WISE COUNTY, Va. (WJHL)- A man charged in the death of his grandmother has been indicted by a Wise County Grand Jury. “It also provides a great opportunity for advertisers to reach customers as they’re making their weekend shopping lists and catching them before they’re wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of Saturday activities.” The Wednesday publication date for the midweek paper will not change. Council members appointed Jeff Leavell, a 1986 graduate of Boyd High School, to fill the Place 3 chair previously filled by Vince Estel, who did not seek reelection. By continuing to browse or by clicking 'Accept', you agree to our sites privacy policy. DECATUR SENIOR SENDOFF – Decatur High School will give the Class of 2020 a special send-off today. MARIETTA, OHIO W.Va. (WTAP) - Twenty people have been named in indictments returned by a grand jury in Washington County. WJHL reported a Wise County Grand Jury returned two indictments against 32-year-old Joshua Blake Smith.. Adams ran unopposed to finish the original term this year. When Might You Get Biden's $1,400 Stimulus Check? Students can line up in the parking lot at 5 p.m. “Because if we take that before a jury and we have unidentified DNA, that doesn’t match the defendant, that could be a problem,” said Sheriff Lane Akin. Alleged offenses include the distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin. | Greg Abbott Says He's Offended By Vetting Of Texas National Guard In DC. Lowery said it also doesn’t match as many as 11 other people investigators had identified in connection with the case. Jul 21, 2020 By Mike Still, Kingsport Times News WISE — A Wise County grand jury on Monday handed down a 100-count child pornography indictment against a Wise man. “Don’t arrest him until you get the DNA analysis,” Green said. Any breaking news will be posted at wcmessenger.com. Rodney Aric Maxwell is still the person investigators have the most evidence against, His Legal Team Went To D.C. From Texas, Now 'Joe Exotic' Waits In Fort Worth To See If He'll Be Pardoned, 'Tiger King Joe Exotic' Not On White House List Of 73 Pardons Released After Midnight, North Texan Jenna Ryan Tells CBS 11 She Deserves Pardon After Arrest For Alleged Role In Capitol Riot, Gov. Decatur Police will lead the caravan of cars down Business U.S. 81/287 toward downtown, turning left on Walnut Street. “And he told them, time and time again, the DNA will exonerate me.”. And then once you get it, consult with somebody who knows how to read it. NORTON, Va. (WYMT) - Police in Wise County, Virginia wen out to serve arrested warrants for 69 people in a drug roundup Wednesday dubbed “Operation Autumn Harvest.” Several police agencies combined to arrest people named in more than 80 indictments. RHOME VETERANS – The Rhome Veterans will place flags on the graves of veterans at the Aurora Cemetery at 9 a.m. Saturday. FUNERAL for Ethan Chapman, 23, of Bridgeport is private. When you pick up today’s issue of the Messenger, be sure to look for a feature on the All Wise Basketball Team. TWO TAKE OATH OF OFFICE – A new face and a familiar face took oaths to serve on the Boyd City Council Tuesday night. Wise, VA 24293 (276) 328-6111. In a release, Wednesday Slemp said “the Wise County … A Wise County grand jury last week indicted Paige Isabow Harkings and Andrew Joseph Fabila, both 25, on four … WISE — Three Virginia Department of Corrections employees and five other people have been indicted for crimes including sex with inmates and bringing drugs to two state prisons in Wise County… This brings the total active cases to 11. The development has the potential to essentially double the population of Boyd’s current population of 1,411, based on the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau estimate. The group will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Aurora Cemetery Pavilion at 11 a.m. Saturday. Read more in the weekend Wise County Messenger. However, the park will be open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to pay their respects. The Messenger is now printing its weekend edition on Friday instead of Saturday. Following is list of those indicted and they charges they are facing: - Raymond F. Goodwin, failure to appear as required by recognizance - Steven A Siegel, failure to appear as required by recognizance Weeks after being arrested in September 2019, Green said investigators received a report on a DNA sample that showed a profile that did not match Maxwell. Maxwell’s attorney said his client had a relationship with Whitener, and cooperated with investigators over numerous interviews. ©2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Maxwell stayed in jail through the end of the year, until Green was able to get his bond reduced in February so he could get out. He was indicted on the following charges: Burt retired from Paradise in 2016. Wise County/City of Norton Clerk of Court . At their Jan. 10, 2019 Regular Meeting, the Wise County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2015 Virginia Maintenance Code – Part III of the Read more in the weekend Messenger. May 22, 2020. WISE COUNTY, VA - There were 65 people arrested after a two-day, early morning, drug-related ,mass-arrest dubbed "Operation Sweetheart Sweep." Sheriff’s investigators are now looking for someone new in the year-old case, after a DNA sample from Whitener contained the profile of an unknown person. The new case is in the 76234 ZIP code. The Place 2 seat, as well as Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Culpepper’s Place 4 seat and the mayor’s position, will be up for election to full two-year terms in 2021. A grand jury issued indictments on seven individuals with almost 1,000 prescription fraud charges in Wise County and Norton, Virginia. Harkings is the mother of all four children, and Fabila is the father of one child. The Messenger office will be closed Monday, and no Update will be printed. SERVICE for Lisa Church, 52, of Grand Prairie is 2 p.m. today at Hudson & Torres with burial at Thomas Cemetery in Bridgeport. The park will be decorated with service flags and will also include individual flags at each monument. DMCA NoticesNewspaper web site content management software and services, © 2019 - 2021 Wise County Messenger | PO Box 149, 115 South Trinity | Decatur, Texas 76234 | 940-627-5987 | E-mail. “I am proud to be a part of this effort to make our community safer. “I don’t know who that third party is,” Lowery said. I don’t believe that right now.”, By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. PARENTS INDICTED IN KENNEL CASE – The parents of children found in what law enforcement described as “horrendous conditions” – including young children found in dog kennels – in February 2019 in Newark have both been indicted on felony charges of injury to a child. WISE COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) — After dropping indictments against a man for the violent murder of his neighbor, the district attorney in Wise County says the arrest wasn’t a mistake. However, he also said he would have to look “much more” at the evidence, before trying to indict Maxwell again in the case. Joshua Blake Smith, 31, was arrested last week, on murder and other charges. Green believes investigators didn’t understand the report. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Read the story in the weekend Messenger. Students must stay in their vehicle and practice social distancing. Learn how your comment data is processed. The senior send-off will be a motorcade starting at 6 p.m. in the Decatur High School student parking lot. VIRGINIA: IN THE WISE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT DESTINY GALE HAMILTON McGILL DOMINIC O'NEIL McGlLL PETITIONERS V. Case No. Messenger Staff WISE COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – Southwest Virginia law enforcement officers arrested more than 50 people during their drug-related mass-arrest called “Operation Sweetheart Sweep.” Wise County Grand Jury Indictments 02 July 30th, 2019 Rob Part two of our story concerning a Wise County Grand Jury that recently indicted five people on varying charges of alleged violence, and one individual who was charged with Child Abuse and Neglect. Members will be present to answer questions and assist in locating bricks of friends and loved ones. WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Thirty-three people are in police custody after a drug roundup in Wythe County … “I just know it lessens the case against Mr. Maxwell.”. She returned to coaching last year as the softball coach for the Alvord Lady Bulldogs. And Lowery said there’s no need for an apology to Maxwell for his time in jail, “At this point no,” he said. PARENTS INDICTED IN KENNEL CASE - The parents of children found in what law enforcement described as "horrendous conditions" - including young children found in dog kennels - in February 2019 in Newark have both been indicted on felony charges of injury to a child. In Sullivan County from 2014 to 2018, meth-related arrests increased tenfold; Bristol, Virginia and Washington County, Virginia, also saw significant but relatively smaller increases. Councilman Randy Adams also was sworn in. The Bristol Herald Courier is reporting that the victim in the case is Smith’s 72-year-old grandmother, Charlene Osborne. “By coming out a day earlier, it can better serve as a guide to the latest news and weekend events when those resume,” Messenger Publisher Kristen Tribe said in an announcement about the changes in the May 16 issue of the paper. NO UPDATE MONDAY – We hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day weekend. Limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the ceremonies. The charge is a first degree felony offense, punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison. FUNERALS – Visitation for Brandina Michelle Vines, 42, of Justin is 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. SERVICE for Johanna Bryant, 73, of Bridgeport is pending at Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. (WVLT/WJHL) - A Virginia man was indicted Wednesday on charges of murder in the death of his grandmother. GROUP HONORING VETERANS – The Wise County Veterans Group will not present a Memorial Day program at the Veterans Park in Decatur Monday. FUNERAL for Jerry Ray Hood, 44, of Chico is 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Jim Ned Cemetery. ... 2020 at 7:46 PM EDT. Our Hometown RAINY FORECAST – The next several days include daily chances of rain and thunderstorms. Leavell has been a resident of the city for more than four decades. The Place 3 will be back on the ballot to fill the unexpired term. Attendees are asked to maintain social distancing. Attention: Failure to comply with the terms of your payment agreement shall result in collection enforcement action and additional fees shall be assessed.See Form cc-1379 "payment agreement" for more information. He was appointed to the Place 2 seat of the council last year after Tim Hammons resigned. WEEKEND PAPER AVAILABLE NOW – The first Friday edition of the Wise County Messenger is available on newsstands today. KINGSTON – The Ulster County grand jury has indicted Gilbert Thomas, 24, and Robert “Nikki” James, 46, both of 49 Franklin Street in the City of Kingston on a murder charge in the shooting death of 12-year-old D’Janeira Mason on the evening of December 17, 2020. A Wise County grand jury last week indicted Paige Isabow Harkings and Andrew Joseph Fabila, both 25, on four counts of injury to a child by knowingly causing serious mental deficiency/impairment/injury. Faculty will direct the lineup. BIG STONE GAP, Va. — Disturbing new details are emerging from the investigation of a murder in Big Stone Gap last week. Of those, 43 are positive, 1,583 are negative,109 are pending and 36 are inconclusive. Grand jury returns drug indictments By Brian Knox | on November 20, 2020 A Wise County grand jury met Oct. 15 and returned the following felony indictments. Family visitation is 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. The group will retrieve flags at 10 a.m. Tuesday. This one they said clearly showed the profile of someone else, presenting the potential for a jury to doubt the charge against Maxwell if the case went to trial. SERVICE for Ron Harting, 75, of Paradise will be held at a later date. WISE COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) — After dropping indictments against a man for the violent murder of his neighbor, the district attorney in Wise County says the arrest wasn’t a mistake. The information and photos presented on this site have been collected from the websites of County Sheriff's Offices or Clerk of Courts. The city council approved preliminary and final plats for the Springhill South Addition. By Then in July, prosecutors received another analysis of the same DNA evidence from the fall. CHICO HIRES VOLLEYBALL COACH – Susie Burt was approved unanimously as the new coach of the Chico Lady Dragons’ volleyball program by Chico ISD trustees Monday. Officers from the Wise County Sheriff's Department, with assistance from the Southwest Virginia Regional Task Force, aim to arrest eleven individuals who have recently been indicted by the multi-jurisdictional grand jury on June 25, 2018. Rodney Aric Maxwell is still the person investigators have the most evidence against, in the 2019 death of Lauren Whitener, Greg Lowery said. Patriotic music will also be provided. After going through the square, they will turn left on Lane then left on Main and travel back to Business U.S. 81/287 and the school. TODAY’S GRADUATIONS – Alvord, Boyd, Chico and Slidell high schools will hold outdoor graduation ceremonies tonight at their respective schools. According to the indictment, the 21 defendants conspired to distribute methamphetamine in Lee and Wise counties and elsewhere in Southwest Virginia between July 2016 and May 2019. WISE — A Norton woman and a Coeburn man have been indicted on sex-related charges by a Wise County grand jury. on Abingdon, VIRGINIA – Twenty-one individuals from Wise and Lee counties in Southwest Virginia were charged by a federal grand jury in an indictment unsealed today with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and other federal drug crimes, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced today. COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE – The Department of State Health Services Thursday confirmed four COVID-19 recoveries in Wise County, along with one new case. Grand jury issues indictments for over 50 people. Memorial Day is also likely to be wet with a 70 percent chance of storms. The panel on Wednesday returned indictments against 33 people with a total of 84 charges, including 33 drug-related charges against 21 of those indicted. The planned subdivision, estimated at $26 million, will be located on Cemetery Road, near Boyd Church of Christ and Boyd High School. There’s a 30 percent chance of storms Saturday and 60 percent chance on Sunday. CITY APPROVES PLATS FOR $26 MILLION DEVELOPMENT – Planning for a new subdivision that will bring almost 700 new residential lots to the city of Boyd took a step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday. Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced today. As of Thursday night, there have been 1,771 tests administered at local facilities. “He told them, I did not do this,” said Barry Green. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the district’s website, bridgeportisd.net. ABINGDON, Va. – Uzma Ehtesham, a Wise, Virginia psychiatrist who defrauded Virginia Medicaid and Medicare by fraudulently billing these programs for services, pleaded guilty today to federal health care fraud. Graveside is 2 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Cemetery in Nacogdoches. Stimulus Check (Or Debit Card) Is In The Mail: Here's What It Looks Like, 'Harder Than Anything I've Ever Been Through': Plano Fire Chief Sam Greif Goes Home After 16 Days In Hospital With COVID-19, LIST - Covid-19 Vaccination Locations And Info, 4 Sites Chosen For COVID-19 Vaccinations In Collin County Amid Concerns Of Not Enough Doses, Family Grieves For Arlington Store Clerk Killed In Robbery: 'He Had So Much Life In Him'. The people featured on this site may not have been convicted of the charges or crimes listed and are presumed innocent until proven guilty. “That does not seem to be rocket science to figure it out. The subdivision is zoned for single-family homes. Akin said there is still other evidence that points to Maxwell, and believes strongly he will be indicted again. There have been 30 recoveries confirmed and two deaths reported. Rodney Aric Maxwell is still the person investigators have the most evidence against, in the 2019 death of Lauren Whitener, Greg Lowery said. Posted on 2020/04/28 2020/04/29 by Editor BREAKING: Indictments Coming — List 09 Justice , 11 Society , Corruption , Ethics , Government , Law Enforcement , Officers Call MEMORIAL service for Mary Maxwell, 89, of Bridgeport is 5 p.m. today at Hudson & Torres. Those wishing to pay their respects may come by Hawkins-Bridgeport to sign his guest book and photo memorabilia. A neighbor to Whitener, Maxwell was accused of stabbing the woman to death, then setting fire to her and her home in Lake Bridgeport in the early morning hours of July 5, 2019. Bridgeport High School will hold graduation at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Bull-Memorial Stadium in Bridgeport. “No, you know I’m not saying we made a mistake at this point, and when I say we made a mistake, that we arrested the wrong person. Paradise High School will hold graduation at 11 a.m. Saturday at Panther Stadium in Paradise. Today’s forecast includes a 30 percent chance of storms and a 50 percent chance tonight. All this could have been avoided, all of it, and maybe a killer would have been found.”. The Wise County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report’s estimated date of completion is February 29, 2020. SATURDAY GRADUATIONS – Two Wise County high schools will hold outdoor graduation ceremonies Saturday. ABINGDON, Va. — A federal grand jury indicted 21 people from Lee County and Wise County following an investigation into meth distribution in the area. (WVLT/WJHL) - A Virginia man was indicted Wednesday on charges of murder in the death of his grandmother.