17-Year-Old Indicted On Charges of Murder, Robbery, Conspiracy


Staff Report —

Jordan Eric Ames, 17, of Onancock, was indicted on charges in connection with the Oct. 13, 2021, fatal shooting of Nicholas Kyle Joseph, 23, of Painter.

The shooting happened in Onancock.

A grand jury in Accomack County handed down the indictment Feb. 7, but court documents in the case were sealed until recently.

Ames was indicted on charges of first degree murder, second degree murder, attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and related firearms charges.

Ames was held at the Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center after he was taken into custody, according to a November press release from the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office.

A bond hearing is set for June 16 in Accomack County Circuit Court.

Ames and a 15-year-old male, also from Onancock, were apprehended and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Joseph, according to a November press release from Accomack County Sheriff Todd Wessells.

The sheriff’s office at around 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 13 received a report of a vehicle crash on Johnson Street in Onancock — and reports that gunshots had been fired in the vicinity, according to the release.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found Joseph suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Joseph was transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and was subsequently transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was pronounced dead the next day.

The 15-year-old was arrested Nov. 30 in Washington, D.C., according to the release.

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