Sentence for absconding; grand jury indictments

Cory Carlton Summers, 27, of Fairfax, was sentenced in circuit court Monday (Sept. 14) for violating his probation following a felony charge of eluding police and driving on a revoked or suspended license. Under the probation violation charge, he was accused of failing to contact his probation officer as required under the provisions of a sentence imposed for the felony on Feb. 6, 2014, and absconding.

Judge Jeffrey W. Parker sentenced him to four years in jail, but suspended three years, 11 months and 12 days — leaving 18 days of time Summers has already served in the RSW Regional Jail. He was also ordered to perform community service and placed under supervised probation for a year.

In testimony before the sentencing, Summers reiterated the facts he testified to in his Aug. 20 trial, also before Judge Parker. He told the court that rather than absconding, he had made several trips to New York to see his mother, who had been ill. He said that he had given the probation officer the address in New York where he would be.

In addition, he said, he had tried to see his probation officer, even going in person to her office in Winchester, only to be told that she was busy and would call Summers later. Summers testified that she did not call, although he had tried repeatedly to call her. He told Commonwealth’s Attorney Art Goff that he has had no eye-to-eye contact with her for seven months.

In his sentencing statement, Parker said, “I am troubled by your seven-month absence from your probation officer. You have an absolute duty to report.”

Castleton resident Holly Marie Yake, 28, was sentenced, for violating probation in connection with two counts of possession (of oxycodone and heroin), to nine months in the penitentiary and two years of supervised probation.

Yake was originally placed on probation after being pulled over by RCSO Deputy Christopher Koglin on Oct. 19, 2012. The trooper noticed “a faint smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.” Koglin and his canine unit searched the car and found a small plastic bag with oxycodone and a metal spoon with traces of heroin on it.

Christopher Hitt, 27, of Madison, originally charged with a felony count of grand larceny, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of petit larceny and was sentenced to 12 months in jail (all suspended) and two years of unsupervised probation. The grand larceny charge was in connection with the theft of yard equipment from the Boston home of Sandra Hudson in 2013.

Grand jury indicts two

Timothy Frank Clanagan, 57, of Washington, was indicted on a charge of possessing a controlled substance. His case was continued to Oct. 27. At the time of his arrest May 28, Clanagan was also charged with a first incidence of DWI, to which he pleaded guilty in district court July 27. He was sentenced on the DWI charge to 120 days in jail, all suspended, and six months of supervised probation. His license was suspended for one year, but he may apply for a restricted license. He must have an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle and attend VASAP.

Daniel Webster Ramey, 33, of Sperryville, was indicted on a third-offense DWI charge (with a blood alcohol level above .20, a felony). On May 31, Deputy W. Ubben stopped a vehicle on Lee Highway near Ben Venue. The driver, Ramey, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. In district court June 2, Ramey was sentenced for a second-offense DWI in March, getting 12 months in jail (with 11 months suspended) plus a three-year license suspension and a $500 fine.

Sentences for alcohol, drugs and eluding

In Rappahannock County District Court Tuesday (Sept. 15), Jordan Keith Manning, 21, of Brandy Station, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of eluding police and a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 165 days suspended, 12 months of supervised probation, and ordered to pay $750 in fines.

Levin Marshall, 25, of Washington, originally charged with possession of marijuana, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, all suspended, and one year of supervised probation.

Hector Gustavo Sandoval, 47, of Stevensburg, originally charged with driving after being declared a habitual offender, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of driving under a revoked or suspended license. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, all suspended, 12 months of unsupervised probation, and had his license suspended for 90 days.

Eric Jonathan Comer, 42, of Luray, was arraigned on a charge of violating the conditions of the state’s alcohol education program, VASAP. His case was continued to Oct. 13. Comer pleaded guilty to a first DWI offense on June 9 and was sentenced to 90 days in jail sentence, all suspended. His license was suspended for 12 months, but he was allowed to apply for a restricted license for limited uses. He was ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed on his vehicle and attend VASAP.

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