Monday, September 30, 2013

Accomack County Circuit Court


By: Wesley Edwards

Christopher Beach charged with Malicious Maiming, completed a plea agreement which included a charge reduction to unlawful wounding. He received a 5 year sentence with all but time served suspended and restitution of $11,423 plus court cost. Beach was charged originally with throwing a glass bottle at a party in Craddockville.

Nicholas Drummond was charged with distribution of cocaine, and distribution of marijuana. These charges occured on or about June 1st and July 9th of 2012 in the Melfa area. With a guilty plea the case was continued until a presentence report could be prepared.

Tonnie Northam charged as habitual offender 2+ offenses. In late 1990 Mr. Northam was classified as a habitual offender of driving without a license but with a filing on are about March29th 2013 this classification was removed therefore the charges were reduced to driving without a license and with a guilty plea to the reduced charge a $50.00 fine was imposed.

Melissa Montgomery was charged and convicted back in 2009 of credit card fraud and now probation revocation. Ms. Montgomery took the stand in her own defense explaining that she had a drug problem and would likely have to deal with this issue for the rest of her life. Being a LPN when these charges occurred her license had been suspended and that she had expected to get the license back in May of 2013 but when she was told that her probation was being extended because of two positive test when she slipped back to drug use in June and July of 2013. Judge John Morrison from Norfolk Va. said that the probation department had done all they could with Ms. Montgomery and that he was re-imposing the one year, ten month and twenty three days of her probation but was suspending it all but 30 days at which time she would be released on good behavior for two years. 

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