Abduction, assault and fraud among 94 indictments issued in December

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LURAY, Dec. 7 — Members of a grand jury issued a true bill on a total of 94 indictments handed down earlier this month on charges placed among 40 individuals during December’s grand jury session in Page County Circuit Court.

A separate story was published earlier this month regarding 25 indictments issued on Dec. 7 against a Luray man. The charges against David Howard Wright II include a Class 3 felony for poisoning someone, as well as 24 Class 1 misdemeanors for filming a non-consenting nude person (14 counts) and then distributing those images (10 counts). Wright is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on February 15, 2023.

Others named in indictments during the Dec. 7 grand jury session include:

Richard Dwaine Knotts, of Luray, was indicted on a total of 11 charges, including seven felonies and four misdemeanors. Knotts was indicted on two counts of making a false statement to obtain credit greater than $200 (one count a Class 5 felony, the other an unclassified felony); three counts of receiving stolen credit card numbers (all unclassified felonies); one count of making false statements to obtain credit greater than $500 (unclassified felony); one count of making false statements to obtain credit greater than $1,000 (unclassified felony); and four counts of identity theft/identity to defraud less than $200 (all Class 1 misdemeanors). The majority of the charges stem from incidents on Feb. 18, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of July 22, 2022. However, two charges stem from incidents on Feb. 13, 2022, according to court records, with the same arrest date listed. Knotts is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 for a one-day, jury trial.

Anthony Tyler Burner, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 4 felony for throwing a missile at a vehicle, a Class 5 felony for abduction by force or intimidation, a Class 1 misdemeanor for assault and battery of a family member, and a Class 1 misdemeanor for pointing or brandishing a firearm. All offenses and an arrest occurred on Sept. 25, 2022, according to court records. Burner is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 for further proceedings.

Thomas Evan Campbell, of (no address listed), was indicted on a Class 5 felony for entering a house to commit assault and battery and a Class 1 misdemeanor for assault and battery. Both offenses occurred on Oct. 12, 2022, according to court records, with no arrest date listed. Campbell is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 for a status hearing.

Michael Anthony Johnson, of Harrisonburg, Va. was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug, a Class 6 felony for violent felony possession or transporting of a weapon, another Class 6 felony for possession of a gun (on person) while in possession of a Schedule I/II drug, and a Class 1 misdemeanor for carrying a concealed weapon (without a permit). All offenses and an arrest occurred on Sept. 1, 2022, according to court records. Johnson is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 for further disposition.

Sherman Lee Good, of Stanley, was indicted on a Class 2 felony for entering a home armed to commit larceny and a Class 1 misdemeanor for trespassing after being forbidden. Both offenses and an arrest occurred on Sept. 19, 2022, according to court records. Good is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 for further proceedings.

Floyd Lee Rogers Jr., of Luray, was indicted on an unclassified felony for obtaining money by false pretense in an amount greater than or equal to $1,000. The offense occurred on April 26, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of July 18, 2022. Rogers is scheduled appear to court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 for further proceedings.

• Floyd Adam Coppage, of Shenandoah, was indicted on a Class 6 felony for non-violent felony possession of a gun (within 10 years). The offense and an arrest occurred on Aug. 1, 2022, according to court records. Coppage is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 for a status hearing.

• Carlton Kenneth Eppard, of Elkton, was indicted on a Class 6 felony for eluding or disregarding police. The offense occurred on Oct. 27, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date of Oct. 28, 2021. Eppard is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 for further proceedings.

• Robert Thomas Kemp III, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 6 felony for eluding or disregarding police. The offense occurred on Sept. 12, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Sept. 13, 2022. Kemp is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 for further proceedings.

• Austin Michael Phillips, of Shenandoah, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug, a Class 6 felony for assault on a law enforcement officer or documented person, and an unclassified misdemeanor for misbehavior in court/contempt. The assault and drug possession charges and an arrest occurred on July 27, 2022, according to court records. The contempt charge and an arrest occurred during grand jury proceedings on Dec. 7. Phillips is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 for a four-hour, jury trial.

• Jacob Ryan Knight, of Luray, was indicted on three Class 5 felonies for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. Two of the offenses and an arrest occurred on Aug. 30, 2022, according to court records. A third offense occurred on Aug. 8, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Oct. 25, 2022. Knight is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 for a status hearing.

• Christy Anne Roper, of Luray, was indicted on two Class 5 felonies for possession of a Schedule I/II drug and a Class 1 misdemeanor for “intent to interfere.” All three offenses occurred on Aug. 4, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Aug. 5, 2022. On Dec. 21, 2022, Roper entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to 12 months in jail with time served and two years of supervised probation.

• Ashby Harrison Atkins, of Luray, was indicted on two Class 5 felonies for possession of a Schedule I/II drug and a Class 6 felony for prisoner possession of an unlawful chemical. All offenses and an arrest occurred on Aug. 14, 2022, according to court records. Atkins is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 for a status hearing.

• Joshua Ryan Breeden, of Luray and Stanley (different address listed on each charge), was indicted on two Class 5 felonies for the possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The Luray offense and an arrest occurred on July 30, 2022, according to court records. The Stanley charge occurred on Aug. 17, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Oct. 19, 2022. Breeden is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022 for a status hearing.

• Clinton Matthew Burton, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for the possession of a Schedule I/II drug and a Class 1 misdemeanor for driving while intoxicated (DWI – drugs – 1st offense). Both offenses occurred on July 5, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of July 6, 2022. On Dec. 21, 2022, Burton entered a plea of guilty on both charges and was sentenced to three years with time served, and three years of supervised probation on the felony conviction. Burton was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with all 90 days suspended, a one-year suspension of his driver’s license, and three years of supervised probation for the misdemeanor conviction.

• Jeb Wayne Roberts, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug and a second Class 5 felony for the possession of gamma-butyrolactonel. Both offenses occurred on Aug. 8, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Oct. 9, 2022. Roberts is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 for further disposition.

• Miller Hudson Price II, of Luray, was indicted on two Class 6 felonies for the sale or distribution of a Schedule IV drug. The offenses occurred on Aug. 10, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Dec. 11, 2022. Price is scheduled to appear in court again at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 for further disposition.

• Toni Lynne Anderson, of Gore, Va. was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on Aug. 14, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date of Dec. 9, 2022. Anderson is scheduled to appear in court again at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 to submit a motion to suppress evidence in the case.

• Jessica Lynn Breeden, of Elkton, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on July 11, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Sept. 12, 2022. Breeden is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 for a status hearing.

• Nikkie Lee Davies, of Edinburg, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on July 16, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date of Aug. 13, 2022. Davies is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 for a status hearing.

• Shawn Edward Davis, of Stanley, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on Aug. 30, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Aug. 31, 2022. On Dec. 14, 2022, Davis entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to three years, with two years, 9 months suspended and three years of supervised probation.

• Christi Leann Deaver, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and an arrest occurred on July 21, 2022, according to court records. Deaver is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 for a status hearing.

• Phillip Duane Parlett, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and an arrest occurred on July 10, 2022, according to court records. On Dec. 14, 2022, Parlett entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to three years with time served and two years of supervised probation.

• Cinnamon April Phillips, of Shenandoah, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on July 11, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Sept. 10, 2022. Phillips is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 for further proceedings.

• Jane Marie Rosser, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and an arrest occurred on April 4, 2022, according to court records. Rosser is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 for further proceedings.

• Paul Mason Shifflett, of Shenandoah, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and an arrest occurred on Oct. 25, 2022, according to court records. Shifflett is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 for further proceedings.

• Matthew Shane Vaughan, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug and a Class 1 misdemeanor for unauthorized distribution of controlled drug paraphernalia. Both offenses and an arrest occurred on Oct. 7, 2022, according to court records. Vaughan is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 for further disposition.

• Relmond Weller, of Stanley, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and an arrest occurred on Aug. 27, 2022, according to court records. Weller is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 for a four-hour, jury trial.

• Tylissa Ann Weller (a.k.a – Tylissa Ann Knott), of Stanley, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and an arrest occurred on Aug. 12, 2022, according to court records. On Dec. 14, 2022, Weller entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to three years, with two years and 11 months suspended, and three years of supervised probation.

• Barry Allen Yancey, of Shenandoah, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on July 15, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Sept. 14, 2022. Yancey is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 for a status hearing.

• Melvin Junior McCauley, of Shenandoah, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on Aug. 16, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Sept. 6, 2022. On Dec. 14, 2022, McCauley entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to three years, with two years and nine months suspended, and three years of supervised probation.

• Kevin Wayne Eppard, of Shenandoah, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on Sept. 13, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Sept. 14, 2022. On Dec. 14, 2022, Eppard entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to three years with time served and two years of supervised probation.

• Michael David Sutphin, of King George, Va. was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and an arrest occurred on July 26, 2022, according to court records. On Dec. 14, 2022, Sutphin entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to three years with time served and two years of supervised probation.

• Derek Scott Jenkins, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on Aug. 16, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Oct. 26, 2022. Jenkins was scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2022 for a review.

• Stephanie Lynn Miller, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and an arrest occurred on Aug. 31, 2022, according to court records. Miller is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 for further proceedings.

• John David Sours, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on Nov. 1, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Nov. 2, 2022. On Dec. 14, 2022, Sours entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to three years with time served and two years of supervised probation.

• Meghan Zuzanna Chrisman, of Luray, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and an arrest occurred on Nov. 4, 2022, according to court records. Chrisman is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 for further proceedings.

• Melissa Renee Dempster, of Shenandoah, was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on July 12, 2022, according to court records, with an arrest date of Oct. 25, 2022. On Dec. 21, 2022, Dempster entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to three years, with all three years suspended, and three years of supervised probation.

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Grand jury hearings are held the first Wednesday of each month in Page County Circuit Court.

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