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James City County

Lanexa man accused of stealing

A 25-year-old Lanexa man is accused of stealing a $700 crossbow from a truck on Adams Road, according to documents from the Williamsburg/James City County General District Court.

Jacob Colby Cunningham, of the 3000 block of North Riverside Drive, is accused of stealing a crossbow from Dave Robertson on Oct. 27, 2015, court documents state.

Cunningham's friend Melinda Britt distracted Robertson While Cunningham stole the crossbow, according to court documents. When Robertson realized the weapon was missing, he called Britt and told her to give it back to him. She contacted Cunningham, who returned the...