COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA v. ANNE SHUMATE WILLIAMS. Anne Shumate Williams

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA v. ANNE SHUMATE WILLIAMS.

Orange County

No. CR 16000164-000

Find closed civil and criminal equine court cases at Horse Authority. Read the court documents and get the final dispositions.

aliases

Anne Goland
Anne Shumate Williams
Anne Greene

March 28, 2016

Indicted

13 counts felony embezzlement

Anne Goland aka Anne Shumate Williams is charged with 13 counts of embezzlement related to Peaceable Farms
Anne Goland aka Anne Shumate Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrested

March 30, 2016

Bond set at $100,000

 

NOTE:

Prior to the embezzlement trial scheduled for December 7, 2017, the Commonwealth Attorney Diana O’Connell pleads the case out. Both Peaceable Farm criminal cases are affected.

December 7, 2017

Anne Shumate Williams enters an Alford plea to 1 count of embezzlement (remaining 12 counts of embezzlement are dropped)

Sentenced to 6 months suspended and 3 years probation

$2368 costs

 


 

Orange County

No. GC15006567-00

Find closed civil and criminal equine court cases at Horse Authority. Read the court documents and get the final dispositions.

aliases

Anne Goland
Anne Shumate Williams
Anne Greene

 

Arrested

October 26, 2015

Charged
27 counts animal cruelty

 

October 31, 2017, trial begins

November 1, 2017, Bench trial concludes

Judge finds Anne Shumate Williams guilty of animal cruelty

9 counts of animal cruelty for horses

16 counts for the cats, dogs, and chickens in her house and on the Peaceable Farm property

Sentence

18 months jail with 9 months suspended

5 years probation

No ownership of companion animals for 5 years

 

on November 1, 2017

Appeal filed

 

November 7, 2017

(see note regarding plea deal above)

Defense withdraws appeal

Animal abuse convictions dropped

Booked December 31, 2017

Anne Shumate Williams was released from Central Virginia Regional Jail on May 9, 2018 

 

She begins 3 years probation (she cannot own companion animals during this time, but there are no restrictions on horse ownership).

 


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