News in Brief: Williamsburg residents face charges for robbery


    Three Williamsburg men were convicted March 29 for their involvement in a robbery Nov. 16, 2009 at Quarterpath Park in which two 17-year-old boys were robbed by five men.

    The men were tried by the Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court, where Judge Samuel Powell III presided over the robbery case.

    A testimony at the Monday trial revealed that the teens were planning on stealing marijuana from Lejohn Brown, 27, but the plan was reversed when Kareem Major leaked the teenagers’ robbery plans to Brown.

    The license plate and cell phone of one of the juveniles was taken during the robbery. The two teens reported the crime to the police, and all suspects were arrested the next day.

    Brown was convicted on charges of attempted robbery, the use of a firearm and two counts of malicious wounding. Dekoven Cotton, 21, was convicted on charges of attempted robbery. Rashad Green, 23, had three misdemeanor charges of petit larceny as well as two counts of accessory after the fact. The other co-defendants will face trial next month.