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Oscar Orlando Floyd, Jr. Found Guilty in January 2017 Armed Robbery

For Immediate Release April 10, 2018Lynchburg, Virginia After a morning-long bench trial in the case of Commonwealth v. Oscar Orlando Floyd, Jr., Lynchburg Circuit Court Judge R. Edwin Burnette, Jr. found the defendant guilty of one count of armed robbery, one count of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one count…
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Lynchburg Court Convicts Jhonathan D-Shaw Reynolds of Malicious Wounding

For Immediate Release February 16, 2018 Lynchburg, Virginia On February 16, 2018, the Lynchburg Circuit Court convicted Jhonathan D-Shaw Reynolds of one count of malicious wounding. Evidence presented at trial showed that on August 16, 2017, Reynolds and two co-defendants attacked a man as he walked on Forest Brook Road. The victim testified that he…
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Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Commonwealth vs Jeremy Daryle Saunders Jury Trial

October 31, 2017 For Immediate Release Lynchburg, Virginia On October 31, 2017, a Lynchburg Circuit Court Jury convicted Jeremy Daryle Saunders of aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and maliciously shooting a firearm in an occupied dwelling. The jury recommended that Saunders serve 40-years for aggravated malicious wounding,…
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2nd Degree Murder Charges Issued Against Kenneth Allen Kelley

For Immediate Release October 6, 2017 Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynchburg, VA   Charges were issued October 6, 2017 against 23-year-old Kenneth Allen Kelley for second degree murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony related to the July 2, 2017 killing of Phineas Neville a.k.a. Ebony Morgan. Shortly after…
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Lynchburg’s Domestic Violence Response Team Taking Shape

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 Alissa Smith Known as DART, the group is dedicated to improving criminal justice responses to sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in the city of Lynchburg, Donna Nash, grants administrator forthe Lynchburg Office of the Commonwealth Attorney said. Lynchburg DART Coordinator Kelly Glenn said the group is a type of Coordinated Community…
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Grant gives domestic violence fight in Lynchburg nearly half-million-dollar boost

MARCH 2, 2017 Armed with new funds to help assault victims obtain protective court orders and to investigate and prosecute abusers, Lynchburg authorities are ramping up their efforts to fight domestic violence.A federal grant of nearly half a million dollars, secured by the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, will help pay for initiatives to combat abuse and…
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Lynchburg courts offer advocate for domestic violence victims – New service in Lynchburg to help domestic violence survivors

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 The Lynchburg court system now offers two advocates who specialize in protective orders.The positions are grant funded through the Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney's office and the YWCA of Central Virginia.Debbie Drake and Pam Cooke are available to help domestic violence victims fill out paperwork and get away from dangerous situations."We have women and men…
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