Heroin charges among grand jury indictments

Five people were indicted by a grand jury convened Monday morning (Sept. 8) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court, including four charged with distributing heroin.

Those four were Tamara Estes, Derek Rafael Frink, Devin Joseph Frink and Kathy Ann Vest, who were each indicted on one count of distributing heroin in the county last Dec. 23. Additionally, Vest and the Frinks — both 19, of Amissville — were indicted on two counts each of distributing oxycodone.

According to the direct indictments, for which case information is initially limited, Vest’s distribution charges occurred last Dec. 23 and this past June 17; Derek Frink is charged with distributing oxycodone on March 19 and 24; and Devin Frink is charged with distributing oxycodone on Nov. 11, 2013 and Feb. 18 of this year.

Warrants were issued for all four.

Also indicted Monday was 23-year-old Cody Dane Perkins of Centreville. Perkins is charged with one felony count of eluding police. According to the police report, Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Koglin clocked Perkins going more than 90 miles an hour on June 12.

Koglin chased Perkins for around eight miles west on U.S. 211, and over the Rappahannock-Page County border, the complaint states. Shortly thereafter, Perkins was “boxed in by two deputies,” who also discovered Perkins was driving on a suspended license and wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

His case was continued to Sept. 18.

Thomas William Jenkins was also indicted Monday, on one count of possessing oxycodone. According to the incident report, the 21-year-old Luray resident was stopped by the RCSO on Feb. 24. While emptying his pockets to prove he wasn’t carrying anything illegal, the report states a plastic bag fell out, which Jenkins attempted to hide — by kicking it — under the car.

The bag was found to contain oxycodone, the report states. Jenkins’ next court date is Nov. 10.

Burglary, DUI, eluding arrests

Last Sunday (Sept. 7), Washington residents Joshua Leigh Whitehurst, 35, and Christina Karen Dean, 30, were arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation by RCSO Deputy Chris Ubben. Both subjects were charged with burglary and grand larceny.

According to the complaint on file in the district court, Dean and Whitehurst illegally entered a home at 65 Old Massies Corner Rd. on Sept. 1, and took several pieces of china, a typewriter and a vase.

Dean has a hearing scheduled for Nov. 4; Whitehurst is due in district court Nov. 14.

On Aug. 30, as a result of a traffic stop on U.S. 211 by RCSO Deputy Christopher Koglin, 23-year-old Victor Raul Vazquez Velasco, of Sperryville, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possessing an open container of alcohol and driving without a license.

That same day, Deputy M. Dodson observed a motorcycle pass him at a high rate of speed on U.S. 211 near Schoolhouse Road. The driver refused to stop, police said, but was apprehended after turning off at the Shenandoah National Park. Dodson subsequently arrested McLean resident Abdulla Isamil Alemadi, 29, and charged him with felony eluding law enforcement and reckless driving.

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