Michael Lintz sentenced for coercing women on probation to performing sex acts

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – The former Maintenance Supervisor of the City of Norton Parks and Recreation Department, who previously admitted to coercing women who were on state probation to perform sexual favors for him and lying in federal court, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, […]

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William Rhodes pleads quilty to child pornography

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who used a peer-to-peer file sharing network that allowed others to access his images of hard core child pornography, pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. William Rhodes, a.k.a. “Billy Rhodes,” a.k.a. “BillRho,” […]

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James M. Cox sentenced to 50 years for mailing threatening letters to federal judges

Thursday, February 9, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Red Onion inmate, who pled guilty to sending threatening letters to four district courts throughout the country and then told a federal judge at his sentencing hearing that he planned to kill the people addressed in those letters once he got out of prison, was sentenced to five decades in federal […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 2/6-2/10/17

Friday, February 3, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Melissa Lynn Hartwell (Jury Trial: February 7 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 41  ADDRESS: Marion, Virginia Hartwell is charged with conspiring to distribute a controlled substance. . US v. William Wesley Fleenor and Lola Virginia Farmer (Guilty Plea: February 7 at 2:30 p.m.) Fleenor AGE: 29 ADDRESS: Not Available Farmer AGE: […]

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Vinton man sentenced for stealing from Social Security Administration

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced the sentencing of a Vinton man who previously pled guilty to stealing funds from the Social Security Administration. Robert Wozniak, 48, of Vinton, Va., previously pled guilty to one count of theft of government property and one count social security fraud. Today in District […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 1/30-2/3/17

Friday, January 27, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Russell D. Peaks (Sentencing: January 30 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 40 ADDRESS: Wise County, Virginia Peaks was convicted of cockfighting and drug charges. . US v. Jeffrey Nathaniel Gobble (Guilty Plea: January 31 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 25 ADDRESS: Not Available Gobble has been charged with methamphetamine and oxycodone distribution […]

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Gordon Reaves Parker sentenced for manipulating women by trading drugs for sex

Friday, January 27, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who used a drug rehabilitation program in the Roanoke City jail to obtain sex partners in exchange for drugs, was sentenced today on federal drug distribution, witness tampering, and health care fraud charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. Gordon Reaves Parker, 72, of Roanoke, Virginia, previously […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 1/23-1/27/17

Monday, January 23, 2017

DANVILLE DIVISION . US v. Robert Antuane Eggleston (Guilty Plea: January 24 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: Not Available ADDRESS: Not Available Eggleston is charged with unlawful transport of a firearm. . LYNCHBURG DIVISION . US v. Terry R. Rose (Sentencing: January 27 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: Not Available ADDRESS: Not Available The defendant was convicted […]

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Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to enticement of a juvenile

Monday, January 23, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – On Thursday a Rocky Mount man, who contacted at least two local teenagers via social media and exchanged explicit sexual messages with them and attempted to coerce them into meeting with him to engage in sex acts, pled guilty Thursday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia […]

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Criminal Law Subcommittee takes up swearing in public

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Criminal Law Subcommittee takes up swearing in public

Delegate Michael Webert  (R-18) will save all you Virginians from a Class 4 misdemeanor for cursing in public. Bet you didn’t know you could be arrested for cursing out loud. I mean I’m sure you never do that. I think Del. Webert should have proposed a swear jar. A far better idea. The contents could […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 1/9-1/13/17

Friday, January 6, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. James William Mills (Sentencing: January 9 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 51 ADDRESS: Skaneateles, New York Mills was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States Food and Drug Administration. . US v. Deneka Shenelle Mullins (Sentencing: January 9 at 2:00 p.m.) AGE: 33 ADDRESS: Coeburn, Virginia Mullins was convicted of […]

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Chauncey Lenard Davis sentenced on drug and gun charges

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the sentencing of a Roanoke man on federal drug and gun charges. Chauncey Lenard Davis, 39, of Roanoke, who previously pled guilty to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute heroin and one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a previously convicted […]

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