Courts & Legal News

Woman sentenced on drug charges

December 7, 2016

WOODSTOCK – A woman who was present at the time another individual overdosed on heroin was sentenced Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to nine months in jail on narcotics-related offenses.

Murder defendant wants trial moved

December 6, 2016

Attorneys for accused murderer Clay Marshall Curtis are asking that his trial scheduled for April be moved elsewhere, citing adverse pre-trial publicity.

Woman charged with prostitution

December 6, 2016

A Houston woman charged with prostitution is scheduled for an adjudicatory hearing in February in Frederick County General District Court.

Man accused of attacking girlfriend

December 6, 2016

A man accused of knocking his girlfriend unconscious was determined to be eligible for a court-appointed attorney Tuesday.

Man accused of hitting cyclist appears in court

December 6, 2016

WOODSTOCK — A Strasburg man made his first appearance in Shenandoah General District Court on Tuesday after being charged with his second DUI in 10 years and driving with an open container.

Attempted murder suspect waives hearing

December 2, 2016

A Martinsburg man charged with attempted murder and shooting at a motor vehicle on July 24 waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday in Frederick County General District Court.

Heroin deaths, overdoses increase

November 30, 2016

The last month of the year arrives with the number of non-fatal overdoses from heroin and other opioid drugs already well over twice the level for all of 2015.

Shooting defendant pleads guilty

Brandon Cline

November 30, 2016

A Mount Jackson man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to attempted first-degree murder of his father in a shooting incident that left the victim with a bullet that remains lodged in his face.

Chase defendant deemed mentally unfit

William Grim

November 30, 2016

The ability of William Walter Grim Jr. to stand trial in the foreseeable future on charges linked to a harrowing police chase was thrown into doubt at a hearing Wednesday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to review his mental competency.

Meth cooker sentenced to 3 years and 9 months

Dustin Lee Wilfong

November 30, 2016

WOODSTOCK – A Mount Jackson man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years and nine months in jail Wednesday for the manufacturing of a controlled substance, among other charges.

Details emerge in domestic abuse cases

Marcus Kibler

November 30, 2016

WOODSTOCK — New details emerged in Shenandoah Circuit Court regarding a Maurertown man who has been charged with three counts of domestic assault in Virginia and a separate charge of domestic assault in Hardy County, West Virginia.

Meth case began with traffic stop

November 29, 2016

A case that began as a routine traffic stop in Strasburg led to the arrest of a man who was later identified as a heavy trafficker in methamphetamine, court documents filed Tuesday say.

Man indicted in underage sex case

November 21, 2016

A New Mexico man has been indicted in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on several counts linking him to an alleged sex act and several related offenses involving a 15-year-old girl.

Man indicted in I-81 chase

Brandon Deshawn McClaney

November 21, 2016

A Shenandoah County grand jury has indicted a Washington, D.C., man on a charge of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and other related felonies.

Trial postponed in rape case

Patrick Wakeman

November 21, 2016

A two-day jury trial on two counts of rape filed against an Edinburg man was postponed Monday in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to allow the defendant to undergo a psychological evaluation.

Charges dropped in assault case

November 18, 2016

WOODSTOCK – An attorney representing the Shenandoah County Commonwealth’s Attorney dropped charges Friday against a Woodstock man accused of assault.

Man sentenced to three years in prison

Jermaine Jones

November 15, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – A Front Royal man was sentenced Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court to three years in prison after convictions on offenses arising from a domestic violence incident on May 19.

Man convicted of wearing mask

Tyrone Holloman

November 9, 2016

A Front Royal man has pleaded guilty in Warren County Circuit Court to wearing a mask in circumstances not allowed by state law.