by Jackie Nunnery
LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Circuit Court convened Friday, January 14, with the Hon. R. Michael McKenney presiding.
In the case of Sarah M. Martin of Urbanna, who previously pled guilty to a felony for possession of methamphetamine and was given a deferred disposition as a first offender, a hearing to appoint counsel was continued until April 22.
In the case of Gene B. Russell of Lancaster, who previously pled guilty to a felony for child abuse with serious injury and was given a deferred disposition as a first offender, bond was revoked and a sentencing hearing was scheduled for September 23.
In the case of Gregory A. Pratt of Warsaw, charged with four felonies for failing to appear, four felonies for probation violations, two misdemeanors for failing to appear, and two misdemeanors for probation violations, a show cause hearing was continued by the defense to March 4.
Stephen A. Redd of Lancaster was found guilty of a felony for malicious wounding and sentenced to 10 years, seven of which were suspended. He will serve five years of probation upon release. Redd also was charged with a felony for failing to appear. That charge was dismissed.
In the case of Maria F. Thompson of Kilmarnock, charged with two misdemeanors and one felony for violating probation, a status hearing was scheduled for February 16.
In the case of Michael A. Coleman of White Stone, charged with a misdemeanor for assault and battery and a felony for stalking, second within five years, a trial was continued pending a mental exam. A status hearing is scheduled for March 18.
Kentel D. Noel of Heathsville pleaded guilty to a felony for selling fentanyl and was sentenced to 10 years, with nine years and five months suspended. Noel also was charged with felonies for failing to appear, possession with intent to sell a Schedule I/II substance, possession of a Schedule I/II substance, and distribution/possession with intent to sell marijuana. Those charges were dismissed.