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Courts

  • Public record for 12/30/15 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded April 2-17 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 12/23/15 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.

    Land Transfers

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

  • Former clinic director to serve 30 days for embezzling

    HILLSVILLE — In a sentence handed down in the Carroll County Circuit Court last week, the punishment very specifically fits the crime.

    Former Free Clinic of the Twin Counties director Latonia Marshall was given 30 days incarceration for four counts of felony embezzlement from the not-for-profit clinic, which had to close for that same length of time while its board of directors scrambled to recoup the loss and reopen it.

  • Four charged with felonies in Galax

    Staff Report

    A number of felony arrests were made by the Galax Police Department last week, according to a report released by Chief Rick Clark, including:

    • Virginia Lee Pierce, 50, of Galax, was arrested on Dec. 14 by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, on a Galax warrant for a felony charge of possession of Schedule I or II drugs and misdemeanor possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.

  • Carroll grand jury issues indictments

    The grand jury met Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court and issued several indictments, including several drug charges, shoplifting, child abuse, indecent exposure and one case of stealing cattle.

    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.

    Charges included:

    • William Grady Adkins, 20, of Ararat, eluding a law enforcement officer

    • Tiburcio Aguilar, 35, of Dublin, grand larceny of an automobile

  • Public record for 12/16/15

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:
    Walter L. Conklin Jr. of Troutdale, guilty of drinking while driving/open container; pay $150 fine and $131 costs.

  • Sex offender will serve 10 years in prison

    Staff Report

    ABINGDON – On Dec. 7, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, a Galax man was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for knowingly failing to update his sex offender registration.

  • Public record for 12/9/15 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

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

  • Public record for 12/2/15 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 March in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Inmate charged with assaulting guards

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – A former prisoner at River North Correction Center in Independence was recently indicted by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury for allegedly assaulting two corrections officers.

    The grand jury met in Independence on Oct. 23 and returned several sealed indictments.

    One of the indictments recently opened was against Marcus Allen Whitehead, 30, whose address is now listed as Wallens Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap.