Coach accused of kicking dog
WOODSTOCK – Strasburg High School head football coach Mark Christopher Roller is accused of kicking a dog at the school earlier this month.
Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Deputy Coltin Manich charged Roller, 47, of 1252 Country Brook Road, Toms Brook, with one count of animal cruelty. A criminal complaint filed with the summons states that Manich spoke with juvenile witnesses on March 7 who stated that “Roller kicked his dog in the hallway of Strasburg High School resulting in the dog to yelp and hit a brick wall.” Manich reviewed the school surveillance camera footage, which was consistent with witness’ statements, the complaint states. The charging document does not indicate the time of day when the alleged act occurred.
Manich issued a summons to Roller on March 8 to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court on April 27.
Roller faces a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail if convicted of the Class 1 misdemeanor.
Woman faces firearm charges
WOODSTOCK – Authorities say a Mount Jackson woman shot at and damaged a town police vehicle earlier this month.
Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Deputy G.D. Ogle charged Melissa Simpson on Friday with reckless handling of a firearm, discharging of a weapon in town limits and destruction of property – all Class 1 misdemeanors.
Simpson, 38, of 277 Dutch Lane, Mount Jackson, remains free on bond. Simpson is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County General District Court on April 6.
Charging documents state that the alleged incident occurred March 4. A criminal complaint submitted by Ogle states that Simpson shot her .22-caliber rifle out of the window of her residence, striking an unoccupied Mount Jackson police vehicle and causing approximately $600 in damage.
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