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JCC man arrested in connection to armed robbery at York Street home

Kenneth Eugene Rew II (Courtesy VPRJ)
Kenneth Eugene Rew II (Courtesy VPRJ)

A James City County man was arrested Tuesday in connection to a Dec. 8 robbery at a residence on York Street, according to Williamsburg Police.

Kenneth Eugene Rew II was apprehended by Newport News Police without incident Tuesday and arrested on warrants for robbery, breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit robbery and wearing a mask in public, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said.

Around 11:20 a.m., two men pushed their way into a residence in the 400 block of York Street, brandished a firearm and demanded money, Riley said.

The suspects took an undetermined amount of cash and then fled, crossing over the railroad tracks onto Penniman Road, police said.

The victim described the men as two black males, one wearing all dark clothing and the other wearing a gray track suit and a black ski mask, Riley said.

The victim was not injured during the incident.

The other man accused in the robbery, 19-year-old Bryan Thomas Brooks, of Richmond, was arrested near the Valero on York Street after the incident Dec. 8. A nearby officer had seen a man fitting the description of one of the men, and took him into custody.

Brooks was taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail Dec. 8 and charged with robbery, breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Rew appeared in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. for arraignment.

Brooks is scheduled to appear for a hearing in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court on Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. He is being represented by attorney Paul Freeman.

Note: An original version of this story said Rew was arrested Monday. He was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Sarah Fearing
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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