by Audrey Thomasson
LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Circuit Court convened February 16. The Hon. R. Michael McKenney presided over the following cases:
Christopher O’Neal Crockett of Weems was arraigned on probation violation for a felony conviction. The case was set for trial on April 27.
Kenneth B. Jackson of Topping was to be set for trial on violation of probation on two felony offenses. The case was continued to March 16 when trial will be set.
The case against Linwood M. Neal Jr. of Richmond, on probation violation on two felony convictions, was set for trial on March 23.
Curt Dowdy of Farnham was granted a restricted operating license for work release while serving his sentence on distribution of drugs.
The trial of Cintez Carneal Gibson of Lancaster, on a felony charge of selling schedule I/II drugs, was continued to May 4 on a motion by Commonwealth’s Attorney Jan Smith.
A pre-sentence report was ordered for Keywon Maquee Gaskins of Kilmarnock after a conviction on felony distribution of a controlled substance. The report is expected on April 20. Two misdemeanor charges of distribution of marijuana were nolle prosequi, while a second felony charge of distribution was taken under advisement.
The case of Wanda Gail Dawson of White Stone, charged with felony embezzlement of public funds, was set for trial on June 13.
The case of Joshua Evan Luckett of Saluda, facing two charges of felony grand larceny, was set for jury trial on June 1.
Kelly Marie Abbot of Heathsville entered a plea of guilty after two felony charges of grand larceny and entering a house to commit assault and battery were amended to misdemeanors. She was given an active sentence of 16 days.
Marcus Allan Mondy of Kilmarnock was arraigned on felony perjury charges. Trial was set for April 6.
Matthew Gregory Stevens of Farnham was arraigned on felony charges of not reporting an accident with damages in access of $1,000 and misdemeanor reckless driving. Trial was set for April 20.
William M. Noel was scheduled to be arraigned on felony manufacture of a controlled substance. The case was set for April 6.
Rosa Maria Turner of Smithfield was arraigned on felony perjury charges. Trial will be set March 16.