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Courts

  • 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.

  • Judge denies bond for Carico

    A judge on Tuesday denied bond for a 37-year-old Independence woman who allegedly tried to hire someone to kill her estranged husband.
    Candi Freeman Carico is being held without bond at New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin.

  • UPDATED: Independence woman arrested for alleged murder-for-hire plot

    A 37-year-old Independence woman has been charged with criminal solicitation to commit murder, following an investigation by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.
    Grayson County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Candi Freeman Carico 37, of 233 Sandalwood Lane in Independence, on Friday and charged her with criminal solicitation to commit murder.

  • Former Galax officer pleads guilty to DUI

    GALAX — Earl Johnson, 51, a former Galax police officer who worked at the department for 25 years, pleaded guilty May 9 in Galax General District Court to driving under the influence.

    He was fined $250 and his license suspended for 12 months. He was also sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was suspended.

    Johnson was arrested in February by Officer Terry Woods of the Galax Police Department, who originally stopped the vehicle Johnson was operating for reckless driving on East Grayson Street.
 He was charged for DUI and refusal of a blood or breath test.


  • Cole accepts plea agreement, suspended sentence

    GALAX – A Galax woman avoided jail time last Friday after she worked out a plea agreement in Galax Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
    Renee Cole, 39, of 409 Long St., was charged with simple assault on March 4 by Galax Police Sgt. Shawny Jones.
    The alleged assault involved her 13-year-old son and his father, Anthony Gonzalez, 45.
    She received a 90-day suspended jail sentence, was placed on 12 months of probation and ordered to complete an 18-week domestic violence program.

  • Grayson Grand Jury returns indictments

    Jason Michael Lambert, 27, of Galax, was indicted on seven charges last Friday by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury meeting at the Grayson County Courthouse.
     An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.
    Lambert was indicted on four counts of grand larceny, one count of conspiracy possess or intent to sell stolen property and two counts of statutory burglary.

  • Former Grayson Social Services workers sentenced

    ABINGDON — A former senior social worker for the Grayson County Department of Social Services who oversaw Adult Protective Services was sentenced this afternoon on federal fraud charges arising from the theft of money from two elderly clients.
    A former companion care provider hired to work with her also was sentenced this afternoon on charges stemming from misuse of a debit card and theft from a bank account belonging to a patient the defendant was hired to care for.

  • PUBLIC RECORD for April 20, 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.  

    Marriages

    These marriage licenses were recorded Oct. 24-Dec. 28 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Jason James Childress, 29, and Kimberly Dawn Testerman, 24, both of Fries.