April Marie Wright

Wright

A woman arrested in connection with an assault in Front Royal last year that also involved an alleged murderer had her case continued in Warren County Circuit Court Monday.

April Marie Wright, 42, of Stephens City, was scheduled for  for a jury trial, Judge William Sharp said during the appearance. 

Because the the state supreme court hasn't approved the county for jury trials, which were suspended at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the case was continued to Jan. 7. That is when other cases set for jury trials are being scheduled as the county awaits Supreme Court approval for them.

Wright also had her bond revoked because she is being held in custody on other charges. It was not immediately clear what the other charges are.

Wright is charged with two felony counts of malicious wounding in the assault case. She is charged with obstruction/resisting without force in a December incident.

According to witness testimony provided previously in the case, Wright, Geroge Good, 28, of Front Royal, and another man approached three people in the parking lot of an apartment building on Cloud Street in November of last year. The witness said Good approached him as he was getting out of the car, and pointed a gun at him, asking, “Where’s Shane?”

The witness invited Good inside his apartment to get a duffle bag of Shane’s, the witness said. After the witness’s dog ran out of his apartment, the witness said he heard Wright ask someone “do you remember me?” and hit someone in the head with a black stick. The witness said he turned around and saw Good fire his gun at the man Wright hit. The witness said the man was grazed in the leg as he tried to pull the shooting victim into his apartment.

Later that evening, Front Royal Police Detective Dave Fogle responded to the apartment to investigate the matter. Fogle told the court that while he was there he found the tip of an extendable rod, a spent casing and a .22 round that was inside a wall.

Good is facing felony charges of malicious wounding, use of a firearm in a felony and possessing a weapon after being convicted of a violent felony. Police later charged Good in a murder case from September 2019.

Contact Charles Paullin at cpaullin@nvdaily.com