Videographer reports armed robbery, 4 arrested

Four people were arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a videographer in the Milford area of Caroline County.

Getting robbed

According to Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, March 18, a videographer called 911 shortly after 3 a.m. and reported he was a victim of armed robbery.

The unnamed videographer reportedly told police that he was supposed to meet a potential videography customer. But instead men in masks held him at gunpoint and searched his pockets and vehicle.

He said they stole his camera and a gun that was in his vehicle. Then, they left in a grey Camaro.

CCSO said after evidence was processed from the scene, the investigation continued throughout the night, and by noon, they had suspects.

They also had a search warrant for a residence on Hewlett Rd. in Ruther Glen and an arrest warrant for 23 year-old Trevon Nibblins of Washington, D.C.

Catching the suspects

Investigators were watching the Hewlett Rd. residence. Before the CCSO Special Emergency Response Team could serve the search warrant, the investigators reported the suspects were on the move in a Ford Mustang.

Caroline County Sheriff Moser and his officers found the Mustang and tried to stop the car near Ruther Glen Rd. and Carmel Church Loop. But, the Mustang led police on a chase reportedly hitting speeds of over 100 mph.

The driver lost control and ran off the road at the intersection of Signboard Road and Concord Road.

The driver, 20-year-old Kavon Johnson of Ruther Glen, stayed with the car. The other three suspects ran, CCSO reported.

Sheriff Moser caught one runner, 18 year-old Franklin Harris of Ruther Glen, who was carrying a gun, according to CCSO.

Lt. Ben Sadler caught and arrested Nibblins.

The third runner wasn’t immediately caught, but CCSO knew he was in the woods between Signboard Rd. and Rt. 30. They called Hanover Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police to assist.

The area was searched by air and K-9s were brought in for the ground search.

After about 2 hours, CCSO said 20 year-old Dondre Courtney of Ruther Glen was found and arrested.

The gun stolen from the videographer was found near the Mustang and his camera was later found at the Hewlett Rd. residence.


All four of the suspects are being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail without bond.Currently, the charges listed against them are:

Nibblins: armed robbery, conspiring to commit armed robbery, and using a firearm in commission of a felony.

Johnson: felony eluding, driving suspended, and reckless driving.

Courtney & Harris: armed robbery, conspiring to commit armed robbery, obstruction of justice: preventing arrest, carrying a concealed weapon, and using a firearm in commission of a felony.

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