Northumberland County Circuit Court Report 10-25-18

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened Tuesday, October 16, with the Hon. R. Michael McKenney presiding.

Lacey R. Michalak of Warsaw, whose pretrial release was revoked on two felony charges including one for the sale and distribution of Schedule III drugs and one for child abuse and disregard for life, could not be found and did not appear in court. Michalak’s trial was continued to October 23.

The case of Ryan O. Wilson of Montross, charged with three felonies for the manufacture of controlled substances, was continued to November 20.

The trial of Russell G. Ball of Farnham, charged with three misdemeanors including two counts for obstruction of justice by threat or force and one count for trespassing after being forbidden, was set to begin November 20.

The case of Jeffrey J. Tarleton of Heathsville, charged with one misdemeanor for violating the regulations of a county boat landing, was dismissed. Tarleton was found guilty of another misdemeanor charge, for contaminating state waters, and sentenced to pay $50 in fines by the court.

Darren P. Frye of Heathsville, charged with one infraction for operating defective equipment, was found guilty and sentenced to pay $50 in fines by the court.

The trial of Dakota A. Galves of Reedville, charged with six felonies including three counts for the manufacture of controlled substances, two for the sale of marijuana, and one for failing to appear in court on a felony charge, was continued to December 4.

The prosecution filed a nolle prosequi in the case of Barbara A. Hinton of Elkins, charged with a felony for the manufacture of controlled substances. Hinton, who has been charged with another felony for the manufacture of a controlled substance, entered a plea of nolo contendere in that case and was sentenced by the court to pay $160 in restitution.

The prosecution filed a nolle prosequi in the case of Geri S. Jackson of Kinsale, charged with one felony for the manufacture of a controlled substance. Jackson, who has been charged with another felony for the manufacture of a controlled substance, entered a plea of nolo contendere and the charge was amended to a felony sale as accommodation, meaning that Jackson sold controlled substances without the intent to net a profit.

The trial of Lawrence M. Jenkins of Heathsville, charged with five felonies including two counts for the manufacture of controlled substances, two counts for the sale of marijuana, and one count for failing to appear in court on a felony offense, in addition to one misdemeanor charge for violating the conditions of his bond, was continued to November 27.

The trial of Orin P. Lee of Kilmarnock, charged with six felonies including two counts for the manufacture of controlled substances, one count for selling imitation Schedule I or II drugs, one count for violating probation, one count for failing to appear in court on a felony offense, and one count revoking his pretrial release, was continued to October 23.

The trial of Purcell E. Noel of Burgess, charged with a felony for the manufacture of a controlled substance, was continued to October 30.


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