by Elizabeth Cogar
LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Circuit Court convened Friday, April 5, with Judge R. Michael McKenney presiding.
The felony charge against Amber Booth of Lancaster for distribution of marijuana was amended to a misdemeanor and she received a deferred disposition until March 13, 2020.
Laderah Daye of Heathsville was arraigned on two felony counts, one for embezzlement of more than $200 and one for failure to appear in court. All charges were dismissed.
Joseph Callahan of Weems appeared for a pre-sentence report on two counts of grand larceny and one for breaking and entering into a storage vehicle. The cases were continued until April 26.
In the trial of Jeter Barrett of Lancaster on four felony counts of distributing marijuana, the prosecution filed a nolle prosequi for two counts and Barrett pled guilty on the other two and was sentenced to five years in jail, suspended, for one count and five years with four years and 11 months suspended for the other.
Derrella Bundy of Dunnsville, charged with misdemeanor driving under a suspended license, pled guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended.
Charges against Kathleen Denise Carey of Tappahannock on a felony count of selling Schedule I/II drugs was dismissed.
The trial of Dasmine Fisher of Weems on a felony count of selling Schedule I/II drugs was continued to May 5.
The trial of Ricky Gibson of Kilmarnock on a felony count of selling Schedule I/II drugs was continued to May 31.
In the case of John Hooper of Richmond, charged with one felony count for not stopping in a boat accident resulting in injury/death and another for aggravated involuntary manslaughter involving a watercraft, a pre-trial motion was granted and a jury trial was set for June 19.