Case continued for Portsmouth online date robbery suspects

Posted at 4:43 AM, Nov 01, 2017

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Three people accused of robbing a Portsmouth man were in court Wednesday morning.

Messiah A. Silas, 21; Dalvonte L. White, 22 and Sophia M. Shadley, 21 were all arrested for robbery, felonious assault and grand larceny.

White's defense motioned to continue the case after telling the judge the victim changed his story for the third time.

He stated they needed more time to go over the facts.

According to court records, it all started with an online date in September.

Records state the victim met up with a woman at a home on Highland Avenue. When he got there, two men with bats or poles allegedly beat him up, made him take off his clothes and took his phone, money, credit cards, and ID.

News 3 spoke exclusively to a witness who saw the man running down the street naked and screaming.

“This man came running down the street screaming, 'Can you help me, can you help me, please help me, help me?' so I looked over there and he was naked,” said Aaliyah Thompson.  She ran in her house and gave him a pair of shorts.”

Silas's defense and the Commonwealth's Attorney's office agreed with the motion, Shadley's didn't.

However, the judged granted the motion.

The three are set to appear in court on November 29th.


Portsmouth man says he was robbed during online date; Suspects arrested