Lancaster County Circuit Court Report

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Circuit Court convened Friday, July 22, with the Hon. Charles Sharp presiding.

In the case of Curt Dowdy of Farnham, charged with a felony for violating probation, a hearing to appoint counsel was scheduled for August 12.

In the case of Matthew Q. Rosner, no address given, charged with two felonies for probation violations, a hearing was continued to October 28 as Rosner is a fugitive.

In the case of Terrence M. Clarke of Weems, charged with a felony for violating probation, an arraignment was continued to October 28 as Clarke is a fugitive. Clarke was previously convicted of an amended charge of possession of a Schedule I/II substance and was being held under advisement. A hearing on that case was also scheduled for October 28.

In the case of Ellen S. Coates of Mineral, charged with two felonies for probation violations, a hearing to appoint counsel was scheduled for September 2.

In the case of Alkendra S. Coleman of Mollusk, charged with a felony for violating probation, arraignment was continued to August 12.

In the case of Vaughan O. Coleman of Dunnsville, charged with three felonies for probation violations, a hearing to appoint counsel was scheduled for September 2.

In the case of Donald D. Vaughan, no address given, charged with four felony counts of violating probation, arraignment was continued until October 28.

In the case of Jerod S. Gamble of Hampton, charged with two felonies for selling a Schedule I/II substance, a hearing was continued until October 28 as Gamble is a fugitive.

In the case of Benjamin A. Kurtz of Poquoson, appealing a misdemeanor conviction for failing to present a deer, the deferred disposition and charge were dismissed.

In the case of Morton J. Lee Jr. of Lancaster, charged with two felonies and six misdemeanors for probation violations, those charges were dismissed.

In the case of Sharon Estabrook of Richmond, charged with a felony for violating probation, probation was revoked. A review hearing was scheduled for January 27.

In the case of Joseph Harcum of White Stone, charged with two felonies for violating probation, probation was revoked and he was re-sentenced to four years and eight months, all of which were suspended. Harcum also was ordered to continue paying $100 per month in restitution and court costs.

In the case of Daryl C. Mitchell of Lancaster, charged with two felonies for violating probation, a review hearing was scheduled for January 27.

In the case of David Saunder of Weems, charged with a misdemeanor for violating probation, the charge was dismissed.

In the case of Joseph S. Callahan of Burgess, charged with three felonies for violating probation, a status hearing was continued to July 28.

In the case of Rachel J. Denny of White Stone, charged with four felonies for violating probation, a status hearing was scheduled for October 28.

In the case of Christian P. Lyons of Lancaster, charged with a felony for driving on a revoked license for multiple convictions of driving while intoxicated and a misdemeanor for obstructing/resisting arrest; a trial was continued when Lyons failed to appear. Lyons also is charged with two misdemeanors for indecent exposure; a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct; a misdemeanor for driving after forfeiting a license; a misdemeanor for obstructing or resisting arrest without force; a misdemeanor for refusing a breathalyzer within 10 years; a misdemeanor for intoxication in public; and a misdemeanor for reckless driving. A trial on those charges was to be set but a capias warrant was issued when he failed to appear.

Grand jury

A grand jury also convened on Friday, July 22, and issued the following true bills of indictment:

• Christian P. Lyons of Lancaster was charged with a felony for driving while intoxicated, prior related felony conviction.

• Paris T. Rooks of White Stone was charged with a felony for being a violent felon in possession of a weapon; a felony for abduction by force or intimidation; a felony for use of a firearm in a felony, second offense; and a felony for robbery with a gun. A trial was set for September 16.

• Larry Hearn Jr. of Weems was charged with a felony for receiving stolen goods greater than $500 and a felony for selling stolen goods greater than $500. A trial was set for September 16.

• Laura N. Purcell, no address given, was charged with a felony for credit card forgery and a felony for obtaining money under false pretenses, greater than $200.