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Courts

  • Woodlawn man sentenced for sexual battery against child

    INDEPENDENCE — A Woodlawn man was recently sentenced in Grayson County Circuit Court for a sexual assault crime that was committed nearly a decade ago.
    A news release from the Grayson County Sheriff’s office states that Jason Dennis Kegley, 44, of Woodlawn, was sentenced on Sept. 20. A jury found Kegley guilty of aggravated sexual battery of a child under the age of 13 in June.

  • Mother sentenced in child's death

    INDEPENDENCE — Fries resident Tanisha Ann Lineberry, charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2017 death of her 3-year-old son, Jaylen Lineberry, received a suspended sentence of seven years in the Virginia Department of Corrections after pleading no contest in Grayson County Circuit Court last Thursday.

    Represented by attorney J. Tompkins, Lineberry entered the courtroom backed by members of her family members the morning of Oct. 11.

    Lineberry also faced a charge of child abuse resulting in serious injury.

  • Public Record from Oct. 3-4, 2018

    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 June in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Beasley to serve 30 years

    HILLSVILLE – Many factors were taken into consideration during the sentencing of a man found guilty of attempted capital murder by the Carroll County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

    Kevin Nelson Beasley, 28, of Austinville pleaded guilty on May 9 to attempted capital murder of a police officer, during a chaotic array of offenses that took place in September 2016.

    Beasley was involved in multiple offenses, including stealing two cars and leading officers on two separate police chases and a manhunt across three counties.

  • Public Record from Sept. 26-27, 2018

    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 April in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be suspended:

  • Public Record from Sept. 19-20, 2018

    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 April in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Public Record from Sept. 12-13, 2018

    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 the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Fla. murder suspect indicted in Carroll

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — A man charged with murder in Florida, who confessed after a police stop in Hillsville this summer, was indicted for local charges on Sept. 17.

    A Carroll County Circuit Court grand jury indicted Matthew Allen Barber, 49, of Orange City, Fla., for possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony, destruction of property, hit and run and eluding a law enforcement officer.

  • Jury recommends 40 years for Keepers

    CHRISTIANSBURG — A jury on Friday recommended that Natalie Keepers serve 40 years in prison for her role in planning the death of a Blacksburg teen, whose body was found near Galax in 2016.

    Keepers, 21, of Maryland, was convicted of being an accessory to first-degree murder before the fact, following a four-day trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

    On Friday, the jury deliberated about her sentencing recommendation after hearing testimony from both the defense and prosecution and — for the first time — Keepers herself.

  • Keepers found guilty

    CHRISTIANSBURG — On Jan. 26, 2016, Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg kissed her mother goodnight, went to her room, pushed a dresser against the door and climbed out her window to meet David Eisenhauer, an older boy she was in love with.

    She never returned.

    Eisenhauer, 20, is serving 75 years in prison for abducting and stabbing to death the 13-year-old, due to fears their relationship would be discovered.