by AnnGardner Eubank
HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland County Circuit Court convened Tuesday, October 11, with the Hon. R. Michael McKenney presiding.
In the case of Davon W. Gaines of Merry Point, charges of use of a firearm in a felony, three counts of malicious shooting, destruction of property, malicious shooting/throwing at a car, and malicious shooting/throwing at an occupied building all concluded with dispositions of nolle prosequi.
In the case of Glenn M. Hogan of Lottsburg, charged with strangulation resulting in wound or injury, a trial remains under advisement.
In the case of Michael S. Kappel of Heathsville, charged with two counts of obtaining money under false pretenses, grand larceny of over $1000 not personal property, and failure to perform promise for construction in return for advances of over $1000, a pre-trial motion was denied and a trial will be set October 25.
Clifton Tomlin of Burgess pleaded nolo contendere to a probation violation on a felony charge. His probation was revoked and he was sentenced to three years with three years suspended.