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Courts

  • Murder suspect to be extradited to Va.

    Staff Reports

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Greyling Dwayne “Beany” Davis will be extradited from North Carolina to Virginia in seven to 10 days.

    Davis, 52, who is charged with first-degree murder and malicious wounding, among other charges in Grayson, is being held in Alleghany County, N.C., after he was arrested there.

    At a court appearance in N.C. last week, he refused voluntary extradition.

  • Judge sets $1M bond in fatal shooting case

    Staff Reports

    Greyling Dwayne “Beany” Davis, charged in the first-degree murder of Karen Cates at her Grayson County home, the malicious wounding of David Patton and other offenses across two states, appeared in Alleghany County District Court on Tuesday to answer to charges in North Carolina and to appoint a lawyer.

    Police said Davis, 52, was an estranged boyfriend of Cates.

    Davis was served the first-degree murder warrant on Tuesday morning. He also faces two outstanding fugitive warrants in Virginia.

  • Kennedy sentenced for illegally prescribing pills

    Staff Report

    ABINGDON – A former licensed nurse practitioner, who illegally prescribed more than 3,700 pills of 15 mg oxycodone, was sentenced Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District in Abingdon.

    Gloria W. “Faye” Kennedy, 52, of Galax, pleaded guilty in November 2015 to one count of conspiring to distribute oxycodone while a nurse practitioner in Richlands. Her business location is listed as Lebanon, but court documents show a Galax address.

  • Public record for 3/23/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 22-Aug. 3 in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Grand jury indicts 52 in Carroll

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – A Hillsville man was indicted on two weapons charges Monday by a Carroll County Circuit Court grand jury that met in Hillsville.

    The grand jury indicted 52 people on a variety of charges, including several drug and shoplifting violations.

    Anthony Lee Quesinberry, 55, was indicted on one count of making a material false statement on a federal transaction form required for a firearms purchase.

    Other indictments handed down by the grand jury included:

  • Public record for 03/16/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in July of 2015 in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • N.C. man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

    Staff Report

    ROANOKE – A North Carolina man pleaded guilty to federal drug conspiracy charges this week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke.

    Bradley Scott Kennedy, 37, of Jonesville, N.C., entered a guilty plea Tuesday to one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. His arrest was part of a regional drug task force investigation that involved police from the Twin Counties and beyond.

  • Public record for 3/9/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 22-Aug. 3 in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Justice Department brings meth case to conclusion

    Staff Reports

    ROANOKE – The investigation into a major methamphetamine conspiracy — which distributed large amounts of the drug into Wythe, Carroll, Pulaski and Grayson counties; the City of Galax and part of North Carolina — concluded last week with the sentencing of the final, non-fugitive defendant, said U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr.

  • Factory vandalism hearing delayed

    The preliminary hearing of Corey Dean Hodges, who allegedly broke into Vaughan-Basssett Furniture in Galax and vandalized the finishing tanks at his former employer, has been continued.

    The hearing was originally set for Tuesday at 10 a.m., but has been moved to April 18 at 10 a.m. after Hodges’ attorney, Edgar Dehart, filed a request with the Galax General District Court.

    The request, made by letter on Feb. 24, was granted by Judge J.D. Bolt, according to the persecuting attorney, Carroll County Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons.