Lancaster County Circuit Court Report


by Audrey Thomasson

LANCASTER—A third man was arraigned last Friday on firearms charges for an incident at a 2010 yard party that ended in a young woman’s death. Two other defendants were arraigned April 21.

Marvin Wendell Davenport Jr. of Warsaw was arraigned in Lancaster County Circuit Court on two felony charges of possession of a weapon by a violent felon and reckless handling of a firearm. Davenport is serving time in the Northern Neck Regional Jail on unrelated charges from another county.

According to police reports at the time, in the early morning hours of July 18, 2010, guns were fired at a yard party in Nuttsville. Jasmine Smith was hit by a stray bullet and died on route to the hospital.

Davenport was charged with the firearms felonies as were his cousin Demar Antonio Davenport and a cousin of the victim Kevin O’Neil Fauntleroy.

Demar Davenport and Fauntleroy were granted bond last week. No one has been charged with Smith’s murder.

The Davenports’ cases are set for trial June 30; Fauntleroy’s for July 7.

Judge R. Michael McKenney also heard the following cases on April 28.

The court ordered a capias for the arrest of James Milton Veney of Hampton for probation violation on a felony conviction.

A capias was ordered for the arrest of Rosa Maria Turner of Smithfield when she failed to show up in court on two charges of probation violation for construction fraud in failing to pay restitution of $174,000.

Allen Conaway of Wicomico Church, charged with probation violation on one felony and three misdemeanor convictions, was granted a continuance to May 12.

Derrick Saunders of Lancaster, charged with probation violation on a felony conviction, was granted a continuance due to his attorney having a family emergency. He was assigned a new court appointed attorney. Trial is set for June 9. He lost a bid for bond.

Ronyece M. Turpin of Warsaw was granted a continuance on charges of probation violation on a felony conviction.

Phillip Ethan Dean of White Stone was found guilty of probation violations on two felony convictions and given an active sentence of nine months and ordered to participate in a drug treatment program. He was granted work release and given two years supervised probation upon release.

Brandy Nicole Bartron of Newport News was charged with noncompliance with an alcohol addiction program. She was assigned a court appointed attorney. Trial is set for June 30.

Matthew Quentin Rosner could not be served on violation of probation on three felony convictions. The case was continued to July 28.

Kenneth B. Jackson of Topping was in court for probation violation on a felony and a misdemeanor conviction. Judge McKenney sentenced Jackson to 85 days in jail, a year of supervised probation and assigned him to a drug program and mental counseling. He was granted work release.

Brandon Todd Fisher of White Stone failed to show up on three probation violations for felony and misdemeanor convictions. The case was continued to June 9.

Deondre Lampkin of Heathsville had disposition deferred to October 27 on a probation violation for felony conviction. “If you can’t do the probation, you get the penalty” of five years, the judge told Lampkin.

Dawn Marie Clarke of Sandston was granted a continuance because her attorney was not available for court. The case of felony unauthorized use of a vehicle, failure to appear and destruction of property will be heard May 12.

Dwayne Dante Noel of Newport News pled guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana and manufacture of a controlled substance. He received an active sentence of five years seven months.

The case of Oriel Purchell Lee of Reedville, charged with pre-trial violation on a felony, is set for trial on June 9.

Maria F. Thompson, charged with eight felonies and four misdemeanors of forgery, uttering and obtaining money under false pretenses, left court before her case was called. The court issued a capias for her arrest. The case was continued to May 12.

Dasmine Durrell Fisher of Weems was given a court appointed attorney on felony charges of selling Schedule I/II drugs and manufacturing a controlled substance. A bench trial is set for July 7.

Grand jury

A grand jury issued true bills in the following cases:

• Grant Carter Rollins of Heathsville, one true bill for possession of drugs. Trial is set for May 29.

• Jonte Artyne Towles of Lancaster, three true bills for felony failure to stop at an accident, unauthorized use of a vehicle and destruction of property. Trial is set for July 21.

• Mark Jerome Redmond of Heathsville, one true bill for receiving stolen goods. Trial is set for August 4.

• Chelsea Marie Jarvis of North, one true bill for felony petit larceny. Trial is set for June 9.

• Johnshonicka J. Gregory of Heathsville, one true bill for felony wearing a mask. Trial is set for May 26.

• Allen C. Conaway, two true bills for felony grand larceny. Arraignment is set for May 12. Capias issued.

• Troy Dejuan Payne, two true bills for felony grand larceny. Arraignment is set for May 12. Capias issued.

• Elton Tawaron Cockrell, two true bills for felony grand larceny. Arraignment is set for May 12. Capias issued.

• Thomas Edward Stevens of Lancaster, two true bills for felony grand larceny. Arraignment is set for May 12. Stevens was arrested on a capias.