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Courts

  • Grayson grand jury issues 29 indictments

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury met last Friday and returned 29 indictments against 10 people.
    A Troutdale man, Frank Jermaine Valentine, 28, was indicted on a charge of abducting a 15-year-old juvenile, according to the arrest warrant.
    Valentine was arrested by Cpl. Adam Horton of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department and placed in the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin.

  • Public record for 2/1/12 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 October in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 1/25/12 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 Oct. 13-31 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Brown sentenced on abduction charges

    Southwest Virginia Today © 2012
    Reprinted With Permission

    MARION — After a jury was seated in Smyth County Circuit Court late last Thursday morning for what was scheduled to be a two-day trial, Michael Ray Brown Jr., 38, of Galax took an Alford plea and was sentenced on two charges from 2011 in the abduction of Nathan Cord Combs, and two charges from 2008, Commonwealth's Attorney Roy Evans said.

  • Public record for 1/18/12 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in September in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    David T. Blake of Galax, guilty of drinking alcohol in public; pay $50 fine and $126 costs.

  • Public record for 1/11/12 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These marriage licenses were recorded Oct. 20-Nov. 18 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    David Matthew Lineberry, 19, and Tanisha Ann Simmons, 19, both of Fries.

  • Public record for 1/4/12 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 Sept. 12-Oct. 12 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 12/28/11 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 Sept. 12-23 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Hill to serve 2 years for check fraud

    ABINGDON — A Hillsville woman will serve two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to counterfeit check fraud charges.
    Regina Hines Hill was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Abingdon on Dec. 12. Judge James P. Jones imposed a sentence of 24 months on each count, to run concurrently. Hill will also be on probation for three years following her release from prison and will have to pay nearly $24,000 in restitution to a bank.

  • Public record for 12/14/11 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 Sept. 1-Oct. 24 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence: