Sunday, August 7, 2022

ICYMI this month: Popeyes ex-employee arrested, missing woman’s remains found at Amboy Crater, WJCC principal placed on leave and more

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Warrants issued for ex-Popeyes employee in connection with credit card fraud case

An investigation began after two Popeyes customers told police money had been withdrawn from their credit card accounts on April 19 and April 21 after going through the location’s drive-thru. READ MORE

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Shakira Brenae King, 22, in connection to credit card fraud reports at the Williamsburg Popeye's franchise. (WYDaily/Courtesy WPD)
Shakira Brenae King, 22, in connection to credit card fraud reports at the Williamsburg Popeye’s franchise. (WYDaily/Courtesy of WPD)

Police: This high school student brought a loaded gun to Warhill. He’s now facing felony charges

Police said a loaded 9 mm handgun was found in Williams’ gym bag. Six rounds of ammunition were in the magazine. An additional round was located in Williams’ vehicle. READ MORE

Da’Quan Thomas Ky’Le Williams (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Da’Quan Thomas Ky’Le Williams (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Remains of missing Williamsburg woman found near Amboy Crater National Landmark, California

The remains of a Williamsburg woman missing since June 2018 has been found at Amboy Crater National Landmark in San Bernardino County, California. READ MORE

Susan Schmierer, 65, and her husband, William, 64, went missing near Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark in Southern California. (WYDaily/Courtesy San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department)
Susan Schmierer, 65, and her husband, William, 64, went missing near Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark in Southern California. (WYDaily/Courtesy San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department)

WJCC principal placed on administrative leave

Catherine Worley, Williamsburg-James City County schools assistant superintendent of school leadership, called parents and families on Monday evening to let them know the principal, Kimberly Hollemon, would be taking a leave of absence, said Eileen Cox, spokeswoman for the district. READ MORE

Kimberly Hollemon submitted her resignation as principal of Lafayette High School. (WYDaily/LHSPrin_WJCC Twitter)

Man who detonated pipe bomb in Colonial Williamsburg given 10 years

A 31-year-old man who detonated a pipe bomb in Colonial Williamsburg in October 2017 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. READ MORE

Stephen Powers (WYDaily/Courtesy Williamsburg Police Department)
Stephen Powers (WYDaily/Courtesy Williamsburg Police Department)
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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