Thursday, September 21, 2023

Toano father, daughter jailed in connection with stabbing of two men

Katherine Kelly (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Katherine Kelly (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A Toano man and his daughter are in jail in connection with the stabbing of two people — one being stabbed 13 times — in August, James City County Police said.

Police are asking the public for help in identifying a third suspect.

Timothy Kelly, 52 and her 21-year-old daughter, Katherine Kelly, are each jailed on charges of robbery, felonious assault, malicious wounding, malicious wounding by mob, breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Katherine Kelly is being held in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail; Timothy Kelly was arrested Wednesday in Redondo Beach, California and is awaiting extradition. His mug shot was not immediately available Friday.

James City County Police said officers were called to 190 block of Lakeside Drive in Historic Powhatan Resort on Aug. 29 to investigate an assault report.

There, they found a 22-year-old Newport News man who had been stabbed 13 times. He was flown to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries – he has since been released, police said.

And then there’s a 21-year-old James City County man who suffered a minor stab wound to his shoulder. He refused treatment.

A police investigation indicated Katherine Kelly had been in the condo with the two men earlier that evening but had left following an argument.

She returned a few minutes later with her father, Timothy Kelly, and an unidentified man. The three arrived at the condo and knocked on the door.

“As the door began to open, Timothy Kelly forced his way in and attacked the 22-year-old victim stabbing him 13 times,” police said in a news release. “The 21-year-old victim had been inside the condo and attempted to break up the fight. He received one stab wound to his shoulder.”

The unidentified man grabbed a bag containing a gaming system and the trio fled the area, police said.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information about the incident, especially the identity and whereabouts of the third suspect, to call Officer Logan English at 757-603-6033 or or call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

You may also submit tips online at


John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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