Grand Jury Returns 87 Indictments: Officer Chases Robber out of Second Story Window, Defendant Indicted

Monday, November 21, 2011

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced that a grand jury meeting in Virginia Beach Circuit Court today returned indictments against 80 individuals charging 146 separate offenses.

Wilbert Antonio Banks Jr., 29, of the 700 block of W. 38th Street in Norfolk, Virginia, was indicted for three (3) counts of Abduction, Robbery (Attempt), Armed Burglary, Wearing a Mask in Public, Use of a Firearm, Conspiracy, and Possession of a Firearm by a Non-Violent Felon.  Banks is charged in connection with a home invasion in the Indian Lakes neighborhood of Virginia Beach on September 22, 2011.  When police responded to the home, Banks allegedly escaped through a second story window.  An officer jumped out the window after Banks and was able to apprehend him. 


The grand jury also indicted Felicia Odean Hoyle, 44, of the 5200 block of Lake Victoria Arch in Virginia Beach, Virginia for Embezzlement > $200.  Hoyle is accused of embezzling over $3,000 from the City of Virginia Beach while employed as a recreation specialist for the Parks and Recreation department.


A total of 26 defendants were charged with felony drug crimes, comprising over 32% of those indicted today.  The grand jury also indicted 3 individuals for felony Driving Under the Influence.  Those individuals are:


Defendant Name Last Known Address Charges
Willie Dewayne Allen

100 block Thames Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
DUI - 3rd Conviction within 5 years
Jared Thomas Baker

1300 block E. Ocean View Ave

Norfolk, VA 23503
DUI - 3rd Conviction within 10 years
Vincent Merrell Burns

1100 block Olive Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23464
DUI - 3rd  Conviction within 10 years, Possession of Schedule I/II Drug


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