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Courts

  • Morales to be deported after serving 188 months

    ROANOKE — A 29-year-old Galax man will serve 188 months in a federal prison for a drug-related conviction and then be deported, according to court papers.
    Juan Israel Morales was recently sentenced after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute of a large quantity of methamphetamine.
    An August 2011 federal indictment originally charged Morales with possession of meth with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, according to court papers.

  • Meth ring gets combined 89 years in prison

    ROANOKE — Six Twin County residents and a Wytheville man snared in a methamphetamine investigation have all pleaded guilty and will spend a combined 89 years in federal prisons, according to court records.
    A traffic stop on Arturo Velejan Hernandez of Independence by Grayson Deputy Alan Graham near Fries last year led to a search of the vehicle and the discovery of two ounces of meth.
    A combined operation by the Twin County and Claytor Lake drug task forces and Drug Enforcement Administration agents led to four federal indictments being issued in the case.

  • Public record for 3/14/12 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 December and January in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public record for 3/7/12 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 November in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 2/29/12 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 Nov. 29-Dec. 13 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 2/22/12 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 Dec. 14-Jan. 3 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 2/15/12 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 Nov. 29-Dec. 13 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Mallory sentenced on drug charge

    ROANOKE — A 23-year-old Galax man will spend 78 months in federal prison for dealing methamphetamine, after a sentencing hearing Monday.
    Allen Michael Mallory, along with one co-defendant, was named in a federal grand jury indictment in August 2011, charging him with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing meth, a schedule II controlled substance.
    Mallory pleaded guilty to the charge in November 2011.

  • Public record for 2/8/12 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 Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • 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.