Courts & Legal News
Bus incident case goes to court
February 11, 2016
Six boys facing prosecution for offenses stemming from an incident on a school bus carrying members of the Strasburg High School boys’ basketball team appeared in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Thursday.
Bail set for man accused of aiding terrorism
February 10, 2016
A bond of $10,000 was set Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court for a man accused of making phone calls that involved harassment of employees and patrons in a Mount Jackson restaurant and disruption of air travel and other activities at government facilities.
Man convicted on child molestation counts
February 9, 2016
A Mount Jackson man is facing up to 30 years in prison after entering Alford pleas of guilty Tuesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to three counts of taking indecent liberties with children.
Rape case set for trial
February 4, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – A 2 ½-year-old rape case was set Thursday for a trial in Warren County Çircuit Court at 9 a.m. April 29.
Concealed carry permits took off in December
February 2, 2016
The number of concealed carry permits issued by the circuit clerks of court in Shenandoah and Warren counties soared in December.
Man indicted on attempted murder
February 1, 2016
A Warren County grand jury Monday indicted a local man on attempted second-degree murder and several related charges linked to a shooting that left the victim with a serious gunshot wound.
Hupp denies bail for accused child molester
January 27, 2016
WOODSTOCK – A Strasburg man charged with five counts related to child molestation was returned to the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on Wednesday after Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp denied the man’s request for bond.
Judge rebuffs death penalty challenge
January 26, 2016
A Shenandoah County Circuit Court judge Tuesday rejected an attempt by defense attorneys to overturn the state’s death penalty as it pertains to murders in which the victim was also robbed.
Judge questions rule on religious publications
January 15, 2016
A federal judge said during a hearing Friday that she was troubled by part of a rule at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester that allows inmates more access to religious than non-religious publications.
Year in Review: Murders topped court cases in 2015
December 23, 2015
One defendant was convicted and the fate of two others remained undetermined in a trio of murder cases that weighed heavily on the scales of justice in area courts during 2015.
Man sentenced in women’s abduction
December 16, 2015
A former resident of an assisted living facility in New Market was sentenced Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to more than three years in prison for what the prosecution depicted as a night of terror for two victims held at knifepoint by the defendant, Richard Louis Maiorano.
Man sentenced to seven years in stabbing
December 15, 2015
A man who fled to Mexico after police sought him in a stabbing case was sentenced Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court to seven years in prison.
Salahi loses short-term rental appeal
December 11, 2015
The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a Warren County landowner of a Circuit Court judge’s ruling upholding a decision to deny him a permit for short-term tourist rentals.
Man acquitted of assault on law enforcement officers
December 10, 2015
The videos from deputies’ body cameras show the unfolding of a real-life scenario like those have that led to officer involved fatal shootings in other places around the nation.
Crime commission scraps asset forfeiture bill
December 9, 2015
The authority of law enforcement agencies in Virginia to cash in assets seized as a result of criminal investigations, even if the suspects have not been convicted, remains unchallenged after a vote by the Virginia State Crime Commission.
Trials set in untaxed cigarettes cases
December 8, 2015
WOODSTOCK – A nearly two-year struggle over the legality of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office’s elaborate attempts to nab out-of-state purchasers of untaxed cigarettes lurched toward a pair of jury trials Tuesday after a judge rejected several defense motions.
Five indicted in motel robbery
December 7, 2015
A Warren County grand jury on Monday indicted five defendants in a robbery and beating case that left the victim with serious injuries.
Transition quiet for same-sex marriage licenses
December 4, 2015
The issuance of same sex marriage licenses has gone smoothly in area jurisdictions and throughout the state since the U.S. Supreme Court scrapped Virginia’s ban on gay and lesbian unions.
Robbery suspect has case certified
December 2, 2015
The last of five defendants accused of robbing a motel guest has had her case certified for possible indictment by a Warren County Circuit Court grand jury.
Jury acquits man of forcible sodomy charge
December 1, 2015
A local man was acquitted Tuesday of forcible sodomy after a two-day jury trial in Warren County Circuit Court.