Teen indicted in Chase City Murder
Meeting on Monday, the Mecklenburg County Grand Jury handed down indictments on a number of crimes committed in the area.
A 17-year-old Chase City youth has been indicted for the March murder of Evan Smith in Chase City. On Monday, a Mecklenburg Grand Jury handed down indictments against Mickye Tykear Puryear, for use of a firearm in a threatening manner while attempting to commit murder, use of a firearm while committing or attempting to commit abduction, taking by force with the intent to deprive the victim of his personal liberty and the murder of Evan Smith.
Officers with the Chase City Police Department were dispatched to Endly Street at approximately 12:14 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, March 11 after receiving reports of shots fired. On arrival, the officers found 18-year-old Evan Smith suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Members of the Chase City Rescue Squad, the Boydton Life Station and the Southside Rescue Squad from South Hill were dispatched to the scene and the victim was transported to the Chase City Municipal Airport where he was airlifted to VCU-MCV Hospital in Richmond. Evans later died from his injuries.
Puryear was taken into custody shortly after the incident.
Also on Monday, Cody Allen Mullins, 26, was indicted on a felony charge of possession or transport of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony within the last ten years.
Jessica Marie Sousa, 34, is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, Crystal Meth, listed as a Schedule I or Schedule II substance following an incident on February 15.
Davita Jones, 36, has been indicted on check fraud, passing two checks within a 90-day period for an aggregate amount of $200 or more, knowing there were not sufficient funds in the account for the payment of the checks.
Bud Barry Hulin, 40, has been indicted on charges of feloniously carrying a concealed weapon after having previously been convicted of a felony.
Adam Wayne Roark, 34, was indicted for the robbery of Cody Lynn Meade under threat of a firearm or other deadly weapon and possession of Cocaine.
Jamarrea Laqwon Coleman, 25, is facing charges for the unlawful wounding of and theft of property worth $200 or more from Lodovie Lester.
Israel David Joseph Crane, 21, was indicted this week for being the parent or guardian or person responsible for the care of a child and unlawfully and feloniously committed a willful act or omission in the care of a child showing reckless disregard for human life and child endangerment of the health of a child as overworked, torture, tormented mutilation, beaten or cruelly treated. The indictments stem from incidents in the Chase City area on or about January 30.