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Courts

  • Plea deal delays trial for man shot by deputies

    INDEPENDENCE — A man charged with assaulting police officers in Grayson County could be working out a plea deal with the court.
    Randy Lee Anders, 34, was shot four times by Grayson deputies after he allegedly resisted arrest on a fugitive warrant and pulled a gun on them. Anders had previously made threats to harm law enforcement if he was arrested, police said.

  • Probation violation sends man to prison

     

  • Murder trial now faces delay

    INDEPENDENCE — A new trial date has been set for the man charged with first-degree murder in the 2002 shooting death of Brandon Billings.
    Chad Allen Reeves, 31, agreed earlier this month to a speedy trial, meaning his case would be heard in the next five months, but he appeared in Grayson County Circuit Court last Friday to waive that right.
    In court March 28, Judge Brett Geisler asked Reeves if he understood that he had the right for a speedy trial, and he said “yes.”

  • Public record for 4/2/14 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. 17, 2013-Jan. 7, 2014, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • No jail time for driver in I-77 fatality

    HILLSVILLE — Jesse John Tang of Rural Hall, N.C., pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving in Carroll County Circuit Court on March 27, in connection with a road fatality on I-77 last year that claimed the life of tow truck operator Russell Nelson.
    Nelson was the former owner of Russell’s Garage in Hillsville.

  • Reeves agrees to speedy trial in murder case

    INDEPENDENCE — Chad Allen Reeves, facing a first-degree murder charge in the 2002 shooting death of Brandon Billings, agreed to seek a speedy trial during an appearance in Grayson County Circuit Court last Friday.

  • Public record for 3/26/14 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. 2-16, 2013, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Former teacher, principal charged

    WYTHEVILLE — Howard S. Ingo, a former coach, teacher and administrator with Carroll County schools, has been charged with hazing and corporal punishment of a George Wythe High School football player.
    “The charges issued were obtained at the direction of the Special Prosecutor appointed by the Wythe County Circuit Court for the investigation of certain complaints,” according to the March 21 release from Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught, the special prosecutor.

  • Nichols pleads guilty to reduced charges in embezzling case

    Sharon Fulton Nichols, Rooftop of Virginia CAP’s former human resources manager, entered a guilty plea to three reduced charges of “accessory after the fact” in Grayson County Circuit court on March 21, in connection with another case involving three accounts of embezzlement from the non-profit agency.

  • Father, son plead guilty to meth charges

    BHILLSVILLE — An August 2012 Twin County Drug Task Force investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing in Cana yielded convictions against a father and son.
    Both men pleaded guilty to drug charges on Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court.
    Authorities in clinical-looking white coveralls and breathing masks spread out meth-making items and ingredients on a tarp in front of the home at 53 Amazing Grace Lane, under the shade of a tree on the warm and sunny summer day almost two years ago, after a search warrant was served.