Grand Jury Returns 93 Indictments: Many Repeat Offenders among Those Indicted

Monday, December 19, 2011

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that a grand jury sitting in Virginia Beach Circuit Court indicted 82 individuals, charging 165 separate offenses.

Many of those indicted have histories of prior criminal convictions. Seven (7) individuals were indicted for Petit Larceny – 3rd or Subsequent Offense, which is a felony offense carrying up to five (5) years in prison under Virginia law.

Defendant Name Last Known Address Charges
Christopher Ryan Benford

2900 block Brighton Beach Place

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Petit Larceny (3rd or Subsequent Offense)
James Matthew Johnson Unknown Petit Larceny (3rd or Subsequent Offense)
Juan Antonio Lopez Jr

500 block Perry Shores Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Petit Larceny (3rd or Subsequent Offense)
Dana Moore

100 block Abilene Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23502
Petit Larceny (3rd or Subsequent Offense)
Antonio Eugene Spence

3500 block Campion Avenue

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Petit Larceny (3rd or Subsequent Offense) – 2 counts
Robert Taylor Jr

4600 block Chippendale Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Petit Larceny (3rd or Subsequent Offense)
Larry Lee Ricten Wallace II

900 block Emory Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Petit Larceny (3rd or Subsequent Offense) – 2 counts, Concealment (3rd Offense)
 

Five (5) defendants were indicted for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. “Most of these cases involve felons who were using weapons to commit other crimes,” Bryant said. “This proves that many felons continue to obtain and use guns.  Further, they continue to commit crimes. These criminals either weren’t sent to prison when they should have been, or they are already out. Perhaps consideration should be given to keeping them there longer.” Those five (5) individuals are:

Defendant Name Last Known Address Charges
Michael Jay Dunning

1200 block Holley Ave

Chesapeake, VA 23320
Firearm – Possess/Transport/Conceal – Convicted Felon – Violent Felon
Shelah Fields

1100 block Sparrow Road

Chesapeake, VA 23325
Firearm – Possess/Transport/ Conceal – Convicted Felon, Possess Schedule I/II Drug, Larceny of Firearm- Not from the Person
Jacob Louis Girau

400 block Presidential Blvd

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Firearm – Possess/Transport/ Conceal – Convicted Felon, Receipt of a Stolen Firearm, Concealed Weapon (2nd offense)
Torrey Lavell Washington

900 block Jay Are Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Firearm – Possess/Transport/ Conceal – Convicted Felon, Larceny of Firearm- Not from the Person, Armed Robbery of a Residence, Abduction (2 counts), Statutory Burglary of Dwelling while Armed w/intent Assault & Batter, Conspiracy, Use of a Firearm (3 counts)
Dazavier T. Webster

100 block N. Ocean Blvd

Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Firearm - Possess/Transport/ Conceal - Convicted Juvenile Violent Felon
 

Please call Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.

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