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Courts

  • Public record for 10/3/12 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 July in the Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Justin Payne Evans of Sparta, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $116 costs.

  • Probation violation adds to prison sentence

    HILLSVILLE — A 23-year-old Galax man already sentenced to serve nine years in prison for manslaughter has gotten four more years added to his period of incarceration for a probation violation, according to the Carroll County prosecutor.
    David Levelle Richardson had already been convicted in Carroll County Circuit Court of the involuntary manslaughter of Bryon Jordan Wilson at a May 18, 2010, gathering at a home in Pipers Gap.

  • Public record for 9/26/12 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.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded in May in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Travis Jay Cox, 33, and Savannah Brooke Bourne, 21, both of Independence.

  • Deputy shooting suspects' case goes to grand jury

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE  — Charges against a Grayson County husband and wife charged in connection with the shooting of a Grayson County deputy sheriff were bound over for grand jury action following their preliminary hearings in Grayson County General District Court on Sept. 17.
    Deputy Doug Waller was wounded June 26 after he and Deputy Kevin Watson answered a domestic violence call at 3016 Skyline Highway, about six miles south of Galax on Virginia 89.

  • CVS robbery suspect pleads guilty

    HILLSVILLE — One day after being indicted by a Carroll County grand jury in the June 24 robbery of CVS in Galax, a 32-year-old New Millport, Penn., man has pleaded guilty in the case.
    Galax police sought Brian Richard Sloppy after a suspect entered the drug store on East Stuart Drive and gave a pharmacy technician a note that demanded schedule II prescription narcotics.

  • Man pleads guilty to meth charge

     

  • Rape charge among Carroll's 126 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County grand jury certified a charge of rape against a Galax tanning salon owner Monday.
    Jimmy Ray Linville’s indictment came among a total of 126 indictments, 20 of which were sealed by the court until those named could be served with warrants.
    Linville, 51, owner of Tropical Tanning Salon in downtown Galax, was charged with rape for allegedly having intercourse with a female child of less than 13 years old, according to the indictment.

  • Public record for 9/19/12 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in May in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence.

  • Hiding fugitive son leads to parents' conviction

    ABINGDON  — After trying to hide their son from the authorities, a Woodlawn couple was found guilty on two charges in federal court last Friday, according to court officials.
    Ricky David Robinson, 54, and Cynthia Lee Robinson, 50, faced a two-day jury trail on one count each of harboring a federal fugitive and of conspiracy to harbor a federal fugitive, according to a news release from the federal prosecutor’s office.

  • Nuckolls indicted on child porn charges

    By PATRICK SMITH
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Andrew Mark Nuckolls, 25, of Independence, has been indicted for the possession of child pornography by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury.
    The sealed indictment was handed down when the grand jury met July 27.
    Nuckolls has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography, which is a class 6 felony, and one count of possession of child pornography, second offense, which is a class 5 felony.