Northumberland County Circuit Court Report

by Madison White Franks 

HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened May 9 with Judge R. Michael McKenney presiding.

Jonathan A. Towles of Lancaster, charged with two felonies of distributing marijuana and manufacturing a controlled substance, was arraigned on the charges and trial is set for September 5.

The case of Shuvon K. Ball of Heathsville, charged with two felonies of malicious wounding and assault and battery, was continued to October 24.

The case of Steven C. Gaskins of Heathsville, charged with five felonies of one count of identity theft, three counts of forging public records and one count of perjury, as well as four misdemeanors of operating a vehicle under a suspended or revoked license, buying stolen goods, falsely identifying himself to law enforcement and driving while intoxicated, was continued to June 13.

Amanda S. Hayes of Lottsburg, charged with a felony of grand larceny and two misdemeanors of possession of a controlled substance and having unauthorized possession of a controlled substance, was not prosecuted at the time of trial.

The case of Maurice S. Lee of Hague, charged with a felony of distributing a controlled substance, was continued to July 18.

The case of Christina Scates of Reedville, charged with two felonies of grand larceny and entering a structure to commit assault and battery, was continued to June 13.

James M. Sellers of Warsaw, charged with three felonies of violating terms of probation, was sentenced to serve four years in incarceration.

Jeremy L. Smith of Lancaster, charged with two felonies of distributing a controlled substance and selling/distributing an imitation substance, was not prosecuted at the time of trial.

The case of Brian K. Wyatt Jr. of Reedville, charged with a felony and a misdemeanor of selling or distributing marijuana, was continued to July 18.


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