Western District of Virginia court cases for 12/5-12/9/16

Friday, December 2, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION. US v. Justin Michael Lowe (Guilty Plea: December 5 at 1:30 p.m.) AGE: 24 ADDRESS: Not Available Lowe is charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and oxycodone. . US v. Brandon Cody Trivett (Guilty Plea: December 5 at 1:30 p.m.) AGE: 23 ADDRESS: Not Available Trivett is charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine […]

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Deborah Branch, Melissa Harr and Bryan Harr Sr. indicted on healthcare fraud charges

Thursday, December 1, 2016

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury, sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, has indicted three individuals with healthcare fraud charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. and Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today. The grand jury has charged Deborah Branch, 64, Melissa […]

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Jon Dumire of Roanoke sentenced on federal firearms charge

Monday, November 21, 2016

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

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 11/21-11/25/16

Friday, November 18, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. Bige Colin Maggard (Sentencing: November 21 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 54ADDRESS: Hyden, Kentucky Maggard was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine . US v. Jon Phillip Dumire (Sentencing: November 21 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 23 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Dumire was convicted of federal gun charges. . US v. Bennett Hamby […]

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Three sentenced who went on armed robbery spree killing store clerk

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – Three people who went on an armed robbery spree that ended with the killing of a store clerk in Mt. Airy, North Carolina in 2012, were sentenced yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Previously, Joshua […]

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Lynchburg felon sentenced for firearm possession

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – A Lynchburg man, who illegally possessed a firearm after being a previously convicted felon, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today. Shawn Vernol Preston, 54, of Lynchburg, previously pled guilty to one count […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 11/14-11/18/16

Thursday, November 10, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. Sarah Berry (Sentencing: November 15 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 28 ADDRESS: Bluewell, Virginia Berry was convicted of committing a series of armed robberies, one of which resulted in the death of another person. . US v. Joshua Berry (Sentencing: November 15 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 32 ADDRESS: Bluewell, Virginia Berry […]

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Brandon Scott Thomas sentenced on methamphetamine and sex trafficking charges

Thursday, November 10, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who used force and the threat of force to intimidate women and force them to engage in sex trafficking, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke on federal drug, gun, and sex trafficking charges, United States Attorney John P. […]

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David Christopher Martin pleads quilty to illegal firearms transportation

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A previously convicted felon, who under federal law is prohibited from possessing a firearm, was sentenced today for breaking into a federally licensed firearms dealer and stealing two dozen firearms with hopes of later selling them, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. David Christopher Martin, 40, of Covington, Va., previously […]

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No charges against Roanoke County Police Officers in fatal shooting of Kionte Spencer

Friday, November 4, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia announced today that there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against the Roanoke County Police Officers involved in the fatal shooting of Kionte Spencer on February 26, 2016. Officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Justice Department’s […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 10/17-10/21/16

Friday, October 14, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. Dana Lynn Vanmeter (Sentencing: October 17 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 44 ADDRESS: Meadowview, Virginia Vanmeter was convicted of methamphetamine charges. . US v. Charles Sewell (Guilty Plea: October 18 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: Not Available ADDRESS: Bristol, Virginia Sewell is charged with tax perjury and interfering with an IRS investigation. . US […]

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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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