Owners of Knott’s Roofing face 256 indictments for taking money and never doing work

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March indictments are being published more than a month after the March 2 grand jury session due to a high number of charges and time associated with reviewing each indictment.

~ PVN staff report

LURAY — A Page County grand jury handed down 310 indictments among 25 individuals during its March 2 session in Page County Circuit Court. Among the charges filed last month, 256 indictments were issued against two Stanley residents for fraudulent practices related to their roofing business.

On April 2, 2021, Allan Wayne Knott and Sabrina Gale Knott were arrested on nearly two dozen charges of construction fraud in Rockingham County, stealing about $50,000 from several homeowners in 2020, according to court records. Allan faced 12 felony counts, while Sabrina faced 11.

On March 2, 2022, the owners of Knott’s Roofing in Stanley were indicted in Page County on a total of 256 felony counts.

Allan, 46, received a total of 128 direct indictments, and Sabrina, 38, received the same. The charges are split evenly for both, with 64 indictments issued for obtaining money by false pretense (valued at more than or equal to $200 for each count) and 64 indictments for receiving advance payment and never doing any construction (valued at greater than $200 for each count).

It appears the recent indictments in Page County reflect 32 instances in which the Knotts are being accused of requiring roofing clients to pay upfront and then never doing the job. In February, both Allan and Sabrina were indicted in Page County on a single felony charge of conducting an unlawful financial transaction.

Of the 32 incidents, 27 of them occurred throughout 2020 (over half in May through August), while four incidents occurred in January of 2021 and one incident occurred back on May 5, 2019, according to court records.

Following the issuance of the March 2 indictments, a capias warrant was issued for their arrest. Sabrina’s files show an arrest date of March 7, while Allan’s files state an arrest date of March 14. A capias hearing was continued on March 16 and bond was granted on March 23.

The Knotts are scheduled to return to Page County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20 for a status hearing.

Others indicted during the March 2 grand jury session include:

Stacy Lynette Cubbage, of Stanley, Va., was initially charged with five Class 4 felonies for forgery of public records, however only one count reached indictment while four counts were not processed (nolle prosequi – which means those charges can be brought back up at a later date). Cubbage plead guilty to the lone felony, as well as three misdemeanors, on March 23. She received a jail sentence of three years (suspended) along with three years of supervised probation for the felony charge. Each of the three Class 1 misdemeanors carried a one-year jail sentence (all suspended) along with three years of supervised probation for driving while her operator’s license was revoked or suspended (two counts) and falsely identifying herself to law enforcement. The offenses occurred on May 31, 2021, according to online court records, with an arrest date of June 18, 2021.

Caleb Kalil Smith, of Luray, Va., was indicted on three felonies and two misdemeanors, including a Class 5 felony for making a “false statement on criminal history consent”, and two unclassified felonies for grand theft auto and entering a structure to commit assault and battery. The direct indictments on two Class 1 misdemeanors included destruction of property with intent (less than $1,000 in value) and a gun possession charge. The false statement and gun possession charges stem from an incident on Sept. 5, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date of the same. The three other charges and subsequent arrest occurred on July 30, 2021, according to court records. Smith is scheduled to return to court at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 for further proceedings.

Dakota Ryan Campbell, of Luray, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug, a Class 6 felony for eluding or disregarding police, and a Class 1 misdemeanor for failing to register as a sex offender. He also received three direct indictments on Class 1 misdemeanors for driving while his license was revoked or suspended, speeding of 20 mph or more above the posted limit (less than or equal to 30 mph over the limit), and driving while intoxicated (DWI – first offense). The charges stem from incidents occurring on May 25, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date of the same (except for the driving under a revoked license charge, which has an arrest date of March 4, 2022 listed). Campbell is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 for further proceedings.

Robert Scott Smith, of Stanley, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug and three Class 1 misdemeanors for driving while his operator’s license was revoked or suspended, destruction of property with intent (less than $1,000 in value), and petty larceny (less than $200, not on person). The drug possession and driving offenses and arrest occurred on April 9, 2021, according to court records, while the destruction of property and petty larceny charges stem from incidents on March 8, 2021. Smith is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20 for further proceedings.

Brian Lee Harden, of Luray, Va., was indicted on an unclassified felony for grand larceny. The amount of the items or goods allegedly stolen are greater than or equal to $1,000 (not on person). The incident occurred on Oct. 6, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date of Oct. 11, 2021. Harden is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

John Allen Sisk, of Luray, Va., was indicted on two Class 5 felonies for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. He also received a direct indictment on a Class 1 misdemeanor for obstruction of justice/resisting arrest without force. The drug offenses occurred on July 11, 2021 and Aug. 13, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date for both of Aug. 13, 2021. The obstruction also occurred on Aug. 13, 2021. Sisk is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 for further proceedings.

• Alexander Pietro Balton, of Luray, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for the possession of a Schedule I/II drug. He also received two direct indictments on Class 1 misdemeanors for trespassing and obstruction of justice/resisting arrest without force. All three offenses and his arrest occurred on Sept. 19, 2021, according to court records. Balton is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18 for further proceedings.

• Alexis Pavel Perez, of Sterling, Va., was indicted on an unclassified felony for possession with intent to manufacture or distribute a Schedule I/II drug, a Class 1 misdemeanor for driving while intoxicated (DWI – first offense), and a civil penalty for refusing to submit to a blood or breath test for drugs and alcohol. The offenses and an arrest occurred on Sept. 4, 2021, according to court documents. Perez is scheduled to return to court at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 for further proceedings.

• Michael Scott Dallas, of Stanley, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. He also received a direct indictment on a Class 4 misdemeanor for public swearing and intoxication. The offenses and an arrest occurred on Nov. 1, 2021, according to court records. Dallas is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13 for further proceedings.

• Michael Drew Comer, of Luray, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug and a Class 6 felony for possession of a gun on his person while in possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offenses occurred on Aug. 26, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date of Oct. 23, 2021. Comer is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13 for further proceedings.

• Adam Lee Hovey, of Stanardsville, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug and a Class 6 felony for felony offender escape without violence. The drug offense occurred April 17, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date of April 18, 2021. The escape charge and arrest occurred on July 4, 2021. In addition, Hovey was originally charged with killing deer with the use of lights (known as “spotlighting”), a Class 2 misdemeanor, but no indictment was presented on that charge. Hovey is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4 for further proceedings.

• Larry Alfred Buracker, of Stanley, Va., was indicted on two unclassified felonies for the distribution or sale for profit of a Schedule I/II drug. The offenses occurred on Jan. 29, 2021 and again on Feb. 16, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date for both of March 3, 2022. Buracker is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 for further proceedings.

• Timothy Hayward Davis, of Stanley, Va., was indicted on two unclassified felonies for the distribution or sale for profit of a Schedule I/II drug. The offenses occurred on May 10, 2021 and again on May 11, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date for both of March 3, 2022. Davis is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 for further proceedings.

• Meredith Larkin Miller, of Luray, Va., received three direct indictments, including a Class 5 felony for the possession of a Schedule I/II drug and two unclassified felonies for the distribution or sale for profit of a Schedule I/II drug. The distribution charges stem from an incident on March 19, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date of March 10, 2022. The possession charge occurred on May 5, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date of March 10, 2022. Miller is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 for further proceedings.

• Jessica Nicole Buracker, of Stanley, Va., was indicted on a Class 6 felony for the manufacture or distribution of an imitation Schedule I/II drug and an unclassified felony for the distribution or sale for profit of a Schedule I/II drug. Both offenses occurred on March 2, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date of March 3, 2022. Buracker is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13 for further proceedings.

• Jasma Nicole Bowman, of Elkton, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and arrest occurred on Sept. 9, 2021, according to online court records. Bowman is scheduled to appear in court again at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 for further proceedings.

• Rebecca Ann Morris, of Shenandoah, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and arrest occurred on Sept. 26, 2021, according to online court records. Morris is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4 for further proceedings.

• Shawn Anthony Seal, of Luray, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for forgery. The offense and arrest occurred on Oct. 7, 2021, according to court records. Seal is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20 for further proceedings.

• April Lynn Miller, of Luray, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug and a Class 1 misdemeanor for failure to appear in court on March 2. The drug offense occurred on June 27, 2021, according to online court records, with an arrest date of March 4, 2022 for both charges. Miller plead guilty to the failure to appear charge on March 16 and only received “time served.” A review of the drug charge was held on March 20.

• Gregory Scott Heckler, of Stanley, Va., was indicted on an unclassified felony for the manufacture or distribution of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense and arrest occurred on Oct. 30, 2021, according to court records. Heckler is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 for further proceedings.

• Jonathan Scott Wallace, of Stanley, Va., was indicted on a Class 5 felony for possession of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on April 6, 2021, according to online court records, with an arrest date of March 11, 2022. Wallace plead guilty on March 23 and received time served, as well as three years of supervised probation.

• Daniel Wayne Leggett, of Luray, Va., was indicted on a Class 6 felony for the manufacture or distribution of imitation Schedule I/II drugs and a Class 1 misdemeanor for failure to appear in court on March 2. The drug offense occurred on March 20, 2021, according to court records, with an arrest date for both charges of March 16, 2022. Leggett is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on July 6 for a status hearing.

• Jamie Lee Hull, of Luray, Va., was indicted on an unclassified felony for the distribution or sale for profit of a Schedule I/II drug. The offense occurred on May 20, 2021, according to court records, with no arrest date listed. Hull is scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13 for a revocation hearing and further proceedings.

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

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