Accomack Circuit Court Indictments

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By Nancy Drury Duncan – 

A plea agreement was reached with Heather Renee Corbin, 35, of New Church, charged with robbery and distribution of cocaine. 

According to the terms of the agreement, Corbin pleaded guilty to three counts of accessory after the fact of a robbery and one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. 

Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan said he entered into the agreement because Corbin was the victim of “significant physical abuse” by her husband Jarrell Corbin. He was already a convicted felon when he robbed three Shore convenience stores at gunpoint in late 2019 and early in 2020. He is currently serving a 15- year prison sentence for those crimes. 

Morgan said Renee Corbin, who drove Jarell Corbin to the scene of the robberies, was not involved in the planning of the robberies and received no proceeds from them. “The commonwealth believes she has a substantial defense of duress by Corbin,” he said. “Her drug abuse was associated with living with Corbin. The commonwealth has elected to make these amendments and hopes not to see her again. This was a very dark period in her life.” 

Defense attorney Tucker Watson said his client was currently enrolled in the re-entry program at the Eastern Shore Regional Jail and asked that she be evaluated for the Community Corrections Alternative Program. She is set for sentencing on June 9. 

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Antwine Jermaine Johnson, 32, of Painter, pleaded guilty to felony assault and battery of a household member, third or subsequent offense, in a plea agreement with the commonwealth. He was sentenced to one year in jail with all that time suspended. 

In June 2020, Johnson got into an argument with his mother. When his father attempted to intervene, Johnson struck him in the face. He was highly intoxicated at the time, said Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Baker. 

According to the terms of the agreement, Johnson will be on supervised probation for two years and on good behavior for five years. In addition, a protective order was issued ordering him to have no contact with his parents or go onto their property during his period of probation. 

A special condition of that probation is that he is to refrain from the use of alcohol, marijuana, or any illegal drugs and will follow all instructions given to him by the office of probation and parole. His parents did not want to see their son go to jail for a long time and hoped that probation and its accompanying requirements would help him, Baker said.

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