According to Sheriff Todd Wessells on March 28, 2020, at approximately 12:14 a.m., the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a subject being shot on Tull Circle in Atlantic, Virginia. Upon the deputy’s arrival, they discovered a male subject lying on the living room floor suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. On April 2, 2020, Deputies located and arrested Rikece L. Campbell for the murder of Copes.
The victim has been identified as Cervone Copes, 42, from Atlantic, Virginia. The body was transported to Norfolk Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. This incident is being investigated as a homicide.
The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Virginia State Police and the Parksley Police Department.
CABIN FEVER CHRONICLES: Accomack Sheriff Todd Wessells reports the capture of serial armed robber Jarell Edward Corbin
OAK HALL, VA. – A guy has to do what he is good at, say some folks. But, for one New Church man, he just isn’t too good at holding up stores as he just doesn’t get away with it, perhaps because he is tangle-footed, too stupid to come up with a good getaway plan or perhaps he forgot to wear his mask.
According to Sheriff Todd Wessells at approximately 9:51 p.m. on March 26, 2020, the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Corner Mart, in Oak Hall, Virginia for a report of a robbery.
When deputies arrived on the scene it was determined that one male subject entered the store and robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of money at gunpoint. The suspect fled the scene driving a small dark-colored SUV traveling south on Lankford Hwy.
On March 30, 2020, the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Hillcrest Dr. in New Church, Virginia in reference to the robbery that occurred on March 26, 2020.
Jarell Edward Corbin, 31, of New Church, Virginia was arrested and charged with 3 counts of robbery, 3 counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a robbery, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The three robbery charges were in connection with robberies occurring at the Dollar General Store in Oak Hall, Virginia on February 7, 2020, the Accomac Shore Stop in Accomac, Virginia on March 23, 2020, and the Corner Mart, in Oak Hall, Virginia on March 26, 2020.
Jarell Corbin is being held at the Accomack County jail with bond denied.
The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Virginia State Police.
Ironically, Corbin was due in court in Accomack County District Court on March 30, 2020, for trial on armed robbery charges from March 23, 2019, following his arrest by Detective M. Traxler.
The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office arrested Corbin in 2008 for the holdup of a customer of an Eastern Shore of Virginia Bank in Mappsville. The holdup took place in the parking lot of the BB & T Bank.