Lancaster County Circuit Court Report


by Audrey Thomasson

LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Circuit Court convened on January 26 with the Hon. R. Michael McKenney presiding.

Rosa Maria Turner of Smithfield appeared in court on probation violation charges for failing to keep up monthly restitution payments of $100 on two felony convictions of embezzlement and construction fraud. The day of court, Turner caught up her payments resulting in Judge McKenney staying execution of her six-year revoked sentence until May 4, when the case will be reviewed again.

Frank Reese of Warsaw completed restitution payments and was released from further reviews on a misdemeanor conviction.

Christopher O’Neal Crockett of Weems did not appear in court on probation violation on a felony conviction. The court issued a capias for his arrest.

The case against Matthew Quentin Rosner was continued to April 27 after he failed to appear on charges of probation violation on felony convictions.

The case against Sharon Kay Pelkey of Weems, for eight counts of probation violation on felony convictions, was continued to April 27 due to the illness of her attorney.

A capias remains outstanding on Michael A. Bowman of Richmond, who is charged with probation violation on two felony convictions. It was reported that Bowman is in the hospital.

Purcell O’Neal Owens of Mollusk, who did not appear in court, was found in compliance on restitution payments. The next review was set for July 27.

The case against Deondre Lampkin of Heathsville for probation violation on a felony offense was set for trial on March 16.

Joseph Cox Jr. of Lively qualified for a court appointed attorney to defend against 10 counts of probation violation on felony convictions. Trial was set for March 16.

Dawn Marie Clarke of Sandston failed to appear for trial on three felony charges of stealing a vehicle, destruction of property and failure to appear. A capias was issued for her arrest and the case was set for April 27.

The case against Clifton Tomlin of Burgess, charged with probation violation on a misdemeanor conviction, was continued to March 16.

Tyrone Michael Waddy of Burgess qualified for a court appointed attorney. He is charged with probation violation on a felony conviction. The case was continued to March 9.

The case against Dedrick Jermaine Curry of Lancaster on a felony charge of stealing a vehicle was dismissed by the Commonwealth’s Attorney after Curry complied fully with his sentence.

The probation of Christopher Ryan Brooks will be transferred to a Louisiana jurisdiction, after Brooks showed proof of employment there and compliance with restitution payments.

Robert Gray Shermer of Virginia Beach had a misdemeanor charge of distribution of marijuana and two felony charges of possession of Schedule I/II drugs and marijuana nolle prosequi.

Deonta Daquan Merrill of Lancaster, charged with felony child abuse and distribution of a controlled substance, was set for trial on March 23.

Jamal DeHaven Waddy of White Stone, charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance, was set for trial on March 31.

Deante Verdel Jones of Kilmarnock, charged with misdemeanor assault and battery and probation violation, was set for March 9.

Brandon Michael Roberts of Lancaster entered a plea of guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member. He was given an active sentence of two months, ordered to have no contact with the victim, complete an anger management course and to continue on supervised probation.

The sentencing of Joshua Tyler Williams of Mathews was continued to March 9, due to a delay on a pre-sentencing report on felony convictions for receiving goods fraudulently and stealing a credit card.

Grand jury

A grand jury convening on January 26 issued:

• Two true bills against Kelly Marie Abbott of Heathsville for entering a house to commit assault and battery and grand larceny. Trial was set for February 16.

• Three true bills against Johnshonika Jashon Lee Gregory of Heathsville for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, grand larceny and entering a structure to commit assault and battery. Trial was set on March 23.

• One true bill against Marcus Allan Mondy for felony perjury. Arraignment is set for February 16. A capias was issued for his arrest.

• Two true bills against Matthew Gregory Stevens for misdemeanor reckless driving and felony damages. A capias was issued for his arrest.

• One true bill against William M. Noel for felony distribution of a controlled substance. Arraignment was scheduled for February 17. A capias was issued for his arrest.

• One true bill against Rosa Maria Turner of Smithfield for perjury. Arraignment was set for February 16. A capias was issued for her arrest.



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