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Courts

  • Public record for 1/28/15 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in July in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Grayson grand jury indicts 12

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — A Jefferson, N.C., man was indicted by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury Jan. 23 on four counts of carnal knowledge.

    Connor Allen Lewis, 20, was indicted on charges involving a 14-year-old girl. He will be represented by Dublin attorney Michael Barbour.

    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

  • Public record for 1/14/15 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in June in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 1/21/15 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.
    These sentences were recorded in July in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Jose Angel Dominguez of Mercedes, Texas, guilty of possession of marijuana; sentenced to six months in jail; pay $100 fine and $196 costs.

  • Galax woman sentenced for fraud

    ABINGDON — Tamara Parnell, 36, of Galax, recently was sentenced to four months of imprisonment, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $34,899 in restitution after pleading guilty to Social Security fraud.

    The sentencing was handed down in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon. After waiving her right to be indicted, Parnell had pleaded guilty in May 2014 to two counts of knowingly and willfully converting to her own use Social Security payments to another person for whom she was the representative payee.

  • Miller convicted in home invasion

    HILLSVILLE — A father and son from Tennessee have been convicted of numerous charges in connection with an Ivanhoe home invasion in February 2014.

    James Danny Miller of Dandridge, Tenn. was convicted by a jury in Carroll County Circuit Court on Jan. 13 of breaking and entering while armed, use of a firearm during commission of breaking and entering, abduction, use of firearm in commission of an abduction and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    His son, who was not named because of his minor status, was also convicted.

  • New date set for Reeves' murder trial

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Once again, a new trial date has been granted for Chad Allen Reeves of Galax.

    Reeves, 32, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Brandon Billings almost 13 years ago.

    Jonathon Venzie, Reeves’ attorney, requested a new trial date in Grayson County Circuit Court last Thursday.

    Circuit Court Judge Bradley Finch agreed to Venzie’s request and set the new date for the entire week of June 1-5.

  • Isom to serve 8 years for manslaughter

    HILLSVILLE — Whitney Lee Isom will serve eight years of a 10-year sentence in prison for an amended charge of involuntary manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of Kevin Heath Frazier.

    Isom, 29, was sentenced in Carroll County Circuit Court on Wednesday, following a lengthy hearing.

    She was originally charged by direct indictment in December 2013 with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. The charges were placed after Frazier was shot and killed at 70 Rippey Hollow Road in Pipers Gap in October 2013.

  • Public record for 1/7/15 edition

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    These marriage licenses were recorded in June in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

    Clarence Lee Thomas Jr., 45, and Ann Marie Babcock, 42, both of Fries.

    Mark Allen Bryant, 45, and Shawn Yvette Reddick, 39, both of Galax.

  • Public record for 12/31/14 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 June in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Michael Earl Allen to Larry R. Meadows Jr. A tract in the Providence District. $1,000.