JURY RECOMMENDS A 22 ½-SENTENCE FOR BRADLEY HURLEY FOR BREAKING & ENTERING, CONSPIRACY, FELONY PETIT LARCENY, AND DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY

Jury Recommends a 22 ½-Sentence for Bradley Hurley for Breaking & Entering, Conspiracy, Felony Petit Larceny, and Destruction of Property   On June 3, 2015, a Buchanan County Circuit Court jury recommended a sentence of 22 years 6 months for convicted felon, Bradley Dewayne Hurley, 45, of Vansant, Virginia.  According to Commonwealth’s Attorney, Gerald Arrington, the trial stemmed from the…

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HURLEY RESIDENT, WHO SHOT HIS OWN SON, PLEADS GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED MALICIOUS WOUNDING

Hurley Resident, Who Shot His Own Son, Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Malicious Wounding   On June 4, 2015, Scotty Whitt, 48, of Hurley, Virginia, pled no contest in the Buchanan County Circuit Court to the aggravated malicious wounding of his son, Josh Whitt, in June of last year.  Whitt also entered pleas to charges of possession of a firearm by…

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METH COOK TO SERVE LENGTHY PRISON SENTENCE

    METH COOK TO SERVE LENGTHY PRISON SENTENCE   On May 26, 2015, Jonathan Michael Duty, 32, of Hurley, Virginia was sentenced to serve 9 years in a Virginia prison following a sentencing hearing in the Buchanan County Circuit Court.  In March, the 32 year-old Buchanan County man pled guilty to Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, and Child…

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THE 2015 “SO, NOW YOU’RE 18” PROGRAM KICKS OFF

  THE 2015 “SO, NOW YOU’RE 18” PROGRAM KICKS OFF              On April 23rd, Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald Arrington kicked off his annual So, Now You’re 18 program. This year, Arrington’s program kicked off at Grundy Senior High School, and included multiple topics ranging from financial responsibility to the legal issues facing adults.  Arrington began working on this program in 2012,…

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C.O.P.E. HOUSE CONSPIRATOR SENTENCED TO JAIL

C.O.P.E. HOUSE CONSPIRATOR SENTENCED TO JAIL             On March 19th, 2015, Marshall Lineberry, 44, of Wytheville, was sentenced in Buchanan County Circuit Court after he pled no contest to Conspiracy to Commit Embezzlement over $200 and four counts of Embezzlement over $200, on July 7th, 2014. Lineberry was sentenced to 15 years of incarceration with 14 years and 355 days…

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WISE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS

WISE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS             On March 4th, 2015, Terry Church, 32, of Big Stone Gap, Virginia was sentenced for malicious wounding and child endangerment. On December 10th, 2014 Church pled guilty to both charges in Wise Circuit Court. Church was sentenced to 30 years in prison with 19 years suspended on the condition that he complete…

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PROBATION VIOLATION RESULTS IN 10 YEARS OF CONFINEMENT FOR BUCHANAN COUNTY MAN

PROBATION VIOLATION RESULTS IN 10 YEARS OF CONFINEMENT FOR BUCHANAN COUNTY MAN             On March 11th, 2015, Doyle Mullins, 44, of Vansant, Virginia pled guilty to violating his probation and was ordered to spend the next 5 years in a Virginia prison, and immediately after his release, to spend his first 5 years of probation confined to his home subject…

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SENTENCES LEVIED IN MURDER OF BUCHANAN COUNTY MAN

    SENTENCES LEVIED IN MURDER OF BUCHANAN COUNTY MAN   On February 27, 2015, Christopher Lee Ramey was sentenced to serve 17 years in a Virginia prison following a lengthy sentencing hearing in the Buchanan County Circuit Court. Last October, the 32 year-old Pike County, Kentucky man pled guilty to the murder of Freddie Jacob Bailey of the Jacks…

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CHILD MOLESTER SENTENCED TO 101 YEARS

CHILD MOLESTER SENTENCED TO 101 YEARS             On January 27th, 2015, Bernard Joe Kennedy, 29, of the Hurley, Virginia was sentenced to 101 years of incarceration with 86 years of that sentence suspended on the condition that the Defendant be on active supervised probation for the rest of his life. Kennedy had previously pled guilty to two counts of Oral…

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METH CONSPIRATORS TO SERVE 6 YEARS OR MORE IN PRISON

METH CONSPIRATORS TO SERVE 6 YEARS OR MORE IN PRISON On February 4th, 2015, Marilyn Hill and Danny Justus of Buchanan County were sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Hill received a sentence of 27 years in a Virginia prison with 21 years of that sentence being suspended on the condition that she complete 7 years…

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