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Courts & Legal News

Group sentenced in brandishing incident

WOODSTOCK – Several men labeled by authorities as members of  street gangs received jail time Monday for their roles in an incident in May. Judge Amy Tisinger sentenced Alton Fontay Jones, 41, of Edinburg, in Shenandoah County General District Court on Monday to 90 days in jail with 30 ...

Florida man sentenced in shoplifting

WOODSTOCK – A Florida man who shoplifted from the Wal-Mart in town in April and fled to the store roof had been wanted for violating probation related to a 2013 manslaughter conviction. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Bradley Jon Broberg, 27, of Boynton Beach, Florida, in Shenandoah County ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

WOODSTOCK – A grand jury in Shenandoah County handed down indictments Wednesday charging most individuals with drug crimes. The grand jury indicted the following people: Omar Maradiaga-Mejia, 22, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on one count of possession of heroin. Derek Edward Miller, ...

Judge convicts man on drug, child endangerment charges

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man faces prison time for making methamphetamine around children in 2016. Kevin Manly Powers pleaded guilty in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to committing one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, child ...

Man gets jail time for shooting gun, threatening wife

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to shooting a firearm and threatening his wife during a domestic dispute in February. Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Alfred A. Minor, 60, of Strasburg, in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to five years in prison, all time suspended, ...

Court drops vandalism charges against woman

WOODSTOCK – A long-standing feud between Shenandoah County residents bubbled up in Circuit Court on Tuesday. Authorities accused Catherine Elizabeth Rec of damaging three vehicles owned by neighbors on July 6, 2017. Rec appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court with her attorney Victoria ...

Man accused of rape, arson to ask to move trial

WOODSTOCK – A man accused of raping a woman and trying to wrap her up in a burning blanket wants a judge to move his trial. Shane Wesley Sisk remains held without bond in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on charges of rape, forcible sodomy, object penetration, domestic ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

FRONT ROYAL – A Warren County grand jury has indicted a town man on wounding and drug charges stemming from an April 8 robbery. Austin Richard Arocho, 20, of West 15th Street, Front Royal, remains held at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. A grand jury indicted Arocho in Circuit ...

Courthouse Notes: Shenandoah County

The following information is from the Shenandoah County Circuit Court and Department of Building Inspections:   Marriage Licenses Niels Mandoee Glaesner, 33, of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Elise Amelia Alexander, 27, of Copenhagen. Dalton Joseph Dillman, 22, of Strasburg, and ...

Judge convicts Baltimore man of dealing heroin, cocaine

FRONT ROYAL – A Maryland man must serve jail time for dealing heroin and cocaine in Warren County in 2016. Laquan Davontae Royster pleaded guilty in Warren County Circuit Court on Thursday to committing one count of distribution of heroin and two counts of distribution of cocaine in August ...

Woman charged with dealing heroin in county

WOODSTOCK – Authorities accused a Shenandoah County woman of dealing heroin multiple times over the past few months. Tiffany Bowman Lopez appeared in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Tuesday where she stands charged with six counts of distribution of heroin and two counts of conspiracy to ...

Man sentenced for letting child roam

FRONT ROYAL – A town man sentenced Monday to jail time for leaving a young child outside unattended in 2017 also remains on the hook for an expert witness hired to help his case. Judge Clifford L. Athey Jr. sentenced Roger Lee Walls III in Warren County Circuit Court to 12 months in jail ...

Woman gets jail time in wounding

FRONT ROYAL – A town woman accused of unlawful wounding avoided a jury trial this week by pleading guilty to a lesser crime. Cassandra Elise Durham, 26, with a last known address of 339½ Kendrick Lane, appeared in Warren County Circuit Court on Monday for trial on a charge of unlawful ...

Man gets jail time for growing marijuana in 2015

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man must serve jail time for growing marijuana at his home near Edinburg in 2015. Judge John McGrath sentenced Brian Lee Fadeley in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday to five years in prison with all but 7 months suspended for manufacturing marijuana ...

Man guilty of making threat via Snapchat

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man charged with numerous counts of drug possession has pleaded guilty to sending a death threat in an electronic message. Judge Amy Tisinger sentenced Steven Wayne Coleman, 32, of 6053 Main St., Mount Jackson, in Shenandoah County General District Court ...

Woman gets time for dealing marijuana

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling marijuana several times to a confidential informant last year. Judge John McGrath sentenced Kelli Joann Thomas in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to two years in prison with one year and three months suspended for one ...

Lab delays prompt prosecutor to drop drug case

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County prosecutors this week dropped a criminal case over problems with evidence testing by a state laboratory. Joshua Robert Showers appeared in the Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Wednesday where he stood charged with distribution of a controlled substance, ...

Man charged with possessing child porn, taking video

FRONT ROYAL – A Warren County man stands accused of possessing child pornography and taking video of a juvenile. Authorities arrested Dorian Eugene Pitts, 36, of 91 Indian Hollow Road, Bentonville, on Thursday and charged him with four counts of possession of child pornography, three of ...

Man pleads in drug, child endangerment case

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man pleaded guilty Thursday to child endangerment after he and and a young relative tested positive for several illegal drugs in February. Kevin Wayne Larkin pleaded guilty in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to one count of possession of fentanyl. Larkin, 45, ...

Man pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

WOODSTOCK – A Shenandoah County man faces prison time for committing drug crimes last year. Michael Lee Mullins, 32, of Edinburg, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to three counts of distributing a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm with ...