Courts & Legal News

Surgery for witness could delay murder trial in cab driver’s death

April 25, 2017

FRONT ROYAL–Chief Judge Clifford Lynwood Athey Jr. granted a continuance on Tuesday to revisit the prosecution’s pretrial motion to postpone the trial for Clay Marshall Curtis, the man indicted for the December 2014 murder of Front Royal cab driver Simon Funk.

Judge allows DNA evidence in rape trial

April 24, 2017

WOODSTOCK–Judge Dennis. L Hupp denied a motion defense attorney William B. Allen, III filed to exclude Y Chromosome DNA evidence in the trial of Patrick Joseph “P.J.” Wakeman, 40, of Edinburg, who has been charged with two counts of rape.

Murder trial in cab driver’s death continued to May

April 10, 2017

Chief Judge Clifford Lynwood Athey Jr. of Warren Circuit Court granted a continuance on Monday in the trial for Clay Marshall Curtis–the man indicted for the December 2014 murder of Front Royal cab driver Simon Funk–after the judge denied the defense’s motion to have certain DNA evidence barred from proceedings.

Caretaker charged in murder appears in court

March 23, 2017

WINCHESTER – Prosecutors want a judge to disqualify the public defender’s office from representing a Berryville resident accused of killing a woman in her care last June.

Crack dealer gets two years

March 1, 2017

WOODSTOCK – A Front Royal man pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine in Shenandoah Count Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Opioid dealer pleads guilty

February 28, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – A Front Royal woman pleaded guilty to opioid distribution related charges in Warren County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Man pleads guilty to heroin conspiracy

February 28, 2017

A Winchester man pleaded guilty to conspiring to bring more than 1,000 grams of heroin into the Winchester area in federal court Tuesday.

Heroin dealer gets 10 years

February 27, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – A man pleaded guilty in Warren County Circuit Court to two charges of selling heroin, his third set of distribution offenses.

Woman pleads guilty to brass knuckle attack

February 27, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – A local woman accused of attacking another woman with a pair of brass knuckles pleaded guilty in Warren County Circuit Court on Monday.

Bomb threat defendant pleads out

February 26, 2017

WINCHESTER — A Strasburg man charged with threatening to bomb the George Washington Hotel in Winchester entered two pleas of guilt in Winchester Circuit Court.

Strangulation suspect pleads no contest

February 21, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – A local man pleaded no contest to strangulation and the assault and battery of a family member in Warren County Circuit Court on Tuesday.