Warsaw, VA

New charges for accused shooter in Warsaw murder, more arrests made

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On August 16, a young woman named Kaylee Smith was the passenger in vehicle traveling through Warsaw when she was shot and killed.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office named 18-year-old James Anthony Benjamin Barnes of Hague as the suspected shooter, as previously reported.

Barnes fled the state, was captured in Clarendon County, SC, and was extradited back to Virginia. Initially, he faced a single 2nd degree murder charge.

Court records also show that the 2nd degree murder charge was dropped and have been replaced with six new charges including :

  • Felony murder
  • Shooting from an occupied vehicle
  • Shooting into an occupied vehicle
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Reckless handling of a firearm
  • Destruction of property

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reported three other people have been arrested and charged in connection with the case.

Diana Nayeli Becerra Godines of Tappahannock has been charged with felony perjury and six misdemeanors for accessory after the fact for each of the charges against Barnes.

Michael Antoine Woodson of Montross was charged with felony destruction of evidence and six misdemeanors for accessory after the fact.

Daekwon Alontry Mabry of Dunnsville was charged with a misdemeanor for brandishing a firearm.

Latasha Yvette Bushnell of Dunnsville was charged with one count of aggressive driving, RCSO reported.

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