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Courts

  • Parole board must justify denials

    RICHMOND — Starting this summer, the state’s Parole Board will have to justify why it has denied a prisoner’s petition for release under a bill that passed the General Assembly last month.
    HB2103 requires the board to conduct a “timely and thorough review” of parole petitions and, if denied, to provide specific reasons.
    Virginia did away with parole in 1995, but several thousand prison inmates – about 4,500 in 2012 – sentenced prior to that remain eligible for early release each year.

  • Public record for 2/27/13 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 October of 2012 in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Woman convicted in death of trooper

     

  • McMillian to serve 5 years

    HILLSVILLE — A probation violation charge led to more legal difficulties for a Cana man when a Carroll County deputy discovered meth and a firearm nearby on May 25, 2012.
    Glen Donald McMillian had appear in Carroll County Circuit Court on Feb. 21 before Judge Robert Turk to answer charges of possession of a schedule 1 or 2 drug, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony and possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule 1 or 2 drug.

  • Public record for 2/20/13 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 Nov. 26-Dec. 7, 2012, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 2/13/13 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 October of 2012 in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Phipps pleads guilty to fraud

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff
    INDEPENDENCE — The former Grayson County voting registrar has pleaded guilty in Grayson County Circuit Court to one count of credit card fraud.
    Debra Parks Phipps, 47, of Independence,  is accused of using a county credit card to make unauthorized purchases.
    She entered a plea on Jan. 25 before Judge Brett Geisler. Under the rules of the Alford Plea, Phipps does not admit the act, but admits that the prosecution could likely prove the charge.

  • Public record for 2/6/13 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 Nov. 6-21 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Grayson grand jury indicts 12

    INDEPENDENCE — A  Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury on Jan. 25 indicted 12 people on a variety of charges.
    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.
    Anthony Allen Bobbitt was indicted for possession of a schedule II controlled substance (meth), statutory burglary and possession of burglary tools. He was charged with breaking and entering the home of Andrew K. Boles.

  • Public record for 1/30/13 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 Oct. 10-25, 2012, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: