Court records: Drunk driver indicted in traffic death

Jimmy LaRoue

A Charles City County woman has been indicted on multiple felony charges in connection with the death of a James City County woman in June, according to Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court records.

Amanda Marie Countermann-Jobb, 30, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated involuntary manslaughter and child abuse after police believe she was driving drunk and struck a pedestrian walking along Richmond Road. Court records indicate there was a child in her car at the time of the incident.

Sheila Cowle, 50, of James City County, was walking June 26 along the 9200 block of Richmond Road when Countermann-Jobb, the driver of a 2010 Ford Explorer, struck her, according to a James City County Police news release and online court records. Cowle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Countermann-Jobb also faces charges of DWI and having improper brakes, online court records state.

She was indicted Nov. 15 by a grand jury in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court and arrested six days later. Countermann-Jobb was granted bond at a hearing Wednesday in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court, according to online court records.

The next hearing for Countermann-Jobb is set for 9 a.m. Friday in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court.

LaRoue can be reached by phone at 757-345-2342, by email at or on Twitter @jlaroue.

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