Courts & Legal News

Caretaker charged in murder appears in court

Frances Moss-Hopkins

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

Payton Glenn Baugher

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

Cassie Sheetz

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

James Starks III

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

Rose Smith

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.

Bomb hoax suspect released on bond

February 16, 2017

A Warren County High School student charged with bringing a hoax bomb device to school was released on bond Tuesday.

Armed robbery suspects indicted

February 16, 2017

A Shenandoah County grand jury indicted four defendants on all charges in connection with the armed robbery of Ben’s Diner in Woodstock.

Charges dropped against accused meth cooker

February 15, 2017

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County commonwealth’s attorney dropped all charges against a woman originally suspected of assisting in a methamphetamine cooking operation in Mount Jackson.

Man pleads guilty in wine bottle attack

Christopher McCormick

February 15, 2017

WOODSTOCK – An Ohio man pleaded guilty to charges Wednesday stemming from him breaking a wine bottle across another man’s face before punching, kicking and choking him.

Judge grants bond in VFW fire case

Leslie Deavers

February 13, 2017

FRONT ROYAL – A judge on Monday granted bond to a woman accused of stealing from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter and burning down its headquarters in 2015.

VFW fire defendant denied bail

Leslie Deavers

February 9, 2017

FRONT ROYAL — A Front Royal woman accused of embezzling roughly $100,000 from the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1860 was denied bail Thursday morning.