Northumberland County Circuit Court report


by Madison White Franks 

HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened June 7, with the Hon. Herbert M. Hewitt presiding.

The case involving Alvin O. Howard of Callao, charged with one misdemeanor of assault and battery against a family member and four felonies of strangulation resulting in an injury, use of a firearm in a felony, abduction by force or intimidation and malicious wounding, was continued to August 9.

Jason M. Peddicord of Heathsville, charged with three felonies including two counts of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance and one count of possessing a controlled substance, was not prosecuted at the time of trial.

June 13 Court

The Northumberland County Circuit Court also convened June 13 with the Hon. Harry T. Taliaferro III presiding.

The case of Richard I. Bowles of Reedville, charged with three felony counts of a probation violation, was continued to June 27.

The case of Keith A. Branem of Richmond, charged with a felony probation violation, was set for review June 18, 2019.

The case of Jennifer A. Campagne of Hague, charged with three felonies of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was continued to September 19.

John A. Gaskins of Lottsburg, charged with two felonies of possessing a controlled substance and manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, pled guilty and was sentenced to serve three months in jail and one year of supervised probation.

Steven C. Gaskins of Heathsville is charged with five felonies of identity theft, three counts of public record forgery and one count of perjury, as well as four misdemeanors of operating a vehicle with a suspended license, receiving or buying stolen goods, falsely identifying himself to law enforcement and driving while intoxicated. Judge Talifferro deferred judgement on all charges at the time of trial.

The case of Angelica M. Godbey of Heathsville, charged with two felony counts of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance and a count of child abuse, was continued to October 3.

Christina A. Scates of Reedville, charged with two felonies of grand larceny and entering a structure to commit assault and battery, pled guilty and was sentenced to five years with five years suspended.

Joseph P. Stargell of Heathsville, charged with a misdemeanor of assault and battery, pled guilty and was sentenced to 12 months with six months suspended.

Kissie L. Thomas of Kilmarnock, charged with a felony of shoplifting and two misdemeanors of being in contempt of court, was sentenced to two years with one year and nine months suspended and one year of supervised home incarceration probation. The judge also dismissed one of the contempt of court misdemeanor charges.

Robert J. Monroe of Heathsville, charged with a class 6 felony of being reckless with a gun, was granted bond and trial was set for November 7.

The case of Taylor R. Burts of Heathsville, charged with a felony of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was set for trial September 19.

The case of Dustin M. Johnson of Heathsville, charged with three felonies of two counts of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance and one count of child abuse, was set for trial October 3.

The case of Deondre T. Lampkin of Kilmarnock, charged with three felonies of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance and a misdemeanor of possessing marijuana, was scheduled for trial August 15.

The case of James C. Newsome of Chesapeake, charged with three felony counts of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was scheduled for trial September 19.

The case of Holly S. Gough of Lottsburg, charged with a class 5 felony of distributing a controlled schedule III substance, was set for trial July 25.

The case of Kristin King of Callao, charged with a felony offense of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was set for trial August 29.

The case of Tammy L. Morgan of Callao, charged with a felony of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was set for review August 29.

The case of Katie L. M. Wilson of Callao, charged with a felony of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was set for review June 27.

The case of Patrick G. Toth of Heathsville, charged with four felonies of two counts of sodomy, one count of rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery, was carried over to June 20.

Michael R. Turner of Weems, charged with four felonies of two counts of entering a house to commit assault and battery and two counts of grand larceny, was found guilty and was sentenced to serve 10 years in a penitentiary with nine years suspended.



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