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Courts

  • Court clerk's office audit finds problems

    HILLSVILLE — A state audit of the Carroll County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office has turned up numerous issues that could reportedly lead to the loss of revenues, assets or compromise fiscal accountability.

    The audit showed that incorrectly classified, disbursed or miscoded funds totaled $250,000.

    The 10-page audit report is a public record that can be read online at www.apa.virginia.gov, and it includes a detailed response from Court Clerk Carolyn H. Honeycutt in regards to the findings.

  • Former coach convicted of corporal punishment

    WYTHEVILLE — Howard S. Ingo, a former football coach, teacher and administrator with Carroll County schools, was convicted of a “corporal punishment” violation, a Class 4 misdemeanor, and ordered to pay a fine of $100.

    Ingo appeared in the Wythe County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court on May 27 for a trial.

    According to news reports, Ingo allegedly made a football player wear chains across his chest and carry 50-pound weights while walking on the football field.

  • Two more indicted in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Indictments against two more suspects were unsealed last week following arrests by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.
    The Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury met April 25 and returned several indictments that were sealed until arrests could be made.
    They included:
    • Nickie C. Vaughan, 39, of Fries, who was charged with possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance (meth);
    • Jeremiah James Caudill, 24, of Galax, who was charged with possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance (meth).

  • Public record for 5/28/14 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 January in the Galax General District Court, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Grand jury issues 5 indictments

    INDEPENDENCE — Indictments against five more suspects have been unsealed and arrests made by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Public record for 5/21/14 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 January in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Court date set in Jones murder case

    INDEPENDENCE — Matthew Steven Jones, 35, who is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of his girlfriend, is scheduled to appear in Grayson County Circuit Court on June 6 for motions hearing in the case.

  • Public record for 5/14/14 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 Jan. 8-27 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Guilty plea entered in gold heist case

    HILLSVILLE — Isaac Charles Edwards of Austinville entered a guilty plea to one count of concealing or compounding a felony and two counts of accessory after the fact in a felony on April 30 in Carroll County Circuit Court.

  • Criminal indictments unsealed in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Four additional indictments have been unsealed since a grand jury convened April 25 at the Grayson County Courthouse in Independence.
    Aunt Bea’s Manager Christopher Shawn Rose, 41, of Independence was arrested April 29 on felony embezzlement charges.
    He is accused of taking more than $200 between Nov. 1, 2013, and April 21, 2014, from the Independence restaurant owned by J&B Food Inc.
    Rose has since been released on a $5,000 bond.
    Other unsealed indictments included: