Crime and Courts for Sept. 20

During a traffic stop on Rollins Ford Road last Friday (Sept. 14), Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Koglin found that Ismael Ramirez Martinez, 40, of Amissville, was driving without a license and was an illegal alien. Further investigation revealed a loaded .22 caliber handgun concealed in the vehicle, along with a loaded .22 long rifle. Ramirez was charged with driving without a license, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon by an illegal alien. Bond was set Tuesday by Rappahannock County District Court Judge J. Gregory Ashwell at $50,000. His next court date is Oct. 16.

Last Saturday (Sept. 15), Deputy Richard Lee Settle Jr. made a traffic stop in the Woodville area; the driver of the vehicle, Denise Mae Jenkins, 43, was charged with driving under the influence. Jenkins was held until sober and released.

A traffic stop by Deputy Charles Baker on Lee Highway in Amissville at about 4 p.m. Sept. 12 revealed that Otis W. Lucas, 31, was wanted by the state of Pennsylvania. Lucas waived his extradition rights in court Tuesday (Sept. 18); according to Judge Ashwell’s ruling, the Pennsylvanian authorities have until Oct. 1 to collect Lucas from Rappahannock County Jail. Failure to do so will result in his release.

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