Several circuit court cases are continued

WOODSTOCK – Several cases came before Shenandoah County Circuit Court Judge Dennis L. Hupp on Tuesday, most of which were continued to a later date.

Here is a summary of some of those cases:

  • Richard Owen Keller appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday, when prosecuting attorneys filed two motions pertinent to Keller’s case. Keller’s attorney objected to both motions, which were not shared with the court. The matter will be resolved in a hearing July 29. He is facing charges of sodomy of a victim less than 13 years old, aggravated sexual battery of a victim less than 4 years old, and indecent liberties with a child less than 15 years old.
  • Majid Hayat appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to finalize a plea deal. Attorneys for the defendant and Commonwealth of Virginia are on the cusp of a deal, but have yet to finalize restitution payments. A final plea deal is expected at a hearing Sept. 2. He is facing charges of the selling of more than 3,000 cigarette packages without a stamp and conducting unlawful financial transactions.
  • Jordan Elise Henderson did not appear for her scheduled hearing in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday because her car broke down, according to her attorney. Because this is her first failure to appear, prosecutors agreed to continue the hearing until Aug. 3. She is facing charges of bestiality, possession of obscene material for sale, and general cruelty to animals.
  • Edward Lee Roadcap Jr. appeared in Shenandoah Circuit Court on Wednesday in what was planned to be the last hearing before his trial on Friday. However, prosecutors made a motion to continue the case for their investigator to hear from Roadcap. Prosecutors indicated the case might end in a plea deal pending the results of the testimony. A new hearing has been set for Aug. 31. He is facing charges of arson, burglary, destruction of property, grand larceny, entering a structure to commit an assault and battery, destruction of property and firearm larceny not from a person.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com