Jones indicted on murder charge

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By Larry Chambers

INDEPENDENCE — Danielle Nicole Ilene Jones, 22, of Galax has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of her brother, Mathew Jackson Jones, 18, of Galax.

A Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury returned the indictment on April 23. It is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.

According to report from the Galax Police Department, officers received a call about 2 a.m. on Dec. 14, 2009, to 202 Kenbrook Drive. Police officers found Jones’ body inside the home.

Jones reportedly left the shooting scene on foot. Galax Police Officer Kevin Hall apprehended her about 2:35 a.m., after spotting Jones walking near the Heart and Vascular Center on West Stuart Drive.

Other indictments handed down by the grand jury included:

• Christopher William Heath — Distribution of marijuana.

• Robert William Fuzy — Statutory burglary and grand larceny.

• Andrew Clay Farmer — Arson in a fire that destroyed a barn owned by Dwight Furches; abuse or child neglect.

• Chuck Dwayne Rosenbaum — Possession of a schedule II controlled substance (meth).

• Amanda Holly Crigger — Possession of a schedule II controlled substance (meth).

• Cory Aaron Savage — Possession of a schedule II controlled substance (meth).

• Brandon Matthew Ayers — Driving after being found to be a habitual offender.

• Joshua Edward Hayes — Sale, gift or distribute marijuana, third felony offense.

• Ashley K. Hall — Felony bad check.

• Oscar Rolando Mungia — Abuse or child neglect.

• Timothy Alfred Norman — Possession of firearm after having been convicted of a felony.

• Danny Lee South — Possession of a schedule II controlled substance (meth); possession of a firearm while also possessing a schedule II controlled substance.

• Douglas Owen Davis — Aggravated sexual battery.

• Robert David Webster — Grand larceny; obtain money by fraud.

• Ray Rush Love — Shoot into an occupied dwelling; sale, gift or distribute marijuana.

• Lauren Markee Mayer — Assault on a law enforcement officer (T.B. Sawyer of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department); threat or false communication.

• Cory Justin Choate — Two counts of grand larceny; robbery; use of a firearm in commission of a felony.