BUCHANAN COUNTY MAN TO SERVE 10 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR CREDIT CARD FRAUD

BUCHANAN COUNTY MAN TO SERVE 10 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR CREDIT CARD FRAUD On October 1, 2012 Anthony Allen O’Quinn was sentenced to 140 years in prison for the fraudulent use of a Dickenson County man’s credit card.  The Court suspended 130 years of this sentence on the condition that O’Quinn serve 10 years of incarceration and successfully complete a…

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2 Area Men Receive Lengthy Prison Sentences For Burglarizing 3 Buchanan County Homes

On August 28, 2012, B.J. Dennis Keen, 25, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for his role in the breaking and entering of three Buchanan County homes.  Keen was also convicted of stealing guns, televisions, tools, and other items with the intent to sell the stolen property.   After serving his fifteen year prison sentence, Keen…

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Jury Convicts Michael H. Justus of 2011 Murder of Donnie Harris

A Buchanan County man will likely serve 20 years in a Virginia prison after being convicted by a Buchanan County jury on Thursday in connection with the 2011 murder of a 37 year-old Raven, Va., man. Buchanan County Commonwealth Attorney Gerald Arrington said Michael Harold Justus, 46, of Hurley, Virginia was convicted of second degree murder arising from the April…

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Buchanan County Drug Dealer Gets 50 Year Sentence

On May 22, 2012, Everett Leo Ward, 58, of Grundy, Virginia received a fifty year prison sentence as a result of his sale of drugs and guns to an undercover informant. On five separate occasions, Ward sold Opana, which is a very potent pain medication, and hydrocodone to an informant for the local narcotics task force. Ward also sold a…

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Buchanan County Man Gets 44 Year Sentence For Theft

On May 8, 2012, Marcus Dwayne Prater was given a 44 year sentence for his role in the theft of tools and other items from homes in the Harman area. During the sentencing hearing, the Commonwealth produced testimony from jailers who indicated that Prater had caused a number of problems during his incarceration as well as Prater’s probation officer who…

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Drug Indictments Returned Against 49

On April 25, 2012, a Buchanan County Grand Jury returned a total of 164 sealed drug indictments against 49 defendants. Included in these indictments were six defendants who have prior convictions for drug distribution. Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald Arrington explained that “where an individual has a prior conviction for drug distribution, a second or subsequent offense carries a maximum…

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