by Audrey Thomasson
LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Circuit Court convened on January 19 with Judge R. Michael McKenney presiding.
Kenneth B. Jackson of Topping asked to change his defense attorney on charges of probation violations on felony convictions. The case was reset to February 16.
A case against Linwood M. Neal Jr. of Richmond, charged with probation violations on felony convictions, was set for trial on March 19.
Lorenzo William Jones Jr. of Richmond, charged with a probation violation on a felony conviction, has not been apprehended on a capias issued December 11.
A case against Joseph Cox Jr. of Lively on charges of probation violation on 13 felony convictions was continued to January 26.
A case against Clifton B. Tomlin of Burgess was set for trial on January 26. Tomlin is charged with a probation violation on a misdemeanor conviction.
Tyrone Michael Waddy of Burgess qualified for a court appointed attorney. His case of probation violation on a felony conviction was continued to January 26.
Oriel Purchell Lee of Lancaster was arraigned on one felony charge of probation violation. The case was set for trial on February 23.
Maria F. Thompson’s multiple charges of felony forgery were dismissed after a year of court reviews.
Samantha Renee Ellis of Warsaw entered a plea of guilty to grand larceny and was given a 12 month sentence, all suspended, two years of probation and court costs of $400. Felony distribution of marijuana charges were nolle prosequi.
A case against Steven Noel of Weems, charged with felony sexual penetration with an object, was continued to March 23 on a motion by defense.
The trial of Desiree Genee McGee of Chesapeake, charged with felony grand larceny, was postponed to February 2 after she failed to appear in court.
Damien Tyquan Dandridge of Lancaster entered a plea of guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He was fined $200 and court costs of $454.50.
Terrance Alonzo Taylor Jr., aka Sinah Bey Hassan, of Lancaster entered a plea of guilty to misdemeanor changes of driving under a revoked license, disorderly conduct and escaping without violence. He was sentenced to 12 months, with 9 months suspended, and placed on probation for two years.