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A man facing felony charges in connection with the Jan. 27 fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Tabb High School student had separate robbery charges involving the theft of marijuana certified against him Thursday.
Tevin Lambert, a 20-year-old man suspected of providing the backpack to a 17-year-old Grafton High School boy who authorities say attempted to rob Dylan Peters at his York County home before fatally shooting him, is also facing a charge of armed robbery and a charge of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony for a Sept. 8 robbery.
Authorities said Lambert and a 15-year-old boy — who has since pleaded guilty to the crime and is serving a sentence at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Richmond — went to a 16-year-old boy’s apartment on Cavalier Drive in York County to obtain marijuana.
The 16-year-old boy, who is not being named due to his age, testified against Lambert on Thursday in York-Poquoson Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and said Lambert provided him with a gun with which to rob the 15-year-old of marijuana.
The victim testified the 16-year-old came to his door, took the weed from him and ran across his yard.
The boy began chasing him, and the 16-year-old turned and pointed a gun at him, saying “if you call the cops, I’ll shoot the house up.”
Meanwhile, Lambert was “just sitting there and laughing,” the victim said. The 16-year-old said he eventually returned the gun to Lambert.
Judge Wade Bowie certified both charges against Lambert to a grand jury.
Lambert is also suspected of helping to arrange a drug deal between the 17-year-old suspect and Dylan Peters at Peters’ home on Cattail Lane in January.
Lambert is accused of providing the shooting suspect with the backpack to store the stolen drugs and is facing a felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery.
That case was continued to 9 a.m. June 8.
The shooting suspect, whose name is not being released at this time because of his age, is scheduled to appear for a probable cause hearing at 1:30 p.m. April 23 in York Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
He faces second-degree murder, felony attempted robbery and felony use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He allegedly fired five shots through the door of Peters’ home and into Peters, who died at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News.
Given the nature of the offense, the shooting suspect will likely be tried as an adult. A judge will decide whether to take the case out of Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and into Circuit Court on April 23.