Drug cases fill court docket

FRONT ROYAL–The Warren County Circuit Court proceedings for Monday saw many drug-related cases.

A pretrial hearing for the case against James Boardwine, of Front Royal, who was charged in 2014 with heroin distribution, heroin possession with the intent to distribute, and three counts of failing to appear in court, has been postponed to July 5.

Rachel Riner, of Front Royal, plead guilty to heroin possession, and was given a first offender sentence of one year of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service. The final disposition has been postponed to May 8, 2018.

Christopher Henwood, of Linden, was charged with violating his probation by distributing alprazolam in February, and on Monday was sentenced to two years in prison, with all but 90 days of that sentence suspended.

The probation revocation hearing for Dennis Showers was postponed to July 19. Showers was charged with violating probation by obtaining money under false pretenses and forgery.

A plea hearing for Nekia Martin, of Front Royal, who was charged with assaulting an officer in December 2016, has been postponed to May 22 for either entering a plea or setting a trial date. She also waived her rights to a speedy trial.

Melissa Wines, of Linden, pleaded guilty to two counts of heroin possession and was given a two-year suspended sentence, except for time served, with supervised probation.

Shanta Pittman, who was charged with violating probation with cocaine possession and petit larceny, was formally appointed counsel. Her attorney asked Circuit Judge Clifford L. Athey Jr. to order Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail to provide Pittman with the medication she needs, as she said that she had not received any medication since Wednesday and the jail told her that they lost it. Instead, Athey granted Pittman $1,000 unsecured bond, and she is set to appear on May 22 for her probation revocation hearing.

The preliminary hearing for Catherine Williams, of Front Royal, who was charged with possession of fentanyl in December 2016, was postponed to May 22, where she will enter a plea or a trial date will be set.

A jury trial in the case of Joshua Cook, of Front Royal, who was charged in November 2016 with malicious wounding, has been set for May 30.

A probation violation hearing for Kymberly Myers, of Front Royal, who was charged with heroin distribution, has been set for July 19.

An arrest warrant was issued for Gregory Margettes for a series of alleged probation violations by forgery charges. He also pleaded guilty in 2012 to forgery charges. He was ordered to be held without bond.

Tiara Bailey, of Front Royal, pleaded guilty to two counts of heroin distribution in March and was sentenced Monday to five years in prison with three years, eight months of that sentence suspended. She was authorized for work release and will turn herself in on May 22.

Contact staff writer Briahnna Brown at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or bbrown@nvdaily.com