Courts & Legal News

Judge rejects bail for shooting defendant

Douglas Johnston

September 23, 2016

A man charged in a Sept. 12 shooting that wounded another man lost an attempt Friday in Shenandoah County General District Court to gain release from jail on bond.

Strasburg man indicted on bomb threat charges

Steven Hammond

September 23, 2016

A man who once briefly worked with the Strasburg Police Department is facing bomb threat charges in Winchester City Circuit Court after being indicted on Tuesday.

Bail denied for man in mask case

Tyrone Holloman

September 22, 2016

A man charged with illegally wearing a mask in public was returned to the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional jail after he was denied bail at a court hearing Thursday.

Heroin ring defendants sentenced

September 21, 2016

Two defendants in a heroin dealing conspiracy blamed for two non-fatal overdoses in Front Royal left a federal courtroom Wednesday with long prison sentences ahead of them.

Former Front Royal man sentenced in officer’s murder

September 21, 2016

A former Front Royal resident and three other members of a street gang were sentenced Wednesday on federal charges stemming from their roles in the abduction and murder of an off-duty Waynesboro Police Department reserve officer.

Man pleads guilty to child sex crimes

September 21, 2016

A Woodstock man faces up to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to two counts of aggravated sexual battery against a girl younger than 10.

DNA test added to rape case evidence

September 7, 2016

WOODSTOCK — A DNA laboratory test has been added to the evidence the prosecution is compiling against an Edinburg man charged with two counts of raping a 16-year-old girl.

Woman sentenced in hit and run case

September 7, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – A woman was sentenced Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a hit and run driving incident that left one person seriously injured.

Bail denied in malicious wounding case

Christopher McCormick

September 6, 2016

WOODSTOCK – An Ohio man accused of attacking and injuring another man with a bottle was returned Tuesday to Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail after a bond hearing in Shenandoah County General District Court.

Cigarette tax evader ordered to pay state $75,000

September 2, 2016

WOODSTOCK – A Maryland man was ordered Friday to pay $75,000 restitution to the Virginia state government after he pleaded guilty to two offenses related to a cigarette smuggling operation.

Guilty verdict in rape case challenged

Dale William Baldwin

September 1, 2016

The sentencing of a Front Royal man convicted of rape was postponed Thursday to give the defense attorney time to read a lengthy pre-sentence report on his client.