Rape Charge Made Against Exmore Man


By Linda Cicoira — An Exmore man was arrested last week and charged with two counts of rape, according to records filed in Northampton General District Court.

Leeaudre Diontay Tazewell is accused of the Aug. 9 crimes. He was arrested the next day. Officer J. Gonzalez, of the Exmore Police Department, investigated. A preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 26. No other information was available.

In another case, Qrishawn D. Crump, of Elizabeth City, N.C., was charged with strangulation and malicious wounding in connection with the Jan. 23 crimes that occurred in Northampton. He was arrested Aug. 2. Papers were filed in the general district court Aug. 9. The charges were transferred to the circuit court Tuesday.

In another case, Tramone Antonio Johnson, of Chesapeake, Va., was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with a March 30 incident. He was arrested July 21. Papers were filed with the court Aug. 9. The case was transferred to the circuit court Tuesday.

Maria Lucia Rodriguez, of Cape Charles, was charged with felony hit-and-run in connection with a July 28 incident. She was arrested Aug. 1. Papers were filed Aug. 5. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 26. 

Lorenzo Jermelle Stith Jr., of Cheriton, was charged with three counts of credit card larceny; a second or subsequent count of petty larceny, which is a felony; grand larceny; forgery; uttering; credit card fraud; and two counts of attempted credit card fraud. The crimes occurred July 29. Stith was arrested Aug. 1. A preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 19. Investigator Tara Leckel handled the cases.

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