

–Derrick Charles Alford, 32, of the 8200 block of Darden Drive, Newport News, entered guilty pleas to one charge each of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and felony eluding as part of a plea agreement.

In a summary of evidence, on Apr. 20, 2021, a Virginia State Trooper operating radar shortly before midnight clocked a white Infiniti Sedan traveling at a high-rate speed at mile marker 209. When the officer caught up to the vehicle and ran a check on the license plate, the information returned belonging to a different vehicle. The trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle accelerated, reaching 115 miles per hour.

The chase continued with the driver leaving the main highway and heading to Teardrop Lane in New Kent. The driver of the Sedan bailed on foot, with the officer chasing him down and able to arrest him. The driver, identified as Alford, was placed in custody, with a subsequent search resulting in the discovery of .45 caliber shells.

Under the agreement, Alford received a five-year sentence with three years, two months suspended (one year and 10 months of active time to serve). All five years on the felony eluding conviction were suspended.

–Stacy Demont Bailey, 34, of the 200 block of Barham Boulevard, Yorktown, agreed to terms of a plea deal by pleading guilty to one count each of unauthorized use of a vehicle and felony eluding of police.

In a summary of evidence, on Mar. 24, a Virginia State trooper patrolling traffic on Interstate 64 eastbound clocked a vehicle traveling 92 miles per hour in a posted 70 miles per hour zone near the 215-mile marker. The trooper executed a traffic stop, with the vehicle pulling to the shoulder but traveling at 40 miles per hour. The suspected vehicle accelerated, leaving the scene and reaching speeds up to 120 miles per hour. The chase lasted for 15 miles before the driver stopped at mile marker 230 and fled on foot. The driver was apprehended and identified as Bailey. The vehicle Bailey was driving belonging to his girlfriend, who said that she did not give him permission to use it on that day.

Under the agreement, Bailey received a five-year sentence with all but three months suspended on the unauthorized use of a vehicle conviction. All five years on the felony eluding conviction were suspended.

–Regina Jackson Brown, 38, of the 4000 block of N. Courthouse Road, Providence Forge, entered guilty pleas to one count each of possession of a Schedule I/II drug and DUI (third or subsequent offense) as part of a plea deal.

In a summary of evidence, on Feb. 17, 2022, a Virginia State Trooper initiated a traffic stop and noticed the driver, identified as Brown, showing signs of intoxication. A search of the car resulted in the discovery of a substance later identified as Fentanyl, leading to the possession charge.

On Mar. 31, 2022, a New Kent deputy saw a vehicle driving erratically and executed a traffic stop. The deputy noticed signs of possible impairment. Brown, who was identified as the driver, failed the field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. A look into the defendant’s background discovered that she had committed similar offenses at least twice.

Under the plea deal, no formal finding was rendered as the defendant will be placed into the First Offender Program. If she successfully completes the program, the possession of a Schedule I/II drug charge will be dismissed, while the DUI offense may be reduced.

–Bridget Rae Hill, of Williamsburg, had one charge each of possession of a Schedule I/II substance dismissed after successfully completing the First Offender Program.