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Martinsville Grand Jury issues 142 indictments

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A Martinsville Grand Jury issued 142 indictments Monday in what Circuit Court Clerk Ashby Pritchett described as an abbreviated term because of the pandemic.

There were 115 direct indictments that were ordered sealed for five days to enhance the safety of law enforcement officers arresting the defendants named in the indictments and in order to prevent the defendants from obtaining notice of arrest warrants prior to being arrested.

There were 27 indictments that were certified.

Indictments are not an indication of guilt and present only one side of a case.

Robert Jason Bailey, Martinsville, two counts of possession of heroin and two counts of possession of fentanyl, on or about Sept. 25, 2018.

Roneisha Diane Coles, Martinsville, shoplifting, third offense, on or about Feb. 27.

Robin Daline Doss, Martinsville, shoplifting, on or about April 3.

Cynthia Fulcher Epperly, Patrick Springs, failure to appear, on or about April 1.

Dominique Cornelius Grant, Axton, failure to stop for law enforcement and failure to stop at the scene of an accident, on or about April 24.

Dismal Albright Hairston, Martinsville, possession of methamphetamine, on or about Aug. 8, 2019.

Steven Arnell Hairston, Martinsville, entering a dwelling at nighttime with intent to destroy property and larceny, on or about Feb. 29.

Andre Douglas King, Martinsville, taking and driving a vehicle without the owner’s permission, operating a motor vehicle after being declared an habitual offender and failing to stop for law enforcement, on or about March 8.

Marcus Deangelo Manns, Riverdale, Ga., strangulation, on or about April 13.

Amber Dawn Mejia, Martinsville, possession of heroin, on or about June 2, 2019.

Cody Daniel Moore, Carlisle, Pa., use of a communication system for the purpose of soliciting, with lascivious intent, a child over the age of 15, but under the age of 18, on or about Dec. 19.

Sean McCarty Roley, Martinsville, failure to appear, on or about May 19.

Robert Arnold Stein, Collinsville, possession of methamphetamine, on or about Nov. 27.

Jevon Vernarda Thomas, Greensboro, N.C., failure to stop at the scene in which a person was injured, failure to stop for law enforcement, on or about March 17.

Mary Ann Turner, Bassett, larceny of a motor vehicle, on or about March 26.

Jeremy Allen Willis, Ridgeway, two charges of sex with a child under the age of 13, between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5, 2018. Sex with a child while being 7 years older than the child at the time, between Sept. 29-30, 2019.

Bill Wyatt is a reporter for the Martinsville Bulletin. He can be reached at 276-638-8801, Ext. 236. Follow him @billdwyatt


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There were a total of 150 indictments issued by a Henry County Grand Jury on Tuesday: 91 regular indictments an 59 direct indictments.

 An indictment is not an indication of guilt. It is the grand jury's determination that enough evidence exists to hold a trial.

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