Friday, November 30, 2012
Ricky M. Drummond, age 22 of Painter, was arrested November 23 on two counts of robbery, one count of use of firearm in commission of a felony, and one count of possession of firearm by convicted felon. He is incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.
Jonathan P. Belote, age 18 of Painter, was arrested November 24 on two counts of robbery and one count of use of firearm in commission of a felony. He is incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.
Antonio L. Brown, age 22 of Painter, was arrested November 27 on two counts of robbery. He is incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.
The Accomack County Sheriffs Office was assisted by the Virginia State Police and the Virginia Marine Police.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Over seventy-five law enforcement officers converged on the Eastern Shore on October 6, 2011 to serve the indictments and arrest warrants and execute two search warrants.
This is an ongoing investigation that began in late 2009 with the DEA to target primarily cocaine distributors on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
This step of this investigation was named "No Refill" due to the overwhelming number of individuals that have been charged with prescription drugs during this phase of this investigation.
The following items have been seized in connection with this phase of this investigation:
Over $5,000.00 in cash
Two pound of cocaine
Over 169 marijuana plants
1263 grams of marijuana
Seven grams of heroin
Assortment of prescription drugs
Total street value of the seized drugs is over 1/2 million dollars.
Agencies assisting in this investigation were the Exmore Police Department, the Cape Charles Police Department, the Parksley Police Department, the Onley Police Department, the
Onancock Police Department, the Hallwood Police Department, the Virginia Marine Police
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries-Law Enforcement Division, the Virginia Probation and Parole and the Virginia State Police Melfa barrack.
The following individuals have been arrested:
- Angelo S. Stratton, age 39, of Onley, Va,, Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with intent to Distribute Controlled Substances, namely Cocaine.
- Ambrose A. Cuffee, age 28, of Birdsnest, Va, Charged with Aid and Abet the sale of Alcoholic Beverages without being licensed to do so
- Shane Smith, age 26, of Exmore,Va, Charged with Possess with the intent to Distribute more than ounce but less than five pounds of Marijuana.
- Zelma Kelley, age 58, of Melfa, Va, Charged with Possess with the intent to Distribute a controlled substance namely Hydrocodone.
- George Needam, age 64, of Melfa, Va, Charged with Possess with the intent to Distribute a controlled substance namely Oxycodone.
- Erik J. Burton, age 27, of Cape Charles, Va, Charged with Charged with Possess with the intent to Distribute more than 1/2 ounce but less than five pounds of Marijuana.
- Sylvia F. Jackson, age 44, Exmore, Va, Charged with manufacture, sell, give, distribute, or possess with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance classified in Schedule VI and possess with intent to sell, give, or distribute not more than 1/2 ounce of Marijuana.
- Markie Davis, age 33, of Bayview, Va., Charged with possess with the intent to distribute an imitation controlled substance.
- Devonte L. Spady, age 18, of Cheriton, Va., Charged with sell, give, distribute, or possess with the intent to sell, give, or distribute not more than 1/2 ounce of Marijuana.
- Barbara Kamara, age 72, of Exmore, Va., Charged with possess with the intent to distribute Vicodin, a schedule II drug.
- Michael A. Davis, age 42, of Capeville, Va., Charged with possess with the intent to distribute Cocaine, a schedule II drug, second offense.
- Lethon J. Williams, age 33, of Temperanceville, Va., Charged with sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance, namely Cocaine, a schedule II drug.
- Robert Dillard, age 27, of Eastville, Va., Charged with sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance, namely Cocaine, a schedule II drug.
- Deloris Mccaskill, age 55, of Townsend, Va., Charged with sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance, namely Cocaine, a schedule II drug.
- Tommie J. McCaskill, age 50, of Townsend, Va., Charged with sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance, namely Cocaine, a schedule II drug.
- Angelo B. Jones, age 43, Exmore, Va., Charged with sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance, namely Cocaine, a schedule II drug.
- Richard L. Williams, age 52, of Painter, Va., Charged with sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance, namely Morphine, a schedule II drug.
- Joel N. Miller, age 21, of Hallwood, Va., Charged with sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance, namely Cocaine, a schedule II drug.
- Preston Dorsey, age 34, of Temperanceville, Va., Charged with sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance, namely Cocaine, a schedule II drug.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
The accident occured in front of Fairdale Farm Tractor and Equipment. A Maryland Transport Helicopter was called in, but was later canceled.
Four people involved in the accident were transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital.
Onancock, Tasley, Parksley and Onley Fire Departments responded to the scene, along with the Virginia State Police.
Monday, August 8, 2011
This is not just a one-time sweep. All of Worcester County will be done.
Our job as sheriffs is to protect our counties' residents. Together, we will give 110 percent.
However, we do need residents' involvement by making a call when they see drug activity on our streets.
Reggie T. Mason
Friday, July 15, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Stations alerted - Bloxom, Parksley, Atlantic and Saxis
Additional tankers were requested from Tasley and New Church
Photos by Hailey Berry & Cathy Johnson
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, October 1, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
The Eastern Shore's water supply has been designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Sole Source Aquifer, meaning that our aquifers are only replenished by rainfall that is absorbed in a recharge zone that occurs along the central portion of the Shore. Our water supply is a very limited resource that is threatened by contamination from pollution and saltwater intrusion.
Eastern Shore residents can use September 14 to begin doing their part in protecting one of our most important resources ground water. Residents are encouraged to A.C.T. - Acknowledge, Consider, and Take action by acknowledging the causes of preventable contamination, considering which apply to your ground water use, and taking action to prevent contamination. For more information on the Eastern Shore's ground water supply and Protect Your Ground Water Day, contact Curt Smith with the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission at 787-2936.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Please use caution when on the road tomorrow.
COUNTY SCHOOL TIMES
ACCOMAC -- Accomack County Public Schools has announced bus arrival and instructional day conclusion times for its schools for the 2010-2011 school year, which begins on Tuesday.
For Accawmacke, Kegotank, Metompkin and Pungoteague elementary schools, buses will arrive at school at 8 a.m. and the instructional day ends at 3:20 p.m.
For Chincoteague Elementary School, buses will arrive at school at 8:15 a.m. and the day ends at 3:30 p.m.
For Arcadia and Nandua high schools, buses will arrive at 7:45 a.m. and the instructional day ends at 3:18 p.m.
For Chincoteauge High School, buses will arrive at 7:40 a.m. and the instructional day ends at 3 p.m.
For Arcadia and Nandua middle schools, buses will arrive at 7:55 a.m. and the instructional day ends at 3:07 p.m.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Officials estimate that non-irrigated corn will see a 65 percent reduction in potential yield this year. Soybean yield is expected to be down 15-20 percent. Losses in a yield reduction that large for farmers could exceed $6 million.
Accomack County is the largest producer of field corn in the State of Virginia and also is a vital supply line to Delmarvas poultry industry.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Dennis J. Cross was arrested by officials from the Worcester County Sheriff's Office as he fled from a traffic stop in Berlin, police say.
The 19-year-old Greenbackville resident was in the passenger seat of a white Ford Explorer that was pulled over because of a broken headlight in late July. He allegedly quickly fled the scene, throwing a 12.5-ounce bag of suspected marijuana into the lap of the driver as he exited the vehicle. He was later found and served with additional warrants for his arrest. Cross faces charges of possession and intent to distribute resulting from the incident.
Authorities have been searching for Cross since he reportedly evaded police after being pulled over in an allegedly stolen car in Georgia. Charging documents filed in Worcester County District Court also accuse Cross of stealing a motorcycle from a Public Landing home and selling it to a man in the parking lot of McDonald's restaurant in Pocomoke City for $50.
On June 15, as he was walking around Public Landing, Cross allegedly stole the 2001 Honda Shadow, according to the documents.
"(He) was tired of walking and took the motorcycle for transportation," reads the statement of charges. Later that day, he allegedly reportedly went to Pocomoke City on the bike and picked up a friend, taking her for a ride, before selling it.
The following day, Cross and a 17-year-old, named in charging documents as Dylan Kelly, went to Chip's Auto Repair Shop on Shockley Road -- where Cross had at one time been employed -- and allegedly drove off in two SUVs from the lot, a GMC Yukon and a GMC Envoy.
"Kelly drove the 2003 GMC Yukon from the residence with Cross driving the Envoy," said the documents. "The GMC Yukon had mechanical problems and was abandoned on the shoulder of Route 113 (near Shad Landing). The two continued their trip in the Envoy."
Kelly, who is being charged as a juvenile, was arrested at a traffic stop in the Envoy in Fulton County, Ga., where he was accused of receiving stolen goods and later released. The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services also has charges against him, according to the documents.
Cross is charged with two counts of motor vehicle theft, two counts of theft, two counts of second-degree burglary and four counts of fourth-degree burglary from the incident. If found guilty of all charges, he could face up to 77 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled in Worcester County District Court on Aug. 27.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Three suspects hauled Coleman to a bank and forced him to make a withdrawal from an ATM in Accomack County. But Coleman instead ran inside, freeing himself, and bank workers called police.
Richard Copes, 31, of Withams pleaded guilty in Accomack Circuit Court to the abduction of Coleman, stealing an automobile and robbery.
Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Agar said the victim spoke to Copes about buying the vehicle and the victim arrived in the family van.
Copes got into the passenger seat and two other individuals came from behind bushes and confronted Coleman, according to testimony.
They assumed the man had the $600 with him to pay for the used car.
"He did not," Agar said.
But they found $50 and an ATM card in the man's wallet. All three got in the victim's van to drive to an ATM to withdraw money.
From Withams, they drove to the NASA Federal Credit Union at T's Corner. Agar said the plan was for the man to get out of the van and withdraw money while they sat in the van. The victim told investigators he thought the men had a gun.
The victim got out of the van as directed, but instead of going to the machine, he ran inside the credit union.
The three men then reportedly sped off in the van. Two of the men made statements to police and named Copes. The victim knew the three defendants and was able to identify them to police.
Copes, however, contacted Coleman in an apparent attempt to buy his support.
"Give me a break. Is there a price I can kick at you?" Copes said, according to a transcript of the phone call, which Agar read in court. The call was recorded by the victim.
The accomplices have been convicted of the same crime -- one has been sentenced to five years and the other faces sentencing.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The driver of the Chrysler, Yolanda Cherese Bland, 39, suffered major injuries and had to be airlifted to Norfolk Sentara hospital, where she remains in critical condition. Her son, Yasann Clark was seated in the rear of the vehicle in a child restraint, he suffered major injuries and was flown to Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, where he died later on that evening. A front seat passenger, Michael Dodlie, was treated and released at the scene.
Ms. Bland has been charged with reckless driving and other charges are pending.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Accomack County Sheriff Larry J. Giddens, Sr. announced today that the Sheriff's Department will be conducting its 12th Citizens Police Academy.
Sheriff Giddens stated that the Citizens Police Academy will consist of 9 two hour classes involving classroom and practical instruction by certified instructors from the Accomack County Sheriffs Department.
The instruction will consist of an overall view of the operation of the Sheriff's Department including patrol criminal, investigations, courtroom familiarization, jail and communication. Students will receive classroom instruction of laws of arrest, patrol with uniform Deputies, work through a mock crime scene with investigators and crime scene technicians. Citizens will visit the Departments firing range with the opportunity to fire departmental issued specialized weapons. This will be with the supervision of a certified fire arm instructor. Citizens will also witness a demonstration of the Departments Swat Team and K-9 Unit.
Sheriff Giddens stated Academy Classes will be held at the Eastern Shore Community College on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM beginning March 17 and concluding May 12. Anyone interested in applying for the Academy is asked to contact Major Todd Godwin at 787-1131 or 824-5666 for more information. The class will be limited to 20 students.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Tomorrow from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Congressman Glenn Nye will have a representative at the Chincoteague Town Office to meet with his constituents. Sylvia Parks, a member of Congressman Nyes Staff, will meet with anyone needing assistance with a Federal Agency or wishing to express concerns.
Note concerning landfill tipping fees:
In response to the damage caused by the recent nor'easter, the Accomack County Board of supervisors have determined that the tipping fees at both county landfills will be waived for storm debris. This waiver will be in effect from Saturday November 14th through the 21st.
Residents should bring their storm related debris in separate loads from their regular other waste and inform the scale operator at the landfill that it is storm debris and subject to the waiver.