This Week in Crime: Man Accused of Shooting Girl with Air Soft Gun

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This week, a man is facing felony charges after being accused of shooting a girl with an air soft gun, and police are investigating shots fired in Grove.

Check out all the crime stories that did not make the headlines this week and others you may have missed below.

James City County

Police Investigating Shots Fired in Grove

A tow truck driver reported to police he heard an argument followed by gunshots early Sunday morning in the Grove area of James City County.

A James City County Police report shows the driver was called to the area of Church Street and Whiting Avenue to tow a car that had crashed into a wooded area off the road on Railroad Street when he heard people in the area arguing, then the sound of guns firing.

The man fled the area upon hearing the gunshots and called police, who responded by 3:20 a.m.

When officers arrived, they found three people in the area — one woman and two men — as well as an unloaded firearm in the car, police said. Officers also noticed bullet holes in the rear of the car.

Investigators and crime scene analysts responded to the area, and several people were questioned.

Police said one of the men suffered an injury to his left arm and was bleeding, but it is unclear how he was injured.

The incident remains under investigation.

JCC PD Looking for Suspect Wanted for Probation Violation

Joseph Konoff (Courtesy James City County)
Joseph Konoff (Courtesy James City County)

Police are asking the public for help in locating a 28-year-old man wanted for violating his probation.

The suspect, Joshua Caleb Konoff, was originally convicted of breaking and entering in 2011, according to court records.

Anyone with information on Konoff’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

Williamsburg

Police Arrest Woman Found Passed Out in Car

A 30-year-old woman is facing a felony charge after police say she had suspected oxycodone pills in her possession.

The suspect, Tabitha Nicole Walker, was found passed out in a car while parked in the parking lot of Williamsburg Christian Church on John Tyler Lane.

Medics were called to Walker’s car at around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, and officers arrived shortly after. Officers said she appeared to be intoxicated, so they placed her under arrest for drunk in public, said Maj. Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department.

Police searched Walker after her arrest and found small container with what appeared to be nine oxycodone pills, so she has also been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

York County

Man Facing Charges for Shooting Girl With Air Soft Gun, Authorities Say

A 32-year-old man is charged with child neglect and abuse and maiming after being accused of shooting a 12-year-old girl with an air soft gun.

The incident happened June 2 in the 2800 block of Old Williamsburg Road, the home of the suspect, Jerkins Ronte Peebles.

Lt. Dennis Ivey with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said Peebles shot the girl several times inside the house.

The girl was not treated for any injuries, Ivey said. Child Protective Services was called to the scene, and the girl is now safe.

Peebles now faces felony charges of child abuse, maiming and assault and battery on a family member, third offense.

Authorities Looking for Fraudulent Check Suspect

The man pictured is accused of cashing fraudulent checks in Upper York County. (Courtesy YPSO)
The man pictured is accused of cashing fraudulent checks in Upper York County. (Courtesy YPSO)

A man is accused of depositing several fraudulent checks into a bank account in Upper York County.

Deputies with YPSO are searching for the suspect, pictured right, who is accused of withdrawing money from the account after depositing the fraudulent checks March 6 or 7.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the Facebook tip line at 890-4999.

YPSO Arrests One in Pistol Whipping Incident

A 31-year-old Newport News man is facing charges after authorities say he hit a man with a gun.

The suspect, Reginald P. Phillips, is facing a felony charge of unlawful wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for the incident, which occurred in the 300 block of Firby Road on May 20.

Ivey said Phillips walked up the driveway of the man who lives on Firby Road after midnight and assaulted him with a firearm.

“Basically, he was pistol-whipped,” Ivey said.

The man suffered a laceration to his left eye.

The motive behind the alleged pistol whipping is unknown.

YPSO Looking for Two Suspected Walmart Thieves

The woman pictured is accused of stealing household items with a man at the Tabb Walmart. (Courtesy YPSO)
The woman pictured is accused of stealing household items with a man at the Tabb Walmart. (Courtesy YPSO)

Authorities are asking the public for help in gathering information on two people suspected of stealing from Walmart.

The male and female suspect are accused of stealing household items from the Walmart in Tabb on May 23, a post on the YPSO Facebook page said.

A photo of the female suspect was provided by YPSO.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the YPSO Facebook tip line at 890-4999.

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