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Courts

  • Public record for 10/15/14 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 Galax General District Court, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Kendell Wayne Simpkins Jr. of Hiwassee, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $20 costs.

  • Parking lot shooting case continued

    The case of Austin Kenneth Rupert Wagg was granted a continuance by Galax Circuit Court Judge J.D. Bolt on Monday, the initial date of his hearing.

    Wagg was arrested by Galax police on Aug. 20 for allegedly firing a weapon at another vehicle in the Galax Food City parking lot near Pizza Hut. He was charged with discharging a firearm in the city, destruction of property, carrying a concealed weapon, attempted first degree murder (two counts), use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (two counts) and discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

  • Reeves' murder trial date moved

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — For the third time, Chad Allen Reeves of Galax has a new trial date in Grayson County Circuit Court.

    Reeves, 31, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Brandon Billings 12 years ago.

    Reeves, who is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin without bond, was first scheduled for trial on June 23-27. After waiving his right to a speedy trial, a new date of Dec. 15-20 was set by Grayson County Circuit Court Judge Brett Geisler.

  • Hillsville woman charged with embezzling

    HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville woman has been indicted for multiple counts of embezzlement from a local business, according formal charges filed during the Carroll County Circuit Court grand Jury session in June.

    The charges had been sealed until recently.

    According to the indictment, Alena Surratt Spangler of Hillsville has been charged with six felony counts of embezzlement of more than $200 each from the Carroll County Farm Bureau.

  • Carroll grand jury issues direct indictments

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County grand jury released a total of 14 direct indictments against seven individuals in September.

    Richard Dale Guynn, 43, received four charges, which include malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle, abuse and neglect of a child, and possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony.

    According to the indictments, the grand jury charged that Guynn “did feloniously and maliciously shoot into an occupied motor vehicle” on May 6.

  • Public record for 10/1/14 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 9/24/14 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 May in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Carroll grand jury issues 88 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — A grand jury issued a total of 88 indictments against 47 individuals in Carroll County Circuit Court on Monday.

    The indictment list included five charges against Arless Lynn Dalton Jr., for grand larceny, statutory burglary, obtaining money by false pretenses (third or subsequent offense), shoplifting (third offense) and escape from law enforcement.

  • Public record for 9/17/14 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 April 21-30 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 9/10/14 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed: