Crime & Courts

Assault charge dropped against Rappahannock judge

The sales associate had told the responding Stafford County Sheriff’s deputy that Judge Parker had squeezed her hand to the extent that it was painful. The deputy eventually placed the judge under arrest — even though it was Parker himself who called 911. […]

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Turning the tables: Rappahannock Circuit Court judge will answer to assault charges

Parker told an arresting Stafford County sheriff’s deputy that he had found some jewelry in the parking lot of the Walmart located on Rt. 17 just north of Fredericksburg. Parker said he turned the jewelry into the store’s service desk and asked the clerk for written documentation. […]

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Note to self: don’t mock the judge!

It looked to be a fairly routine day in Rappahannock County Circuit Court last Thursday — a short docket, no trials — until Kevin Lee Brown sassed Judge Herman A. Whisenant under his breath, earning Brown a serious rebuke and additional jail time. […]

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Local realtor not guilty of assault

Local realtor of was found not guilty of assault Tuesday in County District Court. Judge Ashwell, ruled that inconsistencies in witness testimony created enough reasonable doubt as to the actual circumstances surrounding the charge. […]

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Student who allegedly threatened to ‘blow this place to pieces’ on Columbine anniversary appears in court

Under tight security and a blanket of privacy, a 17-year-old former student of Rappahannock County High School — charged with conspiracy to possess a firearm on the property of the high school — appeared in Rappahannock County Juvenile Court yesterday. […]

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Bragg v BOS dismissed for second time

Once again Judge Alfred D. Swersky denied Marian Bragg’s petition to the Circuit Court to declare that certain actions taken by the Board of Supervisors violated Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). […]

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Affidavit: Students plotted to ‘blow this place to pieces’ on Columbine anniversary

At least two male students of Rappahannock County, Virginia, High School counted down the days until last Thursday — the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting massacre — when according to a court affidavit they plotted to “make Columbine look like a joke” and “blow this place to pieces.” […]