RICHMOND — Jillian Floyd hasn’t seen her son in a year. She is one of many Virginia prisoners experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic in Virginia’s correctional institutions, where thousands of incarcerated people have tested positive for the coronavirus since March and more than 50 who died also…
With apologies to poet T.S. Eliot, the two cases llama farmer Marian Bragg brought against the county’s Board of Supervisors ended “Not with a bang but a whimper” after a short, subdued discussion concluded with a five-to-zero vote to settle both cases.
It was a busy day during the most recent session of Rappahannock County Circuit Court. In addition to the grand jury taking up 24 felony cases, over a dozen other defendants appeared before Judge James E. Plowman, one man requesting probation despite nearly two dozen charges, many alcohol related, from 2014 to 2020.
That would be the same John M. Dowd who almost 40 years ago was hired as chief defense lawyer in one of Rappahannock County’s most sensational murder trials ever. “Dowd is one of my scariest memories,” 95-year-old Rappahannock landowner Patricia “Pat” Saltonstall recalled this week.
Anyone who has recently purchased gasoline from Hillsdale Grocery on Route 211 is urged to monitor their bank accounts for suspicious activity, according to a press release issued yesterday by the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office. Immediately contact your banking institution if you notic…
Newly elected Republican Rep. Bob Good hasn’t even found his way around the hallowed halls of Congress and already one of the largest newspapers in Virginia’s 5th congressional district is demanding his resignation for helping to “strike the matches” that ignited last week’s insurrection against the United States.
The Rappahannock County Grand Jury on Monday handed down true bills of indictment for five defendants with a total of 24 charges among them. Leading the pack was Lawrence “Junior” Wood Jr., of Amissville, with 19 charges of larceny by check, forging checks, uttering—another form of forgery — obtaining money falsely, committing construction fraud, and passing bad checks.
Update: Beeler told a WUSA-TV reporter that "he was supposed to be working security for the inauguration and that he forgot to take the gun and ammo out of his truck before reporting to work near the Capitol.":
Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement today on the death of United States Capitol Police Officer and Northern Virginia resident Brian D. Sicknick.
Christopher Wright, an inmate of over five years at Coffeewood, contacted a Capital News Service reporter by phone. He said the facility was doing a good job until they took in transfer prisoners from Buckingham Correctional at the end of September.
In a motion to file an amended complaint in Rappahannock County Circuit Court on November 18, local real estate agent Heidi Lesinski was dropped from a negligence lawsuit naming her and several other realtors. In July 2017, Charles Roth, the plaintiff in the suit, sustained injuries while looking at a property on Aileen Road in Flint Hill.
William McKinley Boston, 34, of Warrenton was indicted for possessing ammunition as a convicted felon and a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended or revoked license. If found guilty of the charges, Boston could be incarcerated for one to six years.
Keith Allen Alther, a 39-year-old Rixeyville man, was arrested Monday afternoon after he attempted to stab a Rappahannock County Sheriff’s deputy with a knife at Quicke Mart on Lee Highway, fortunately only slicing the officer’s pants.
New information obtained by the Rappahannock News adds detail to how Thighe Kavanagh obtained the firearm that was used in a malicious wounding on July 24, 2019, when a child was shot at a Tiger Valley residence outside Washington.
RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly wrapped up the agenda this month for the special session that began Aug. 18. Legislators introduced over 50 police and criminal justice reform bills during the session.
On May 24, 2019, Kavanagh and his father, long time Washington resident Edmund Kavanagh, entered the Rural King in Front Royal with the intention to buy a gun. Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Investigator Jim Jones told the Rappahannock News during a court recess on Tuesday that Thighe had completed the gun purchase application, but his father purchased the gun.
Rappahannock County Sheriff Connie Compton said her office has received more reports of stolen and vandalized signs this year than in previous election years. “We see ‘Biden’ on the Trump signs and ‘Trump’ on the Biden signs,” Compton said. “It’s pretty equal across the two political parties.”
Treasurer Debra Knick said this week, it is safe to assume the county has already paid $50,000-plus in outside attorneys’ fees to defend itself in the FOIA-related case.
Lawrence “Junior” Wood Jr., of Amissville, is scheduled to be sentenced next Tuesday for his 58th alleged criminal violation in Rappahannock County alone.
Benjamin Allen Temple, former principal of the Rappahannock County Elementary School, has been acquitted in Hanover County Circuit Court of serious charges stemming from an incident last September at King’s Dominion.
Additional details have emerged surrounding a Friday morning incident at the Harris Hollow home of Rappahannock County Supervisor Keir Whitson, which left the elected official and his family shaken.
“It’s important for the public to know that we actually substantially prevailed,” Rappahannock County Attorney Art Goff stressed in a sit-down interview this week.
Newly acquired law enforcement documents describe disturbing details of a shooting last summer on Hunters Road in Tiger Valley, including bullets fired into a bathroom.
Washington resident Brittney Lee had another day in Rappahannock County General District Court Tuesday to face her latest DWI and other alcohol-related charges.
According to Rappahannock County Sheriff Connie Compton, “charges are pending” against a Rappahannock County man with a long criminal record surrounding a suspicious fire at his house last Friday afternoon in the 400 block of Aaron Mountain Road in Castleton.
‘If there is any single person who gets credit for having what we have in Rappahannock County — the lack of development and open spaces — it's him’