Man indicted for attempted murder of deputy

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Carroll Co. grand jury issues 143 criminal charges, including abduction and ID theft.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — Monday’s indictments included cases involving attempted capital murder of a Carroll County deputy, an abduction, a caregiver who allegedly scammed elderly clients and a man who set off a search of Woodlawn and Laurel after escaping from custody.
Indictments are formal charges handed down by a grand jury, not findings of guilt. Those indicted will appear in court for the offenses.
Indicted for attempted capital murder was Markus Timothy Reid, 52, from Floyd County in a July incident.
According to the indictment, Reid “did willfully, deliberately and with premeditation attempt to kill and murder Carroll Deputy Brandon D. Edwards, a law enforcement officer, for the purpose of interfering with the performance of the officers’ official duties, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

The court papers say Deputy Edwards went to check on the welfare of an individual in a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road in Dugspur.
The green Honda’s engine was running and it was in gear when it started rolling and caught the deputy, pulled him from his feet and dragged him down the road, according to information about the case. Edwards managed to pull himself back up and got the vehicle stopped.
After that, the driver tried to grab a knife, according to information given to The Gazette by both Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons and the deputy.
The driver allegedly was intoxicated at the time.
“He was trying to gain access to a weapon inside the vehicle,” the deputy said.
A direct indictment issued against Reid charged him with attempted malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer in this case.

Joshua Phillip Lewis was charged with abduction in a separate case.
The indictment said that he allegedly abducted Kayla McCormick “by force, intimidation or deception and without legal justification or excuse, and did seize, take, transport, detain or secrete…. [the victim] with the intent to deprive her of her personal liberty.”
Lewis was also charged with destruction of property belonging to Clayton J. McCormick and assault and battery on Deputy B.D. Edwards.
Carroll Investigator Donnie Spangler gave testimony to the grand jury about this case.

Identity Theft
The grand jury indicted Vickie Haynes Sizemore on multiple charges after an investigation by the Hillsville Police Department.
Sizemore faces three counts of identity theft, four counts of forgery, four counts of uttering and a single count of petit larceny (third offense).
The indictments for identity theft stated that Sizemore attempted to “use identification documents or identifying information of another person or fictitious person to avoid summons, arrest, prosecution or to impede a criminal investigation.”
Sizemore had been working as a caregiver at the time of the incident.
Named in the indictments as the victims of the forgery were Elizabeth Utt and Mary E. Hundley.

Toby Lee Vaughn was indicted for escape from a Carroll deputy Aug. 28.
Carroll Deputy Barry Lineberry had pulled over Vaughn for a vehicle stop on Sharp Road and found the driver had an outstanding misdemeanor charge. After the deputy had handcuffed him, Vaughn allegedly ran.
Lineberry injured his knee while chasing Vaughn on foot.

Other Indictments
• Kristina Danelle Austin, shoplifting (two counts)
• Dennis George Boehm, shoplifting, third offense
• Dana Louise Bolen, grand larceny from George C. Davis
• Edward Dudley Branch, possession of a schedule II drug (methamphetamine)
• Jarred Wayne Rowland Brown, statutory burglary from the Virginia 500 gas station and grand larceny from Phil McCraw
• Ashley Nichole Bryant, shoplifting (two counts)
• David Lee Combs, obtaining drugs by false pretenses
• Lisa Darlene Dunn, assault and battery on Officer A.M. Burnett (two counts)
• Kenneth Ray Elledge Jr., two counts each of forgery and uttering and obtaining money by false pretenses third or subsequent case
• Justin Anthony Gardner, assault and battery on Sgt. J.K. Poole
• Ethan Ridge Goad, shoplifting (third offense)
• Breanna Michelle Guthrie, conspiracy to shoplift and shoplifting
• Richard Dale Guynn, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony
• George Albert Harper III, grand larceny from Kenny Burnette
• Kevin Matthew Hipps, conspiracy to shoplift
• Taylor Blake Isom, conspiracy to shoplift and shoplifting
• Benjamin Steve Keatts, assault and battery on Officer Ricky E. Hayes and obstruction of justice
• Jamie David Keller, shoplifting (third offense)
• Matthew Jacob Kincer, statutory burglary and grand larceny from Virginia 500
• Justin Santea Little, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute
• Ricardo Lopez, forgery of a public document
• Glen Donald McMillian, threaten to burn a building or other structure made to Brandon Dakota Leftwich and possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony and possession of ammunition after being convicted of a violent felony and perjury
• Corey Daniel Payne, two counts each of forgery and uttering and obtaining money by false pretenses
• Brittany E. Rupe, grand larceny from Isnardo Quezada
• Matthew E. Rupe, grand larceny from Isnardo Quezada
• Daniel Wayne Sexton, receiving stolen property and obtaining money by false pretenses
• Nathaniel Scott Sexton, obtaining money by false pretenses (two counts) and receiving stolen property
• Ronald Vance Slater, carnal knowledge of a child without use of force, allegedly involving a female child between 13 and 15 years old.
• Robert Matthew Whitaker, malicious wounding of Taryn Childress

Direct Indictments
• Pamela Jeanette Edwards, medical assistance fraud for allegedly making false statements in determining the right to payments under medical assistance for services to be provided to Medicaid recipient Joshua Jones (two counts)
• Anthony Morrison, abuse and neglect of a child
• Cody Lee Sizemore, four counts of statutory burglary from the homes of Steven Cockerham and David, Ramona Alderman, Mike Pearman and Ben Bryant; three counts of grand larceny; and a single count of larceny of a firearm
• Johnathon Michael Tiller, three counts of identity theft and 21 counts each of both forgery and uttering

Sealed Indictments
The court sealed another 15 indictments until the persons named in the charges could be served with warrants.