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Courts

  • Carroll circuit court unseals charges

    HILLSVILLE ― Carroll County Circuit Court recently released indictments that had been sealed after the grand jury met.
    It is common practice for courts to seal indictments until the person named can be served with warrants.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.
    Charged were:
    • Matthew Shane Crouse — taking indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15 (two counts)
    • Gary Alan Newman — distribution of marijuana (two counts)

  • Some pets returned to owner in animal abuse case

    By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    The court reached a decision on Dec. 3 regarding Michelle Cole of Galax, who faced a total of 46 charges related to animal abuse, according to court records.
    Charges were filed after Galax Animal Control Officer Veronica Bryant responded to a complaint on Sept. 28, 2012, from the owner of a rental property on Academy Drive.

  • Public record for 01/09/13 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 September in the Grayson County General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 01/02/13 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 September in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 12/26/12 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 August in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 12/19/12 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 August in the Grayson County General District Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:
    Travis Gray Cooley of Independence, guilty of drinking while operating a vehicle; pay $81 costs.

  • Man indicted for attempted murder of deputy

    HILLSVILLE — Monday’s indictments included cases involving attempted capital murder of a Carroll County deputy, an abduction, a caregiver who allegedly scammed elderly clients and a man who set off a search of Woodlawn and Laurel after escaping from custody.
    Indictments are formal charges handed down by a grand jury, not findings of guilt. Those indicted will appear in court for the offenses.
    Indicted for attempted capital murder was Markus Timothy Reid, 52, from Floyd County in a July incident.

  • Public record for 12/12/12 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 Aug. 20-30 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 12/5/12 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 August in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 11/28/12 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 September in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence: