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Lancaster County Circuit Court Report

LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Circuit Court convened Friday, April 26, with Judge R. Michael McKenney presiding.

A pre-sentence report for Jonathan A. Towles of Lancaster was continued at the request of the defense until June. In February Towles was found guilty of distribution of cocaine.

Several capiases were issued for offenders who did not appear in court. Delaina D. Cooper of Burgess failed to appear for probation violations for felony offenses.

Lacey R. Michalak of Farnham was scheduled for a pre-sentence report on a felony charge of embezzlement of more than $200. She failed to appear.

A capias also was issued for Terrance M. Clarke of Kilmarnock who was scheduled to appear for sentencing on charges of felony possession of Schedule I or II drugs.

A show cause with a capias was issued for Jerod S. Gamble, who was charged with felonies for selling or providing for resale Schedule I/II narcotics.

Johnshonika J. Gregory of Heathsville, who was charged with felony entering a structure to committee assault and battery and felony grand larceny of more than $200, was continued for restitution review in October.

Restitution review for Centrix B. Palmer of Kilmarnock was set for October. Palmer was charged with two counts of probation violation on felony offenses.

Charges of probation violation on felony offenses against Michael A. Bowman of Richmond were nolle prosequi.   

Joseph S. Callahan of Weems pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years with 7 years, 11 months suspended for felony grand larceny of property valued at over $500. He also pleaded guilty to two other felony chargers of grand larceny and breaking and entering into a storage vehicle and was sentenced to 10 years on each with all suspended.

A trial was set for July 12 for Jason C. Hendricks of Lancaster, who was charged with felony selling, giving or distributing cocaine.

Troy D. Payne of Heathsville will also stand trial July 19 for felony selling, giving or distributing cocaine.

Charges of manufacturing a controlled substance and child abuse against Jerel L. Newton of White Stone were dismissed.

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