10 Indicted in Northampton


By Linda Cicoira — An Exmore man was indicted last week by a Northampton grand jury on a forcible rape charge. Nine other people were also indicted on counts ranging from strangulation to destruction of property.

Leeaudre Diontay Tazewell, aka Leeandre Tazewell, 27, of Occohannock Road, is accused of raping an Exmore woman on June 8. He was initially charged with two counts of rape by force or intimidation and is being held without bond. Officer Jonathan Gonzalez, of the Exmore Police Department (EPD), investigated. 

In another case, Excelsis Elizabeth Saunders, 27, of Birdsnest Drive in Birdsnest, was indicted on a count of robbing her sister, Fashion Saunders, by presenting a firearm or other deadly weapon on July 14. Excelsis Saunders was also accused of strangling her sister. That charge was certified in the county’s juvenile and domestic relations court, but an indictment for that crime was not requested. Deputy Roger Pike, of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO), investigated.

Gavin Trent Sayers, 21, of Yardley Road in Eastville, was indicted on a count of maliciously wounding Mark Sanford on July 20. Sayers is free on $3,500 bond with the condition that he have no contact with Sanford and not trespass at Kelley’s Pub, in Cape Charles. Lt. Tom Potts, of the Cape Charles Police Department, investigated

Steve Giddens, 47, of Willow Lane in Birdsnest, was indicted on a count of burglary at the home of Tynia Hilliard and assault and battery of Hilliard on July 20. Deputy Jacob Foisey, of the NCSO, investigated.

Jericho Llaneta, 28, of Baltic Avenue in Virginia Beach, Va., was indicted on a count of eluding police July 16. Sgt. David Eder, of NCSO, investigated.

Juan Ponce, 38, of Broadway in Elmhurst, N.Y., was indicted on counts of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and credit card theft on April 18. Chief Angelo DiMartino, of the EPD, investigated.

James Allen Powell, 70, of Belle Haven Road in Belle Haven, was indicted on a count of felony destruction of property belonging to his son, Jason Powell, that was valued at $1,000 or more. The incident occurred on May 3. Trooper A.J. Rohnke investigated 

Maria Lucia Rodriguez, 36, of Rams Horn Drive in Cape Charles, was indicted on a count of hit-and-run with damages of $1,000 or more. The incident occurred on July 28. Trooper C.G. Brockwell investigated.

Laura Dean Weber, 19, of Gladstonebury Road in Winston-Salem, N.C., was indicted on a count of possessing cocaine on June 14. Officer R.S. Kellam, of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT) Police Department, investigated

Pabnesia Anne Zachary, 32, of Allen Way of Milford, Del., was indicted on counts of distributing between a half-ounce and five pounds of marijuana and possession of tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, the active chemical cannabis, which is a Schedule I or II drug. The incidents occurred on March 21. Officer D. Hall, of the CBBT Police Department, investigated.