By Linda Cicoira

Quiet indictments were made public Tuesday for murder and related charges that were handed down by an Accomack Grand Jury two months ago.

Seventeen-year-old Jordan Eric Ames, of Hill Street, in Onancock, a local high school student, was indicted on counts of first-and second-degree murder conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted robbery, and use of a firearm in the murder and robbery. The victim was twenty-three-year-old Nicholas Kyle Joseph, of Painter.

 Police were called to Johnson Street, in Onancock, at about 3:15 p.m., Oct. 13, 2021, for reports of a single-vehicle crash and for gunshots being heard. When officers arrived, they found Joseph inside the vehicle. According to a court document, Joseph had been shot nine times in the head, face, and upper body.

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Ames will turn 18 in June. The defendant is being held in the Norfolk Detention Center until trial. A 15-year-old male was also charged with the crimes.


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