Tazewell grand jury indicts dozens


The November session of the grand jury in Tazewell County indicted 56 people on 255 counts during their session on Nov. 15, 2016.  Of those released to the media, 28-percent were directly drug related.  There was one crime for which the grand jury did not indict the suspect.

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There were five people indicted on charges of Embezzlement.  In fact, Wendy Reynolds, 46, of Collinsville, VA is facing 30 counts on charges of not only embezzlement but also forgery, fraud and use of identifying information to defraud.

Also indicted were Chante Justus, 21, of Richlands, who is facing a charge of malicious wounding.  Michael Sawyers, 32, of Tazewell, VA is charged with strangulation, assault and battery on a law enforcement officer and other charges.  James McCoy, 49, of North Tazewell, VA is charge with threatening to burn or bomb.

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