A 50-year-old James City County woman previously charged with domestic violence has been arrested once again for stalking, violating a protective order and grand larceny, according to filings in Williamsburg-James City County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Cynthia Gill-Cardman, 50, has been charged with violating a protective order, stalking while violating a protective order, stalking and grand larceny, according to filings in both Williamsburg-James City County’s General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Gill-Cardman was previously charged with brandishing a firearm, assault and battery of a family member, possession of a firearm by a non-violent, convicted felon and violating a protection order, according to court records.
During a Jan. 18 argument, she pointed a gun at a family member in her home and beat on the victim's chest with the butt of a large knife, the court documents state.
The victim told the officers that Gill-Cardman had pointed the firearm at him, according to the filings. Gill-Cardman cocked the hammer of the gun and the victim thought she was going to shoot him.
Officers charged and arrested Gill-Cardman just after 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the first incident, according to court documents. Hours later, after an emergency protective order had been issued against Gill-Cardman, she called the victim and the victim hung up the phone. She called four more times.
After the calls, officers sought arrest warrants for Gill-Cardman for violating a protective order and possession of a firearm by a nonviolent felon, according to the filings.
In the ensuing weeks, Gill-Cardman was charged two additional times with violating a protective and charged with stalking the victim, the court records said.
On March 2, a woman called the James City County Police Department to report that she suspected Gill-Cardman stole an engagement ring out of her vehicle, according to the filings.
Gill-Cardman was arrested the same day at 12:36 p.m. by a James City County police officer, according to the filings. When she was taken into custody, the officer noticed the engagement ring on her hand and charged her with grand larceny.
She was taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail where she remained on Tuesday, the filings said.
Her next court appearance in juvenile and domestic relations court will be on March 8 at 9 a.m., according to the clerk’s office.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence call the Avalon Center Crisis Hotline, available 24 hours daily at 757-258-5051, to talk or schedule an appointment at the Avalon Center call 757-258-5022.
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