Courts & Legal News

Cocaine dealer sentenced to 13 years

May 18, 2016

A Mount Jackson man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to drug charges stemming from a series of cocaine deals made with a confidential law enforcement informant.

Man convicted of attempted murder

Phillip Wilson

May 16, 2016

A town resident pleaded no contest Monday in Warren County Circuit Court to attempted murder and three related charges in a shooting that left the victim hospitalized for several weeks.

Woman gets prison in hit-and-run case

May 16, 2016

A woman identified as a passenger in a hit-and-run vehicle that ran over another woman during a drug deal was sentenced Monday in Warren County Circuit Court to two years and two months in prison.

Heroin dealer sentenced to almost 14 years

Tyrell Anton “Weezy” Jones

May 11, 2016

A man at the center of a ring that distributed heroin and crack cocaine in Baltimore and Winchester in amounts that may have exceeded a combined 100 pounds was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 13 years and nine months in prison.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for chase suspect

Brandon Deshawn McClaney

May 10, 2016

A man charged with 22 counts stemming from a police chase on Interstate 81 was scheduled Tuesday in Shenandoah County General District Court for a preliminary hearing on July 19.

Meeting set for video review

Tim Carter

May 4, 2016

Shenandoah County school officials and the Sheriff’s Office have agreed on the details for showing a videotape of Strasburg High School students committing acts on a school bus that led to the filing of criminal charges against them.

Judge adds to manslaughter sentence

May 3, 2016

A woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a fatal traffic accident has received a final, additional sentence after a jury recommended last week that she serve six months in jail and pay a $500 fine.

Judge OKs School Board viewing of videotape

Tim Carter

April 29, 2016

A judge ruled Friday that Shenandoah County School Board members should be allowed to view a videotape that Sheriff Timothy C. Carter had been withholding from them on grounds that it was part of an ongoing criminal investigation and a legal requirement to protect the identity of juveniles.

School, law enforcement officials clash

Jeremy Raley

April 27, 2016

Shenandoah County’s top law enforcement and school officials faced off against each other Wednesday in a courtroom drama sparked by a lawsuit filed by the School Board against Sheriff Timothy C. Carter.

Defendant says she doesn’t remember crash

April 26, 2016

Brooke Nicole Spindle, on trial for a charge of involuntary manslaughter, told a Circuit Court jury Tuesday that she had no memory of the fatal crash that took the life of her friend Holly Anne Smedley, 25, more than two years ago.

School board pressures Carter on bus videotape

April 21, 2016

The rift between the Shenandoah County School Board and Sheriff Timothy C. Carter widened Thursday as the two sides exchanged harsh words over a videotape the school officials are seeking from the sheriff.

Suspended student seeks reinstatement

Cory Clinedinst, a junior at Strasburg High School, and his mother Sheila Clinedinst look at his laptop screen at their home on Friday. Cory, a member of the school’s varsity basketball team, has been suspended from school since February and has been taking classes online.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 19, 2016

Cory Clinedinst spends his days at home in front of a computer screen studying, completing assignments and taking tests while his classmates at Strasburg High School begin to wind down the academic year a few blocks away.

Students sentenced in bus incident

April 15, 2016

Seven Strasburg High School students charged with misdemeanor assault or battery by mob pleaded guilty in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Thursday and were sentenced to 25 hours community service, The Northern Virginia Daily has learned.