A bar security guard accused of wounding another man in an exchange of gunfire last year saw his bond revoked Friday after police discovered h…
The Sept. 7 incident happened about 1:30 a.m., in the 2000 block of Hershberger Road Northwest, between Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport and Valley View Mall.
Judge Onzlee Ware acknowledged that Justin Meade "took a beating, I don't deny that," but also felt that Meade fired his gun when he could have simply fled.
The body of Cassandra Starr Pizzi, 33, was found March 27, 2020, in a wooded part of Fourth Street in southeast Roanoke, and investigators have said she died from blunt-force trauma.
Roanoke police initially reported the victim was shot multiple times but, in a summary of the evidence, assistant prosecutor John McNeil clarified that the man was hit one time.
The money was embezzled between 2016 and 2020 via a church-issued credit card that was used for personal purchases including gym memberships, hair and nail appointments, groceries and meals at more than 40 different restaurants.
Video at a bench trial Tuesday showed that Justin Meade was threatened with a gun, attacked by a mob and struck by a car last fall before he fired a pistol of his own.
Marcus Walters wrapped a container of propane in a shirt, then set the fabric on fire, prosecutors said. The tank ignited, causing a blast that scattered debris up to 100 feet in the neighborhood.
"It's just a ball that keeps rolling," Nicole Gibson Martin told the judge of a downward slide that ended with her pleading no contest to one count of embezzlement from a Roanoke church last August.
The shooting victim has testified that Foster confronted him about a debt and they drew guns on each other — however, the victim's weapon was a BB pistol and Foster's was a .380 semi-automatic.
William Clay Foreman, 71, is charged with unlawfully destroying a monument. He has admitted to police that he used a truck and chain to bring down the Robert E. Lee memorial near Church Avenue. Police later found it lying on the ground in three pieces.
William Foreman, 71, has admitted he pulled down the monument, which the city council was already in the process of removing, saying he feared it would become a hot spot for controversy, particularly amidst the large and active protests over similar Civil War displays.
Judge David Carson said in an email Monday he began feeling ill last week, was tested for coronavirus on Thursday, and received a positive diagnosis on Sunday.
Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea (with hand raised) takes the oath of office from Roanoke Circuit Judge Onzlee Ware (right) during Lea's investiture …
Roanoke lawyer Melissa Friedman is expected to take her oath on Nov. 30, then begin hearing cases as a judge in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Dec. 1.
Roanoke Valley legislators are backing Roanoke attorney Melissa Friedman for a vacancy on the Roanoke Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
A Roanoke judge rejected a last-minute request from civil rights activist Martin Jeffrey to have ballot requirements eased so that he can appe…
A Roanoke judge lowered the petition signature threshold for city council candidates to appear on the November ballot and extended the filing …
RICHMOND — The General Assembly’s vote to promote Roanoke Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Onzlee Ware will make him the first black circ…
By Chris Kowalczuk and Patrick Kenney
RICHMOND — Del. Nick Rush doesn’t like to call it quits.
Ware will become the first black juvenile court judge for the 23rd Judicial District.
Roanoke lawyer and former state legislator Onzlee Ware appears to be on the verge of becoming a judge.
Freeda Bailey is a diehard voter. So it was with a certain measure of anticipation that she climbed into her daughter’s car on Jan. 7.