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Courts

  • Suspect in custody after deadly trail attack

    Staff Report

    ABINGDON — A suspect is in custody following a deadly machete attack on the Appalachian Trail in Wythe County on May 11.

    According to media reports, two hikers reported that a man with a machete was attacking people on the trail Saturday morning. Two people were attacked, according to police; one died; the other was severely injured.

    Deputies from the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office went to the trial and arrested a suspect, James L. Jordan 30, of West Yarmouth, Mass.

  • Grand jury issues 20 indictments

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Twenty people were indicted for drug violations and other charges by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury that convened April 26.

    Several indictments were sealed and will be opened after the suspects have been arrested.

    Indictments included:

    • Johnny Lee Taylor – obtain money by fraud.

    • Tristan Gage Semones – attempted statutory burglary.

  • Public Record from 4-24, 2019

    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 in December of 2018, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public Record from 4-17, 2019

    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 in December of 2018, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public Record from 4-10, 2019

    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 November in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public Record from 4-3, 2019

    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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in October in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public Record from 3-27, 2019

    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 October in the Carroll County General District Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be suspended:

    Jeffery Reinhardt of Cana, guilty of contempt of court; pay $100 fine and $121 costs.

  • Goad named president of Carroll Bar Association

    HILLSVILLE – A local attorney with over 30 years of experience in legal practice is bringing insights aimed at benefitting local taxpayers after being elected president of the Carroll County Bar Association in March.

    Gregory G. Goad, a Carroll native and well-established attorney in Hillsville since 1987, says he has been working diligently to voice local concerns with state representatives in order to ensure that the best interests of Carroll citizens are carried out.

  • Drug strike force's next target is SWVA

    Federal officials this week announced criminal charges involving 60 defendants across 11 federal districts in four states — including 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals — for their alleged participation in the illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous narcotics and for health care fraud schemes.

  • Five suspects arrested in homicide case

    Staff Reports

    Surry County (N.C.) Sheriff Steve C. Hiatt has confirmed five arrests in connection with the discovery of a body on Watershed Road in Surry County on April 3.

    The kidnapping and homicide investigation has involved police in Grayson and Carroll counties, as well as Surry County and Alleghany County, N.C.