Man gets 35 years for wife’s death
An Army veteran with no prior convictions but with a recent history of mental illness was sentenced Oct. 19 to 50 years in prison with 15 suspended for killing his wife last year. Deric Demetrius Colander, 54, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his estranged wife,... Read more

Recently deceased

Obituaries October 23, 2018

Anderson, Ms. Audrey Carol, of Chesterfield. Brumbelow, Mr. John Ellis “Johnny,” of Chesterfield, companion of Donna F. Enteman. Chappell, Mrs. Jean Lewis, 70, of Chesterfield, wife of Phillip Chappell Jr. Clements, Mrs. Dorothy Marie, 85, of Chesterfield, widow of Billy Mack Clements. Creasy, Mr. David Carrington Sr., 67, of North Chesterfield, husband of Martha... Read more
Charge refiled against man who was Tased
ABOVE: James Monk speaks during a press conference at the Chester Library earlier this year. A 22-year-old Richmond man who was Tased earlier this year for failure to comply with police officers’ orders recently had a charge refiled against him. James Monk was initially arrested March 28 near Virginia... Read more
Man gets four years in juvenile detention for killing 18-year-old: Convict said shooting was accidental
ABOVE: Tyquon D. Whitehead was accidentally shot by Abdul Q. Crapps-Robinson. A 17-year-old North Chesterfield resident was recently sentenced to four years in a state juvenile detention facility after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and reckless use of a firearm. Abdul Q. “Qadi” Crapps-Robinson was originally charged with second-degree... Read more
In conjunction with “Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” the Judges of the Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court recently introduced the Hope Card project. Hope Cards are durable, wallet-sized cards available to petitioners of family abuse protective orders upon entry of a final order of protection They are designed... Read more
Remembering David Creasy: An iconic member of fire and rescue
Longtime Chesterfield firefighter David Creasy died Oct. 15 after a four-year battle with cancer. Creasy served the community for 50 years. He joined the fire service in 1968 as a volunteer with the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department. In 1971, he went to work for the Richmond Bureau of Fire... Read more

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Obituaries October 16, 2018

Adams, Mr. Stuart Seldon Jr., 58, of South Chesterfield. Gibson, Mrs. Peggy Overby, 75, of North Chesterfield, widow of Larry Preston Gibson. Glass, Mr. Kenneth Wayne, 60, of Chesterfield, partner of Diane Johnson and widower of Patricia Glass. Harper, Ms. Doris May, 71, of Chesterfield,. Maith, Mrs. Carrie E., 89,... Read more
Police investigate shooting near VSU
The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Third Avenue adjacent to the Virginia State University campus at 1:55 a.m. Sunday. Officers responded to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was transported to... Read more
Help needed with theft recovery
A ‘dog box’ and cooler were recently stolen from a firefighter’s pickup. On Thursday, Oct. 11, a firefighter with Enon Volunteer Fire Department was busy working when she discovered that she was the victim of theft. Around midnight between running calls, the firefighter went to her truck and discovered... Read more
Late-term self-abortion charge against woman dismissed
A felony charge was dismissed last month against a woman who allegedly aborted her unborn child during the third trimester and buried it in the backyard of a residence in north Chesterfield. The Chesterfield Commonwealth Attorney’s office filed a motion Sept. 13 dismissing the charge against Michelle Frances Roberts,... Read more