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Courts

  • Firearms convictions add to McMillian's sentence

    HILLSVILLE — A Cana man who already had been sentenced to five years in prison tripled that period of incarceration after pleading guilty to additional charges March 21.
    On his third appearance in Carroll County Circuit Court before substitute Judge Robert Turk, Glen Donald McMillian pleaded guilty to three charges on that day.

  • Davis convicted of more abduction charges

    WYTHEVILLE — A 61-year-old Ivanhoe man, already serving a 28-year sentence on a rape conviction in Carroll County, received another 25 years in prison for related convictions in Wythe County.
    Alton Kenny Davis, a former driver for Guardian ambulance service, faced several charges in a Wythe County investigation that spread to Carroll County in 2008, involving Mount Rogers Industrial and Developmental Center clients.
    Davis provided transportation services to the disabled through his position with Guardian.

  • Public record for 3/27/13 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 January in the Grayson County General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Horton fined for federal 'puppy mill' violation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A former Hillsville commercial dog breeder, convicted in 2008 of misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty and neglect in Carroll County, now faces federal penalties after an enforcement action by a U.S. Department of Agriculture official.
    A November 2011 complaint filed by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) program accused Lanzie Carroll  "Junior" Horton Jr. of doing business without the necessary dealer’s license as required under the federal Animal Welfare Act.

  • Carroll grand jury issues 149 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County grand jury on Monday issued a total of 149 indictments, three of them sealed.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a conviction.
    Those named in the indictments include:
    • Alan Lloyd Alexander - possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug; possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule II drug; possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony
    • Ricky Gene Alexander - grand larceny (two counts) of property belonging to Richard Burnett and Joseph Miller

  • Public record for 3/20/13 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in December of 2012 in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 3/13/13 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 November of 2012 in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 3/6/13 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in October 2012 in the Grayson County District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • 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: