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Courts

  • PUBLIC RECORD for July 27, 2011

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
     

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Jan. 31-March 22 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Carico bound over for grand jury

    Candi Freeman Carico, 37, of Independence, accused of trying to hire someone to kill her estranged husband, was bound over for grand jury action following her preliminary hearing July 12 in Grayson County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
    Following her hearing, Substitute Judge Karen Loftin certified the charges to a grand jury.
    Grayson County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested Carico on May 27 and charged her with criminal solicitation to commit murder.

  • Local woman arrested for alleged bank scam

     ABINGDON -- A 37-year-old Hillsville woman was indicted last week by a Federal grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon on charges that she repeatedly deposited counterfeit checks at local banks.
    The grand jury has charged Regina Hines Hill with three counts of possessing or uttering a counterfeit security. If convicted, she faces a maximum possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000 on each of the three counts.

  • Underage drinking and driving punishments just got stiffer

    RICHMOND – Teens who drink alcohol and drive will face harsher penalties  including loss of their driver’s license for a year and either a $500 minimum fine or 50 hours of community service.
    Previously, the punishment was loss of license for six months and a fine of no more than $500. The new law took effect July 1.

  • PUBLIC RECORD for July 6, 2011

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in January in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • PUBLIC RECORD for June 29, 2011

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Nov. 24, 2010, through Jan. 4, 2011, in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Carico's Tazewell court case continued

    A court hearing has been continued for a local woman charged with obtaining drugs by fraud in Tazewell County.
    Candi Freeman Carico, 37, also facing a murder-for-hire charge in Grayson County, was expected to enter a plea in Tazewell County Circuit Court today, according to court records. The case has been continued until Aug. 11, according to a Tazewell County Circuit Court database.

  • PUBLIC RECORD for June 15, 2011

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in November in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:
    Daniel Dean Dixon of Galax, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $50 fine and $81 costs.

  • UPDATED: Murder-for-hire suspect denied bond, appeal

    An Independence woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her estranged husband will remain in jail pending a preliminary hearing in July.
    Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Harriet Dorsey on May 31 denied bond for Candi Freeman Carico, 37.
    Carico’s attorney, Jonathon Venzie, filed an appeal of that decision in Grayson County Circuit Court on June 1, according to court records.
    Grayson Circuit Court Judge Brett Geisler denied the appeal June 2.

  • Judge denies Carico bond appeal

    An Independence woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her estranged husband will remain in jail pending a preliminary hearing in July.
    Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Harriet Dorsey on Tuesday denied bond for Candi Freeman Carico, 37.
    Carico's attorney, Jonathon Venzie, filed an appeal of that decision in Grayson County Circuit Court on Wednesday, according to court records.
    Grayson Circuit Court Judge Brett Geisler on Thursday denied the appeal.