Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper archive
A Publisher Extra® Newspaper

Daily Press from Newport News, Virginia • Page 23

Daily Pressi
Newport News, Virginia
Issue Date:
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

rvbp C6 Friday, Nov. 19, 1993 LOCAL STATE mo 1 Legislator on-trial; for embezzlement jj I Man loses appeal in murder case said he expected Russell to testify today, but a final decision had not been made. JohnathanA. Watson, a State Police special agent, testified that Russell raised more than RUSSELL May testify $20,000 from February 1991 to December 1992 for Richmond Velo Sports. Watson said about one-third of the money was spent on the Signet Cycling Team, while about two-thirds of the money ended up in Russell's personal checking account.

Watson said a treasurer's report by Russell given to the other two members of the Richmond Velo Sports board of directors in November 1992 did not reflect that V- ll lp Russell had cashed 1 1 checks from i the organization's account. Richmond Velo Sports was founded to help cyclists become i competitive and not solely to aid the Signet team, of which Russell's son, Tom, was originally a mem- Bicycle club funds misuse is charged Trip ASPOC'fltPil CHEST ERfTeLD State Sen. Robert E. Russell Sr. solicited donations for a cycling team, then cashed checks from a booster club account and deposited them in a personal account, a prosecutor said at the opening of Russell's embezzlement trial Thursday.

Russell, 51, has said that as founder, treasurer and chief fundraiser for the Richmond Velo Sports booster club, he used the; money to help his 19-year-old son with his professional cycling training, and that he didn't need approval to write checks. "The defendant was placed in a of trust by people and he violated that trust, James Wil-, lett, a special prosecutor from Prince William County. Willett and Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney paul B. Ebert were appointed to the case after the Chesteri'ieid prosecutor excused himself because of a possible conflict of interest. Defense attorney-Dennis Dohnal All ofBii 1 8s I I I II' l.i IHI i W4 "sow.

109: OLDS WW) p. IZ jf Vul'J SUPER SANTA. Santa Claus, above, pays a visit to the Tabb Super Kmart store for its grand opening on Thursday. Zachery Emerson, 2, traveled from Newport News with his babysitter to the store to observe the festivities and offer his Christmas-gift recommendations to Santa. Erica Potensky, 2, right, enjoyed the independence of her own kid-sized cart, and received a free watch as one of the first 1 ,000 kids inside the store.

Kristin FaulknerDaily Press Bust in assault case nets crack cocaine Robert Logan Taylor, 25, of Mathews has lost his bid to have his murder conviction thrown out. Taylor was convicted in August I 1992 of the murder of Jamie Armis-; tead of Mathews. In November 1991, Armistead was beaten to death with the stock of a shotgun and was cut and stabbed numcr-; ous times, according to testimony at Taylor's trial. Taylor was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder, two years in prison for using a gun in the crime and one year in jail for setting fire to Armistead's truck after the murder. In his appeal, Taylor contended that he should not have been convicted of first-degree murder because there was no premeditation.

He also contended that the gun conviction should be thrown out because the shotgun was used as a bludgeon, not as a firearm. In May the Court of Appeals said there was no merit to his arguments. In an Aug. 4 decision, the Supreme Court of Virginia refused to consider the case. The decision was filed with Mathews Circuit Court in September and released this week.

Health Department looking for dog JAMES CITY The county Health Department is looking for a medium-sized mixed yellow lab that was last seen Wednesday in the area of Grove on Jackson Street. The dog has bitten a person, and if the animal is not found the victim may have to undergo preventive rabies treatment. Anyone with information about the dog should call the James City Health Department at 253-4813 or Animal Control at 253-1800. $10.6 million contract for yard NEWPORT NEWS The Navy has awarded Newport News Shipbuilding a $10.6 million contract to defuel the nuclear-powered missile cruiser USS Long Beach to take it out of service, Rep. Robert C.

Scott, D-Newport News, announced Thursday. The work is expected to be completed by May 31. Sheriff must give paper bank records LYNCHBURG A judge on Wednesday set a 5 p.m. Friday deadline for Bedford County Sheriff Carl Wells to give a newspaper bank statements from a personal checking account he uses for his department's payroll. The Roanoke Times World-News had filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Wells on Oct.

18. No written response came within the required five days, so the paper filed suit last Friday in Lynchburg Circuit Court. Judge Mosby G. Perrow III said Wells must give the newspaper copies of monthly bank statements from July 1, 1990, to June 30, 1993. The sheriff also must turn over any canceled checks drawn from the interest-bearing account that were not payroll or tax related, the judge said.

Last week, an auditor's report concluded that the Sheriffs Office payroll account contained almost $30,000 at the close of the fiscal year. Wells must surrender any interest generated from the account because it is public money, said the state auditor of public accounts, Walter J. Kucharski. Intermingling of public and private money is illegal. Police testimony forces mistrial $14,800 K- A ft 1994 OLDS SUPREME 14003 $16,995 (pic- 7i7757? r.

-r 1994 OLDS By Mary Duan Daily Press JAMES CITY Officers who went to a local motel looking for an assault suspect found their man and more 68 rocks of crack cocaine individually wrapped and ready for sale. Police went to the Family Inn Motel on Airport Road on Wednesday after receiving a tip they could fine Jevon Wynne, a 19-year-old wanted for assault and battery and violating probation, said James City County police Capt. Ken Middle-brook. Another man came out of the room and officers saw Wynne inside. When they entered, they also saw the cocaine in a plastic bag.

Middlebrook said. No legislators in The Associated Press RICHMOND Republican legislators looking for a spqt on George Allen's Cabinet may be disappointed. Allen told reporters Wednesday that he probably will not name any General Assembly members to Cabinet posts. "We need every vote that we can get in the legislature," he said. 15,995 The Family of Henson W.

Williams would like to express our appreciation to our family, friends and neighbors for their kindness, support and understanding. Your prayers, flowers, visits, phone calls, cards and spiritual remembrances will always be treasured. Katie M. Williams Ruth Williams Mask For Middle Peninsula Service pick up your phone call 693-2111 247-4925 PLACE CLASSIFIED or DISPLAY ADVERTISING ORDER HOME DELIVERY SERVICE REPORT NEWS EVENTS Middle Peninsula Office J3aUi 1ress Main St. Gloucester HEW 1994 OLDS SUPREME CONV.

ber, Dohnal said. Russell, a Republican, has served in the Senate since Oldsmobiles their Upfront ipiPi CIERA uooi 1 ft 1 1 1 Tiff X' TXT. CIERA 14008 El Twmwg-iaMp BUBARU Gloucester, VA vadlr oducts 1 1 tr -1 Fi II Ml 7 to 1 i Wynne and a companion, 19-year-old Anthony Graham, were charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm while in possession of cocaine. A third man in the room, Corey Roane, 18, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm while in possession of cocaine. The 23 grams of cocaine worth about $3,000 were confiscated, as were two loaded automatic handguns, $434 in cash, three pagers and a cellular phone, Middlebrook said.

Bond was set at $5,000 for Roane and Graham, while Wynne was ordered held on $10,000 bond. Allen Cabinet Democrats will control the Senate 22-18 and the House of Delegates 52-47 with one independent when the assembly convenes in January. If GOP lawmakers were named to the Cabinet, their seats would be vacant during the 1994 session unless special elections were held quickly. Allen said he has picked a few Cabinet members but will not announce any names until December. of Experience" 34002 i I 1 Now $1 3,995 now $1 1 ,499 1 Now $1 3,999 NowJU.Oyy 1 Gloucester, VA vadlr Fi in L-a a si In stock for immediate delivery! ia2J ILaaaa FRUCZK "The Strength 1994 JIMMY 4DR 4X4 Was $23,922 I I 1 1994 SUBURBAN 34007 Was $28,623 1994 SIERRA PU 4X4 34006 Was $23,898 1994 SAFARI VAN 34009 Was $24,720 1994 SONOMA PU 34008 Was $15,112 1994 YUKON 34010 Was $27,435 -1994 SONOMA 34018 (Several to choose) Was $12,704 693-2828 1 VJIjXj JILL 800-693-2828 Sale Hours: gig MPQA a Tit.

17, 1 VMM 1 0 aturday 8am-6pm Sunday 12-4pm 199 SIERRA HEAVY HALF PU in vj i I 1 ti fi 11 Turbo DiesefJ i A i 11 -ws RICHMOND A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in Glenn Barker's concealed weapons case after a Henrico County police officer testified that Barker is a convicted child murderer. Barker, 35, was charged with possession of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon after a pellet gun was discovered in his vehicle during a March 26 traffic stop in the county. Barker was convicted 10 years ago of the murder of Katherine S. Worsky in Charlottesville. Attorneys in Barker's current case agreed that details of his murder conviction were not to be discussed in his latest trial.

But Henrico Officer L.N. Cooper testified that when she pulled over Barker, she recognized him from his 1983 murder conviction. Barker, who is free on $10,000 bond, could face five years in prison and a $1,000 fine if convicted. From ttaff and wire report 1 ,7999 e1 (Several to choose) Was $15,21 1994 SAFARI VAN Was $22,811 693-282 TOLL FREE 800-693-2828 Sale Hours: M-F 8-8 Sat. 8-4 Service Hours: M-F 8-5 Rt.

17, 2F994 1 Ton 6.5 lists '21 8 owMm ft I 7kE urn i 8 Edqehill Shopping Center 693-3232 005' 1 ml.

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra® Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the Daily Press
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

About Daily Press Archive

Pages Available:
Years Available: