Suspected ‘Soul Patch Bandit’ was victim in 2015 Norfolk shooting

Arthur Kharenduzuck is also facing a murder charge in Newport News

(Photos courtesy: Richmond FBI Office)
(Photos courtesy: Richmond FBI Office)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The man believed to be the “Soul Patch Bandit” was the victim of a 2015 shooting incident in Norfolk, according to court documents.

Hannah Bergee, 24, was arrested by police in 2015 for a shooting on Gifford Street in Norfolk.

Court paperwork from January 2016 obtained by 10 On Your Side shows Bergee “feloniously and maliciously” wounded Artur Kharendzyuk — who is accused of being the so-called “Soul Patch Bandit” — on Feb. 3, 2015.

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Artur Kharendzyuk was arrested Nov. 22, 2016 in Petersburg for the robbery of a Wells Fargo branch. He is also facing a murder charge in Newport News for the death of his 1-year-old son. Credit: Petersburg Bureau of Police

Bergee pleaded guilty in September to a malicious wounding charge in relation to the shooting. She is due back in court Jan. 30, 2017.

Kharendzyuk was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo in Petersburg. He was wanted by authorities for several robberies in the Central Virginia area.

Kharendzyuk is also facing a murder charge out of Newport News for the death of his infant son.

Newport News police say officers were called to a home on Charles Street Oct. 30 for a 1-year-old who was not breathing. The child was placed on life support after being taken to Portsmouth Naval Hospital, and died two days later.

Neighbors on Charles Street talked to 10 On Your Side anonymously. One told reporters that they saw Kharendzyuk with different cars in the weeks following his son’s death. They said Kharendzyuk told them the vehicles were rentals.

Police obtained a warrant Tuesday for the arrest of Kharendzyuk on a charge of second-degree murder. Kharendzyuk is reportedly still being held in the Petersburg area. However, Virginia Beach police had Kharendzyuk in custody over the weekend.

Court documents show he was arrested in the Resort City on November 19 for disorderly conduct and trespassing. He was released on his own recognizance. The arrest happened before Newport News police had an arrest warrant for him.