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Courts

  • Public record for 8/27/17 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
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    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
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    District Court

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

  • Nofsinger indicted in Galax homicides

    HILLSVILLE — Richard Denny Nofsinger Jr. was indicted by a Carroll County Circuit Court grand jury on Monday for murder charges related to a double homicide of an infant and her mother last year.

    Nofsinger faces one charge of capital murder in the death of Anastasia Alley, 21 months, and one charge of first-degree murder of her mother, Alyssa Kenny, 28, both of which occurred on March 10, 2016, in Galax.

    Nofsinger was arrested in May 2016, but his state case was postponed so that a federal child pornography case could proceed.

  • Public record for 9/18/17 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.
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    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in May in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 9/6/17 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 in April in the office of Gerald Goad, Clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville.

  • Public record for 9/13/17 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 April in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Commissioner to appear in court for felony charges

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County’s commissioner of the revenue is scheduled to appear in court in October to answer three felony charges of computer invasion of privacy.

    Commissioner Frances Zimmerman, 56, of Hillsville, was charged by the Virginia State Police in August. She turned herself in to the state police and is free on bond.

  • Public record for 8/30/17 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, Hillsville. Sentences may be suspended:

  • Machete attack charge reduced to misdemeanor

    Staff Report

    Santos Hernandez, 22, charged with felony aggravated assault in a July incident involving a machete, appeared in Galax General District Court on the morning of Aug. 21.

    Hernandez was there to answer to charges of misdemeanor public intoxication and swearing, two counts of misdemeanor obtaining documents to make false statements (false ID) and misdemeanor attempted malicious wounding. The attempted malicious wounding was a felony, but was later reduced to the misdemeanor charge.

  • Mistrial declared in murder case

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Circuit Court Judge Lee Harrell declared a mistrial on Wednesday in the murder case of Greyling Wayne “Beany” Davis.

    Davis, of Galax, allegedly shot two people in the Fairview section of Grayson County in 2016. His ex-girlfriend, Karen Cates, 41, died; David Patton was wounded.

    Davis’ trial for first-degree murder was set to begin Aug. 23. The declaration came at the request of Davis’s defense attorney, Jonathon Venzie, and was agreed to by Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught.

  • Hodges found not guilty of factory sabotage

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – It took a grand jury about 10 minutes Wednesday to decide the fate of a Galax man accused of causing $1 million in damages through sabotage of a furniture plant.

    Cory Dean Hodges, 28, was charged with statutory burglary and destruction of property following an incident that occurred at Vaughan-Bassett Furniture in Galax on Feb. 3, 2016.