DWI, possession of marijuana, and other misdemeanors topped the docket in District Court on April 7 and 14.
Actions on April 7 included:
- Michael Joseph McKiernan of Castleton, Richard Wayne Gallihugh, Jr. of Castleton, and Richard Wayne Bates, Jr. of Catlett were arraigned on first offenses of driving under the influence. Their cases were continued to May 5.
- Mason Kirk Whitney of Amissville was arraigned for possession of a controlled substance. He has a May 5 hearing.
- The case of Eric Thomas Shirley of Springfield, charged with possession of marijuana, was also continued to May 5.
- The case of Jennifer Roxanne Mccray of Jeffersonton, charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, was certified to go to the grand jury.
- The case of Paul Wilson Northam of Clifton, charged him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, was certified to the grand jury.
- Victor L. Thompson of Warrenton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of using profane language over a public airway (telephone) and was sentenced to 6 months in jail, with 5 months suspended, and a year of supervised probation.
- Christopher David Belchior of Centreville pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, all suspended, 12 months of supervised probation, and six month’s suspension of his driver’s license.
- As part of a plea agreement, Randy Lynn Smoot of Flint Hill pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock device. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with all suspended, and supervised probation until he completes 35 hours of community service.
District Court actions on April 14 included:
- Richard Leon Grayson Yates of Warrenton pleaded guilty to three charges. For reckless driving, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with 40 days suspended, and 12 months of probation. For driving with a suspended or revoked license, he was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with 10 months suspended, and 12 months of probation. For failure to stop at the scene of an accident, he was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with 10 months suspended, and 12 months of probation. His sentences are to be served concurrently.
- Michael Edward Jackson Sr. of Haywood pleaded guilty to a felony charge of selling and distributing marijuana. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with six month suspended, and 12 months of supervised probation.
- Eric Jonathan Comer of Luray was arraigned on a first offense of driving under the influence. He is due back in court May 5.
- Charmany Lynette Williams of Jeffersonton was arraigned on several charges: a first offense of driving under the influence, driving under a suspended or revoked license, drinking while driving with an open container of alcohol, and obtained or possessed documents to falsify her identity. Her case was continued to June 6.
On March 24, after being arrested by Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Deputy M. Dodson on an outstanding warrant in Warren County, Ronald Dale Whittaker Jr., 36, of Washington, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
On March 28 following a traffic stop for speeding, Dodson charged 30-year-old Jeffrey Allen Burke and 27-year-old Shane Biggie, both of Front Royal, with possession of marijuana.
On March 29, Dodson arrested Richard Wayne Gallihugh Jr., 25, of Castleton, and charged him with driving under the influence, following a traffic stop on U.S. 211 near the 211 Quicke Mart.
On April 1 following a traffic stop near Lee Highway and Zachary Taylor Highway, Dodson arrested Jeremiah L. Green, 39, of no fixed address, and charged him with driving under the influence.
On April 2, Dodson arrested 35-year-old Mason Kirk Whitney of Amissville and charged him with possession of a schedule III drug.
On April 6, Deputy W.C. Ubben stopped a vehicle on Zachary Taylor Highway for a traffic violation, and subsequently charged Emily Woddington Harris, 38, of Amissville, with driving under the influence.
On April 10, Dodson arrested Shelly Renee Collette, 37, of Winchester, and charged her with driving under the influence. Collette’s arrests came as the result of a traffic stop on U.S. 522 near Ben Venue Road.