Crime and Courts for May 16

In court this week

Castleton resident Ethan Cody Newcamp was issued a bond by Judge J. Gregory Ashwell in Rappahannock County District Court Tuesday morning (May 14). The 19-year-old Newcamp, who is charged with one count each of grand larceny and entering a house to commit assault and battery, has a trial date June 4.

Newcamp’s counsel requested a bond for her client, noting that he had never failed to appear for a court date and could return to work as a roofer if released from Rappahannock County Jail. Newcamp said he would be residing with his parents in Castleton if released.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Art Goff recommended Newcamp be released on a $5,000 secure bond, on the conditions that he maintain his employment, undergo pretrial supervision and have no contact with either of the victims in his cases.

Ashwell acquiesced to Goff’s recommendation, releasing Newcamp from jail pending payment of the $5,000 bond.

Lisa Michelle Spencer, 27, of Front Royal, who is charged with one count of grand larceny and two counts of manufacturing a controlled substance, was assigned a public defender Tuesday morning. Her case was continued to June 18.

Grand jury

Four people were indicted by a grand jury convened Monday (May 13) in Rappahannock County Circuit Court, including one direct indictment of Tracy Marie Fincham. Fincham is charged with one count of grand larceny.

Among the three other indictments was Michael Charles Yeoman, 47, of Herndon, who was indicted on one count of possession of cocaine. Rixeyville resident Walter William Taylor, 20, was charged with one count of destruction of property and 23-year-old Lauren Chantelle Pokorny, of Catlett, was charged with one count of possessing heroin.


On the evening of May 5, Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Deputy C. Koglin observed a 2003 Ford pickup truck with defective equipment traveling on U.S. 522 in the area of Mountain View. The driver was 39-year-old Yancee Victor Ash of Remington. Koglin found Ash was in possession of marijuana; he is charged with misdemeanor possession and defective equipment. He is scheduled to appear in court June 18.