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Courts

  • Two plead guilty to meth charges

     

  • Grayson County grand jury issues indictments

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — A Mount Airy, N.C., man has been indicted on embezzlement charges by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury that convened July 24.
    Several sealed indictments were opened recently, one of which included formal charges against Leonard John Ellis on two counts of embezzling more than $200 from Carolina Profiles.
    He was also indicted on one count of money laundering.

  • Public record for 8/17/11

    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 May in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Court officials save attorney

     

     

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Circuit Court personnel are credited with saving the life of a well-known defense attorney who suffered a sudden health issue Thursday afternoon.

  • Public record for 8/10/11 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.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded April 12-June 21 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Carey Joe Johnson, 50, and Kimberly Elaine Atnip, 46, both of Galax.

  • Henley pleads guilty to sex predator charges

     

  • Trial set in murder-for-hire case

     

  • Grayson court unseals five indictments

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Five Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury indictments have been unsealed and the suspects arrested.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.
    Indictments include:
    • Edward Dean Howard Jr., 34, of Independence — one count of assault by mob. The indictment accuses Howard of being a member of a mob to maliciously shoot, stab, cut or wound Jesus Herrera Ramirez.

  • Public record for 8/3/11 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 April 7-May 2 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Man indicted for abduction that resulted in death

    MARION — A 37-year-old Galax man has been indicted on two charges each of abduction and conspiracy in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a 19-year-old Marion man.
    Michael Ray Brown Jr., of Spring Street in Galax, faces a week-long trial in Smyth County Circuit Court, starting Nov. 28, along with four other suspects.