Northumberland County Circuit Court Report

by Madison White Franks

HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened September 26. The following cases were heard by the Hon. R. Michael McKenney.

Maurice S. Lee of Hague, charged with felony manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was not prosecuted at the time of trial.

Valencia W. Owens of Lancaster, charged with two misdemeanors of selling an imitation schedule I/II drug and a probation violation, pled guilty and received 12 months with 11 months suspended. The violation charge was dismissed.

Sherrie L. Reed of Heathsville, charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, and two felonies of child abuse and unlawful wounding, pled guilty to the unlawful wounding charge and sentencing is scheduled for January 23. Reed was not prosecuted on the other charges at the time of trial.

Keywon Gaskins of Heathsville was arraigned on two felony probation violation charges. Trial was set for October 24.

The case of Lawrence M. Jenkins of Heathsville, charged with felony manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was set for trial December 5.

The case of Dakota A. Galvez of Reedville, charged with felony manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was set for trial December 5.

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 set for trial December 19.

October 3

On October 3, Judge McKenney heard the following cases.

Angelica M. L. Godbey of Heathsville, charged with three felonies of two counts manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance and child abuse, was not prosecuted at the time of trial.

Dustin M. Johnson of Heathsville, charged with three felonies of two counts manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, and child abuse, was not prosecuted at the time of trial.

The case of Alicia S. Darby of Warsaw, charged with manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was set for trial October 17.

The case of Orville H. King III of Weems, charged with felony involuntary manslaughter, was set for trial December 12.

The case of Joan M. Parks of Weems, charged with felony involuntary manslaughter, was continued to October 24.

The case of Jesus L. Garcia of Warsaw, charged with felony manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was continued for trial November 28.

Katie L. M. Wilson of Callao, charged with felony possessing a controlled substance, pled guilty and received five years with five years suspended.

The case of Lisa M. Arias of Callao, charged with misdemeanor probation violation, was continued to October 24.

The case of Damien D. Towles of Farnham, charged with felony probation violation, was continued for trial October 24.

October 10

On October 10, Judge McKenney continued to October 24 the case of Jamaul B. Hill of Newport News, charged with felony probation violation.


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