Drug and alcohol charges heard in district court

In Rappahannock County District Court Tuesday (Dec. 1), Susan Michelle Altenhein appeared via videoconference from the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail, where she is being held. The 47-year-old Marshall resident was arraigned on a felony charge of possession of Schedule I or II drugs and a misdemeanor drug possession charge, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license, failing to stop at the scene of accident, receiving or buying stolen goods valued at less than $200, and making a false report to a law enforcement officer.

Judge J. Gregory Ashwell authorized the appointment of a public defender for Altenhein and continued the case to Jan. 19. He said he would not authorize her $6,000 bond until she has had a chance to meet with a lawyer. Before the video conference was ended, Altenhein told the court she has a service dog that she has not seen in two weeks. The dog was taken to Rappahannock County, she said, and Altenhein asked if the court could find out any information about the dog. Ashwell advised her to take up that issue with her lawyer, as well.

Effrain Christopher Delgado, 22, of Woodville, was arraigned on charges of possession of marijuana, failure to secure a child in a vehicle, two counts of driving without a license and two counts of driving an uninsured vehicle. His case was continued to Jan. 16.

Gail Teney Flynn, 69, of Front Royal, was arraigned on a first-time charge of DWI. Her case was continued to Feb. 2.

Cesar Enrique Garcia, 32, of Sperryville, was arraigned on charges of marijuana possession, driving without a license and driving with an improper registration, title or license plate. His case was continued to Jan. 5.

Nina Renee Kempson, 34, of Woodbridge, was arraigned on charges of a second incidence of DWI and refusing to take a breath test. Her case is continued to Jan. 19.

Kristi Anne Maher, 48, of Downers Grove, Illinois, was arraigned on a first charge of DWI. Her case was continued to Feb. 16.

Andrew James Shomette, 23, of Fredericksburg, was arraigned on a first charge of DWI. His case was continued to Feb. 2.

Tyler Anthony Brown, 25, of Chester Gap pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of unauthorized possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and public swearing while intoxicated. He was sentenced to 300 days in jail (all suspended), two years of supervised probation, a six-month suspension of his license and $650 in fines.

Devon Antonio Durant, 52, of Chester Gap, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana, driving under a suspended or revoked license, and reckless driving for speeding 20 mph or more over the speed limit. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail (all suspended), one year of supervised probation, a six-month suspension of his license, and $450 in fines.  

Per a plea agreement, three charges of child pornography against of Zachariah Gregory Wayland, 24, of Flint Hill, were dismissed. The fourth charge was certified to the grand jury.

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