A Shenandoah County grand jury has indicted David Brian Knott, 66, and Todd Anthony Bly, 52, on one count each of first-degree murder in two separate cases.

Knott was arrested last January and charged with the murder of Cynthia Dellinger. Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office officers responded to Dellinger’s home in the Edinburg area after receiving a call about an altercation between two people that involved a knife.

According to previous reports, the Sheriff’s Office contacted Virginia State Police when it determined someone had been stabbed. Knott was employed by Dellinger and had been arrested in 2017 on another malicious wounding charge.

In August, Bly was arrested after allegedly shooting Phillip Shifflet, 30, in the chest at their home in Toms Brook.

In a court appearance last month, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office provided details of the incident for the first time. Bly had allegedly argued with Shifflet, his stepson, then walked out of the room and returned with a gun. Shifflet was shot at close range.

Bly then left the home and drove to his mother’s home where he was arrested the same evening without incident.

Both men were charged with second-degree murder, an intentional killing that isn’t premeditated. The indictments on Jan. 15 charge both men of “unlawfully, feloniously, willfully, deliberately and with premeditation” of killing the victims.

Judge Kevin C. Black recused himself from hearing both cases, citing conflicts with both.

According to court documents, Black wrote that Dellinger was a personal friend and former client of his. He recused himself from Bly’s case because he was previously involved with issuing a warrant in his case, documents show.

Knott will appear in Shenandoah County Circuit Court 9 a.m. Jan. 31 for pre-trial motions. Bly will appear in Shenandoah County Circuit Court at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 for a return on capias.

The grand jury also indicted the following individuals:

• Katie Ledane, 19, of 2359 Wakemans Grove Road, Edinburg, on four counts of child endangerment and two counts of child abuse.

• Jamie Jill Pence, unknown age and address, on one count of cruelty to children and one count of failure to report abuse.

• Antwan Maruice Tinsley, 36, of 259 Lakeview Drive, Woodstock, on one count of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance.

• William David Lewter, 22, of 6861 Crooked Run Road, Basye, on two counts of failure to register with the Sex Offender and Crimes against Minors Registry.

• Shara Irene Cox, 27, of Winchester with no known address, on one count of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance.

• David Tyler Hitchner, 25, of 309 Pendleton Lane, Strasburg, on one count of assault and battery of a law enforcement officer.

• Max Wesley Turner, 61, of 2064 Old Valley Pike, New Market, on three counts of a felon in possession of a firearm.

• Terry Dale King Jr., 42, of 733 Capon Street, Strasburg, on one count of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance (alprazolam), one count of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance (amphetamine) and one count of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance (methamphetamine).

• Christina Lee Ortiz, 36, of 25910 Old Valley Pike, Woodstock, on one count of distribution of a schedule I or II controlled substance, one count of conspiracy to distribute a schedule I or II controlled substance and one count of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance with the intent to sell.

• Patrick Shane Keckley, 47, of 33 Neff Lane, Strasburg, on one count of driving under the influence of alcohol.

• Raymond Lee Jackson Sr., 38, of 133 Valley Vista Drive, Woodstock, on two counts of distributing a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine).

• Delida Marie Chavez, 20, of 2696 Copp Road, Strasburg, on two counts of entering a home to commit assault and battery.

• Dijavuan Djuan Brown, 20, of 330 Zea Street, Strasburg, on two counts of entering a home to commit assault and battery.

• William Bradley Gidley, 43, of 12086 North Valley Pike, Broadway, on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

• Richard Wayne Hallman III, 25, of 1136 Pouts Hill Road, Strasburg, on two counts of failure to register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry.

• Susan Cassidy Gerado-Stewart, 72 of 13974 Piney Woods Road, Timberville, on three counts of obtaining drugs by fraud.

• Danny Ray Shafer, 58, of 1322 Wolf Gap Road, Edinburg, on one count of assault and batter a police officer.

• Freddie Lynn Hunt Jr., 35, of 89 Sager Hollow, Strasburg, on one count of conspiring to commit larceny, one count of receiving stolen property and one count of conspiring to conceal stolen goods.

• Cory Harless Wilson, 29, of 847 Welltown Road, Winchester, on one count of driving under the influence of alcohol.

• Adam Richard Kimball, 42, of 305 Crim Drive, Strasburg, on two counts of taking property belonging to another, two counts of larceny of property valued at $500 or more with the intent to sell, one count of obtaining a credit card number with intent to use it and one count of entering a dwelling with the intent to commit larceny.

• Steven James Brown, 23, of 24733 Old Valley Pike, Maurertown, on two counts of taking property belonging to another, two counts of larceny of property valued at $500 or more with the intent to sell, one count of obtaining a credit card number with intent to use it, two counts of entering a dwelling with the intent to commit larceny, one count of stealing a motor vehicle valued at $500 or more, and one count of destruction of property.

• Daniel Weseley Thomas Miller, 26, of 609 Dunlap Street, Winchester, on one count of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance (methamphetamine).

• Phillip Michael Palmer, 22, of 1325 Timberlake Road, Strasburg, on one count of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance (lisdexamfetamine).

• Timothy Lynn McClanahan, 28, of 927 South Fort Valley Road, Fort Valley, on one count of stealing a motor vehicle and one count of conspiring to conspiring to commit larceny.

• Timothy Adam Stanley Stout, 33, on 5075 Main Street, Mount Jackson, on one count of malicious wounding.

• Ashley Renee Wood, 33, of 627 Highview Street, Front Royal, on one count of forging a public record and one count of conspiring to forge a public record.

• Damean Jean Spiggle, 35, of 1011 Motel Drive, Woodstock, on one count of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance.

• Alaithia Camille Miller, 23, of 20742 Senedo Road, Edinburg, on one count of possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance.

• Kristan Dawn Sieban, 32, of 41 Jewell Lane, Edinburg, on three counts of distribution of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine).

– Contact Max Thornberry at mthornberry@nvdaily.com