Monday, December 10, 2012
Salem elected official facing a charge related to a June incident at his home.
Salem Circuit Court Judge Michael Sullivan did not issue a verdict in the obstructing government administration trial of Salem Budget Committee and Zoning Board of Adjustment Patrick McDougall Monday. Sullivan heard a couple hours of testimony Monday and took the testimony under advisement. McDougall was charged in July on the misdemeanor charge after an incident that took place in June involving his wife, Jane, who was suffering from a migraine headache and called 911 at their Tiffany Road home. McDougall is alleged to have argued with responding Salem Fire personnel, and later Salem Police, regarding an ambulance ride to a hospital. Jane McDougall called 911 a second time regarding the need to go to a hospital, and eventually Patrick …
Local elected official faces Class A misdemeanor for June obstructing government administration charge.
The trial for Salem Budget Committee and Zoning Board of Adjustment member Patrick McDougall on a misdemeanor obstructing government administration charge is scheduled for today. On Friday, a clerk at the 10th Circuit Court of Salem said McDougall's trial will take place at 1 p.m this afternoon. McDougall, 38, was charged with the misdemeanor after a June 26 incident when he allegedly refused to allow paramedics to take his wife to the hospital after she'd called 911 complaining of a migraine. McDougall later took his wife to the hospital himself. At a hearing in October, the charge was changed from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class A misdemeanor. Class B misdemeanors carry up to a $1,200 fine while Class A misdemeanors carry up to a $2,000…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The obstruction of justice charge against the Salem elected official was changed from a Class B to a Class A misdemeanor.
Salem Budget Committee and Zoning Board of Adjustment member Patrick McDougall appeared in the 10th Circuit Court of Salem Tuesday and after a back-and-forth between attorneys, no change was made to McDougall's bail. McDougall, 37, was arraigned Tuesday on the charges stemming from his Aug. 31 arrest, including three felony witness tampering charges and misdemeanors of criminal threatening and disorderly conduct. Following a request by Salem Police prosecutor Jason Grosky, the original obstructing government administration charge against McDougall was changed from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class A misdemeanor. That charge stems from a June 26 incident when he allegedly refused to allow paramedics to take his wife to the hospital after she…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Troy Thompson faces indictment on one count of child porn possession.
The Eagle-Tribune reported Troy Thompson, 67, of Salem, has waived his probable cause hearing in the 10th Circuit Court of Salem Monday and will now face indictment from Rockingham County Superior Court on a single charge of possession of child pornography. The paper reported on a recently-released affidavit for the case which showed Thompson allegedly downloaded 15 child porn files onto his home computer. A prosecutor said in court Thompson could face more charges than the current single count, according to the paper. Thompson was arrested in June following a six-month investigation.