New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 14, 2024

Heathsville man to serve seven months in jail for illegally possessing ammunition in New Kent

By Andre Jones | March 25, 2024 9:55 pm

A Heathsville man will spend seven months in jail for illegally possessing ammunition in New Kent County.

Terry Lynn Hunter Jr., 36, entered guilty pleas to an amended count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon (originally possession of a weapon by a violent felon), and misdemeanor counts of providing a false identification, misdemeanor reckless driving, and driving without a license as part of Monday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court.

In a summary of evidence provided by New Kent Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Renick, on Apr. 23, 2022, a Virginia State Police trooper noticed a four-dour vehicle swerving in the right lane and traveling below the speed limit. The officer executed a traffic stop where the driver provided a false name and a false social security number after they did not have a license on them. Eventually the driver, identified as Hunter, provided his real name and date of birth, which revealed he had a warrant for his arrest. After being taken into custody, it was discovered that a 9mm Taurus Firearm and bullets were in the glove compartment. The owner of the firearm could not be determined at the time of Hunter’s arrest, leading to him being charged with ammunition.

Under the plea agreement, Hunter received a five-year sentence with four years, five months suspended on the possession of ammunition by a felon conviction. All 12 months on the misdemeanor providing a false identification and reckless driving, as well as six months for driving without a license were suspended. He must also pay $3,500 in total fines.

In other circuit court matters:

–Kenny Anthony Acree Sr., 46, of the 3800 block of Goodell Road, Richmond, entered a guilty plea to one count of driving under the influence (third or subsequent offense) as part of a plea deal.

In a summary of evidence, on July 3, 2023, a New Kent deputy responded to Eltham Road after an EMT reported witnessing a vehicle that possibly had a driver intoxicated. The officer was able to locate the vehicle at the 7-Eleven and spoke with the driver, later identified as Acree. The deputy noticed signs of intoxication and had Acree perform field sobriety tests, which he executed poorly. The defendant was arrested, and a toxicology test revealed his blood-alcohol content (BAC) level was .19, more than two times the legal limit.

Under the agreement, Acree received a five-year sentence with all but three months suspended. The 90-day sentence is the mandatory minimum under the state statute to serve, and he must also pay a fine of $1,000.

–Brandon Lorenzo Beach, 24, of the 300 block of W. Roanoke Street, Richmond, pled guilty to one count of credit card larceny as part of a plea agreement. An additional charge of misdemeanor petty larceny was dropped as part of the deal.

In a summary of evidence, on Sept. 18, 2022, New Kent Sheriff’s Office received a call from Cole Veukoma about a possible theft from his home. The victim said that a wallet with $50 along with credit cards were taken from the residence. Veukoma indicated that Beach was in the house the day before and had knowledge and access to the items. When Beach was interviewed, he admitted to taking it, with text messages located in his phone confessing to the crimes.

Under the plea agreement, Beach received a 10-year sentence with nine years, three months suspended (nine months to serve) on the conviction. He must also pay restitution in the amount of $461.11 and a fine of $500.