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Courts

  • 12 wanted in Carroll

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a dozen wanted subjects in the area, and is seeking the public’s help in locating them.

    They are wanted on a variety of charges, mostly probation violations and failure to appear in court. One is sought for a grand larceny charge.

    They include:

    • Rebecca Barnett, 21, failure to appear;

    • Mary Bowman, 44, failure to appear;

    • Noah Coble, 30, violation of probation;

  • Grand jury indicts 75 in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County Circuit Court grand jury certified a total of 120 indictments issued to 75 individuals last week.

    An indictment is a formal charge, and those charged are considered innocent until and if they are convicted.

    The indictments included:

    • Steven Michael Akers, 27, of Austinville; possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine);

  • Locals among 191 indicted in meth bust

    Staff Report

    A Patrick County special grand jury has returned more than 650 indictments on 191 individuals, including a number from Carroll County.

    In a news release, Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith said the indictments were the result of a large-scale undercover narcotics operation, led by his office, that spanned nearly two years.

    The grand jury convened on June 6 and 7 to certify formal charges, most of which are for distribution of methamphetamine and heroin, along with several firearms charges related to drug distribution.

  • Chapman found guilty of first degree murder

    HILLSVILLE —Yashisca Dushawn Richardson Chapman, 41, of Roanoke, was found guilty of murder in the first degree in the stabbing death of Roland Eugene Clayton Jr., 51, also of Roanoke, in the Carroll County Circuit Court on Wednesday, June 12.
    The jury recommended a sentence of 40 years in prison and a fine of $20,000.

  • Public Record from June 12-13, 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 January in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Public Record from June 5-6, 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 Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public Record from May 31-June 2, 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 November of 2018, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public Record from May 29-30, 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 December of 2018, in the Carroll County General District Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Williams faces new charges in fatal crash

    Staff Reports

    INDEPENDENCE — A man already charged with first-degree murder for allegedly causing a 2018 vehicle fatality that killed a teenager has now been indicted on four counts of malicious wounding for injuries sustained by other passengers in the vehicle.

    Indictments against Steven Henry Williams of Independence were just recently unsealed, following a grand jury hearing April 26 in Grayson County Circuit Court.

  • Court unseals charges against 10

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Indictments against 10 people were recently unsealed in Grayson County Circuit Court.

    A grand jury met April 26 to hear the cases and approve formal charges. These indictments, including firearm and drug charges, were sealed until the suspects could be arrested.

    Recently unsealed indictments included:

    • Cody Lee Moore, Elk Creek – providing a firearm to a convicted felon.