46 Year Old Sentenced to 20 Years for “Sexting” 10 Year Old Child

Lebanon, VA — On February 23, 2017, Kevin Lynn Johnson, a 46 year-old man from Lebanon, Virginia, was convicted of 28 counts of Using a Communications Device to Solicit a Minor in the Russell County Circuit Court.  Johnson was sentenced to a total of 50 years in prison, with 30 years suspended, leaving him 20 years to serve, indefinite probation upon his release.

 

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Russell County Jury Finds St. Paul Man Guilty of Assault and Battery on Deputy Sheriff

Lebanon, VA — On February 8, 2017, Robert Allen Tackett, a 48 year-old man from St. Paul, Virginia, after a jury trial in the Russell County Circuit Court, was convicted of Assault and Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer, Obstruction of Justice, Indecent Exposure, and Drunk in Public. The Jury recommended a total sentence of Four (4) years, and Three (3) months to serve in prison.

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Cleveland Man Convicted and Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Manufacturing Methamphetamine

Gary-Gene-StreetLebanon, VA — On October 13, 2016, Gary Gene Street, a 46 year-old man was convicted of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors to Manufacture Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine, in the Russell County Circuit Court.  Street was sentenced to twenty-one (21) years, with thirteen (13) years suspended, and three (3) years supervised probation upon his release.  Street will immediately begin serving eight (8) years in prison.

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Cleveland, Virginia Man Sentenced on Federal Firearms Charges

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A Russell County man, who was prohibited from possessing firearms due to previous criminal convictions, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon after previously pleading guilty to federal firearms charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Roger Allen Combs, 51, of Cleveland, Virginia, previously pled guilty to one count of possession of an explosive device by a convicted felon, one count of possession of a firearm not registered on the National Firearms Registry and Transfer Record and one count of being a convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm. Today in District Court, Combs was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison.

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Honaker Man Convicted and Sentenced to Twelve Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Distributions and Firearms Offenses

Lebanon, VA — On July 28, 2016, Michael Allen Alexander, a 41 year-old man was convicted of four counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine, Distribution Near School Property, Robbery, Possession of Firearm by Felon, and Use of Firearm in Commission of Felony, in the Russell County Circuit Court.  Alexander was sentenced to twenty (20) years, with eight (8) years suspended, and three (3) years probation upon his release.  Alexander will immediately begin serving twelve (12) years in prison.

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Cleveland Man Convicted and Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison For Shooting His Wife

Lebanon, VA — On April 29, 2015, Jack Randall Crabtree, a 69 year-old man from Cleveland, Virginia, was convicted of Murder, Use of Firearm in Commission of Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by Felon.

The charges stemmed from a shooting at the Crabtree residence on February 3, 2014. On that day, Crabtree’s wife was found dead by first-responders after having been shot. Crabtree and his wife had been married for over 21 years and had a marriage with a long history of domestic violence. Witnesses testified at the sentencing hearing that they were not surprised Crabtree had killed his wife and said he had a history of violence.

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