Lancaster County Circuit Court Report

by Audrey Thomasson

LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Circuit Court convened for term day on July 28, with Judge R. Michael McKenney presiding.

Frank Reese of Warsaw was in compliance with a misdemeanor show cause review, having paid $455 on a restitution of $2,330. The next review is January 26.

Matthew Quentin Rosner was not served notice to appear on his felony show cause review. It was rescheduled to October 24.

Purcell O’Neil Owens of Mollusk was found to be compliant on a show cause review of restitution payments. He has $2,889 remaining. His next review is January 26.

The trial of Dawn Marie Clarke of Sandston, charged with three felonies of auto theft, destruction of property and failure to appear, was continued to October 27 due to no service.

Clifton B. Tomlin of Burgess, charged with misdemeanor parole violation, was set to appear October 24.

The case of Terrence Marcel Clarke of Kilmarnock, charged with felony distribution of schedule I/II drugs, was continued to August 4.

Chelsea Marie Jarvis of North pleaded guilty to felony petit larceny. A pre-sentence report was requested.

Johnshonika J. Gregory of Heathsville entered a guilty plea to misdemeanor petit larceny and was given 60 days, all suspended. She was banned from the Lively Dollar General store. Two other charges, one felony and one misdemeanor, were nolle prosequi.

Deonta Daquan Merrill of Lancaster was set for bench trial September 1 for felony disregard of a child’s life and distribution of a controlled substance.

Brandon Jeron Curry of Lancaster, charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance, was set for trial on October 6.

The location of Damien T. Dandridge of Lancaster was unknown to his attorney. Charged with felony sale of marijuana and grand larceny, the case was continued to October 20.

Keith Charles Richardson of Kilmarnock was set for a bench trial October 20 on two misdemeanors of possession of marijuana. He qualified for a court appointed attorney.

Deante Verdel Jones of Kilmarnock was set for bench trial on October 6 on two misdemeanor charges of assault and battery and probation violation.

Grand jury

A grand jury issued true bills of indictment on the following cases:

• Kionte Richon Walters of Kilmarnock asked for a continuance on his trial for felony rape and burglary. A bench trial is set for September 22. Walters waived his right to a speedy trial.

• John Maurice Thomas of Lancaster for felony arson of a dwelling. Bench trial is set for September 15.

• Rashad Jamel Foote of Weems for felony abduction and sodomy. Bench trial is set for October 13.

• Douglas Randell Broadus of White Stone for felony carnal knowledge of a teen 13- to 14-years-old. Bench trial is set for September 22.

• Samantha Renee Ellis of Warsaw for felony forgery/uttering, other forgery and grand larceny. Bench trial is set for September 22.

• Matthew Gregory Carr of Heathsville for failure to register as a sex offender, second offense. Bench trial is set September 29.

• Marquis Monte Smith of Lancaster for felony aggravated sexual battery, rape and abduction. Bench trial is set for September 22.

• Travis Centel Veney of Weems for felony rape, abduction and aggravated sexual battery. Jury trial is set for November 3.

• Linnell Sylvester Burrell Jr. of Weems for felony possession of a controlled substance. Bench trial is set for October 20.

• Joshua Tyler Williams of Mathews for felony grand larceny and credit card forgery. Bench trial is set for September 29.

• Chelsea Marie Jarvis of Bohannon for grand larceny. Trial is set for September 22.

• Myshaun Tihee Porter of Burgess for unlawful wounding attempt. Bench trial is set for September 29.


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