Four arrests made in Accomack attempted murder-for-hire scheme

Four people are facing charges in an attempted murder for hire in Accomack County

ACCOMACK Co., Va. (Delmarva Now) -- Four people were charged in connection with an attempted murder-for-hire scheme in Accomack County, according to Accomack County Sheriff Todd Godwin.

Members of several police units worked together this month on the case of an attempted murder-for-hire of a testifying witness shot Halloween night in Accomack County, according to Godwin.

The Accomack County Sheriff's Office received a report at about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, that someone had been shot at 14162 Linhaven Circle near Painter.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a 31-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Sheriff Todd Godwin.

The two victims were taken by ambulance to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onley.

Felony arrest warrants were obtained for four people police say were involved in planning the murder "as well as overt acts involving the attempted murder," a news release from the sheriff's office said Tuesday.

Evron Strand, 43, of Nelsonia; Aaron Bowens, 22, of Painter; and Roquan Rogers, 19, of Exmore were charged with attempt to commit capital murder - murder for hire.

Cynthia Harmon, 51, of Parksley, was charged with attempt to commit capital murder — murder for hire, accessory before the fact.

Additionally, DeBrandon Harmon, 29, of Parksley was charged with one count of manufacturing, sale and possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule I or II drug.

All five were incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-5666.  Tips may also be submitted here.

Multiple arrest warrants and search warrants were executed during the course of the investigation by the above agencies with the assistance of the Virginia State Police Division One and Division Five TAC Teams; Exmore Police Department; Northampton Sheriff’s Office; and Virginia State Police Bureau of Field Operations and General Investigations Section.

In addition to the arrests made, 11 ounces of cocaine, three guns and $1,785 in cash were seized, along with multiple cell phones and assorted documents.

Delmarva Now


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