Officials arrest 19-year-old wanted in four local communities on 30 charges

Posted at 3:55 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 23:28:12-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Officials have arrested a 19-year-old Carrollton man who was wanted in Newport News, Hampton, York County and Virginia Beach.

Naontae Deshawn Lyttle was arrested during a traffic stop in Newport News Tuesday evening after lengthy investigations by the Newport News Police

Naontae Deshawn Lyttle

Naontae Deshawn Lyttle

Department’s Violent Crime Reduction Task Force, Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Uniform Patrol Officers and members of the Hampton Police Division.

Lyttle was wanted for the following crimes:

Three counts of grand larceny
Two counts of burglary
Three counts of conspiracy
One count of attempt burglary

York County
Two counts of grand larceny
One count of credit card larceny
One count of gang participation

Virginia Beach
One count of grand larceny
One count of conspiracy
One count of possession of burglary tools

Newport News
Eleven counts of grand larceny
Three counts of conspiracy

The Newport News charges stem from shoplifting/larceny incidents from Macy’s Department Store at 12300 Jefferson Avenue (5 cases), Dillard’s Department Store at 12300 Jefferson Avenue (4 cases) and Radio Shack at 14331 Warwick Boulevard (2 cases). These incidents occurred between September 18 and November 19.

In addition to Lyttle, Hampton Police say they also arrested Kendell Wingfield in connection with a series of burglary and larceny crimes that happened between November 8 and November 21.

On November 15, Lyttle, Wingfield, and a third suspect broke into the Jewels and Gems jewelry store on McMenamin Street, around 4 a.m.

The owner, who asked News 3 to protect his identity, says both Lyttle and Wingfield have come in before as customers.

"They exactly know what is rare and what isn't rare," he says. "They got away with some pretty good stuff."

Just down the street, on November 21, police say the Nexus clothing store was hit between 2:26 a.m. and 2:45 a.m.

A store manager says two rocks were thrown through their front door to get inside.

"The jeans in here can go up to $400 and they got a lot of high-priced items, they made out great right before Christmas," says Robert Perez. "That's taking away from the owner's family."

Lyttle was placed in the custody of the Newport News City Jail. The investigation remains ongoing and additional charges are pending.