Contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge investigated.
LAWRENCEVILLE – Tashawna Nikita Talbert, 28, from Norfolk is charged with eluding police, a felony, on Oct. 31, 2020. A passenger, Kyree Devon Hayes, is charged with assault and battery of a family member.
Captain Brad Evans with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said at approximately 8:09 p.m. Deputy A. D. Peter saw a silver Chevrolet Impala traveling westbound in the left lane on Governor Harrison Parkway near Jones Circle Road. The vehicle would slow down and speed up between 47 mph and 80 mph. He ran the vehicle information that came back for a gold Acura. Peter also saw that when the brakes were applied the third brake light would illuminate but the driver and passenger side lights did not illuminate any brighter. He initiated a traffic stop. The driver failed to pull over and notified dispatch that he was attempting to stop the vehicle. Brodnax Police Chief J. Carey was at the Slip-in in Brodnax and was able to pull out in front of the Chevy. The driver tried several times to get around Chief Carey on the right shoulder several times. The last attempt the driver passed a SUV by using the right shoulder and came back onto the roadway. When the vehicle entered the roadway the driver lost control of the vehicle and spun into the right embankment with the driver side of the vehicle. Peter could see four occupants inside the vehicle. The other three passengers were black males who all fled the vehicle and entered into the wood line. The female driver was still in the vehicle and was ordered out of the vehicle and placed in hand restraints. Peter asked the driver if she had a driver’s license and she said she just had an ID card. A canvas of the area around the vehicle Peter located 3 handguns behind the vehicle along the path of the three males.
Talbert was transported to the Meherrin River Regional Jail and charged with felony eluding. She was also issued a summons for no valid driver’s license, defective equipment/driver and passenger brake lights and improper vehicle registration. The bail was set at $3,500.
Hayes, the passenger, was located by Mecklenburg Deputies when they responded to a residence for a suspicious person. Hayes had a domestic assault and battery warrant out of Norfolk. Mecklenburg Deputies brought Hayes to the regional jail and transferred custody. He admitted to the Mecklenburg Deputies that he was a passenger in the vehicle from the pursuit. He was served a warrant for domestic assault and was given a $1,500 secured bond.
Theodore Charlton Montague, 58, from Prince George is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor on Nov. 5.
Evans said Lieutenant D. Jarrell responded to a gunshot call on Boydton Plank Road in the Warfield area. Dispatch determined that this was an accidental shooting that happened when individuals were target practicing. On scene Jarrell made contact with a juvenile and the caller led him to the location of the victim. When making contact with the victim Jarrell saw he had a through and through gunshot wound to the left thigh area. The victim was identified as a juvenile. The victim stated that he thought he put the safety on but did not have it completely engaged and the gun fired.
Evans said there was an adult male on the scene identified as Montague. He was the owner of the firearm. The victim was loaded into a vehicle and taken up the path to meet rescue. He was transported to VCU Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill for treatment.
Jarrell asked Montague if he saw what happened. He stated the victim was shooting at the target, stopped and put the gun on safety. Montague stated he heard another shot and heard the victim scream and fall to the ground. He stated he was away from the victim at the time of the incident.
When talking to Montague Jarrell could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. He stated he drank two beers around 1 p.m. prior to picking the boys up. A preliminary breath test was ordered at 3:14 p.m. and he blew a .07 BAC. Montague stated he should have paid closer attention.
In other matters, Simeon Maurice Johnson, 22, from Durham, N.C. is charged with reckless handling of a firearm on Nov. 6.
Evans said Captain B. T. Evans was working stationary radar on Interstate 85 at the 28-mile marker and saw a red Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed, verified to be 85 mph in a 70 mph zone. Evans initiated a traffic stop. As he was catching up to the vehicle the Jeep slightly swerved into the left lane and at one point cuts off a tractor trailer while moving to the right lane. As Evans is catching up to the vehicle he saw a black object leave the passenger window of the Jeep and strike the guardrail on the right side of the highway then come flying back across the interstate. Evans saw that it was some type of handgun with an extended magazine. He visually marked the spot and made the traffic stop at the 25 mile marker. Evans asked what was thrown from the window and Johnson denied throwing anything from the vehicle. Evans saw that Johnson was very nervous looking forward. He could also see that his pulse was elevated by the jugular vein pulsating rapidly. Evans contacted Sergeant Jones to assist and a black handgun was located. The weapon was photographed and collected. Johnson did not make a statement.
Johnson Gray Stith, 24, from Lawrenceville and Jaliyah Cheyenne Stith, 21, also from Lawrenceville are charged with assault and battery of a family member on Nov. 8.
Evans said Sergeant D. G. Peacock was dispatched to the Pinecrest Apartments for a report of a fight in progress. The party stated that the fight was taking place between multiple individuals. The two parties were intoxicated. Both parties due to relationship were arrested.