Gerald Arrington Elected to the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys

Gerald Arrington Elected to the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys                 On August 9, 2015, Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Gerald Arrington was elected to the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys (VACA).  The VACA is divided by Congressional District, with Buchanan County lying within the Ninth District, spanning all counties…

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Greenbriar Drug Dealer Sentenced to 40 Years In Prison With 7 Years To Serve

Greenbriar Drug Dealer Sentenced to 40 Years In Prison With 7 Years To Serve   On August 26, 2015, Melena Deel, age 40, of the Greenbriar area, pled guilty in the Buchanan County Circuit Court to one count of Distribution of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance, and one count of Distribution of Schedule III Controlled Substance.  The Court sentenced her to…

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Keen Mountain Inmate Sentenced to 5 Years for Procuring Drugs While in Prison

Keen Mountain Inmate Sentenced to 5 Years for Procuring Drugs While in Prison On August 26, 2015, Thomas Durham, age 34, pled guilty in the Buchanan County Circuit Court to one count of procuring, selling, secreting or possessing a chemical compound which he did not lawfully receive.  Thomas Durham was an inmate at Keen Mountain at the time of the…

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Vansant Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Elude Police and Assaulting a State Trooper

Vansant Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Elude Police and Assaulting a State Trooper On August 26, 2015, James Caperton, age 41, of Vansant, pled guilty in the Buchanan County Circuit Court to Assault and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Felony Elude (Attempted), Property Destruction greater than $1,000, Driving under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Drive Suspended, Possession…

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Big Rock Man to Serve Three Years for Theft and Attempted Sale of a Weedeater

Big Rock Man to Serve Three Years for Theft and Attempted Sale of a Weedeater   On August 26, 2015, Christopher Ramey, age 21, of Big Rock, pled guilty in the Buchanan County Circuit Court to charges of Grand Larceny, Possession Stolen Property with the Intent to Sell, and a Violation of his Probation.  Following a sentencing hearing, the Court…

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DRUG DEALER CONVICTED FOR GROWING MARIJUANA & SELLING PILLS WHILE ON BOND

DRUG DEALER CONVICTED FOR GROWING MARIJUANA & SELLING PILLS WHILE ON BOND On June 16, 2015, Charles Ryan Fuller, 32 years old, of Grundy, Virginia appeared before the Buchanan County Circuit Court for a sentencing hearing arising from his convictions of Manufacturing Marijuana, 4 counts of Distribution of a Schedule I/II Drug,  and 2 counts of Maintaining a Common Nuisance….

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SEX OFFENDER TO SERVE TEN YEAR SENTENCE FOR FIREARM POSSESSION

SEX OFFENDER TO SERVE TEN YEAR SENTENCE FOR FIREARM POSSESSION                  On June 24, 2015, James Randall Matthews, age 47, of Hurley, pled guilty in the Buchanan County Circuit Court to two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Violent Convicted Felon.  Matthews was sentenced to serve ten years in prison, the statutory maximum sentence that could be imposed…

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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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