Northumberland County Circuit Court Report

by Madison White Franks

HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened November 21. The following cases were heard by the Hon. R. Michael McKenney.

Trials

A show cause was issued on Kimberly L. Adams of Hague for failing to appear on a felony embezzlement charge. The case was continued to December 5.

The case of Cintez C. Gibson of Lancaster, charged with two felonies of selling or distributing an imitation schedule I/II drug and manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was continued to January 23.

Preston M. Goodrich of Heathsville, charged with a misdemeanor of possessing marijuana, pled guilty and was sentenced to 30 days with 30 days suspended.

The case of Devon K. Kelley of Lancaster, charged with two felonies of selling or distributing marijuana and manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was continued to January 23.

Jonathan F. Mitchell of Lancaster, charged with a felony probation violation, had his probation revoked and was sentenced to four years and six months with four years and one month suspended.

Elvis A. Rich of Heathsville, charged with a misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated, was not prosecuted at the time of trial.

The case of Jonathan A. Towles of Lancaster, charged with two felonies of the sale or distribution of marijuana and manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was continued to January 23.

The case of Donald C. Wilkins of Warsaw, charged with a misdemeanor of driving under a revoked or suspended license, was dismissed.

Other cases

Jamaul B. Hill of Newport News, charged with a felony probation violation, had his probation revoked and was sentenced to 16 years and five months with 16 years and 3 months suspended.

The case of Orville H. King III of Weems, charged with a felony of involuntary manslaughter, was set for trial April 11.

The case of Joan M. Parks of Weems, charged with a felony of involuntary manslaughter, was set for trial April 11.

The case of Larry T. Williams of Richmond, charged with two felony counts of aggravated sexual battery, was continued to January 23. Williams was scheduled to be sentenced in three felonies of carnal knowledge of a 13-14 year old child. The case was continued for sentencing February 13.

The case of Jason A. Ritchie of Lottsburg, charged with two felonies of destruction of property and burglary, was scheduled for a jury trial January 18.

The case of David Ercelino-Dodson of Weems, charged with two felonies of aggravated sexual battery and sodomy, was scheduled for sentencing January 23.

The case of Thomas E. Kelly of Kilmarnock, charged with two felonies of selling or distributing marijuana and manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance, was dismissed.

The case of Brian O. Morris Jr. of Kilmarnock, charged with a felony of sale as an accommodation, was continued to December 12.

Rodney Withers of Farnham, charged with two felonies of manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance and a felony of failing to appear in court, was found guilty and was sentenced to five years with three years and eight months suspended. The failing to appear charge was dismissed. A hearing was scheduled for January 23.


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