Melfa Man Arrested In Connection With Violent Crimes


By Linda Cicoira
A Melfa man, accused of robbery, malicious wounding, and use of a firearm in a felony, was arrested last week in connection with the March offenses.
Edward Warner Byrd, 36, of Airport Drive, was arrested Dec. 11. He was appointed an attorney, Garrett Dunham, on Dec. 12.
The sheriff’s office received a report at about 7:45 p.m., March 18, regarding a man who had been shot on Seaside Road in Painter. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim and he was taken to the local hospital for treatment. It was later determined that three males dressed in dark clothing approached the victim outside of his residence and shot and robbed him.
In another case, Dustin Earl Godwin, 31, of Allen Lane in Onancock, was charged with breaking and entering a dwelling house and felony intentional damage to property of more than $1,000. The incidents occurred Aug. 2. Godwin was arrested Dec. 13. Deputy N. Kugler, of the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office, investigated.
Sejour Richerson, 43, of Daugherty Road in Tasley, was found to be incompetent to stand trial for possessing child pornography on July 14 and showing it, via a cell phone, to two fellow workers at Perdue Farms, in Accomac. He was ordered to get treatment on an outpatient basis to become competent.
Jesse Paul Juarez-Perez, 22, of Bennett Street in Parksley, was charged with felony intentional damage to property of more than $1,000 in connection with an incident that occurred Dec. 15. Secured bail was set at $2,000. Deputy K. McGregor, of ACSO, investigated.
Damien Cordero Wyatt, of Cheriton, was charged with forgery and uttering in connection with Nov. 28 incidents, according to records filed in Northampton General District Court this week. He is being held in the Eastern Shore Regional Jail. Wyatt was arrested Dec.12. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 24.

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