Four arrested after man shot during home invasion robbery in James City County

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James City County, Va. – Four men have been arrested after a man was shot during a home invasion robbery in James City County Saturday night.

Christopher Allen Williams, Jr., 21,  Devonte J. Hayes, 21, D’Andre Andrews Hardy, 21, all of Williamsburg and Marklin Antonio Mitchell, Jr., 21, of White Plains, NY are all being held without bond at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. The four were all charged with robbery and attempted murder.

A man inside the apartment when it all happened told Newschannel 3 he recognized some of the suspects from the neighborhood.

“I looked in the hall and heard another boom, and I seen them come in the door guns blazed and they said get on the floor and I just ran back into the room hopped in the closet,” said Christopher Adkins.

Adkins said his one and three year old were inside the apartment during the invasion.

“I’m definitely on high alert now really got to feel like I have to protect my family,” said Adkins.

According to police the four forced their way into a unit at the Lafayette Village Apartments on Lafayette Blvd. around 9pm Saturday wearing bandanas over their faces and carrying handguns and shotguns.

Police said the men were looking for money.

A 16-year-old male was hit over the head with a chair and a 20-year-old man was shot in the neck and upper arm. The shooting victim was conscious and flown by helicopter to MCV Hospital in Richmond for surgery. Police say he will be okay.

A witness reported seeing the suspects in a gold Ford Taurus. About an hour and a half later, James City County Police located the Taurus in the 1900 block of Algonquin Trail.

Police stopped the car in the parking lot at the 7-Eleven Grove on Pocahontas Trail and arrested two men. Two addition suspects were found a short time later walking in the area of Algonquin Trail and were arrested as well.


  • Chucky Burke

    So its just a mater of time before the next subhuman lowlife does this again . Where will it happen? My family and their safety is not something to gamble with , knowing that 85% of these home invasions happen through the door I secured my door with a home invasion proof door,Gibraltdoor is the best solution to properly secure your home . a friend reccomended the Gibraltdoor to me and I put one on my front door and I put another on a closet and created a safe room.The Gibraltdoor is online and their video of the police trying to get through it with a battering ram is a must see!This is a new product they are east coast based but will ship , be proactive and secure your doors!

  • Sheri gwin

    Where is the 5th suspect ? Who was picked up and dropped off some where else after the robbery attempt ?

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