Va. man jailed after failing drug tests while on probation


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A man who repeatedly tested positive for cocaine and marijuana while on probation will spend 30 days in jail and then released to live with his sister.

Rodney Nock, 31, of Accomac, told the court he received Social Security Disability Insurance because of mental issues. Nock spent two years in jail after a 2013 conviction of burglary and grand larceny. He stole tools and items belonging to Habitat for Humanity and also broke into a home and stole items there.

Nock volunteered to police that he was responsible for those crimes while being questioned on another matter.

Probation officer Ann Wessells testified that Nock had trouble following and understanding directions given to him by her office.

“He has short-term memory issues,” she said.

She said Nock had not taken advantage of community services recommended for him. After hearing from the defendant and from Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Elizabeth Wolfe, Judge Leslie L. Lilly asked the defendant’s sister, who was in the courtroom, to step forward and testify.

Kiana Fitchett told the court her brother had lived with her in the past, “but he didn’t pay rent so I told him to go. He has an attitude,”…

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