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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 24, 2024

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Pearson appointed as interim District 3 supervisor in New Kent

By Community Member | December 21, 2023 2:33 pm

Amy Pearson has been appointed as the interim representative for District 3 in New Kent County. At a special work session held Monday, Dec. 18, New Kent County’s Board of Supervisors appointed Pearson to fill the expired term of the late Patricia Paige, who passed away on Nov. 28, 2023. Pearson’s term will end on Dec. 31, 2024 after a Nov. 5, 2024 Special Election will take place to fill the vacancy. Pearson is the Chief Financial Officer for the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. She is also a former Assistant Financial Services Director for New Kent, where she worked from…
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Maryland man admits to possessing cocaine, driving under influence in New Kent

By Andre Jones | December 18, 2023 5:01 pm

A Maryland man who operated a car while under the influence has been placed in the First Offender Program. Dartanyon Carnel Nelson, 33, of the 5400 block of Church Road, Bowie, entered guilty pleas to one count each of possession of a Schedule I/II substance and misdemeanor DUI (first offense) as part of a plea agreement reached Monday afternoon in New Kent Circuit Court. In a summary of evidence provided by New Kent Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Renick, on May 15, a Virginia State Police Trooper had just finished conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 64 when a vehicle passed at…
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Hopewell woman to pay $3,945 in restitution for scheming Charles City woman

By Andre Jones | December 17, 2023 3:18 pm

A Hopewell woman must pay nearly $4,000 in restitution after pleading guilty during Friday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. Breonna Lachelle Gatling, 30, of the 1200 block of High Avenue, Hopewell, entered a guilty plea to one count of obtaining money by false pretenses as part of a plea agreement reached. In a summary of evidence by Charles City Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Tyler Klink, between Jan. 28 and March 31, Jessica Quivers had asked to use the services of Global Housing, a company that assists people in buying homes when they need help with their credit. Quivers went…
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New Kent Sheriff’s Office investigating deaths of Quinton residents.

By Community Member | December 13, 2023 12:14 pm

New Kent Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of two Quinton residents from Dec. 7. Gerard Oakley, 63, and Madison Oakley, 20, both of English Boxwood Lane, were both discovered deceased at the time of the arrival according to the press release. The investigation remains ongoing, and the sheriff’s office is awaiting additional information from the office of the chief medical examiner in Richmond. The sheriff’s office also says there is no danger to the community and no suspects are being sought at this time.

New Kent man receives 17-year prison term for crimes against minor

By Andre Jones | December 12, 2023 11:11 am

*Editor’s Note: This story may contain content unsuitable to some readers. A New Kent man will spend the next 17 years in prison for his involvement with child pornography and crimes against a minor after receiving his sentence following Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Erich Mathias Schaub, learned his fate after accepting a plea agreement during a Sept. 11 trial. During his September trial, a summary of evidence presented by New Kent Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Renick revealed that from June 2021 to Sept. 2022, the Internet Crime Task Force received a tip about the possible distribution of…
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Jury acquits Quinton man of second-degree murder, finds justification in self-defense

By Robb Johnson | December 10, 2023 12:08 pm

A Quinton man has been acquitted of second-degree murder following a two-day jury trial in New Kent. Jason Tyler Boyd, 41, was found not guilty of the aforementioned charge and use of a firearm in commission of a felony following the Dec. 7-8 trial. On Nov. 12, 2022 during the late hours of the night, two men came to the former resident of Boyd, located at the 9200 block of Pine Hollow Road. The two men inside were Charles Bailey and Eric Sluder, with the latter being alleged to have known Boyd. At that time, Bailey knocked on the door…
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Charles City jury convicts Newport News man of attempted murder, robbing Dollar General

By Robb Johnson | December 3, 2023 10:42 pm

A Newport News has been found guilty of several charges, including attempted murder, following a two-day jury trial in Charles City stemming from a 2022 robbery. Yahsim Tremaine Williams, 23, was found guilty on six charges as part of the Nov. 30-Dec. 1 trial in front of a jury. On Aug. 1, 2022, an unknown black male entered the Dollar General at 10341 Courthouse Road around that evening. During that time, store manager Emerald Johnson was training Nelson Peck, a new employee. The unknown man approached Peck, putting a gun to his head, and threatened to shoot him if he…
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New Kent County seeks interim supervisor for District 3

By Community Member | December 1, 2023 12:34 pm

New Kent County Board of Supervisors is seeking an interim representative to serve District 3 following the passing of Patricia A. Paige. To be considered, a nominee must be a registered voter residing in District 3 and meet state qualifications to hold public office. Interested candidates are to submit an application by Friday, Dec. 15, at 4:30 p.m. Interested candidates can apply on the New Kent County government website. Board members will conduct interviews and will have an appointment by the end of the 2023 calendar year. The interim supervisor will be sworn in and serve until Dec. 31, 2024.

New Kent District 3 Board of Supervisor, Patricia Paige, passes away

By Andre Jones | November 28, 2023 8:40 pm

New Kent County District 3 Board of Supervisor member Patricia Paige has passed away. The announcement came on the morning of Nov. 28, with New Kent County confirming that she had succumbed. Even from an early age, Paige had a passion for giving back to the community and a love of service. After graduating New Kent High School in the early 1970s, she served in the United States Army Reserves for 21 years while. In 2015, Paige became more involved in local government, specifically the Clean County Committee, and began her career in politics. With former supervisor Jimmy Burrell announcing…
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Richmond felon to serve two years in prison for possessing gun illegally in New Kent

By Andre Jones | November 21, 2023 2:02 am

A Richmond man, who is also a convicted felon, will spend the next two years in prison for illegally possessing a gun. Brandon Isaiah Morris, 31, of the 900 block of Dirk Road, entered a guilty plea to one count of possession of a gun by a nonviolent felon as part of a plea agreement reached Monday morning in New Kent Circuit Court. In a summary of evidence provided by New Kent Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Renick, on May 17 a New Kent deputy responded to Sassafras Drive to the report of a suspicious person in the neighborhood. The deputy arrived…
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