by Audrey Thomasson
LANCASTER—Judge R. Michael McKenney presided over term day January 27 in Lancaster County Circuit Court.
The following cases were before the bench:
James Milton Veney of Hampton did not appear in court for probation violation on a felony conviction because he was not served. His case was continued to April 28.
Centrix Brandell Palmer of Lancaster did not appear in court for probation violation on two felony convictions due to a conflict with his employment. The judge granted defense a continuance to February 17.
Allen Conaway of Wicomico Church did not appear in court for probation violations on a felony and three misdemeanor convictions. A motion by defense to continue to April 28 was granted.
Frank Reese of Warsaw brought payments up to date on a $7,000 restitution judgement. His case will be reviewed again on July 28. “As long as you are in compliance, the court will stay execution of the suspended jail sentence,” said Judge McKenney.
Although he was not served, Kevin Johnson Hall of Lancaster voluntarily appeared in court on probation violations on three misdemeanor convictions. Because his attorney was not present, the case was continued to March 3.
Brandy Nicole Bartron of Newport News was scheduled for a hearing on non-compliance with assigned programs. The case was continued after she could not be served.
Matthew Quentin Rosner was not served on probation violation for two felony convictions. His case was continued to April 28.
Jerevon R. Henderson of Lancaster claimed he had been in compliance with participation in programs including substance abuse, but did not have documentation from the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic. A hearing was set for March 10 and Henderson was ordered to appear with proof of compliance in order to avoid probation violation on a felony conviction.
Brandon T. Fischer of White Stone, who was previously ordered to appear in court every Friday until he paid restitution on a misdemeanor conviction, paid $100 to the court. The judge ordered him to appear again and pay another $100 on February 3.
Andrew T. Jones of Lancaster had his sentence revoked on probation violations on three felony convictions after showing he was compliant in attending drug counseling, paying restitution and staying employed. He was released of supervised probation.
Wayne Larnell Ransome, in court on a felony conviction, was denied a restricted drivers license.
Purcell O’Neil Owens of Mollusk, on review on a deferred disposition of jail sentence, was ordered to pay $50 a month on $4,428.74 in restitution. His attorney stated he was working overtime in order to pay it off. He was ordered to return on July 28 for a status review.
Randy M. Phipps, convicted of misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member, was in court for case review. Judge McKenney said he did not agree with Phipps’s sentence, but is “…bound by what Judge (Harry T.) Taliaferro did.” Because he was compliant, his case was dismissed.
Dawn Marie Clarke of Sandston was not served on three felony charges of larceny, failure to appear and destruction of property. Trial was set for April 28.
Deante Verdel Jones of Kilmarnock was arraigned on pre-trial violation on a single charge of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The judge ordered a capias for his arrest and set trial for February 17.
Jennifer L. George of White Stone was arraigned on 12 violations of pre-trial release conditions. She was granted a court appointed attorney. The case was continued to March 3.
A Grand Jury issued true bills of indictment in the cases of:
• Melanie Anne Meline of Hague, two true bills for grand larceny and entering property to commit assault and battery. Trial is set for March 3.
• Ashley Diana Hosmer of Heathsville, two true bills for felony grand larceny and entering a structure to commit assault and battery. Trial is set for February 10.
• Christopher Ryan Brooks of Lancaster, one true bill for felony grand larceny. Trial is set for February 10.
• Chante Monet Merrill, one true bill for misdemeanor embezzlement. Arraignment is set for February 3. Capias issued.
• Samantha Renee Ellis, one true bill for felony embezzlement. Arraignment is set for February 3. Capias issued.