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Courts

  • Anders plea deal falls through, trial to be set

    INDEPENDENCE — Randy Lee Anders will stand trial on two charges of assaulting police officers in an incident that occurred in April 2013, after no plea arrangement could be worked out in the case.
    Anders, 33, appeared in Grayson County Circuit Court last Friday, but Grayson Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught said no plea agreement could be reached.
    A trial date is to be set for Anders during docket call on April 25. A trial on the felony charges had been set for April 11, but were delayed as the plea deal was worked out.

  • Public record for 4/16/14 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in December of 2013 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public record for 4/9/14 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in November of 2013 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Plea deal delays trial for man shot by deputies

    INDEPENDENCE — A man charged with assaulting police officers in Grayson County could be working out a plea deal with the court.
    Randy Lee Anders, 34, was shot four times by Grayson deputies after he allegedly resisted arrest on a fugitive warrant and pulled a gun on them. Anders had previously made threats to harm law enforcement if he was arrested, police said.

  • Probation violation sends man to prison

     

  • Murder trial now faces delay

    INDEPENDENCE — A new trial date has been set for the man charged with first-degree murder in the 2002 shooting death of Brandon Billings.
    Chad Allen Reeves, 31, agreed earlier this month to a speedy trial, meaning his case would be heard in the next five months, but he appeared in Grayson County Circuit Court last Friday to waive that right.
    In court March 28, Judge Brett Geisler asked Reeves if he understood that he had the right for a speedy trial, and he said “yes.”

  • Public record for 4/2/14 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Dec. 17, 2013-Jan. 7, 2014, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • No jail time for driver in I-77 fatality

    HILLSVILLE — Jesse John Tang of Rural Hall, N.C., pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving in Carroll County Circuit Court on March 27, in connection with a road fatality on I-77 last year that claimed the life of tow truck operator Russell Nelson.
    Nelson was the former owner of Russell’s Garage in Hillsville.

  • Reeves agrees to speedy trial in murder case

    INDEPENDENCE — Chad Allen Reeves, facing a first-degree murder charge in the 2002 shooting death of Brandon Billings, agreed to seek a speedy trial during an appearance in Grayson County Circuit Court last Friday.

  • Public record for 3/26/14 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Dec. 2-16, 2013, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: