Northumberland County Circuit Court Report


by Madison White Franks 

HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened August 8 and 9, with the Hon. Herbert M. Hewitt presiding.

Trials 

Richard I. Bowles of Reedville, charged with three felony offenses of a probation violation, pled guilty and was sentenced to 4 years with 4 years suspended for two of the offenses and 6 years with 3 years suspended in the final charge.

The case of Tyrell Brown of Hague, charged with four felonies of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance and a misdemeanor of a probation violation, was continued to January 23.

Brian D. Combs of Warsaw, charged with a felony offense probation violation, was sentenced to 1 year with 9 months suspended.

Terrell Dickerson of Heathsville, charged with a felony offense probation violation, was sentenced to 1 year and 11 months with 1 year 10 months and 10 days suspended.

The case of Orin P. Lee of Reedville, charged with a felony probation violation, was continued to October 24.

Other cases

The case of John P. Jones of Weems, charged with a misdemeanor of possession of marijuana, was dismissed and he was required to pay a fine and surrender his driver’s license.

The case of Dylan A. Mahan of Callao, charged with a felony of possessing a schedule I or II drug, was dismissed and he was required to pay a fine and surrender his driver’s license.

Kendrick Diggs of Lancaster, charged with two felonies of attempted murder and use of a firearm, pled guilty on both charges and was sentenced to 10 years with 7 years suspended in the attempted murder charge and 3 years in the use of the firearm charge.

August 9 

Alvin O. Howard of Callao, charged with four felonies of assault and battery, strangulation, use of a firearm and abduction by force, and a misdemeanor of assault and battery, was sentenced to 12 months with 12 months suspended in the felony assault and battery charge; the rest of the charges were dismissed.

The Northumberland County Circuit Court also convened August 15, 16, 17 and 18 with Hon. R. Michael McKenney presiding.

The case of Deondre Lampkin, charged with three felonies of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance and a misdemeanor of possessing marijuana, was continued to November 28.

The case of Sherrie L. Reed of Heathsville, charged with a misdemeanor of assault and battery and two felonies of child abuse and malicious wounding, was continued for trial September 26.

The case of Larry T. Williams of Richmond, charged with three felonies of carnal knowledge with a 13- or 14-year old without force, was carried over for sentencing November 21.

August 22 

The case of Keith A. Branem of Richmond, charged with a felony of a probation violation, was set for trial November 1.

The case of Carlos A. Liverpool of Burgess, charged with a misdemeanor of falsely reporting to a law enforcement officer and two felonies of obtaining money under false pretenses and possessing a controlled substance, was set for trial November 7.

The case of Sheldon P. Cox of Heathsville, charged with a felony of failing to appear, was continued to September 12.

The case of Jason A. Ritchie of Lottsburg, charged with two felonies of destruction of property and burglary, was set for trial November 7.

The case of Holly Gough of Lottsburg, charged with two misdemeanors of possessing a controlled substance and a probation violation, was continued to September 5.



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