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Grand jury hands down 285 indictments in Martinsville



MARTINSVILLE, VA – Last week, a Martinsville grand jury issued 285 indictments.


Indictments are not an indication of guilt. It is a grand jury’s determination that enough evidence exists to hold a trial.


The 96 indictments on 52 people that were initially made public are as follows:


  • 22-year-old Katelyn Brook Altizer, of Penhook, was indicted for possession of schedule I or II drug on January 10, 2019.

  • 38-year-old Demarlo Alesander Banks, of Martinsville, was indicted for felony elude, disregard police on September 25.

  • 49-year-old Kristel Lynn Bashar, of Martinsville, was indicted for third offense shoplifting, grand larceny of a motor vehicle on April 15.

  • 20-year-old Tyrik Javon Blackwell, of Martinsville, was indicted for felony fail to appear on December 12.

  • 70-year-old Warren Garvice Boyd Jr., of Martinsville, was indicted for four counts of third offense obtaining money by false pretense June 4-6, 2018, third offense shoplifting on October 16, 2018.

  • 29-year-old Tevin Monte Burgess, of Martinsville, was indicted for robbery, assault and battery on October 29.

  • 43-year-old Calvin Edward Cabiness, of Martinsville, was indicted for malicious wounding on April 3.

  • 27-year-old Derrick Desmond Cales, of Martinsville, was indicted for embezzlement on June 1.

  • 39-year-old Kelly Nicole Carter, of Martinsville, was indicted for two counts of possessing schedule I or II drug on January 12, 2018.

  • 43-year-old Tracy Sutphin Cobbler, of Fieldale, was indicted for possessing schedule I or II drug, on February 16, 2019.

  • 49-year-old Tyrone Angelo Cox, of Martinsville, was indicted for malicious wounding, grand larceny, enter house to commit assault and battery on October 11.

  • 31-year-old Ella Irene Davis, of Martinsville, was indicted for aggravated malicious wounding, conspiracy to maliciously shoot, stab, cut or wound on August 28.

  • 54-year-old Frederick Leon Davis, of Martinsville, was indicted for third offense shoplifting on October 5.

  • 49-year-old Gary Thomas Davis, of Martinsville, was indicted for fail to appear on November 12.

  • 29-year-old Christopher Allen Via Dawson, of Martinsville, was indicted for elude police, endangerment on April 22.

  • 42-year-old Mark Euron Dillard, of Martinsville, was indicted for third offense shoplifting, August 27.

  • 51-year-old Joseph Lee Dillon Jr., of Collinsville, was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, August 1.

  • 20-year-old Rayquan Eugene Douglas, of Martinsville, was indicted for four counts of abduction, grand larceny, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, statutory burglary with a deadly weapon at night on July 8.

  • 42-year-old Joseph Andrew Eggleston, of Martinsville, was indicted for third or subsequent offense of petty larceny on October 6.

  • 42-year-old Cynthia Fulcher Epperly, of Patrick Springs, was indicted for possessing schedule I or II drug on April 29.

  • 55-year-old Joseph Felton, of Martinsville, was indicted for third offense shoplifting on August 5.

  • 28-year-old Stacy Earl Fenlaine II, of Martinsville, was indicted for third offense shoplifting on December 30.

  • 28-year-old Cassandra Dawn Foster, of Axton, was indicted for third offense shoplifting on July 19.

  • 33-year-old George Thomas Franklin, of Bassett, was indicted for three counts of forgery of a public record on September 25.

  • 26-year-old Xavier Antonio Gilbert, of Bassett, was indicted for four counts of abduction, grand larceny robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, statutory burglary with a deadly weapon at night, possessing, transporting or concealing a firearm by a violent convicted felon on July 8.

  • 30-year-old Cristoming Antwantin Hairston, of Martinsville, was indicted for maliciously shoot at an occupied vehicle, aggravated malicious wounding, conspiracy to maliciously shoot, stab, cut or wound, use of a firearm in the commission of a violent felony, possess, transport a firearm by a violent convicted felon, possess or transport ammo by a convicted felon, discharge a firearm in a public place causing injury on August 28.

  • 29-year-old Keyasha Hairston, of Martinsville, was indicted for third or subsequent offense within 10 years of driving under the influence on October 29.

  • 42-year-old Michael Wayne Hairston, of Martinsville, was indicted for selling more than 1/2 ounce but less than 5 pounds of marijuana on February 27.

  • 31-year-old Melissa Dawn Hall, of Martinsville, was indicted for two counts of possessing schedule I or II drug on March 5.

  • 55-year-old Derwin Kendall Hannah, 55, of Martinsville, was indicted for third offense shoplifting on August 8.

  • 26-year-old Johnathan Lamar Harber, of Martinsville, was indicted for unlawful wounding on August 18.

  • 32-year-old Demarcell Leigh Houp, of Martinsville, was indicted for possessing, transporting firearm by a violent convicted felon on July 22.

  • 26-year-old David Dillon Ives, of Martinsville, was indicted for second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, malicious shooting/throwing a missile into an occupied dwelling on August 12

  • 43-year-old Ombae Kory-Che Johnson, of Martinsville, was indicted for possessing, transporting a firearm by a non-violent convicted felon on September 7.

  • 40-year-old Shannon Michelle Kidd, of Martinsville, was indicted for grand larceny on May 28.

  • 46-year-old Antonio Diallo Manns, of Martinsville, was indicted for two counts of failing to register as a sex offender on December 13 and December 24.

  • 23-year-old Jay’kwon Dexter Martin, of Martinsville, was indicted for failing to appear on January 6.

  • 38-year-old Anthony Aron Moore, of Martinsville, was indicted for possessing a schedule I or II drug on February 15.

  • 27-year-old Tyreece Omar Penn, of Martinsville, was indicted for fail to appear on January 9.

  • 53-year-old Kevin Lamont Price, of Martinsville, was indicted for third offense shoplifting on October 26.

  • 23-year-old Joshua Lamond Pritchett, of Martinsville, was indicted for third offense shoplifting on June 25.

  • 33-year-old Demetrius Lavon Reid, of Martinsville, was indicted for statutory burglary of dwelling on October 7.

  • 44-year-old Steven Todd Richardson, of Martinsville, was indicted for possessing a schedule I or II drug on October 3.

  • 45-year-old Michael Lee Scott, 45, of Ridgeway, was indicted for third offense shoplifting on November 12.

  • 34-year-old Heather Jo Smith, of Ridgeway, was indicted for two counts of possessing a schedule I or II drug on October 31.

  • 28-year-old Stephanie Brooke Smith, of Martinsville, was indicted for selling more than 10 grams of methamphetamine on September 30.

  • 20-year-old Tonya Michelle Smith, of Fieldale, was indicted for embezzlement on August 1.

  • 26-year-old Leroy John Utter, of Martinsville, was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on July 30.

  • 24-year-old Joshua Emmanuel Walker, of Martinsville, was indicted for larceny of firearms on May 26.

  • 57-year-old Michell David Warren, of Martinsville, was indicted for grand larceny on August 13, 2018.

  • 48-year-old Marlon Clifton Whiteley, of Roanoke, was indicted for driving while being a habitual offender-subsequent offense on September 14.

  • 32-year-old Christopher Michael Wilson, of Martinsville, was indicted for possessing, transporting a firearm by a violent convicted felon, possessing schedule I or II drug on March 5.


The 189 indictments on 70 people that have been unsealed are:


  • 21-year-old Kelly Mae Azzara, of Bassett, was indicted for distribution of suboxone on January 24, 2019.

  • 46-year-old Robert Jason Bailey, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of heroin on October 24, 2018.

  • 41-year-old Jason Bradlee Barnes, of Bassett, was indicted for distribution of imitation heroin on February 2, 2019.

  • 41-year-old Christopher Frederick Belcher, of Martinsville, was indicted for conspiracy to commit grand larceny, receiving or buying stolen goods on November 5, 2018.

  • 39-year-old Karen Moore Bouldin, of Bassett, was indicted for distribution of imitation heroin on April 30.

  • 28-year-old Alisha Danielle Brown, of Bassett, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine on April 17.

  • 29-year-old Tevin Monte Burgess, of Martinsville, was indicted for nonviolent felon in possession of a gun within 10 years, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony on October 29.

  • 31-year-old Donald James Burton, of Ridgeway, was indicted for distribution of methamphetamine on April 22.

  • 43-year-old Edward Cabiness, of Martinsville, was indicted for assault and battery of a family member on August 3.

  • 48-year-old Isaac Lee Carter Jr., of Martinsville, was indicted for two counts grand larceny-auto, obtain money by false pretenses on March 14.

  • 43-year-old Chad Carli Combs, of Spencer, was indicted for distribution of imitation heroin on February 12, 2019.

  • 33-year-old Jessica Renee Cooke, of Bassett, was indicted for possession of heroin on May 10.

  • 49-year-old Tyrone Angelo Cox, of Martinsville, was indicted for property damage on October 11.

  • 22-year-old Bobby Nathaniel Courtney, of Stanleytown, was indicted for distribution of methamphetamine on March 8, distribution of heroin and fentanyl on April 16.

  • 29-year-old Cheree Nicole Dalton, of Bassett, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine on April 28.

  • 37-year-old Anthony Gardner Davis, of Martinsville, was indicted for entering house to commit assault and battery, conspiracy to break and enter, grand larceny on November 5, 2018.

  • 29-year-old Christopher Allen Dawson, of Martinsville, was indicted for reckless driving in a parking lot, reckless driving general on April 22.

  • 20-year-old Rayquan Eugene Douglas, of Bassett, was indicted for two counts robbery, two counts conspiracy to rob on July 8 and two counts grand larceny on July 18.

  • 26-year-old Xavier Antonio Gilbert, of Bassett, was indicted for two counts robbery, two counts conspiracy to rob on July 8 and two counts grand larceny on July 18.

  • 30-year-old Cristoming Antwanti Hairston, of Martinsville, was indicted for property damage on August 28.

  • 30-year-old Keyasha Hairston, of Martinsville, was indicted for speeding 51/35 on October 29.

  • 33-year-old James Brandon Hancock, of Bassett, was indicted for possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute on July 21.

  • 48-year-old Rachel Leanor Handy, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of cocaine on October 15, 2018, distribution of cocaine on October 18, 2018, distribution of cocaine on October 25, 2018, distribution of cocaine on December 7, 2018, distribution of cocaine on February 22, 2019.

  • 41-year-old Randall Graham Harris Jr., 41, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of heroin on April 3.

  • 55-year-old Shirley Marie Hash, of Axton, was indicted for distribution of oxycodone on May 8.

  • 55-year-old Michael Wayne Haskins, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of oxycodone on October 18, 2018, distribution of clonazepam on August 7.

  • 40-year-old Phillip James Hedgepath, of Eden, NC, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine on June 19.

  • 31-year-old Sara Mosby Hodge, of Martinsville, was indicted for credit card fraud, ID theft, and two counts received goods from credit card fraud on September 16.

  • 74-year-old Kiya Michelle Holland, of Martinsville, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine, obstruction or resisting without force, possession of paraphernalia, false identify of self to law enforcement, identity theft-obtain ID to avoid arrest, trespass on May 29.

  • 29-year-old Michael Genus Holley, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of heroin and methamphetamine on January 14, 2019, distribution of heroin on January 25, 2019.

  • 32-year-old Demarcell Leigh Houp, of Martinsville, was indicted for carry concealed weapon on July 22.

  • 52-year-old Howard Todd Huff, of Martinsville, was indicted for grand larceny and embezzlement on October 25, 2018.

  • 30-year-old Elisha Elizabeth Hurley, of Martinsville, was indicted for two counts of entering house to commit assault and battery, grand larceny on November 5, 2018.

  • 32-year-old Robert Brandon Ivey, of Stuart, was indicted for distribution of methamphetamine on October 26, 2018, distribution of methamphetamine on February 21, 2019, distribution of methamphetamine and sell cocaine on April 12, sell methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine on June 13.

  • 37-year-old Kristina Rouse Janey, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of methamphetamine on August 15, distribution of methamphetamine on August 22.

  • 54-year-old Samuel Walker Janney was indicted for distribution of cocaine-third offense on August 10, 2018.

  • 34-year-old Michael Richard Jenkins, of Martinsville, was indicted for entering house to commit assault and battery, conspiracy to break and enter, grand larceny on November 5, 21, and 28, 2018.

  • 43-year-old Ombae Kory-Che Johnson, of Martinsville, was indicted for carrying concealed weapon on September 7.

  • 42-year-old Lonnie Eugene Kennedy, of Martinsville, was indicted for driving while revoked DUI-third offense, DUI prior felony, hit and run, destruction of property on December 30, 2018.

  • 19-year-old Payton Ann Loesher, of Collinsville, was indicted for possession methamphetamine on July 1.

  • 23-year-old Malik Devontae Manns, of Martinsville, was indicted for possession of cocaine on May 24.

  • 23-year-old Jaykwon Dajour Martin, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of cocaine on April 26, distribution of cocaine on May 9, distribution of cocaine on May 16, distribution of cocaine on May 20, distribution of cocaine on June 7, distribution of cocaine on June 14.

  • 24-year-old Devontae Massey, of Martinsville, was indicted for voluntary manslaughter and unlawful shooting into an occupied dwelling on January 1, 2019.

  • 36-year-old Desirea Dawn McGrady, of Bassett, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia on July 20.

  • 29-year-old Lamar Tyrell Niblett, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of heroin on June 11, distribution of heroin and cocaine on June 18, distribution of heroin on June 20, distribution of heroin on July 20.

  • 39-year-old Joseph Evan Osborne, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of heroin on January 24, 2019, distribution of heroin on February 5, 2019.

  • 54-year-old Jacqueline Marie Pritchett, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of oxycodone and conspiracy to distribution of oxycodone on February 12, 2019, distribution of oxycodone on March 13, distribution of oxycodone on April 11, distribution of oxycodone and conspiracy to distribute oxycodone on May 10.

  • 23-year-old Joshua Lamont Pritchett, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of oxycodone and conspiracy to distribution of oxycodone on May 10, 2019, distribution of oxycodone and conspiracy to distribute oxycodone on February 12, 2019.

  • 27-year-old Savannah Nicole Rakes, of Bassett, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia on May 6.

  • 24-year-old Dustin Wolfe Ramsey, of Stuart, was indicted for distribution of imitation heroin on February 5, 2019, distribution of imitation heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin on February 18, 2019.

  • 33-year-old Demetrius Lavon Reid, of Collinsville, was indicted for two counts assault and battery, property damage on October 7.

  • 23-year-old Jerome Jermaine Reynolds, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of cocaine February 20, 2019, distribution of cocaine February 27, distribution of cocaine March 8, distribution of cocaine March 19.

  • 39-year-old Brandon Ashley Royal, of Ridgeway, was indicted for distribution of imitation heroin, conspiracy to distribute imitation cocaine on December 27, 2018.

  • 31-year-old Anthony Samuel Santillo, of Collinsville, was indicted for distribution of methamphetamine on January 7, 2019, distribution of imitation heroin on January 15, 2019, distribution of imitation heroin on January 22, 2019, distribution of imitation heroin on January 24, 2019.

  • 52-year-old Tammy Waynette Shumate, of Bassett, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine, possession of alprazolam on June 4.

  • 35-year-old Jennifer Elizabeth Speedy, of Martinsville, was indicted for entering house to commit assault and battery, conspiracy to break and enter, grand larceny on November 5, 21, and 28, 2018.

  • 29-year-old Carlos Demontae Spencer, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of cocaine on September 11, 2018.

  • 44-year-old Daniel Kurt Spencer, of Madison, NC, was indicted for possession of heroin on August 18, 2018.

  • 26-year-old Mikayla Jae Thomas, of Collinsville, was indicted for distribution of imitation heroin, conspiracy to distribute heroin on February 18.

  • 42-year-old Corey Demon Turner, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of marijuana on July 27, 2018.

  • 23-year-old Susie Lee Vipperman, of Patrick Springs, was indicted for possession of heroin on January 6, 2019.

  • 27-year-old Ryan Evan Ward, of Martinsville, was indicted for three counts of taking, stealing and, or carrying away personal property valued at $5 or more, five counts of conspiring, confederating or combining with another to rob by means of violence, assault and putting in fear of serious bodily harm, or by the threat of presenting of a firearm or other deadly weapon, three counts robbery, three counts of conspiracy to rob on July 8 and grand larceny on July 18.

  • 44-year-old Vanessa Lee Warren, of Bassett, was indicted for distribution of heroin on March 26, distribution of heroin and distribution of fentanyl on July 16, distribution of heroin and distribution of methamphetamine on July 19 and distribution of methamphetamine on August 23.

  • 41-year-old Michael Joseph Webb, of Rocky Mount, was indicted for possession of heroin, possession of buprenorphine, naloxone, possession of paraphernalia on April 28.

  • 46-year-old Tarah Cox Wilson, of Patrick Springs, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana on May 10.

  • 34-year-old Amanda Cannaday Wirt, of Bassett, was indicted for possession of heroin on April 11.

  • 31-year-old Patrick Kyle Woods, of Bassett, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine on June 6, 2017.

  • 37-year-old Cassandra Marie Wright, of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of amphetamine, conspiracy to distribute amphetamine on January 11, 2019.

  • 39-year-old Eric Dwayne Wright, of Axton, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled drug paraphernalia, distribution of methamphetamine on or about May 26.

  • 42-year-old Roger Leon Young Jr., of Martinsville, was indicted for distribution of amphetamine, conspiracy to distribute amphetamine on January 11, 2019.

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