This week's local crime and court updates from Roanoke Times.
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A dozen anonymous women have filed a lawsuit against Liberty University, claiming its policies have allowed for a hostile campus culture that has retaliated against women who’ve been victims of sexual violence.
Through his agreement, John Samuel Mitchell III avoided an active prison sentence but will be on probation until he pays $76,216.
An attempted traffic stop gave way to a brief chase that ended in a crash in Roanoke, according to the Virginia State Police.
A prosecutor said that Ashley Dawn Poff had claimed the drugs and guns as hers.
Raymond Antione Massey pleaded no contest to malicious wounding and to having a firearm as a felon and got a five-year prison sentence, which will be suspended after he serves two.
Joshua Rodney Isbill, 29, is to serve a year and two months for drug and theft charges, and another eight months for violating probation.
Stephen Matteson Epperly, now 69, has been in prison since 1980, when a jury convicted him of killing 18-year-old Gina Renee Hall.
Thomas Robertson is charged with entering the U.S. Capitol while a mob of Donald Trump supporters broke up a session of Congress.
A search warrant claims that Robert Jeffrey made "unauthorized cash withdrawals totaling at least $50,000, debit card purchases and unauthorized checks."
Mary Huskey Palmer, 50, is not being held at the jail where her husband worked.
The November car theft at University City Mall followed a fatal shooting in Salem.
Thomas Robertson, who is currently in custody, should be held without bond pending his trial after making troubling statements and possessing guns after he was charged with entering the Capitol, prosecutors say.
Chad Jeffrey Stilley of Narrows was charged in the death of 28-year-old Michael A. Acord last year during a police pursuit.
A Roanoke prosecutor said the victim "was found underneath the debris" from Cotton's initial April 10 collision, and was hospitalized, but died within the hour.
Two men have now gotten prison time for a 2019 Roanoke shoot-out that was sparked by a minor traffic dispute and send three people to the hospital.
A Roanoke man has been charged with second-degree murder in a death discovered this past spring in Boones Mill, according to the Franklin Coun…
Six men were charged in the 2020 attack that left Justin Chase Prillaman dead and his younger brother, Matthew Prillaman, seriously injured. The remaining four defendants are scheduled for jury trials.