Courts & Legal News

Man faces 80-plus counts in mailbox vandalism case

Brandon Scott Bly

October 21, 2016

WOODSTOCK — A Woodstock man who has been charged with more than 80 counts of destruction of property made his first appearance in Shenandoah County General District Court on Friday.

Charges dropped in arson case

October 21, 2016

WOODSTOCK — Charges that include arson, burglary to commit rape and larceny against a Harrisonburg man were dropped on Friday.

Sheriff’s deputy found not guilty

October 20, 2016

A deputy with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was found not guilty of a charge of domestic assault of a family member in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Oct. 13.

Bail denied in malicious wounding case

Christopher McCormick

October 13, 2016

An Ohio man charged with aggravated malicious wounding after authorities accused him of attacking another man with a bottle remains in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail after a judge rejected his request for bail.

Transgender woman granted name change

Kendra Brill

October 12, 2016

A transgender woman has won her fight in Shenandoah County Circuit Court for a name change that reflects her identity as a female.

Victim remembered as wise, kindly

October 7, 2016

Pastor Cecil Haycock of Walker’s Chapel Church of the Brethren in Mount Jackson remembers Phyllis Kline as an energetic member of his congregation.

Shafer sentenced to 60 years for murder

October 7, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Claude Delmus Shafer Jr., convicted in the murder of Phyllis Kline, was sentenced Friday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to 60 years in prison, a period of time almost certain to be equal to a life sentence.

Civil water dispute case set for arguments

October 5, 2016

A civil case between Stephens City and the Frederick County Sanitation Authority was set for arguments in Frederick County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Cigarette smuggler pleads guilty

October 5, 2016

A New York City man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit to two charges related to his role in a cigarette smuggling ring.

Shooting case may be nearing a plea

Brandon Cline

October 5, 2016

The attorney for a Mount Jackson man accused of shooting his father told Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp on Wednesday that a plea agreement is in sight.

Murder case sent to Frederick grand jury

September 30, 2016

A Berryville woman charged with first-degree murder appeared in Frederick County General District Court on Friday for a preliminary hearing in her case.

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.