Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
The Police Chief of the Marion, Va., Police Department was arrested Wednesday morning on federal charges related to the distribution of a controlled substance.
Michael Dean Roberts, a.k.a. “Fireball,” age 54, of Saltville, Va., was arrested via a federal criminal complaint earlier this morning and charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, Roberts is charged with distributing the name brand prescription pain killer Lortab, which contained the schedule III narcotic hydrocodone.
On June 08 Roberts was recorded in a phone call with a cooperating defendant and later met with the defendant in the afternoon where pills were provided. While being recorded with audio and video Roberts crushed the pills and snorted two lines and then raked the residue with his hands from the place and licked the residue from his hands
On two previous occasions the defendant provided pills to Roberts according to the criminal complaint.
The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Virginia State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary Lee will prosecute the case for the United States.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Community, Crime
Tags: crime, DOJ, Law_enforcement