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Posted on: July 21, 2023

String of USPS Robberies Leads to Arrest, Charges Filed

JCCPD an arrest has been made

On July 20, 2023, the James City County Police Department responded to multiple armed robbery calls involving United States Postal Service (USPS) delivery drivers. The incidents occurred at approximately 1:10 p.m. in the 900 block of Coleman Drive and at 2 p.m. in the 3700 block of Steeplechase Way. It was evident that the same suspect and vehicle were involved, and the suspect fled eastbound. Approximately 30-60 minutes after the James City County incidents, the suspect committed a similar robbery against a USPS driver in Hampton.

During the investigation, Hampton Police Division detectives discovered that the vehicle used in the commission of the robberies was a rental vehicle issued on July 19 to Chanz L. Pough, approximately 20 years old and with a last known address in Maryland. Detectives from the Virginia Beach Police Department provided crucial intelligence, notifying JCCPD that a suspect matching the description was observed at an apartment complex in Virginia Beach along with the rental vehicle used in the crimes. Hampton detectives obtained a search warrant, and the Virginia Beach SWAT Team executed the search, collecting several pieces of evidence. The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Dashawn Evans-McCloud, was the lone occupant of the Virginia Beach apartment; the location of Chanz L. Pough is currently unknown, and he is wanted for his connection with the crimes.

Evans-McCloud was transported to the James City County Law Enforcement Center for questioning and subsequently arrested by detectives for the crimes committed in James City County and Hampton. Evans-McCloud faces charges including Robbery, Attempted Robbery, two counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of A Felony, and two counts of Wearing a Mask in Public. Evans-McCloud is currently being held at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bail, and the United States Postal Service is expected to prosecute the case federally. 

The JCCPD extends gratitude to its dedicated detectives, the Hampton Police Division, the Virginia Beach Police Department, and the USPS Postal Inspectors for their invaluable collaboration in this investigation.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Chanz L. Pough is asked to contact Detective English at 757-603-6033 or Tipsters may also call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit tips online at Callers to the Crime Line and P3 Tips users may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information provided leads to an arrest.

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Tayleb Brooks, PR and Special Projects Administrator

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