Three sentenced for theft of 56 guns stolen from licensed firearms dealer

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – Months after 56 guns were stolen from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Appomattox, three of the men who took part in the break-in have been sentenced in federal court on related charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today. Jaquan Tyree Harris, 21, of Amherst, Virginia, previously pled guilty […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 9/26-9/30/16

Friday, September 23, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. George Johnson (Sentencing: September 26 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 57 ADDRESS: Bristol, Tennessee Johnson was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Robert Lee Branch (Sentencing: September 27 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 29 ADDRESS: Nora, Virginia Branch was convicted of conspiring to distribute a controlled substance analogue. . US v. […]

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Richard Nofsinger, Jr. pleads guilty to manufacturing child pornography

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Richard Nofsinger, Jr. pleads guilty to manufacturing child pornography

Richard Denny Nofsinger Jr., 37, of Galax, Virginia, pled guilty today in federal court to a series of child pornography charges that will lead to him serving at least 15 years in federal prison, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Nofsinger pled guilty in the United States District Court for the Western District […]

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Noel Solett of Roanoke pleads guilty to methamphetamine charge

Monday, August 29, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The third member of a conspiracy that distributed large quantities of various drugs throughout the Roanoke Valley pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to federal drug conspiracy charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Noel Phillip Solett, 40, of […]

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Convicted felon, Jon Dumire of Roanoke, pleads guilty to firearms possession

Monday, August 29, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who was previously convicted of a crime and therefore prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm, pled guilty last week to a federal firearms charge, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Jon Phillip Dumire, 23, of Roanoke, pled guilty last week in the United States District […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 8/29-9/2/16

Friday, August 26, 2016

ROANOKE DIVISION . US v. Noel Phillip Solett (Guilty Plea: August 29 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 40 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Solett is charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Aja Roberts (Guilty Plea: August 29 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 28 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Roberts is charged with obstruction of justice. . US v. Terrance Donald […]

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Masjid An Nur Islamic Center condemns the stabbing attack by Wasil Farooqu

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Masjid An Nur Islamic Center condemns the stabbing attack by Wasil Farooqu

Correlli Rasheed with the Masjid An Nur Islamic Center in Roanoke has issued a press release after two people were stabbed at the Pines apartment complex in Roanoke County Saturday. The FBI is investigating after it was reported that 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui shouted “Allahu akbar” which is the Arabic phrase for “God is great.” He […]

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Tyler Johnson of Salem pleads guilty to methamphetamine distribution

Monday, August 22, 2016

A 21-year-old Salem man, who admitted to having crystal methamphetamine shipped to the Roanoke Valley from California, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court in Roanoke to federal drug charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Tyler Johnson, 21, of Salem, Va., pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the […]

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Roanoke couple sentenced for heroin and firearm charges

Monday, August 22, 2016

A pair of Roanoke men, who previously pled guilty to distributing heroin, were sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Benjamin Moore Garnette, 31, of Roanoke, Va., previously pled guilty to one count of distributing heroin and one […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 8/22-8/26/16

Friday, August 19, 2016

ROANOKE DIVISION . US v. Benjamin Garnette (Sentencing: August 22 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 31 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Garnette was convicted of distributing heroin. . US v. Keith Holland (Sentencing: August 22 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 39 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Holland was convicted of distributing heroin. . US v. Tyler Johnson (Guilty Plea: August 22 at 1:00 […]

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Hillis Bresee and Bresee Trucking sentenced to probation for giving advance notice of mine inspections

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A Big Stone Gap coal trucking company and its owner, who previously pled guilty to violating the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act by providing advance notice of safety inspections, were sentenced yesterday in Federal Court, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Hillis Bresee and Bresee Trucking, violated the Federal […]

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U.S. Attorney Fishwick and Virginia AG Herring announce sentencing of health care fraud duo

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A pair of former lab professionals, who were convicted of billing Medicaid, Medicare, TennCare and a variety of other insurance companies following a bench trial earlier this year, were sentenced yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. […]

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