By Linda Cicoira
A former Accomack man, who was convicted last year in Maryland for having sex with a child, was indicted Monday by an Accomack grand jury on counts of embezzling from the Marine Science Consortium on Wallops Island while he was the office and finance manager there.
Dallas Fenton, 59, who lived on Lankford Highway in New Church, is serving decades for the sex offenses. He is in the Roxbury Correctional Institution, in Hagerstown, Md., but will likely be extradited from there to stand trial here.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan would not comment on how much money or property Fenton is suspected of taking from the consortium. The indictments said he stole from the agency between January and March 2015, May and October 2016, and October 2016 and January 2017. Special Agent Robert Barnes, of the state police, investigated.
Fenton’s LinkedIn page also states he was once a business manager for Northrup Grumman at Wallops Island.
According to a report, Fenton was convicted of eight counts of a third-degree sex offense, sexual solicitation of a minor, and indecent exposure. He was sentenced to 38 years in prison with 15 years suspended. He met the 14-year-old through an app called Whisper, chatted with the girl on Skype, and then went to Wicomico County, Md., “four times where he had sex with the teen. At one point, he had sex with the juvenile on the side of the road and then dropped her off at a middle school dance.”
In another case, Keshawn Abbott, 26, of Fox Grove Road in Parksley, was indicted on counts of arson and burglary at a house belonging to Christopher Kuhn last July. Barnes investigated the arson. Deputy C. Hargis, of the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the burglary.
Darek Earl Snyder Sr., 38, of Costen Road in Westover, Md., was indicted on seven counts of grand larceny of copper wire that belonged to ANEC. The offenses occurred between July and October on property at Mears Station Road, Firehouse Lane, Mappsville Road, Greenbush Road, Cashville Road, Daugherty Road, and Folly Farm Road.
Investigator Aaron Turner, of ACSO, gave information to the grand jury about Snyder.
Tyris Javon Davis, 29, of Kelly Road in New Church, was indicted of unauthorized use of a vehicle belonging to Jerome Holden and hit-and-run with injury in connection with Aug. 4 incidents. Trooper D.P. Tudor investigated.
David Anthony McCain, 28, of Boston Road in Painter, was indicted on counts of obtaining property by false pretenses from Walmart and a third or subsequent offense of petty larceny, on Sept. 21. Both charges are felonies. Cpl. C. Hodgson, of ACSO, investigated.
Antoninette Waneta West, 23, of Coal Kiln Road in Painter, was indicted on a count of possession of cocaine on April 23. Trooper B. M. Tripp investigated.
Macavis Rice, 31, of Saxis Road in Temperanceville, was indicted on a count of burglary at the home of Benita Brown in August. Deputy Julian Sharp, of AC-SO, investigated.
Elvis Northam, 60, of Nocks Landing Road in Atlantic, was indicted on a count of possession of cocaine on Sept. 28. Deputy K.A. Reese, of ACSO, investigated.
Peter Alan Ward Jr., 49, of Horntown, was indicted on a count of assault and battery of Officer David Gladding of the Chincoteague Police Department on Sept. 21. Gladding investigated.
Victoria Elizabeth Coll, 19, of Jerusalem Road in Temperanceville, was indicted on a count of possession of a Schedule I or II drug on Aug. 25. Gladding investigated.
Calvin Nathaniel Nock Jr., 40, of Horntown Circle in Horntown, was indicted on a count of possession of cocaine on Dec. 26, 2017. Deputy Luke Arnold, of ACSO, investigated.
William Brent Laird, 37, of Banny’s Lane on Tangier Island, was indicted on a count of possession of a Schedule I or II drug on Sept. 8. Deputy B.K. Misener, of ACSO, investigated.
Marcos Josue Ortiz Robinson, 19, of Pettit Street in Mappsville, was indicted on a count of eluding police on July 30. Deputy K. McGregor, of ACSO, investigated.
Richard Alexander Lewis, 30, of Mary Road in Parksley, was indicted on counts of breaking into the home of his father, Richard Lewis, and stealing property. Deputy N. Kugler, of ACSO, investigated. Osie Lee Warren, of Melfa, was indicted on two counts of forging checks valued at a total of $200 and two count of uttering the checks. The incidents occurred in August. Investigator E. Perry, of ACSO, handled the case.
Kevin Dewayne Johnson, of Chincoteague, was indicted on a count of possession of heroin on Oct. 11. Gladding investigated.
Jameson Raheim Abbott, of Bloxom, was indicted on a count of leaving the scene of a traffic accident on Aug. 26. Senior Trooper Glen Neal investigated.
Ali Roshawn Savage Jr., of Painter, was indicted on a count of possessing or transporting a firearm by a felon on Feb. 26. S.A. Lewis of the Eastern Shore Drug Task Force investigated.
Indictments Handed Down in Accomac
By Linda Cicoira