Judge denies bond for shipyard worker accused of rape

13News Now Chenue Her went through court documents about the shipyard worker accused of rape and kidnapping.

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A judge denied bond Thursday for a 45-year-old shipyard worker who is charged with rape.

Paperwork from Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court shows that police arrested Keith Jarrett of the 200 block of Bellamy Ave. in Norfolk on Friday, May 12.

Norfolk police told 13News Now that Jarrett is accused of assaulting a 39-year-old woman.

Neighbors on Bellamy Avenue in Berkley told 13News Now that Jarrett lives at the home by himself and works at Colonna's Shipyard. Court papers confirm he is a crane operator at the shipyard and that he has worked there for 10 years.

The checklist for bail determinations included in the paperwork says that Jarrett has three children and that he had several past drug charges:

  • Possession of Cocaine (1990, 1991)
  • Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute (1993, 1994, 1996)
  • Possession of Weapon w/Drug (1994)

The documents also list sodomy and penetration with an inanimate object as some of the more specific charges associated with the case.

Jarrett's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June.

13News Now reached out to Colonna's Shipyard but has not heard back from anyone there.

 

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