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Courts

  • Public record for 9/28/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 22-Aug. 31 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Carroll grand jury issues 91 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll grand jury issued 91 indictments after meeting Monday. Of those, nine were sealed by the court.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.
    • Lorna Jean Adams — obtaining property by false pretenses (nine counts); bad check (four counts)
    • Rudolph Sankey Barker — abuse and neglect of a child, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony, eluding a law enforcement officer, violation of the habitual offender statute

  • Galax drug suspect faces deportation

     

  • Public record for 9/21/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 12-Aug. 3 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Hill pleads guilty to check fraud charges

     

  • Public record for 9/14/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Divorces

    These divorces were recorded June 18-July 20 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Vicky Hunley Anthony vs. Devan Michael Anthony.
    David R. Aldred vs. Dianna L. Aldred.

  • Donithan pleads guilty to charges

    ROANOKE — A 32-year-old Galax man faces enhanced penalties after pleading guilty to illegal drug offenses where there were guns involved.
    Shannon Donithan appeared in federal court in Roanoke on Tuesday on a charge of conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine, court papers say.
    The maximum penalty that could arise includes a $10 million fine and a prison term of life, according to the plea agreement in the case.

  • Former CEO charged with embezzling

    The former CEO of the now-closed Independence Homes LLC has been indicted by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury on embezzlement and money laundering charges.
    Joe B. Weddington, 63, of Crumpler, N.C., was indicted for the following charges:
    • one count of embezzlement of more than $200 but less than $11,500 from Independence Homes on or about Nov. 5, 2010
    • one count of embezzlement of more than $200 but less than $2,000 from Independence Homes on or about Dec. 6, 2010

  • Public record for 9/7/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded June 16-July 20 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Harmon to serve 10 years

    ROANOKE — Dozens of citizens petitioned the federal court for sentencing leniency in the illegal drug case against Thomas Glen Harmon, 44, of Woodlawn.
    Dozens of signatures on petitions were submitted to U.S. Court Judge Glen Conrad in Roanoke at the Aug. 29 sentencing hearing for Harmon.
    Authorities had charged Harmon with conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, a schedule II substance. He pleaded guilty to the charge in May, according to court documents.