Onley man indicted in death of man found on Beartown Road in Accomack County

Posted at 4:43 PM, Aug 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-05 16:43:57-04

Accomack County, Va. – An Accomack County Grand Jury has indicted 30-year-old Robert James Northan, Jr. with the death of Ronnie Lenwood Washington, whose body was found along Beartown Road near Mappsville on July 7.

Northan is charged with First Degree Murder, Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Northan has been incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail since July 14 on unrelated charges and has been denied bond.

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