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Courts

  • Andrews will plead guilty to fraud

    ABINGDON – A Carroll County businessman accused of fraud will plead guilty in federal court this week.

    According to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, Jones Keith Andrews, owner of the bankrupt Andrews Farming Inc. and the still operating ANDCO Logistics, will plead guilty to charges against him.

    Andrews will appear in court on July 20 at 1:30 p.m. to plead guilty to one count of obstructing the lawful function of the Internal Revenue Service, failure to collect or pay taxes and bankruptcy fraud.

  • Suspect in deputy's fatal crash waives hearing

    HILLSVILLE – The man facing charges related to the crash that killed a Carroll County deputy has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors and his two felony charges will go to a grand jury.

    Joseph Alan Lambert, 21, of Goodview, was being pursued by Carroll County authorities on the night of March 9. Deputy Curtis Bartlett was on his way to join the pursuit for Lambert, answering fellow deputies’ calls for help, when his patrol vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer. He died at the scene.

  • Public record for 7/12/17 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 January in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Former rescue captain gets second chance

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    Reprinted with permission

    WYTHEVILLE — Instead of getting a conviction last week, Dustin Seaver Hazlewood of Galax walked out of court with a second chance.

    The 28-year-old former captain of the Wythe County Rescue Squad pleaded guilty to two felony charges, but a judge didn’t find him guilty — opting for an alternative plan that will require Hazlewood to complete community service and regularly appear in court for reviews of his progress.

  • State auditors praise Grayson Circuit Court

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Circuit Court Clerk’s office recently received positive results from a completed audit of the county’s court system, which confirm that no deficiencies were found in the system from the January 2016 through March 31.

    Susan Herrington, Grayson clerk of the circuit court, recently shared two pieces of correspondence regarding the completion of the audit.

  • Public record for 7/5/17 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 December of 2016 in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Sexual battery charge reduced to disorderly conduct

    Staff Report



    INDEPENDENCE — Donald R. Munsey Jr., a former band director for the Grayson County School system, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct in Grayson County General District Court on Monday.

    Munsey, who resigned as band director on Jan. 19, was originally charged with sexual battery.

    After his plea on June 26, Munsey was sentenced to a 30-day suspended sentence. The judge suspended $400 of a $500 fine.

  • Public record for 6/28/17 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 December of 2016 in the Grayson General District Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Nofsinger waives hearing on murder charges

    Staff Report

    Double homicide suspect Richard Denny Nofsinger of Galax has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on all charges, and his case will go directly to a grand jury.

    Nofsinger, 37, appeared in the Galax Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on June 22.

    He is charged with the first-degree murder of Alyssa A. Kenny, 28, and the capital murder of her infant daughter, Anastasia L. Alley, 21 months. The killings were reported on March 19, 2016, and Nofsinger was arrested on May 17, 2016, by members of the Galax Police Department.

  • Hillsville man indicted for child pornography

    HILLSVILLE – A Carroll County Circuit Court returned 105 grand jury indictments against 63 individuals on Monday. Included in those charges were 12 counts of possession of child pornography against a Hillsville man.

    Christopher Garry Brown, 43, of John Edwards Lane, was arrested Oct. 13, 2016, after an investigation by the Hillsville Police Department that involved the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.