Courts & Legal News

Judge rejects bail for arson defendant

July 22, 2016

A man accused of committing arson at the Woodstock Wal-Mart remained held without bond in Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail after an appearance in Shenandoah County General District Court on Friday.

Beating case sent to grand jury

July 22, 2016

A case involving a one-sided fight that sent a man to the hospital with a pair of black eyes and other severe facial bruises was passed to a grand jury for consideration Friday after a judge downgraded a charge of malicious wounding to unlawful wounding.

Woman sentenced on 13 charges

July 15, 2016

WINCHESTER – A woman was sentenced to 43 years in prison, with all but four suspended, after pleading guilty to a list of charges in Frederick County Circuit Court on Friday.

Several circuit court cases are continued

July 13, 2016

Several high profile cases came before Shenandoah County Circuit Court Judge Dennis L. Hupp on Tuesday, most of which were continued to a later date.

Two women sentenced in separate cases

July 13, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp sentenced Nicki Michelle Albert, 31, to a four-year sentence, with all but seven months of the sentence suspended.

Judge deems man not ready to reintegrate

July 5, 2016

Shenandoah Circuit Court Judge Dennis L. Hupp ruled Friday that although a Winchester man had finished out his prison sentence for a violent sexual crime, he still is not fit to re-enter society.

Man sentenced to 50 years for slaying at hotel

Lucas Scott Ward

June 29, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp on Wednesday sentenced Lucas Scott Ward to 50 years in prison for the 2014 second-degree murder of Corry Patrick O’Neill in a hotel room at the Ramada Inn in Strasburg.

Wiseley appeals dismissal of shooting death case

June 24, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County’s chief prosecutor is appealing a judge’s decision to dismiss a case against a man accused of accidentally shooting and killing a woman in 2014.

Heroin dealer sentenced to 31 years

U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr., left, praises area efforts to stop heroin trafficking at a news conference in front of the Winchester Police Department on Wednesday afternoon. Other area officials at the conference included, second from left:  Winchester Police Chief Kevin Sanzenbacher, Drug Enforcement Agency  Agent Stanley Kennedy, and Virginia State Police Special Agent Jay Perry. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

June 15, 2016

A Maryland man connected with three heroin overdose deaths in and around Winchester was sentenced Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg.