Grand Jury Returns 89 Indictments: Man Indicted for Disposal of 11-Month-Old’s Dead Body

Monday, March 19, 2012

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 84 individuals charging 168 separate offenses.

Among those indicted today was Lawrence Ray Smith Jr, age 33, of the 900 block of Virginia Beach Blvd. in Virginia Beach.  Smith is charged with felony Concealment of a Dead Body in connection with the death of 11-month-old Janyiha Whiteman in October 2011.

The grand jury also indicted five (5) individuals for felony Driving Under the Influence.  Those individuals are:

Defendant Name

Last Known

Address

Charges
Michael Wayde Brinson

100 block Brumley Road

Knotts Island, NC 27950
DUI – 3rd Conviction within 10 Years, Drive after License Revoked for DUI – Endangerment
Jessica Elizabeth Bryant

1100 block New Market Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
DUI – 3rd Conviction within 5 Years, Petit Larceny
Vonetta Nicole Heather Harrell

2200 block Reservoir Ave

Norfolk, VA 23504
DUI – 3rd Conviction within 10 Years
Riana Michelle Rich

400 block Harbor Point

Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Involuntary Manslaughter (DUI), DUI
Joseph Robert Whitehead

900 block Sonora Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23456
DUI – 3rd Conviction within 10 Years

 

Four (4) defendants were indicted for felony welfare fraud.  Those individuals are:

 

Defendant Name Last Known Address Charges Amount Alleged
Toliver Eugene Herring

400 block N. Witchduck Rd

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance (4 counts) Over $1900
Ronda Michelle Jones-Blaydes

9600 block Warwick Ave

Norfolk, VA 23503
Welfare Fraud - Fail to Notify Change in Circumstances >$200 Over $1600
Lisa Lynn Lugaro

3600 block Cainhoy Lane

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance, Welfare Fraud - Fail to Notify Change in Circumstances >$200 Over $1900
Schlante Tyler Stallings

3800 block Halyard Court

Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Knowingly Makes Any False Application For Welfare Assistance (3 counts), Fraudulently Obtaining Welfare Assistance > $200 (2 counts) Over $2300
 

Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.

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