Northumberland County Circuit Court Report

by Madison White Franks

HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened October 17. The following cases were heard by the Hon. R. Michael McKenney.

Trials

Gary L. Conaway of Lancaster, charged with a misdemeanor third offense driving with a suspended license, pled guilty and was sentenced to 90 days with 80 days suspended.

The case of Aaron L. Darby, charged with three felonies of selling or distributing an imitation substance and two counts of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was continued to November 28.

Other cases

Brian Luckham of Kilmarnock was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of violating a pretrial condition. Bond was denied and trial has been set for December 19.

The case of William Larochelle of Heathsville, charged with felonies of gross wanton with reckless care of a child and manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was continued for sentencing April 24 on the manufacturing charge. The gross wanton charge was dismissed.

The case of Rodney Withers of Farnham, charged with the felonies of two counts manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance and failing to appear in court, was continued to November 21.

October 24

The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened for term day October 24, with Judge McKenney presiding.

A grand jury issued true bills of indictment in the case of:

• Kimberly L. Adams of Hague, charged with felony embezzlement. Trial is set for November 21.

• Bernard C. Anderson of Burgess, charged with felony unauthorized use of a vehicle. Trial is set for October 31.

• Ethel E. Auman of Reedville, charged with two felonies of possession of a controlled substance and child abuse. Trial was continued to December 12.

• Lillian M. Katz of Reedville, charged with a felony of abduction by force and a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery. Trial is set for November 7. No indictment was presented in a felony charge of malicious wounding.

• Deondre T. Lampkin of Heathsville, charged with felony assault of a law enforcement officer. Trial is set for November 28.

• Ernest J. Polk Jr. of Heathsville, charged with misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member. Polk pled guilty and received 12 months with two months suspended. No indictment was presented in a felony charge of entering a house armed.

• Kelvin D. Muse of Callao, charged with two felonies of failing to provide registration information. Trial is set for January 30.

Trials

The case of Harvey L. Blackwell of Heathsville, charged with felony manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was continued to January 23.

The case of Ronald J. Crockett of Reedville, charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, was continued for trial December 19.

The case of Keywon M. Gaskins of Heathsville, charged with two felony probation violations, was continued for trial January 23.

The case of Orin P. Lee of Reedville, charged with a felony offense probation violation, was continued for show cause November 14.

Damien D. Towles of Farnham, charged with a felony offense probation violation, had his probation revoked and received nine months with six months suspended.

Other cases

The case of Lisa M. Arias of Callao, charged with a probation violation, was set for trial December 19.

The case of Alicia S. Darby of Warsaw, charged with felony manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was set for trial December 12.

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 set for trial November 21.

The case of Jeffrey J. Tarlton of Heathsville, charged with misdemeanor violations of regulations of the county’s boat landing, was continued to December 12.

In the case of Jamaul B. Hill of Newport News, charged with a felony probation violation, bond was withdrawn and the case was continued to November 21.

The case of Shuvon K. Ball of Heathsville, charged with felony malicious wounding and misdemeanor assault and battery, was dismissed.

The case of Andrew M. Cockrell of Heathsville, charged with a misdemeanor of failing to mark an aquaculture structure, was dismissed.

The case of Renata L. Daye of Heathsville, charged with two felonies of obtaining a credit card with no larceny and other forgery, was continued to January 23.

The case of Travis J. Griffith of Callao, charged with three felonies of two counts of a probation violation and one count of failing to appear in court, was continued to January 23.

The case of Kirk L. Lampkin Jr. of Burgess, charged with the misdemeanors of probation violation and being in contempt of court, where judgement was deferred, was continued to October 31.

The case of David R. Roberts of Callao, charged with two misdemeanors of a probation violation, was dismissed.

The case of Devon N. Robinson of Heathsville, charged with both a felony and misdemeanor probation violation, was continued to April 24.