Commonwealth v. Sterling Theodore Carrington; Shooting outside Barbershop Draws 10 Year Sentence

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Sterling Theodore Carrington, 32, formerly residing in the 900 block of Newtown Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge H. Thomas Padrick on charges of Aggravated Malicious Wounding and Use of a Firearm.  Judge Padrick sentenced Carrington to 23 years in the Department of Corrections with 13 years suspended, leaving Carrington ten (10) years to serve.  Judge Padrick found Carrington guilty of the two (2) felony charges on April 27, 2011.  

The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that on December 9, 2010, Sterling Carrington started an argument with the victim outside of the Universal Cuts barbershop in the 900 block of Newtown Road. After the altercation, the victim walked back into the barbershop, where he worked.  Carrington followed the victim inside and shot him in the face.  A search warrant was executed at Carrington’s home.  A gun recovered from his residence was matched by the Department of Forensic Science to the shell casing left at the crime scene as being the same gun used in the shooting.  The victim suffered permanent damage to his face, the loss of several teeth, and continues to require surgeries as a result of the shooting. 


Carrington’s prior record includes convictions in Kings County, New York for Robbery, Possession of a Firearm, and Trespassing. 


The case was handled by Associate Commonwealth’s Attorney Tabitha B. Anderson. Please call Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.​