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Courts

  • Public record for 5/21/14 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 January in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Court date set in Jones murder case

    INDEPENDENCE — Matthew Steven Jones, 35, who is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of his girlfriend, is scheduled to appear in Grayson County Circuit Court on June 6 for motions hearing in the case.

  • Public record for 5/14/14 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 Jan. 8-27 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Guilty plea entered in gold heist case

    HILLSVILLE — Isaac Charles Edwards of Austinville entered a guilty plea to one count of concealing or compounding a felony and two counts of accessory after the fact in a felony on April 30 in Carroll County Circuit Court.

  • Criminal indictments unsealed in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — Four additional indictments have been unsealed since a grand jury convened April 25 at the Grayson County Courthouse in Independence.
    Aunt Bea’s Manager Christopher Shawn Rose, 41, of Independence was arrested April 29 on felony embezzlement charges.
    He is accused of taking more than $200 between Nov. 1, 2013, and April 21, 2014, from the Independence restaurant owned by J&B Food Inc.
    Rose has since been released on a $5,000 bond.
    Other unsealed indictments included:

  • Public record for 5/7/14 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 January in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Roger Alexis Sauceda Aguilar, 29, and Jessica Faye Shinault, 22, both of Galax.

  • Public record for 4/30/14 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 January in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Grayson grand jury indicts six

    INDEPENDENCE — Six people were indicted on seven charges by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury on April 25.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.
    The indictments included:
    • Jorden Earl Adams –possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony; possession of ammunition for a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.
    • Benjamin Michael Asbell – receipt of a stolen firearm.
    • Christopher Dillon Bobbitt – failure to register as a sex offender.

  • Public record for 4/23/14 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 December of 2013 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Adrian Tamekas Davis, 26, and Reisa Danielle Caudill, 34, both of Independence.

  • Anders plea deal falls through, trial to be set

    INDEPENDENCE — Randy Lee Anders will stand trial on two charges of assaulting police officers in an incident that occurred in April 2013, after no plea arrangement could be worked out in the case.
    Anders, 33, appeared in Grayson County Circuit Court last Friday, but Grayson Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught said no plea agreement could be reached.
    A trial date is to be set for Anders during docket call on April 25. A trial on the felony charges had been set for April 11, but were delayed as the plea deal was worked out.