Psychiatric exam ordered in shooting case

Psychiatric exam ordered for Hicks.

Rappahannock Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker granted a motion Monday for a psychiatric evaluation of Thomas Lee Hicks, 62, of Boston, Va., charged in a shooting in June.

The report is to be filed with the court by Oct. 18. Bond for the defendant’s release was denied and the case was continued to Nov. 8 at 1 p.m.

Hicks was arrested in the June 10 shooting of Clyde “Jack” Dellinger, 80. The victim was found in his yard at 132 Scrabble Road after the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office responded at around 8 p.m. to a report of a shooting.

Hicks is charged with first-degree attempted murder, business robbery with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and use of a firearm in a felony and malicious assault.

Also before the court: the case of Alyssa Berry, 25, of Flint Hill, facing an assault on a police officer charge, was continued to Oct. 22.

Michael Leroy Hutchison, Flint Hill, was sentenced to two years on drug charges and sentenced to one year on a hit and run charge. Judge Parker suspended all but four months.

Kathryn Marie Whitney, 58, of Sebastopol, Calif., was found guilty on two charges of grand larceny. She was sentenced to two years on each count, all but one year and three months were suspended. Judge Parker also ordered restitution of $3,000 to the victims in the case.

Allen Purcell Lewis, 42, address unknown, had a motion for bond denied. A trial on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge is set for Nov. 26 at 1 p.m.

Anna C. Clifford, 31, of Amissville, pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge. The charge was continued to Nov. 23 pending a pre-sentence report and bond denied.

Kevin Shaun Clifford, 32, of Culpeper, pleaded guilty to drug charges. Bond was denied and his case was continued to Nov. 23, pending a pre-sentencing report.

In a case before Judge Charles B. Foley in General District Court, Tuesday John Miles Baumgardner, Jr, 26, of Front Royal, was acquitted of a DUI charge but found guilty of possession of marijuana (for which he was fined $250 and sentenced to 30 days in jail). and of driving after a license forfeiture (for which he was fined $500 and sentenced to six months).

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