Police reports for Sept. 15-17

Published 10:09 pm Monday, September 18, 2017

The following information comes directly from the City of Suffolk Department of Media and Community Relations. It should be noted that a criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate a conviction has or will be attained nor that the party listed in the arrest report is guilty of the crime listed.

September 15


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Petit larceny, South Quay Road

Concealed weapon, North Main Street

Breaking and entering into a business, Pruden Boulevard

Tampering with a vehicle, Pine Valley Drive

Tampering with a vehicle, Lummis Road

Abandoned vehicle, Marshall Avenue

Lost or stolen property, Godwin Boulevard

Brandishing a firearm, Bridge Road

Simple assault, West Washington Street/Clay Street

Missing person, Pittmantown Road

Simple domestic assault, Nansemond Parkway

Larceny – shoplifting, College Drive

Possession of marijuana, Bank Street and North Main Street

Forcible rape, location withheld


Marshall S. Gowings, 40, trespassing (M)

Jerry Shavarshia Plain, 31, contempt of court (M)

Percell Junior Baxter, 36, contempt of court (M)

Jermaine Kenee Goffigan, 29, revocation of suspended sentence (F)

Derrick Hancock, 24, possession of marijuana (M)

Charles Hardy Whitfield, 22, possession of marijuana (M)

Florine Marie Harris, 47, driving under the influence of alcohol (M)

September 16


Sexual battery, location withheld

Possession of marijuana, Portsmouth Boulevard

Motor vehicle theft, Dumville Avenue

Theft of motor vehicle parts or accessories, North Main Street

Recovered stolen auto, East Riverview Drive

Simple domestic assault, Bradford Drive

Theft from a motor vehicle, West Riverview Drive

Theft from a motor vehicle, Western Avenue

Larceny – shoplifting, Holland Road

Counterfeiting, Godwin Boulevard

Petit larceny, Chestnut Street

Breaking and entering into a residence, Sterling Court

Theft from a motor vehicle, Kilby Lane

Motor vehicle theft, Heather Glen Drive

Grand larceny, Hosier Road

Tampering with a vehicle, Western Avenue

City report of property damage, White Marsh Road

Breaking and entering into a residence, North Broad Street

Vandalism of private property, Pughsville Road

Simple assault, Portsmouth Boulevard


Joe Edward Copeland, 47, driving under the influence of alcohol (M)

Lawanda Denise Hines, 43, assault and battery of a family member (M)

Jennifer Leigh Runyon, 41, keeping a dog over six months without a city license (M)

James Alexander Williams, 57, failure to comply with support obligations (M)

Anthony Wayne Garlick, 37, revocation of suspended sentence (M)

David Lee Newell, 34, driving after forfeiture of license (M)

September 17


Out-of-state fugitive, West Riverview Drive and Darden Avenue

Runaway juvenile, West Washington Street

Simple domestic assault, Gene Avenue

Destruction of property, Western Avenue and Church Street

Hit and run, Battery Avenue

Larceny – shoplifting, College Drive

Larceny – shoplifting, College Drive

Larceny – shoplifting, College Drive

Strong-armed robbery, Baker Street

Destruction of property, Stacey Drive

Vandalism of private property, Brookwood Drive

Simple assault, Stacey Drive

Sexual battery, location withheld

Abandoned vehicle, Collie Avenue and Beech Street

Hit and run with personal injury, Carolina Road and Babbtown Road

Abandoned vehicle, Adkins Circle

Simple assault, Boat Street

Simple assault, Bridge Road

Hit and run, Bridge Road

Petit larceny, Burnetts Way

Vandalism of private property, East Constance Road


Deongelo Jones, 39, driving under the influence of alcohol (M)

James Russell Wilson, 52, revocation of suspended sentence (M)

Charles William Lawson, 44, revocation of suspended sentence (F)

Elizabeth Lynn Byrd, 26, contempt of court (M)

Deshun O’Neil Dotson, 28, fugitive from justice (F)

M – Misdemeanor

F – Felony