by Jackie Nunnery
The Lancaster County Circuit Court convened Friday, September 20, with the Hon. R. Michael McKenney presiding.
In the case of case of Tyrell L. Gresham of Saluda, bond was denied in general district court where Gresham is charged with two misdemeanors for assault and battery and damaging phone lines. Gresham appealed the bond decision and was granted bond in Circuit Court.
Michael A. Baublitz of Kilmarnock, charged with one felony for the sale or distribution of marijuana, was found guilty. A pre-sentencing report review is set for November 22.
Charges against Matthew G. Carr of Heathsville, charged with one felony for failing to register as a sex offender, was dismissed.
The trial of Michael A. Haworth of Knoxville, Tenn., charged with one felony for selling or distributing cocaine, was postponed until October 4 because a witness was unavailable.
Troy D. Payne of Heathsville, charged with one felony for selling or distributing cocaine, pleaded guilty. A pre-sentencing report was set for November 22.
Chasmarae L. Roller of Lancaster, charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years probation.
In the case of Daniel Coursey, of Kilmarnock, found guilty in June of one felony of assault, victim injured; one felony for abduction by force; one felony for destruction of property greater than $1,000; and two misdemeanors for assault and battery; a pre-sentence hearing was continued by defense until September 27.
Jacob M. Monday of Lancaster, charged with first degree murder, concealing a dead body, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, appealed a bond decision from General District Court, which was also denied in Circuit Court. No hearings have been set on the charges against him.