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Grand jury indicts 53 in Carroll County

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Charges include malicious wounding, animal cruelty, child pornography, drug offenses

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County grand jury issued 141 indictments against 53 individuals in Monday’s circuit court session.
The indictments include an aggravated malicious wounding charge against Pamela Denise Peaks, 47, in a January incident in Hillsville involving her 48-year-old husband. Investigators believed that the incident between Peaks and James Parnell “Crow” Peaks started as a domestic dispute.

The incident occurred behind the residence at 2472 Carrollton Pike, according to Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Deputies responded to a call the afternoon of Jan. 26, at the intersection of Carrollwood Drive and Carrollton Pike, for a possible gunshot wound.
“When deputies arrived on scene, they found a white male lying on the side of the road with a gunshot wound,” according to sheriff’s office news release.
The victim was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Doctors took James Peaks into exploratory surgery to retrieve bullets and to find the extent of his injuries, the investigator said.

Others named in the indictments include:
• James Isaac McGhee of Galax for alleged cruelty to animals.
The indictment alleges that McGhee “did unlawfully and feloniously commit cruelty to animals, specifically cats that are companion animals, and as a direct result cause the death of such animals.”
Galax Detective R.J. Isom gave evidence in the Nov. 1, 2013, incident to the Carroll County Circuit Court.
McGhee of Galax also was indicted on a charge of torturing an animal, causing death.
• Aaron Matthew Murray of Galax — possession of child pornography (two counts)
• Edgar Melvin Pauley Jr. of Wytheville — grand larceny of cash from Misty Dawn Gibson; abduction of Misty Dawn Gibson; malicious wounding; use of a firearm in the commission of a felony; statutory burglary; possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony
• Penny Michelle Triplett of Hillsville — malicious wounding of Debbie Testerman
• Lewis Bevan Jacobs (also known as Lisa Bevan Jacobs) of Hillsville — grand larceny, larceny of a firearm (39 counts), all belonging to Ina Jacobs — a variety of firearms including Smith and Wesson .38, Topper Model 158, Beretta 21A, a .22-caliber revolver, a Colt 1911, a Mauser Revolver, a black powered pistol, a Brown Hi Power 9 mm, a Carl Gustaf 1913 Mauser, a Colt Lord Derringer .22-caliber pistol, a Colt Mustang SB .380, Makarov 380, a Marlin Model 795, a Rossi .410 caliber, a Ruger American .243, a Ruger Mini 30, a Swedish Mauser Sporter and others.
• Lee Travis Frost of Galax — elude police
• Jennifer C. Horn of Woodlawn — possession of a controlled substance
• Jonathan Greg Patterson of Roanoke — shoplifting from the ABC store
• Lee Johnson Smith of Dugspur — elude police
• Timothy Dwaine Wall of Pilot Mountain, N.C. — possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
• Joseph Steven Caviness of Austinville — shoplift (third offense)
• Michael Wayne Davis of Galax — shoplift
• Darla Dawn Hicks of Rogersville,Tenn. — shoplift
• Daniel Eulo Ramirez-Hernandez of Galax — distribution of a schedule II drug (methamphetamine)
• Cindy Lee Ross of Mount Airy, N.C. — shoplift
• Kimberly Dawn Robertson of Low Gap N.C. — conspiracy to shoplift
• Michael Shane Harris of Galax — forgery and uttering
• Stacey Jo Alford of Galax — shoplift (third offense)
• Jose Linares Jr. of Galax — non-violent felon possession of gun within 10 years; felon possession of weapon/ammo
• Holly Shanta Dickson of Galax — one count each of forgery and uttering
• Kelly Schvonne Snow of Lambsburg — shoplift
• Michael Jacob Rainess of Galax — possession of a controlled substance (cocaine)
• Roger Dean Bowen Jr. of Woodlawn — grand larceny of 1993 Ford Fiesta belong to Nelson Crowder
• Travis Jewel King of Dugspur — possession of a controlled substance (amphetamine)
• Dwayne Lanier of Hillsville — driving after declared a habitual offender
• Linda Marie Musick of Woodlawn — shoplift (two counts)
• Rudolph S. Roach Jr. of Galax — driving after declared a habitual offender
• Shada Leigh Davis of Galax — possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); abuse and neglect of a child under 18 years of age (two counts)
• Teresa A. Burcham of Galax — bad check
• Matthew Dakota Funk of Woodlawn — statutory burglary at the home of Bill Sizemore; larceny of a firearm; grand larceny
• Virgil Thomas McMillan of Galax — bad check
• Kimberly Lynn Graham of Galax — assault on law enforcement officers Anne Toney and Trevor Jefferson (two counts)
• Steven Shawn Dunford of Galax — shoplift
• Cody Ryan Keene of Galax — embezzlement
• Miranda Lee Chandler of Galax — assault on a law enforcement, department of corrections personnel
• Billy Dean Caldwell of Galax — grand larceny of property belonging to Judith Ward
• Jason Brian Carico — shoplifting
• Jason Keith Duncan Jr. — eluding a law enforcement officer; possession of Oxycodone, a schedule II drug.
• Crystal Sue Gooslin — making a false statement on application for certificate of title on a vehicle.
• Kristin Nicole Konberg — credit card theft from Jonae Konberg
• Chester W.M. Pruett — grand larceny of Sowers Construction property (two counts)
• Wayne Ellery Ross — aggravated sexual battery against a female child
• Zackary Skylor Simmons — rape
• Donnie Edwin Terry — abuse and neglect of a child
• Lillian Michelle Trevilian — abuse and neglect of a child
• Tori Leigh Waller — bad check; forgery (12 counts); uttering (11 counts); identity theft (three counts) ; obtaining money by false pretenses; possession of a schedule II drug (methamphetamine)
• Kimberly Denise Worsham — malicious wounding of Elizabeth Worsham

Direct Indictments
• John David Anderson — possession of meth
• Nathan Cory Atkins — possession of meth; possession of Hydromorphone, a schedule II drug; possession of Alprazolam, a schedule IV drug
• Brian Ellison Workman — possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony; possession of ammunition after being convicted of a felony.
Two direct indictments were sealed.