Dinwiddie man charged with abducting cousin was also charged with assaulting his parents in June

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A man charged with abducting his cousin in Dinwiddie was also charged less than a month ago when he attacked his mother and step-father in Chesterfield, according to court documents obtained by the Richmond Times Dispatch.

The suspect, Anton Deonte Coleman, was charged with 2 counts of misdemeanor domestic assault and a felony charge for malicious wounding on Rosemont Ave in Chesterfield after an incident on June 8th.

The Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the 21-year-old Anton Deonte Coleman  and charged him with one count of abduction in connection with Ke ‘Asia Atkins case.

Authorities say that the Dinwiddie High School student was last seen at her home Monday around 9 a.m. in the 5900 block of Sentry Hill Court in North Dinwiddie.  Adkins had just made the varsity cheerleading squad.

“Ke’Asia does not have a history of running away and her disappearance is extremely unusual,” the sheriff’s office said.

The medical examiner ruled the missing teen Ke’Asia Adkins’ death a homicide after her body was found near her home in Dinwiddie, and a suspect is in custody.

Dinwiddie High School released the following statement Thursday afternoon:

“The Dinwiddie High School community suffered a tragic loss on June 28 when rising junior and Varsity Cheerleader Ke’Asia Adkins died. It is a very sad day for Dinwiddie High School. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Dinwiddie County Public Schools’ community go out to her family. Ke’Asia was a beautiful young lady who was a General through and through. She will be greatly missed by the entire Dinwiddie High School family, especially her friends, teammates, teachers and staff.

Dinwiddie High School will provide grief counselors at the school Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3 from 7:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. to help students deal with their thoughts and feelings associated with the loss of Ke’Asia.

Please continue to keep the family of Ke’Asia Adkins in your thoughts and prayers.”

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