Northumberland County Circuit Court Report


by Madison White Franks

HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened August 29. The following cases were heard by the Hon. R. Michael McKenney.

The case of Patrick A. Tuck of Lancaster, charged with a misdemeanor of possessing marijuana and a felony of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was continued for trial December 19.

The case of Tammy L. Morgan of Callao, charged with a felony of possessing a controlled substance, was carried over for review October 31.

Shelly L. Peddicord of Heathsville, charged with a felony of possession with intent to manufacture or distribute a schedule I/II drug, was sentenced to 5 years with 3 years and 10 months suspended.

The case of Thomas W. Beck of Reedville, charged with a felony of selling or distributing marijuana, was continued for trial December 19.

The case of Kristen King of Callao, charged with a felony of possessing a controlled substance, was continued to October 31.

September 5 cases 

The Northumberland County Circuit Court also convened September 5 and the following cases were heard by the Hon. R. Michael McKenney.

The case of Dakota A. Galvez of Reedville, charged with a felony of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was continued to September 12.

The case of Holly S. Gough of Lottsburg, charged with three misdemeanors of failing to appear, possessing a controlled substance and a probation violation, was set for trial September 19.

The case of Sequoya T. Pierce of Newport News, charged with a misdemeanor of possessing marijuana and two felonies of possessing a controlled substance and manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was carried over for arraignment September 19.

The case of Clarence Davis Jr. of Lottsburg, charged with three felonies of false application for assistance, probation violation and grand larceny, was continued to September 19.

The case of Cintez C. Gibson of Lancaster, charged with two felonies of selling/distributing/imitating a schedule I/II drugs and manufacturing a controlled substance, was continued for trial November 21.

The case of Devon K. Kelley of Lancaster, charged with two felonies of selling or distributing marijuana and manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance, was continued for trial November 21.

Michael W. Lynch of Saluda, charged with four felonies of distribution as an accommodation, was sentenced to 5 years with 3 years and 6 months suspended on one of the charges and 5 years with 5 years suspended for another. The other two charges were not prosecuted at the time of trial.

The case of Elvis A. Rich of Heathsville, charged with a misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated, was continued for trial November 21.

The case of Jonathan A. Towles of Lancaster, charged with two felonies of selling or distributing marijuana and manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was continued for trial November 21.



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