Court Postings

By Nancy Drury-Duncan — In a plea agreement with the commonwealth, Christina Hickman, 47, of New Church, pleaded guilty to the assault and battery of a family member. She was originally charged with malicious maiming. Her now-husband said she stabbed him in the hand while she was sleepwalking. She had...
By Stefanie Jackson — Kevin Lawrence Clark, 42, of Lankford Highway, Nassawadox, was indicted July 11 on three felony charges of assault and battery of a law enforcement officer. Clark is accused of the assault and battery of Deputy D. Cobb and Deputy J.L. Smith, Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, and Officer...
By Nancy Drury Duncan — A New Church woman charged with murder and arson was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Both the commonwealth and the defense attorney agreed this was the proper disposition of the case. Kimiko Tenallie Dickerson, 41, was charged with the April 2021 second-degree murder...
By Nancy Drury-Duncan – Keshaun Lamar Coston, 31, of Painter, initially scheduled for a bench trial last week, entered into a plea agreement with the commonwealth. Coston pleaded guilty to five felonies, which include two counts of eluding, damage to a church cemetery, possession of a firearm by a convicted...
By Nancy Drury-Duncan — Frederick Marvin “Ricky” Barnes Jr., 35, of Exmore, pleaded guilty last week to the murders of his mother, 75-year-old Brenda Barnes, and of Dean Reid, 53, and the attempted murder of Barnes’ sister, Christina Green. On July 3, 2021, Green was hosting a birthday cookout for a...
Bail was denied for 18-year-old Jordan Eric Ames, of Onancock, charged with the October 2021 murder of 23-year-old Nicholas Kyle Joseph, of Painter. Ames was indicted on attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and use of a firearm. Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan described Ames as...
By Nancy Drury-Duncan – Frederick Marvin “Ricky” Barnes Jr., 35, of Exmore, pleaded guilty to the murders of his mother, 75-year-old Brenda Barnes and Dean Reid, 53, and the attempted murder of his sister Christina Green in a plea agreement with the commonwealth. All were gathered on July 3, 2021,...
By Nancy Drury-Duncan – Three men involved in a fight in cell-block E in July 2021 at Accomack County jail were sentenced for unlawful wounding. The victim, Derek Robinson, was described as “no angel” by Northampton County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jack Thornton who prosecuted the cases. The inmates had “a...
By Nancy Drury Duncan — Adam Watkins, 36, of Melfa, was acquitted of rape in a jury trial on Tuesday. Watkins was charged with the 2018 forcible rape of his sister-in-law who was only 14 years old at the time. The girl, who lives in Maryland, was staying with her sister,...
By Nancy Drury Duncan — A $50,000 bond was reduced to $25,000 for Domnique Rashad Wescott, 27, of Painter. He is charged with malicious shooting and maliciously shooting at an occupied building and related firearm charges. “He has no criminal record whatsoever,” said defense attorney Andre Wiggins. He said Wescott’s...