Northumberland County Circuit Court Report


by Madison White Franks

HEATHSVILLE —The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened February 28, with the Hon. R. Michael McKenney presiding.

The case of Milford S. Diggs of Burgess, charged with felony probation violation, was continued to April 25.

Nathan Muse of Lottsburg, charged with felony manufacturing of a controlled substance, was not prosecuted at the time of trial.

The case of Jason M. Peddicord of Heathsville, charged with three felonies including one count of possessing a controlled substance and two counts of manufacturing a controlled substance, was continued to April 25.

James E. Ricks of Heathsville, charged with two misdemeanors of driving with a suspended license and a felony of driving while intoxicated, pled guilty to the DWI charge and was sentenced to two years of supervised probation. The other charges were not prosecuted at the time of trial.

Anthony Taylor of Heathsville, charged with misdemeanor destruction of property, pled no-contest and was sentenced to 10 months in jail.

The case of Keith A. Branem of Richmond, charged with felony probation violation, was set for trial March 28.

The case of Carlos A. Liverpool of Burgess, charged with a misdemeanor of falsely reporting to law enforcement and two felonies of obtaining money under false pretenses and possessing a controlled substance, was continued to March 28.

The case of John A. Gaskins of Lottsburg, charged with two felony offenses of object sexual penetration by force and sexual battery by force, was continued to March 21.

The case of Alicia S. Darby of Warsaw, charged with felony manufacturing of a controlled substance, was continued to July 18.