Justice in Caroline? Nope, just nolle prosequis.

From The Caroline Progress (print edition): Circuit Court–July 10 [emphasis mine throughout]:

Eric Childs, of Ruther Glen, was charged with four counts distribution of cocaine from separate incidents on Sept. 13, 2006, Sept. 20, 2006 and Nov. 6, 2006. He was arrested on April 17 following a direct indictment by Caroline County Grand Jury. Two of the charges were nolle prosequi. Childs pleaded guilty to the other two felony charges and is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on Sept. 25.

Paul David Ferguson, of Ruther Glen, was charged with felony credit card fraud from an incident on April 22, 2006. He was arrested on May 5, 2006. The charge was nolle prosequi.

Saleem R. Stevens, of unknown address, was charged with felony possession of controlled substance from an incident on Dec. 2, 2004. He was arrested on Jan. 9 following a direct indictment by Caroline County Grand Jury. The charge was nolle prosequi.

From The Caroline Progress (print edition): General District Court–July 13 [emphasis mine throughout]:

Edward Carl Pinkney, of Woodford, was found guilty of misdemeanor trespassing from an incident on March 10. He was arrested on March 25 by Caroline County Deputy Ketchem. Pinkney was originally charged with felony burglary and grand larceny, but the burglary charged was amended and the grand larceny charge was nolle prosequi. He was sentenced to 12 months with 12 months suspended on the amended charge.

Donald Grabenstein, of Rappahannock Academy, was charged with assault and battery from an incident on June 17. The charge was nolle prosequi.

Ernest W. Deviers, Jr., of Fredericksburg, was charged with assault from and incident on June 17. The charge was nolle prosequi.

Nice to see that Harvey Latney chooses not to prosecute drug dealers, credit card defrauders, grand larcenizers, and assault and batterers. Am I the only one that thinks there needs to be a change in this county?

In totally unrelated news, Harvey Latney’s former secretary, Sheila M. Boone, will be in Richmond City Circuit Court on September, 19, 2007, at 10:00AM (Room 301), on four (4) charges of embezzlement committed while Harvey Latney’s secretary. “Latney is neither accused nor suspected of any wrongdoing, said Richmond prosecutor Sangeeta Darji, who is handling the case.”

5 Comments

  1. Lesa says:

    Let’s not forget that he does not prosecute murders either.

  2. What case are you referring to specifically?

  3. Lesa says:

    The murder of Jerry Beverly. My Father was murdered in this county in October of last year, And Mr. Latney has done NOTHING . When we go to court it is if it is all a joke. My Father was shot and Mr. Latney drops the gun charge ????????? There are so many things that Mr. Latney has and has not done in this case that are very alarming. The more Learn and research about the cases in this county the more I know that Justice is not served here.

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