Friday, April 12, 2024

Man Strikes Plea Deal to Avoid More Charges in Fatal Drug Robbery

Tevin Lambert (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Tevin Lambert (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A man struck a plea deal with prosecution that keeps him from facing additional charges in the drug-related incident that led to the death of a 17-year-old boy.

Tevin DeSean Lambert, a 21-year-old from Newport News, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery.

The plea deal Lambert, represented by attorney Richard Collins, struck with Commonwealth’s Attorney Benjamin Hahn and Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Krystyn Reid guarantees he will not face additional charges related to the Jan. 27 shooting death of Dylan Peters.

Lambert also agreed to testify against Evan Tyler, the 17-year-old teenager accused of fatally shooting Peters, if the prosecution needs his testimony. Tyler’s trial is scheduled for Oct. 13.

A criminal complaint filed against Lambert in February shows Lambert admitted to authorities he helped to arrange a drug deal between Peters and Tyler through text messages. Lambert was not present when Peters was killed at his own home on Cattail Lane in Tabb.

Judge Frederick Lowe scheduled Lambert’s sentencing for Oct. 8.

Tuesday’s hearing was Lambert’s second trip to the York-Poquoson Courthouse within a week. Last week, he was found guilty of stealing marijuana from a teenager in a separate incident last September.

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