by AnnGardner Eubank
HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened Tuesday, March 22, with the Hon. R. Michael McKenney presiding.
In the case of Quinta D. Bromley of Heathsville, charged with felony extortion in writing, a trial was set for June 28.
In the case of Brooke E. Germain of Heathsville, two charges of felony child abuse/disregard of life were dismissed following a differed disposition.
In the case of Nicole I. Hudson of Lottsburg, charged with felony arson of personal property valued over $1000, a trial was carried over to May 17.
In the case of Stephen K. Jones of Heathsville, charged with two felony counts of child abuse/disregard of life, a differed disposition was continued. On March 28, charges were dismissed following a hearing.
In the case of Michael S. Kappel of Heathsville, charged with two felony counts of obtaining money under false pretenses at a value of over $1000, felony grand larceny not personal property valued over $1000, and felony construction fraud through advance pay valued at over $1000, a trial was continued to May 17.
In the case of Corneisha Kelly of Heathsville, charged with felony violation of a protective order while armed, charges were reduced to misdemeanor violation of a protective order. Kelly was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 364 days suspended and faces $1543.85 in costs and was ordered to complete a community corrections program.
Christopher S. McKinley of Heathsville pleaded guilty to felony construction fraud through advanced pay of over $1000 which resulted in a deferred disposition on a first offender charge. He faces $505 in costs and was ordered to complete a community corrections program.
In the case of David T. Ercelino-Dodson of Weems, charged with probation violation of a felony offense, a show cause was continued to April 5.
Taykwan D. Lucas-Croxton of Hague pleaded guilty to eluding and disregarding police on a felony offense and was sentenced to five years with four years and three months suspended. He was fined $250 and faces costs of $2691.20 and was placed on indefinite supervision.
Lucas-Croxton additionally pleaded guilty to a first offense DWI and was sentenced to 12 months in jail with 12 months suspended. His license has been suspended for 12 months and he was ordered to complete Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program.
Lucas-Croxton also pleaded guilty to felony possession of Schedule I/II drugs and was sentenced to five years with five years suspended. Charges of intentional destruction of property valued at over $1000 and two counts of failure to appear on a felony offense resulted in noelle prosequi.