• Trial delayed in Eisenhauer case

    Staff Report

    CHRISTIANSBURG — Defense attorneys for David Eisenhauer, who is accused of killing a 13-year-old girl in 2016, say they need more time to analyze text messages and other data before he stands trial for first-degree murder.

    Eisenhauer, 20 — a former Virginia Tech student from Columbia, Md. — also is charged with concealing a body and abduction in the death of Blacksburg teen Nicole Lovell.

  • Trial continued in Ogle’s fire case

    INDEPENDENCE —David Christopher Rose, a Wythe County suspect charged in connection with an apartment fire above the former Frogs Ogle’s Deli in Independence, has been scheduled for a bench trial instead of a jury trial after his attorney’s request to continue the case in Grayson County Circuit Court last Thursday was approved.

  • Nofsinger trial dates set for 2019

    HILLSVILLE — As it is scheduled now, a double homicide suspect from Galax might not go to trial until nearly three years after the crime.
    Richard Denny Nofsinger Jr. faces one charge of capital murder in the death of Anastasia Alley, 21 months, and one charge of first-degree murder of her mother, Alyssa Kenny, 28, both of which occurred on March 10, 2016, in Galax.
    Carroll County Circuit Court’s schedule shows that Nofsinger, 38, is scheduled for a two-week jury trial, beginning Jan. 7, 2019 and continuing through Jan. 17, 2019.

  • Long sentenced in arson, burglary, extortion convictions

    INDEPENDENCE — Roby Long, charged last December in a suspicious fire on Greenville Road, pleaded guilty to a number of charges in Grayson County Circuit Court earlier this year.

  • Coulson convicted of malicious wounding

    INDEPENDENCE —Travis Dale Coulson, indicted earlier this year on multiple charges involving a car chase in Galax — which caused another driver to crash through a house — was found guilty in Grayson County Circuit Court for aggravated malicious wounding, and destruction of property, according to the Grayson County Court database.

  • Vehicle runs off road, hits street sign

    INDEPENDENCE — An Independence woman was charged earlier this month for reckless driving after officers say she lost control of her vehicle and ran off of the road onto the sidewalk, striking a sign and a utility pole.
    According to a report from Sgt. Matthew Adams of the Independence Police Department, the incident occurred around 6 p.m. Sept. 7. Reisa Danielle Caudill, 38, of Independence, was traveling west on U.S. 58 through the intersection in front of Skyline National Bank, when she reportedly lost control of the vehicle.

  • Independence man arrested for soliciting a minor

    INDEPENDENCE — An Independence man has been arrested and charged with soliciting a minor through social media, allegedly through the abuse of public internet access at the local library.
    According to a news release from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, deputies arrested James Michael Fantazier, 25, of Independence, on Sept. 1.

  • Fries suspects charged in break-ins

    Two Fries residents were recently arrested in connection with reported break-ins and larceny cases that had previously occurred in the town.
    According to a news release from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, deputies executed a search warrant at 36 Red Brush Lane in Fries on Aug. 28.
    “Prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, and several items linking two suspects to burglaries in the Spring Valley and Liberty Hill Road area were located and seized from the residence,” Sheriff Vaughan said.

  • Court declares mistrial in murder case



    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Circuit Court Judge Lee Harrell declared a mistrial last Wednesday in the murder case of Greyling Dwayne “Beany” Davis.
    Davis, of Galax, allegedly shot two people in the Fairview section of Grayson County in 2016. His ex-girlfriend, Karen Cates, 41, died; David Patton was wounded.

  • Legal counsel appointed for Lineberry

    INDEPENDENCE — Tanisha Ann Lineberry, charged in the death of her son, three year-old Jaylen Lineberry, was appointed legal counsel at a hearing in Grayson County Circuit Court on Thursday, Aug. 17.
    According to court records, Lineberry has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, and abuse of a child resulting in serious injury.
    Her trial date is scheduled to be set on Oct. 27. According to the circuit court office, attorney J. Tompkins will represent Lineberry.