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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Insufficient evidence in death of Linwood Lambert to establish a federal criminal civil rights violation

Thursday, September 22, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against South Boston Police Officers Tiffany Bratton, Travis Clay and Clinton Mann for the death of Linwood Raymond Lambert Jr. on May 4, 2013. Lambert died after officers stunned him with a […]

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Grand jury charges Robert Wozniak with Social Security fraud

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the indictment of a Vinton man on a pair of fraud charge related to this alleged theft of funds from the Social Security Administration. Robert Wozniak, 48, of Vinton, Va., was indicted under seal last week by a federal grand jury sitting in […]

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Chem-Solv to pay $1.5 million for illegally storing and transporting hazardous waste

Friday, September 16, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke-based chemical distributing company, which previously pleaded guilty to illegally storing hazardous waste and to transporting hazardous waste from its facility in Roanoke to another facility, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr., announced. […]

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

Friday, September 9, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION – US v. Angel Soliz Jr. (Guilty Plea: September 13 at 1:00 p.m.) AGE: 37 ADDRESS: Not Available Soliz Jr. is charged with methamphetamine charges. – US v. Angel Soliz Sr. (Guilty Plea: September 14 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 56 ADDRESS: Not Available Soliz Sr. is charged with methamphetamine charges. – ROANOKE DIVISION – US […]

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

Friday, September 2, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. Ronald W. David (Guilty Plea: September 6 at 11:30 a.m.) AGE: 57 ADDRESS: St. Paul, Virginia David is charged is making false statements and failing to report information to the Railroad Retirement Board. . US v. Amanda Szemac (Sentencing: September 6 at 1:30 p.m.) AGE: 39ADDRESS: Middlesboro, Kentucky Szemac was convicted of […]

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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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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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