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One indicted in assault of deputy at high school


By Sally Voth -- svoth@nvdaily.com

WOODSTOCK -- A young Maurertown man was indicted by a Shenandoah County Circuit Court grand jury this week for assaulting a deputy during a volatile situation at Central High School.

Anthony Benjamin Testerman II, 18, of Golden Maple Lane, was indicted Wednesday for assault on a law-enforcement officer, according to court records.

The indictment stems from a disturbance in the school's gym on Oct. 28, 2011.

"While attempting to disperse a group of approximately 30-40 juveniles in the gym at Central High School, Anthony Testerman was confrontational and challenged my authority," a criminal complaint written by Shenandoah County Sheriff's Sgt. Mitch Vernazza says.

It says Testerman ran by Vernazza and threw a basketball toward the basketball hoop.

When Vernazza told Testerman to stop and leave the gym with him, the crowd in the gym seemed to be rallying around the student's defiance, according to the complaint.

The officer told Testerman to put his hands behind his back.

"Testerman did not comply and after going hands on to effect the arrest he struggled [and] his friends gathered round us," the complaint says.

It says Testerman was able to get away, and Vernazza found him in the hall, where he told him to stop resisting and tried to arrest him.

"We fell to the ground and at that time I was struck in the head and after a couple of seconds of fighting I was able to put handcuffs on him and take him in custody," the complaint says.

Testerman was on probation from an assault conviction in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court when he is alleged to have assaulted Vernazza, according to Circuit Court records.

Also indicted Wednesday was Michelle Lynn Shillingburg, 31, of 9541 S. Congress St., Apt. B, New Market. She is charged with unlawful wounding.

According to a criminal complaint written by Strasburg Police Officer L.W. Lineweaver, he was dispatched to a report of a stabbing on Nov. 2, 2011. The officer found Bobby Deavers, who said he had been stabbed by Shillingburg. Deavers had two small puncture wounds to his stomach and a cut to his hand, according to the complaint.

The complaint says Shillinburg's husband, Joey, also said she had stabbed Deavers. It says Shillingburg, who had a cut on her hand, admitted taking five Xanax and drinking alcohol.

In other Shenandoah County Circuit Court indictments:

• Edwin N. Padilla, alias Carlos Joel Quinones-Quiles, 38, of 109 W. Court St., Woodstock, was indicted for two counts of forgery of a public record.

• Felicia Danell Williams, 25, of 1290 Ox Road, Unit E3, Woodstock, for eluding police.
• Mohamed Boiro, 29, of Alexandria, was indicted for credit card theft, obtaining by false pretenses, credit card fraud and credit card conspiracy.

• Basilio Montezuma-Reyes, 52, of 899 Port Republic Road, Harrisonburg, for hit and run and driving without a license.

• Viktor Katykhin, 29, of 1835 Cumberland Drive, Harrisonburg, for possession of cocaine.






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