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Courts

  • Robber gets five years in prison

     

  • Grayson grand jury issues indictments

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Jason Michael Lambert, 27, of Galax, was indicted on seven charges last Friday by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury, meeting at the Grayson County Courthouse.
    An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

  • Public record for 4/27/11 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in November, 2010, in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 4/27/11 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in November, 2010, in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Two former DSS workers sentenced

    ABINGDON — A former senior social worker for the Grayson County Department of Social Services who oversaw Adult Protective Services was sentenced Monday on federal fraud charges arising from the theft of money from two elderly clients.

    A former companion care provider hired to work with her was also sentenced on charges stemming from misuse of a debit card and theft from a bank account belonging to a patient the defendant was hired to care for.

  • Public record for 4/20/11 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 Jan. 6-Feb. 2 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:
    John W. Cox to Debra Sue Edwards. Two tracts in the Pine Creek District. $35,000.

  • Bond pleads guilty to meth charges

    ROANOKE — A Twin County man facing illegal drug charges in federal court has entered a guilty plea to one count of distribution of methamphetamine.
    A federal grand jury indicted Elijah Lee Bond, 24, in February on one count of conspiracy to distribute meth and four counts of distribution in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

  • Public record for 4/13/11 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 Jan. 5-31 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public record for 4/6/11 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 Dec. 20-Jan. 6 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Family DNA checks allowed in criminal investigations

    RICHMOND — Virginia law enforcement officials have a new tool available to help solve serious crimes: family DNA checks.
    Such searches involve comparing crime scene DNA against a genetic database for partial matches that can be used to narrow the search for a suspect to a specific family if a member of the gene pool is already in the testing database.
    Cross-referencing DNA that way gives forensic scientists another means to check evidence from certain violent offenses against the more than 331,000 profiles in the database.