Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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.
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
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Epps was the victim's neighbor and attacked Bailey on the afternoon of July 9, 2010, after seeing her return home from work at lunchtime.
Epps' attorney, Garrett Dunham, said the defendant had been previously diagnosed by multiple doctors as a paranoid schizophrenic and the condition played a significant role in the day's events.
Dunham said on the day of the attack, Epps was suffering from a schizophrenic episode and when the "command voices" became stronger, Epps armed himself with a large kitchen knife and confronted Bailey to ask for the money.
"Mrs. Bailey saw the knife and screamed. The defendant grabbed her and stabbed her," Jones said.
Epps was taken back into custody after being shot with a Taser.
R.I.P. Sharone White Bailey
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Amanda Danielle Budenos, 25 of Eastville, for three counts of uttering.
Jonathan Edwin Cox, 49 of Hampton, for four counts of forging a public document, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, trespassing, giving false indentification to a police officer, killing a deer during closed season and hunting without a license.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Sadly, Facebook and other social media outlets are providing would-be criminals with a wealth of information and knowledge that they can use to commit crimes against people in our community.
Just as important, now that school is out, know who your children are with and the parents of their friends.
We all can do our part to reduce crimes of opportunity by keeping your garage doors closed and locked, back doors and windows locked, and cars locked. Remember to keep your valuables out of plain sight.
As always, it is my privilege to serve as your sheriff and I urge you to contact my office if you have any concerns about crime-prevention efforts in your community.
The writer is sheriff of Northampton County. Reach him at 757-678-0458.
Source; http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20110706/ESN02/107060367/Sheriff-offers-summer-security-tips?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Eastern Shore News|s
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Scott Joseph Abraham: 35 counts of forgery and uttering and 3 counts of petty larcency
T'Andre S. Brickhouse: possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute its - 2nd offense
Lenord Tromwell Brooks: possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute it ... possession with the intent to distrbute more than 1/4 oz. but less than 5 pounds of marijuana ... possession with the intent to distrbute a controlled substance on school property ... driving on a suspended license ... tresspass.
Eban T. Hodge: also known as Jihad Terron Colvin and Jihad Terron Anderson ... Forging a Public Document
Estelle Quinntai Love: Grand Larcency
Terry M. Parker: possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
William Jerome Reid Jr.: possession with the intent to distribute - 2nd or subsequent offense ... possession of marijuana 2nd or subsequent offense
Antionio Lee Robinson: Breaking and Entering ... Attempted Rape
Trawn Lavon Stratton: Murder ... displaying a firearm in a threating manner while committing murder ... entering a dwelling house while armed with a firearm.
Amy Gladden Sturgis: 12 counts of passing bad checks
Arron McNeil Taylor: Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute
Christopher Lee Tazewell: Third offense of assult and battery on a family member.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
As much as 14 inches are expected.
The winter storm warning for Northampton and Accomack counties expires at 5 a.m. Monday.
Blizzard conditions have just been announced. Please use good judgement and good sense and stay where you are. The police and emergency people are having a rough time out in this weather. Don't jeopardise your life or theirs!
The Dialysis Center in Nassawadox has closed for the day and they're advising their patients to call Monday morning at 7:30 for a treatment time. They're also asking individuals with big trucks willint to transport patients to and from the Dialysis center to call 442-4966.
Closings for Monday include Mosher Physical, both offices, Accomack Convenience Centers closed til noon, and Cardiac Rehab in Onley and Nassawadox, closed.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
On December 18, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a complaint of counterfeit currency being passed from the Inn. After attaining a description of the suspects and the vehicle, the Northampton County Sheriff's Department arrested three suspects in the Eastville area. Shan Beamon, 31 of Portsmouth, Jamal Beamon, 28 of Chesapeake and Ronald Garret, 25 of Portsmouth were arrested and charged with utter or attempt to employ true a false, forged or base coin, note or bill, knowing it to be false, forged or base and conspiring to utter or attempt to employ true a false, forged or base coin, note or ill, knowing it to be false, forged or base. The three suspects are currently being held in Eastern Shore Regional Jail.
According to sources who wished to have their identity withheld, members of the United States Treasury Department as well as the United States Secret Service were in Northampton County Monday afternoon investigating the case.
According to Sheriff J.P. Robbins, Jr., the case is still under investigation.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Ryan Bonniwell, 27, of Painter, was found guilty of burglary and grand larceny. A presentence report has been ordered.
Lavar Johnson, 30, of Mappsville, was found guilty of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. He was sentenced to 10 years with all but time served suspended.
Christopher Barcroft, 21, of Cape Charles, was sentenced to four years for two counts of burglary and two counts of grand larceny.
Keenan Goodwine, 19, of Atlantic, was found guilty of robbery and the use of a firearm in commission of a robbery. A presentence report was ordered.
Thomas Bunting, 27, of Melfa, was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault. A presentence report has been ordered.
Joann Ball, 57, of Accomac, was sentenced to 10 years with all but 12 months suspended for possession of cocaine.
Michael Sample Jr., 25, of Painter, was sentenced to 10 years each on two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of grand larceny, to run concurrently, with all suspended upon completion of detention and diversion center programs.
Jonathan Stevens, 27, of Quinby, was sentenced to five years for burglary with all suspended after completion of community service.
Jesse Mariner, 28, of Keller, was sentenced to 10 years each on counts of burglary and grand larceny, with all but three years suspended.
Derrick Reid, 22, of Nassawadox, was sentenced to five years each on counts of breaking and entering, robbery and a firearms charge, to run consecutively, for a sentence of 15 years.
Keshawn Savage, 21, of New Church, was sentenced to three years with all but one year suspended for hit and run.
Terrell Robinson, 33, of Birdsnest, had his probation reinstated.
Yolanda O'Sha Stines, 35, of Accomac, was sentenced to five years with all but 2.5 years suspended for writing bad checks.
Leonard Tromell Brooks, 27, of Cape Charles, was sentenced to 10 years with all but two years suspended for possession with the intent to distribute more than one-half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana.
Cynthia Rene Weathers, 35, of Pocomoke City, Md., was sentenced to five years with all but time served suspended for four counts of welfare fraud and ordered to pay $5,005.Terry Wayne McGee Jr., 34, of Newport News, was sentenced to five years for forgery, 12 months for receiving stolen property, 12 months for using a false identity and 12 months for driving on a suspended license, to run concurrently, with all but 12 months suspended.
William Jerome Reid Jr., 31, of Machipongo, was sentenced to five years with four years suspended for possession with the intent to distribute more than one half ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana. He also had a previous sentence imposed and received indefinite probation.
Brian Dwayne Johnson, 31, of Tasley, had his probation revoked.
Deshaun Lamont Corney, 21, of Birdsnest, pleaded guilty of two counts of robbery, one count of entering in the nighttime while armed with a deadly weapon, one count of malicious wounding, and one count of displaying a firearm in a threatening manner during a robbery. A presentence report has been ordered.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Terry Wayne McGee Jr. age 34 of Newport News was sentenced to 5 years for forgery, 12 months for using a false idenity, 5 years for receiving stolen property, and 12 months for driving on a suspended license.
William Jerome Reid, Jr. of Machipongo age 31 of Machipongo received 1 year of a previous sentence for possesion of more than one half ounce but less than 5 pounds of marijuana.
Reid also had probation revoked revoked on an original charge of distribution or cocaine. One year of the original sentence was reimposed .
Brian Dewayne Johnson, 31 of Tasley had probation revoked on an original charge of 2 counts of uttering and 2 counts of forgery. The original sentenced was reimposed and suspended except for time served.
Deshaun Lamont Corney of Birdsnest age 41 pled guilty 2 counts of robbery entering in the nighttime with a deadly weapon; malicious wounding; displaying a firearm in a threatening manner during a robbery. The sentence was continued pending a pre-sentence report.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Brian Christopher Brittingham, 27 of Exmore, was sentenced to one year six months imprisonment for malicious wounding.
Leston Everton Wright, 23 of Exmore, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for carnal knowledge of an inmate.
Wayne Henry Shrieves, 47 of Melfa, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for carnal knowledge of an inmate.
Dawn Marie Williams, 34 of Cheriton, was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment and supervised probation for driving under the influence of drugs and aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
Steven Lamar Kilgore, 25 of Exmore, was sentenced to 26 years imprisonment for two counts of robbery, use of a firearm during commission of a robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, breaking &entering while armed with a deadly weapon and possession of a sawed-off shotgun. Kilgore also had probation revoked on the original charge of grand larceny.
Gerald Lee Evans, 29 of Cheriton, pled guilty to grand larceny.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
What is now called "Veterans Day" began as "Armistice Day." It is historically significant that this day continue to be observed on the month, day and hour that the guns fell silent in World War I.
While the day has strong historical roots, current events continue to add meaning to the day. Today, thousands of Americans are serving in uniform.
They sacrifice in the war on terror and in hundreds of locations around the globe so that we may remain free. They, too, are veterans.
To mark Veterans Day in Northampton County, American Legion Posts 56 and 400 will be conducting a Veterans Day Service on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Veteran's Memorial on Mason Avenue in Cape Charles.
All members of the community are invited to attend.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The two men, who are related, do not own personal property in Accomack County and have never paid personal property taxes to Accomack County, one said.
Accomack County Administrator Steve Miner said he has spoken to one other Northampton resident who also received a letter, and he thinks there were others.
"I saw the article in the Eastern Shore News, and I was thinking, 'Oh, those poor people in Accomack County,' " said Craig Richardson, who lives near Seaview in lower Northampton County and whose mailing address is in Cape Charles.
Then he received one of about 35,000 letters sent by Accomack County informing him that his name and driver's license number were on the stolen laptop. He called Accomack County the same day to ask why.
"I couldn't get a straight answer from them as to why they have this," said Richardson, who moved to Northampton County about five years ago from Fairfax. His father, Robert C. Richardson, a Northampton County native, also received a letter.
Someone in the Accomack County Attorney's Office took his phone call and after checking with an information technology employee told Richardson the county got the information from the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
Richardson said when he moved to the Eastern Shore he went to the DMV office in Onancock, in Accomack County, to register his two vehicles, but his registrations correctly stated the vehicles are located in Northampton County and he has never received a tax bill from Accomack County. His neighbor, who has never used the Onancock DMV office, did not get a letter from Accomack.
"That's what made me think, anybody from Northampton County who has ever gone up to that office in Onancock, they've got your records," he said.
DMV spokeswoman Melanie Stokes said it should not matter to which office an owner goes to register his vehicle. She said she was unfamiliar with the issue of Accomack County having information about Northampton residents.
"We weren't asked to look at this ... DMV was just told what the data was; we did not look at it," she said about discussions held between the agency and Accomack County officials about the theft.
Miner said Monday in an e-mail that the county "is working with the state DMV to understand this list better."
Miner said the county has received a number of calls from people who received a letter "and had no apparent reason to be on our list, since they have not ever lived here and, hence, had no reason to be taxed by us."
But he said the county's priority was to notify those potentially affected by the theft, whether they were properly on the list or not.
This does not surprise me in the least! Keep those toll free telephone numbers nearby. You're going to need them for a long, long time. I made a phone call to the Accomack office to ask some questions and was told in so many words that calling the fraud hotline would be something the citizens would need to do every 92 days. Why every 92 days??....... so we don't have to pay for the service!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
William Marcel Custis, 26 of Onancock, had probation revoked on the original charges of stealing a firearm. Custis will serve out an 18 month prison sentence that was suspended.
Christopher J. Barcroft, 21 of Nassawadox, had probation revoked on the original charges of stealing a firearm. Barcroft will serve the 5 year prison sentence that was suspended.
Milton Darnell Faison, who was arrested in connection with 3 robberies, was sentenced to 55 years imprisonment for robberies at Rene's Exxon, La Hacienda and B&B Market. He was convicted of breaking and entering while armed with a deadly weapon, robbery, use of a sawed off shotgun and use of a firearm during the commission of a robbery.
Davon Lamar Davis, 21 of Painter, was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment with all suspended but 4 years conditioned on entry into and successful completion of the Youthful Offender Program. Davis was convicted of 2 counts of robbery, use of a sawed-off shotgun and breaking and entering while armed with a deadly weapon.
Sherri Parks, 33 of Willis Wharf, was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with all suspended but time served for breaking and entering, grand larceny and petit larceny.
Ashley Nicole Cummings, 20 of Painter, was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment suspended but time served and restitution for breaking and entering, grand larceny and petit larceny.
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.