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Courts

  • Felony case involves deputy's shooting

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County woman pleaded guilty Feb. 7 in Grayson County Circuit Court to a charge that resulted from the shooting of a Grayson County deputy sheriff in June 2012.
    Crystal Sue Gooslin-Wheatley, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of ammunition after having been convicted of a felony.

  • Public record for 2/12/14 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in November of 2013 in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public record for 2/5/14 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in October of 2013 in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Jones assigned lawyer, trial to be set

    INDEPENDENCE — An Asheboro, N.C., man accused of the murder of a 33-year-old Fries woman has begun making appearances in Grayson County Circuit Court.

  • Suspect in teen runaway case deported

    HILLSVILLE — A 23-year-old man charged in Galax last March for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in a runaway case has been deported, according to Hillsville Police Chief Greg Bolen.
    Carlos Enrique Reyna was sought by police for several days in 2013 after a 15-year-old juvenile disappeared from home.

  • Indictments unsealed in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Circuit Court recently released a number of unsealed indictments.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt. Indictments are typically sealed by the court until the persons named within can be served with warrants.
    Those named in the unsealed indictments include:
    • Oran Miles Mabe - possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug
    • MacKenzie Fallon Gunsaulis - possession of meth and possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule II drug

  • Public record for 1/29/14 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.

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded in October of 2013 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Grayson grand jury issues 17 indictments

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury indicted 17 people on Jan. 24.
    Rhonda Weagle and Christina Dawn Smith were each charged with grand larceny and statutory burglary for breaking into the home of Tanya Lundy and stealing property valued at more than $200.
    Other charges included:
    • Zachary Lee Funk – possession of stolen property
    • Kayla LeAnn Patino – possession of stolen property

  • Carjacker sentenced to 22 years in prison

    BHILLSVILLE — A Woodlawn man who attempted to steal a vehicle from the parking lot of Dawn Auction at gunpoint — but instead ended up getting shot himself  — got 22 years in prison at a sentencing hearing last week.

  • Public record for 1/22/14 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 in October 2013 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed: