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Onley Man Charged in Accomack County Murder

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Robert James Northan Jr. Robert James Northan Jr.

MAPPSVILLE, Va.- An Accomack County grand jury handed down an indictment charging a 30-year-old Onley man with the murder of a man whose body was found along Beartown Road in Mappsville in early July.

Accomack County Sheriff Todd Godwin said Thursday that Robert James Northan Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ronnie Lenwood Washington, 47, of Nelsonia. Police said Northan is also charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Northan has been held in the Accomack County Jail since July 14 on unrelated charges and has been denied bond, according to police.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at (757) 787-1131 or (757) 824-5666, or online at accomackcountysheriffsoffice.org.

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