Grand jury issues 51 indictments in October

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LURAY, Oct. 14 — A Page County grand jury handed down 51 indictments during last Wednesday’s October session in Page County Circuit Court among 18 individuals, including:

Dale Monroe Comer Jr., (no address given), had 11 direct indictments issued against him, including six felonies and five misdemeanors for the mistreatment of animals. The six Class 6 felonies were issued for “possessing, selling, training, etc. animals for fighting,” although the type of animal was not listed in online court documents. The five Class 1 misdemeanors were issued for “deprive animal of food, etc.” The offenses took place on Nov. 15, 2019. No arrest date was listed. Comer’s case is scheduled for further court proceedings on Nov. 4.

Christopher Matthew Dudley, of Stanley and Front Royal (different address listed on different charges), was indicted on seven felony charges, including four Class 6 felonies for the receipt of stolen firearms on Nov. 12, 2019. Dudley was also indicted on two additional Class 6 felonies for receiving goods used in an investigation valued at less than $500 and nonviolent possession of a firearm. All six offenses occurred on Nov. 12, 2019, with an arrest date of June 11, 2020. Dudley was also charged with a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and arrest date for the drug charge was listed as Jan. 30, 2020 in online court records. Dudley’s case returns to court on Oct. 28 for further proceedings.

Darrin Lachey Alger, of Stanley, was indicted on four felonies and two misdemeanors including a range of charges. Alger was indicted by the grand jury for “malicious shooting/throw at train/car,” a Class 4 felony that occurred on June 22, 2020, with an arrest date of July 1, 2020. Three charges stem from an incident on June 23, 2020 with an arrest date of July 1, 2020, including “extortion in writing” (Class 6 felony), malicious wounding (Class 5 felony) and assault and battery of a family member (Class 1 misdemeanor). Alger was also indicted for eluding police/endangerment (Class 6 felony) and reckless driving at a speed exceeding 85 mph (Class 1 misdemeanor) on July 1, 2020 with an arrest date of Aug. 13, 2020. Alger will return to court on Nov. 18 for further proceedings.

Steven Scott Parr, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., was indicted on three felonies and one misdemeanor, including malicious wounding (Class 3 felony), enter house to commit assault and battery (felony – unclassified), breaking and entering house to commit misdemeanor (Class 6 felony), and enter property to damage (Class 1 misdemeanor). All offenses occurred on Feb. 28, 2020, according to online court records. Parr was arrested for malicious wounding on Feb. 28, while his arrest for the other three charges came on March 12. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Oct. 28 for further proceedings.

Nicholas Gregory Gionis, of Luray, entered a guilty plea last Wednesday to all four direct indictments issued against him, including receiving stolen goods/aid in concealing firearm (Class 6 felony), prisoner possession of a deadly weapon (Class 6 felony), receiving/buying stolen goods valued at less than $200 (Class 1 misdemeanor), and concealed weapon/carry (Class 1 misdemeanor). The incidents occurred on May 7, 2020, according to online court records, and Gionis plead guilty to all four charges on Oct. 7. For the first charge of receiving stolen goods/aid in concealing a firearm, Gionis received a three-year prison sentence, with two years, six months and 26 days suspended. The remainder of the sentence reflected time already served. For the charge of prisoner possession of a deadly weapon, he received a three-year suspended jail sentence. He received a 12-month suspended jail sentence for both receiving/buying stolen goods valued at less than $200 and for concealed weapon/carry. Gionis is also subject to three years of supervised probation upon his release from jail.

Timothy Brian Bacigalupi, of Stanley, was indicted on two felonies and one misdemeanor, including entering a house to commit assault and battery (felony – unclassified), pettit larceny (Class 1 felony) and assault and battery (Class 1 misdemeanor). All three incidents occurred on Aug. 3, 2020, according to online court records, with an arrest date of Aug. 6, 2020 for larceny and assault and battery. He was arrested on Aug. 3 for entering a house to commit assault and battery. Bacigalupi is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 4 for further proceedings.

Christopher J. Wright, of Luray, was indicted on two felony charges, including possession of a Schedule I/II drug (Class 5 felony) and prisoner possession of an unlawful chemical (Class 6 felony). Both incidents occurred on Sept. 27, 2019, according to online court records, and Wright was arrested the same day. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 24 for further proceedings.

Floyd Adam Coppage, of Shenandoah, was indicted for possession with intent to manufacture a Schedule I/II drug (felony – unclassified) on Feb. 28, 2020. Coppage was arrested the same day. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 18 for further proceedings.

Phillip Allen Good, of Luray, was indicted on two charges, including possession of a Schedule I/II drug (Class 5 felony) and unauthorized possession of drug paraphanalia (Class 1 misdemeanor). The offenses occurred on Feb. 7, 2020, according to online court records, and he was arrested the same day. Good is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 24 for further proceedings.

Jimmy Wayne Nicholson, of Luray, was indicted on three charges, including possession of a Schedule I/II drug (Class 5 felony), driving after being declared an habitual offender (felony – unclassified), and unauthorized possession of drug paraphanalia (Class 1 misdemeanor). The offenses occurred on Nov. 7, 2019, according to online court records, and Nicholson was arrested the same day. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Oct. 28 for further proceedings.

Stephanie Lynn Miller, of Luray, was indicted for possession of a Schedule I/II drug (Class 5 felony). According to online court records, the incident occurred and she was arrested on Dec. 27, 2019. Miller was scheduled to return to court on Oct. 14 for further proceedings.

Meredith Larkin Miller, of Stanley, was indicted for possession of a Schedule I/II drug (Class 5 felony). According to online court records, the incident occurred on March 10, 2020, and she was arrested on March 21, 2020. Miller was scheduled to return to court on Oct. 14 for a status hearing.

Travis Jordan Matics, of Rileyville, was indicted for possession of a Schedule I/II drug (Class 5 felony). According to online court records, the incident occurred and he was arrested on Jan. 27, 2020. Matics was scheduled to return to court on Oct. 14 for further proceedings.

Heather Lynn Liller, of Luray, was indicted for possession of a Schedule I/II drug (Class 5 felony). According to online court records, the incident occurred on Aug. 23, 2019, and she was arrested on July 10, 2020. Liller was scheduled to return to court on Nov. 4 for further proceedings.

Gregory Michael Knight, of Luray, was indicted for possession of a Schedule I/II drug (Class 5 felony). According to online court records, the incident occurred on Feb. 7, 2019, and he was arrested on Feb. 8, 2020. Knight was scheduled to return to court on Nov. 18 for further proceedings.

Heather Nicole Knight, of Stanley, was indicted for possession of a Schedule I/II drug (Class 5 felony). According to online court records, the incident occurred on Aug. 15, 2019, and she was arrested on July 18, 2020. Knight was scheduled to return to court on Nov. 4 for further proceedings.

Kimberly Lynn Beazley, of Luray, was indicted for possession of a Schedule I/II drug (Class 5 felony). According to online court records, the incident occurred on and she was arrested on Sept. 19, 2020. Beazley was scheduled to return to court on Oct. 28 for further proceedings.

Jimmy Cofield, of Luray, was indicted for driving after being declared an habitual offender (felony – unclassified). According to online court records, the incident occurred on and he was arrested on July 17, 2020. Cofield was scheduled to return to court on Oct. 28 for further proceedings.

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

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