Pregnant York County woman to serve time for meth lab

Paul Dunn and Katrina Welch (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A woman who operated a meth lab in the backyard of her York County home will spend four months in prison following a judge’s order Thursday. Katrina Jeanette Welch, who now lives in Norfolk, appeared at the York-Poquoson Circuit Court Thursday morning for a sentencing hearing. Welch, 41, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and […]

Sanity in question for man accused of murdering mother

Ronnie Lavender Dovbish, age 19. (Photo courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A psychologist’s ethics and raw case notes were at the center of a debate in York-Poquoson Circuit Court Tuesday during a pre-trial hearing for a man accused of stabbing his mother to death. A March 22 order for an independent evaluation of the sanity of Ronnie Lavender Dovbish, 22, caused controversy in the courtroom Tuesday, […]

Final Defendant in York County Armed Home Invasion Pleads Guilty

York-Poquoson Courthouse

The final defendant in the armed burglary of a York County home pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit robbery in York-Poquoson Circuit Court Tuesday. Charles Elliot Brooks, 28, was originally slated to go to trial in July but entered into a plea agreement with the prosecution Tuesday that dropped four of five charges […]

Yorktown Man Pleads Guilty in DUI Car Crash

York-Poquoson Courthouse

A man charged in connection with a four-car accident that took place at the intersection of Route 17 and Dare Road in September 2014 pleaded guilty to third or subsequent offense of driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license and misdemeanor assault and battery in York-Poquoson Circuit Court on Thursday. Noel Thomas Wakelyn […]

Man to Serve 12 Years for Fatal DUI Hit-and-Run

Kevin Anthony Boone (Courtesy Virginia State Police)

A York County man admitted the prosecution had sufficient evidence to prove his guilt in a drunken hit-and-run that killed 23-year-old Alyssa Rhoades and severely injured a man who was walking with her along George Washington Memorial Highway last year. Kevin Anthony Boone, 57, entered into a plea agreement with the York County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office […]