Justice in Caroline? Nope, just nolle prosequis. Part 3, a two-week roundup.

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NOTE: There was no court proceedings section in the July 25, 2007 edition of The Caroline Progress.

From The Caroline Progress (August 1, 2007 print edition): General District Court–July 27 [emphasis mine throughout]:

Clyde Dwain Jett, of Woodford, is charged with felony possession of firearm by a felon. He was arrested on Oct. 27, 2006 by Caroline County Deputy S.L. Cary and held in custody. Following a disposition hearing on July 27, the charge was nolle prosequi.

  • Clyde Dwain Jett’s partial criminal history (felonies in bold, nolle prosequi by Harvey Latney in italics):
    • July 27, 2007, Caroline County General District:
      • Nolle prosequi – Possession or transport of a firearm by a convicted felon.
    • June 30, 2006, Caroline County General District:
      • Guilty – Petit Larceny.
    • May 31, 2006, Fredericksburg Circuit:
      • Guilty – Possession of cocaine.
    • May 4, 2006, Fredericksburg General District:
      • Guilty – Driving under the influence.
      • Guilty – Failure to appear.
    • March 2, 2006, Fredericksburg General District:
      • Guilty – Obstructing justice.
    • November 11, 2005, Spotsylvania County General District:
      • Guilty – Brandishing firearm.

Apparently, a felon possessing a firearm isn’t an important case for Harvey Latney. And if there was a problem with the case, search, or evidence, why did it take four hearings to figure it out? Meanwhile, the suspect is sitting in jail for 273 days awaiting trial. I wonder how much that cost to feed, house, and clothe the suspect for his stay at Pamunkey Regional Jail.

From The Caroline Progress (August 1, 2007 print edition): Circuit Court–July 24 [emphasis mine throughout]:

Montreal J. Robinson, of no known address, was found guilty of felony distribution of cocaine from an incident on Jan. 19, 1006 [sic]. He was arrested on Jan. 9, 2007 following a direct indictment by Caroline County Grand Jury. He was sentenced to five years with three years and 10 months suspended. Two additional distribution charges from separate incidents on Sept. 26 and 29, 2005 were nolle prosequi.

  • Montreal Javon Robinson’s partial criminal history (felonies in bold, nolle prosequi by Harvey Latney in italics):
    • July 24, 2007, Caroline County Circuit:
      • Guilty – Distribution of cocaine.
      • Nolle prosequi – Distribution of cocaine.
      • Nolle prosequi – Distribution of cocaine.
    • February 2, 2007, Caroline County General District:
      • Nolle prosequi – Forgery.
      • Nolle prosequi – Failure to appear on felony charge.
      • Nolle prosequi – Forgery.
      • Nolle prosequi – False statements.

From The Caroline Progress (August 8, 2007 print edition): General District Court–Aug. 3 [emphasis mine throughout]:

Tyrone Lee Jackson, of Ruther Glen, was charged with felony malicious bodily injury from an incident on March 6. He was arrested on March 13 by Caroline County Sheriff’s Deputy Ketchem and held in custody. Following a preliminary hearing, the charge was nolle prosequi.

  • Tyrone Lee Jackson’s partial criminal history (felonies in bold, nolle prosequi by Harvey Latney in italics):
    • August 3, 2007, Caroline County General District:
      • Nolle prosequi – Malicious bodily injury.
    • May 27, 2005, Caroline County General District:
      • Guilty – Obscene language.
      • Guilty – Open container.
      • Guilty – Driving under the influence.
      • Nolle prosequi – Drinking while driving.

Let’s see, so that’s 143 days and five hearings that he sat in Pamunkey Regional Jail for; being housed, fed, and clothed, just to have the charge nolle prosequied. I wonder how much that cost.

Brandon Matthew Zagora, of Ruther Glen, is charged with two counts of felony grand larceny from an incident on May 27. He was arrested on May 28 by Caroline County Sheriff’s Deputy Grimes and held in custody. The charged were certified to Caroline County Grand Jury. Zagora was also charged with felony possession of stolen goods, but following the preliminary hearing, that charge was nolle prosequi.

Phyllis D. Washington, of Bowling Green, faced a charge of felony larceny for writing a bad check for more than $200. The offense allegedly occurred on March 7, 2005 and Washington was arrested on July 3, 2007 and released on recognizance. Following a preliminary hearing, the charge was nolle prosequi.

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NOTE: (For the criminal histories, I only checked Caroline, Hanover, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties, as well as the city of Fredericksburg.)

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