BUCHANAN COUNTY COUPLE GIVEN LENGTHY SENTENCES FOR FIREARM AND MARIJUANA DISTRIBUTION CHARGES

  Buchanan County Couple Given Lengthy Sentences For Firearm And Marijuana Distribution Charges Terry Kenneth Hunt, 54, and Kelly Matney, 43, of Buchanan County, plead guilty and were sentenced for charges of Manufacturing Marijuana, Distribution of More than 5 Pounds of Marijuana, and Possession of a Firearm while Distributing More than 1 Pound of Marijuana.  In addition to the marijuana…

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BUCHANAN COUNTY RESIDENT TO SERVE 14 YEARS IN PRISON ON METHAMPHETAMINE AND FIREARM CHARGES

Buchanan County Resident to Serve 14 Years in Prison on Methamphetamine and Firearm Charges Earlier this month, the Buchanan County Circuit Court sentenced Charles Wayne Sexton, 25, to 67 years in the state penitentiary, with 53 years of that sentence suspended for 3 counts of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, 2 counts of being a Violent Felon in Possession of a…

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ZIG HOWARD SENTENCED TO LIFE PLUS 10 YEARS IN HISTORIC CASE

Zig Howard Sentenced to Life Plus 10 Years in Historic Case Zig Howard , 63, of Raven, Virginia was convicted this past Friday in what Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald Arrington called a historical case for his county.  After hearing evidence for most of the day, it took a Buchanan County jury less than an hour of deliberating before it…

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VIOLENT SEXUAL PREDATOR RECEIVES LIFE PLUS TWENTY YEARS IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

Violent Sexual Predator Receives Life Plus Twenty Years in Tazewell County On Wednesday, a Tazewell County jury found Roy Darnell Vance, Jr., 55, of Tazewell County guilty of Inanimate Object Sexual Penetration of a Victim Thirteen Years or Younger and Aggravated Sexual Battery, being a Second or Subsequent Offense.  In December 2015, Gerald Arrington, Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney, and his…

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Prater to Serve 6 Years for Assaulting Officers and Hit and Run

Prater to Serve 6 Years for Assaulting Officers and Hit and Run Leon Ferrell Prater, 34, of Big Rock, Virginia, was sentenced to 17 years  in prison with 11 years of that sentence suspended on the condition he serve a 6 year active sentence and 9 years of supervised probation.  Prater had previously pled guilty to two counts of Assault…

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Methamphetamine Manufacturer to Serve 15 Years

Methamphetamine Manufacturer to Serve 15 Years Ervin Dwayne Ratliff, age 37, of Maxie, Virginia received 70 years in a Virginia Prison with 15 years of that sentence remaining an active sentence on the condition that Ratliff successfully complete 7 years of active supervised probation. Prior to sentencing, Ratliff previously plead guilty to charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Conspiring to Manufacture Methamphetamine,…

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JURY CONVICTS WATERS OF THEFT & RECOMMENDS MAXIMUM SENTENCE

Jury Convicts Waters of Theft and Recommends Maximum Sentence  Donnie Waters, 43, of Home Creek, was convicted by a Buchanan County Jury on Thursday, March 24, 2016 of Felony Third or Subsequent Petit Larceny.  Immediately following conviction, the jury reconvened and recommended a sentence of 5 years, the maximum sentence allowed for this offense. On May 12, 2014, the 911…

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BUCHANAN COUNTY MAN RECEIVES MORE THAN 50 YEARS FOR SHOOTING HIS SON

Buchanan County Man Receives More Than 50 Years for Shooting His Son On October 26, 2015, Scotty Ray Whitt, 48, of Hurley, Virginia appeared before the Buchanan County Circuit Court and was sentenced on the following charges:  Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Assault and Battery on a Family Member, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Violent Felon…

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CHILD MOLESTER SENTENCED TO 115 YEARS WITH 34 YEARS TO SERVE IN BUCHANAN COUNTY

  Child Molester Sentenced to 115 Years With 34 Years to Serve In Buchanan County On October 21st, 2015, David Lee Bowman, 43, of Michigan, was sentenced to 115 years of incarceration with 81 years of that sentence suspended on the condition that the Defendant be placed on active supervised probation for the rest of his life. Prior to sentencing,…

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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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