Judge orders incarceration on probation violations

In an administrative session of Superior Court beginning Oct. 5, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge A. Moses Massey ordered a 9- day Confinement in Response to Violation (CRV) for Katie Danielle Cribb, a 27-year-old on probation for two theft felonies.

The probation officer recommended the CRV as a response to Cribb’s failing to make payments on her case, not notifying the officer she had moved, and not working.

The state CRV centers provide intensive behavior modification programs for those who have committed technical violations of probation.

Massey encouraged Cribb to take advantage of the 90 days, telling her that the program will “expose you to training and education that will hopefully be a benefit to you going forward.”

Cribb was also ordered to get her GED and beginning in Febuary 2016 to pay $40 per month against her case or an order for her arrest with a $5,000 secured bond will be issued.


An order for arrest was issued for Lori Sue Hunter, 34, of Christiansburg, Virginia, who failed to appear for a felony and misdemeanor probation violation.

Hunter had been present for calendar call and the first day of the session but the next day, with her case set to be disposed, sent word to the judge through her attorney and the district attorney that her car had broken down and she was stranded on U.S. 52.

Massey issued the order for arrest, noting that Hunter would likely have been taken into custody that day, giving her motivation not to appear.

He also commented that the breakdown was close enough to court for the defendant to try to walk.

Hunter was on probation for a misdemeanor DWI charge and felony flee to elude arrest.


A suspended sentence of 13 to 25 months was activated for Shelly Smith James, 47, of Allred Mill Road, Mount Airy, who had violated court ordered probation terms by absconding from a residential substance abuse treatment facility.

James was given credit for time already served for the charge and was recommended to receive substance abuse treatment while incarcerated.

The judge ordered that unpaid attorney and court fees be entered as a civil judgment.

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