Man accused of raping, strangling woman found fit for trial


A mental health professional has determined a 30-year-old man accused of strangling and raping a woman on a dead-end road in James City County was sane at the time of the alleged offense. Christopher Rashad Johnson, of the 700 block of Croaker Road, meets the requirements to stand trial for charges of strangulation resulting in […]

Police: Man arrested for stealing $2,500 worth of sterling silver from JCC home

Jason Allen Powell (Courtesy VPRJ)

A 37-year-old Newport News man was arrested by police Monday following an investigation into the theft of sterling silver flatware from a James City County home. Jason Allen Powell is accused of stealing several pieces of sterling silver flatware from a home he had been performing work on, located in the 100 block of Ellinson Court, according to […]

Police: Terrier dies after being attacked by two loose dogs


One dog was killed and another injured after two loose pit bulls attacked them while they were walking with their owner Sunday evening, police said. Police responded to Wedgewood Drive after receiving a complaint about three dogs running at large in the neighborhood, James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said. Police were told that two […]

Young to remain on WJCC School Board despite demands for resignation


The Stryker Center resonated with tones of unwavering support Tuesday night as Williamsburg and James City County residents voiced their opposition to the requested resignation of Williamsburg-James City County School Board member Sandra Young. Sandra Young, whose husband has been accused of receiving child pornography, has elected to remain in her position on the board, despite […]

Online petition demands resignation of WJCC School Board member following child porn charges against husband


Several voters in James City County have signed a petition demanding the removal Sandra Young, the wife of a man accused of receiving child pornography, from the Williamburg-James City County School Board. By 6 p.m. Monday night, 46 people had signed a petition circulating online to remove Sandra Young from her position, less than 24 […]

JCC Police seek man accused of assaulting woman, taking car keys

Ryan DeCarlo Braxton, 41 (Courtesy of James City County Police)

James City County Police are searching for a man who they believe assaulted a woman during an early morning dispute in mid-November. Police are looking for Ryan DeCarlo Braxton, 41, of James City County, James City County Police Department spokesman Stephanie Williams said. Braxton is charged with abduction, grand larceny and domestic assault in connection […]

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