A routine traffic stop for speeding on Feb. 7 became less than routine when the driver of a Dodge Charger drove off after falsely identifying himself to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputy, according to court documents.
Keith Ramon Jenkins, 27, was charged with falsely identifying to a police officer, obstruction of justice, evading law enforcement, driving with a suspended or revoked license and speeding, according to filings in York-Poquoson General District Court.
Jamie Kathleen Wilson, 33, was charged with obstruction of justice, evading law enforcement, reckless driving and driving with a suspended or revoked license, the court documents said.
On Feb. 7, a sheriff’s office deputy stopped the driver of a Dodge Charger for speeding, according to the filings. The driver gave a false name and date of birth before driving off.
The deputy caught up to the car outside the Chrysler car dealership on Richmond Road, the court documents said.
The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Jenkins, fled on foot and the passenger, later identified as Wilson, got in the driver's seat to pick Jenkins up, according to the filings. The deputy told Wilson to stop the vehicle and she didn’t until another driver blocked the car’s path.
The deputy pulled out his weapon and told Wilson to stop the vehicle, but she swerved around him before the Williamsburg Police Department stopped and arrested her, the court documents said.
Wilson and Jenkins were charged and arrested around 1 a.m. on Feb. 8, according to the filings.
If convicted, Jenkins and Wilson each face as much as three and a half years in jail and $8,500 in fines, the court documents said. Neither of the pair have criminal histories in York County, according to online court records.
In Williamsburg, Wilson was previously convicted of embezzlement, according to online court records. Jenkins has a litany of traffic violations.
Their next court appearance is on April 17 at 11:30 a.m. in York-Poquoson General District Court, according to online court records.
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