Northampton Circuit Court Indictments

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By Stefanie Jackson – 

Gage T. Johnson, aka Cory J. Bitts, 29, of Sewells Point Road, Norfolk, was indicted May 6 on two felony charges, receiving stolen property of $1,000 or more on Oct. 2, 2021, and forging a public record on Oct. 7, 2021. 

His vehicle was stopped on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Oct. 2, 2021, by Officer C.L. Stalter, CBBT Police Department, after the bridge-tunnel’s license plate reader indicated the vehicle was stolen. 

The subject said his name was Cory J. Bitts, birthdate Nov. 29, 1989, and that his vehicle was a rental. 

He was arrested and taken to jail and held without bail. New York State Corrections and Community Supervision later reported the subject’s identity as Gage T. Johnson, birthdate Nov. 28, 1992. 

Stalter refiled the paperwork for the subject’s arrest on Oct. 7, 2021, with the new identifying information. 

Johnson also faces a misdemeanor charge of presenting a false identity to a law enforcement officer. 

Johnson was released Nov. 24, 2021, on $7,500 secured bond. 

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Walter Brunk, 30, of Poplar Avenue, Exmore, was indicted May 6 on two felony charges, credit card theft and conspiring to commit credit card fraud, between May 16 and May 26, 2021. 

He was arrested June 29, 2021, by Officer H.F. Little Jr., Exmore Police Department, following a complaint filed June 22, 2021, by Captain A. Zieger, EPD. 

Brunk was released June 29, 2021, on $3,000 unsecured bail. 

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Ryan Del Clark, 29, of Cobb Station Road, Cape Charles, was indicted May 6 on 12 felony charges, six for forging checks and six for uttering forged checks between Dec. 21 and Dec. 28, 2021. 

He was arrested and held without bail Jan. 3 by Officer L. Christian, Eastville Police Department, following a complaint filed Dec. 31, 2021, by Deputy Chief R. Stubbs, Eastville. 

Clark also faces a misdemeanor charge of stealing checks worth less than $1,000 between Dec. 21 and Dec. 28, 2021. 

He was released Jan. 10 on $2,000 secured bond. 

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Ranquise Coston, 29, of Pennyville Road, Painter, was indicted May 6 on a felony charge of strangling Diamond Johnson, causing wounding or injury, on Dec. 11, 2021. 

He was arrested Feb. 9 by Deputy J.W. Foisey, Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, following a complaint filed Feb. 8 by Sergeant Gonzalez, EPD. 

Coston also faces two misdemeanor charges of damaging property worth less than $1,000 belonging to Nicole D. Johnson and assault of a family or household member, also on Dec. 11, 2021. 

Court records state that on Dec. 12, 2021, Coston was arrested and charged with assault and battery and released on $1,500 unsecured bail. The initial arrest was conducted by Trooper Y. Lynch, Virginia State Police. 

However, when Coston reported to court, he discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest for the related felony charge. 

He was held without bail Feb. 9. 

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William M. Cullen, 55, of Pungoteague Road, Painter, was indicted May 6 on a felony charge of uttering on Aug. 17, 2021. 

He was arrested and held without bail Dec. 23, 2021, by Deputy McQuiston, Accomack County Sheriff’s Office, following a complaint filed Dec. 22, 2021, by Sergeant J. Gonzalez, EPD. 

Cullen also faces a misdemeanor charge of larceny of less than $1,000. 

He was released Dec. 27, 2021, on $5,000 secured bond. 

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Devonte Leshawn Davis, 29, of Airport Drive, Melfa, was indicted May 6 on two felony charges, credit card theft and conspiracy to commit credit card fraud, and a misdemeanor charge of credit card fraud, all between June 15 and June 24, 2021. 

He was arrested and held without bail Aug. 25, 2021, by Deputy E. Annis, ACSO, following a complaint filed July 1, 2021, by Officer Little, EPD. 

Davis was released Aug. 21, 2021, on $2,000 secured bond. 

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Gabriel Figueroa, 24, of Warrior Drive, Petersburg, Va., was indicted May 6 on nine felony charges: three counts each of check forgery and uttering and one count each of stealing checks belonging to Mitchell and Margaret Belton for goods worth $1,000 or more; obtaining $1,000 or more by a false pretense with the intent to defraud; and committing computer fraud to obtain property or services worth $1,000 or more, all between May 19 and June 11, 2021. 

He was arrested and held without bail Sept. 21, 2021, by Trooper J. Stein, VSP, following a complaint filed Sept. 20, 2021, by Trooper Robert Flynn, VSP. 

Figueroa also faces two related misdemeanor charges of embezzlement. He was released Sept. 30, 2021, on $5,000 secured bond. 

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Sheena Jackson, 36, of Kia Lane, Painter, was indicted May 6 on a felony charge of embezzling $1,000 or more from McDonald’s of Exmore on Jan. 9. 

She was arrested and held without bail Jan. 17 by Officer Tyler Hinman, EPD, following a complaint filed Jan. 16 by Captain Zieger, EPD. 

Jackson was released Jan. 20 on $2,500 secured bond. 

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Joshua Hunter Smith, 21, of Seaside Road, Exmore, was indicted May 6 on a felony charge of eluding police and endangerment on Dec. 6, 2021. 

He was arrested and held without bail Dec. 15, 2021, by Corporal Lewis, NCSO, following a complaint filed Dec. 11, 2021, by Officer H. Diaz, EPD. 

Smith faces six related misdemeanor charges: reckless driving by speed of 20 mph or more over the limit; reckless driving by speed of 85 mph or more; reckless driving by failing to signal or stop; purchasing or possessing alcohol while under age 21; driving after illegally consuming alcohol while under age 21; and providing a false identity to a law enforcement officer. 

He also received a summons for operating an uninsured vehicle. 

Smith was still being held without bail as of Jan. 13. 

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Richard McKinley Snead, 59, of Mappsburg Road, Painter, was indicted May 6 on a felony charge of uttering on Dec. 21, 2021. 

He was arrested and held without bail March 3 by Deputy T.C. Haines, ACSO, following a complaint filed March 2 by Sergeant Gonzalez, EPD. 

Snead was released March 16 on $1,500 secured bond. 

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Taniya Chanel Uptegrow, 21, of Silas Court, Exmore, was indicted May 6 on a felony charge of forging a public record on April 19, 2021. 

She faces related misdemeanor charges of committing identity theft to avoid arrest and presenting a false identity to a law enforcement officer, also on April 19, 2021. 

Uptegrow was arrested and held without bond March 18 by Trooper S.A. Sullivan, VSP, following a complaint filed the same day by Trooper C.B. Corbin, VSP. 

She also faces misdemeanor charges related to her March 18 arrest: attempting to flee from a law enforcement officer and driving with a revoked or suspended license. She received a summons for operating an uninsured vehicle. 

Uptegrow was released March 21 on $2,000 unsecured bond. 

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Jadeen Sherlock Wallop Jr., 17, of Cape Charles, was indicted May 6 on four felony charges: malicious shooting at an occupied vehicle, malicious shooting of Qurnesha Davis while part of a mob, malicious wounding of Davis, and use of a firearm while committing malicious wounding, all on Feb. 14. 

Wallop was detained in the Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center.

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