Lancaster County Circuit Court Report

by Audrey Thomasson

LANCASTER—Lancaster County Circuit Court convened on November 17. Judge R. Michael McKenney presided over the following cases.

Michael A. Bowman of Richmond, previously issued a capias on felony probation violations, failed to appear in court. The case was continued to January 26.

Linwood M. Neal Jr. of Richmond, previously issued a capias on felony probation violations, failed to appear in court. The case was continued to January 26.

Deondre Lampkin of Heathsville, charged with felony probation violation, was set for trial on December 15.

Jerel Lamar Newton of White Stone was in court for annual review of a felony drug conviction and child abuse. The next review was set for November 16, 2018.

Tyrone Michael Waddy of Burgess was previously issued a capias for probation violation on felony offenses. The case was continued to January 26.

Dedrick Jermaine Curry of Lancaster was in court for review of a felony conviction for unauthorized use of a vehicle. The case was scheduled for review on January 26.

Charges against Tawan Martas Rice of Heathsville of felony distribution of a controlled substance were nolle prosequi.

The trial of Samantha Renee Ellis of Warsaw, charged with felony distribution of marijuana, was continued by Commonwealth’s Attorney Jan Smith over the objections of the defense. Trial was set for January 19.

Judson Nicholas McGuire of Irvington entered a plea of guilty on charges of felony child abuse and misdemeanor distribution of marijuana. He was sentenced to three years, all suspended, 1 year supervised probation and $800 in court costs. Three additional charges of misdemeanor distribution of marijuana and felony child abuse were nolle prosequi.

Charles G. Abernathy of Norfolk withdrew a motion for appeal of a misdemeanor DWI conviction.

Joshua Evan Luckett of Saluda was scheduled for jury trial on March 2 on felony charges of grand larceny.

Amir Rasoul of Kilmarnock did not appear for arraignment on felony charges of violating a protective order for the third time. The case was rescheduled for December 8.

The arraignment of Keywon Maquee Gaskins of Heathsville on felony charges of selling schedule I/II drugs and misdemeanor distribution of schedule VI drugs was continued to December 15.

The arraignment of Ana Carmen Carillo on a charge of possession of schedule I/II drugs was continued to December 8.

Damien Tyquan Dandridge of Lancaster, charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, was scheduled for trial January 5.

The arraignment of Maurice Roderick Levere Jr. of Lancaster on felony distribution of marijuana and child abuse charges was continued to December 8 on a motion by Smith over the objection of the defense.

The arraignment of Tikesha LaShell Taylor of Lancaster on a charge of felony child abuse was continued to December 8.

Joshua Ryan Pratz of Lancaster, charged with misdemeanor petit larceny, was set for trial on December 8.

Terrance Alonzo Taylor Jr., aka Hassan Sinah Bey, of Lancaster was set for trial January 19 on misdemeanor escape without violence, disorderly conduct and driving on a suspended license.

Maria F. Thompson’s trial on multiple charges of felony forgery and uttering was continued to January 5.

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