Grand Jury Returns 71 Indictments: Woman Indicted for Injuring Family in DUI Crash

Monday, June 04, 2012

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced that a grand jury meeting in Virginia Beach Circuit Court today returned indictments against 61 individuals charging 125 separate offenses.

Sandra Leigh Hofstadler, age 43, of the 3200 block of Club House Circle in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was indicted for three (3) counts of DUI – Maiming.  Hofstadler is charged with driving under the influence and striking a family as they walked to their bus stop on the morning of January 19, 2012.  She was previously found guilty in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of DUI – 2nd Offense within 5 Years and Reckless Driving – Failure to Stop for a School Bus.  Those two (2) misdemeanor charges were appealed to the Circuit Court and Hofstadler is scheduled for trial on all five (5) charges on June 28, 2012. If convicted of all charges, she faces a maximum of 17 years in prison.

The grand jury also returned an indictment against Micah Patterson, age 22, of the 1100 block of Ocean Trace Lane in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for felony Child Abuse/Neglect.  On May 21, 2012, a separate grand jury indicted Patterson for Second Degree Murder and Object Sexual Penetration.  All charges stem from the death of a 4-month-old infant on January 10, 2012.  If convicted of all charges, Patterson faces a maximum sentence of life plus 50 years in prison. 

Approximately 27% of those indicted today were charged with felony drug offenses.  The grand jury also indicted four (4) individuals for felony Driving Under the Influence.  Those individuals are:


Defendant Name Last Known Address Charges
Myles Edward Billups III

900 block Chigwell Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23454
DUI – 3rd Conviction within 10 Years, Drive w/ Suspended Operators License
Joshua David Lehman

5700 block Northampton Blvd

Virginia Beach, VA 23455
DUI – 3rd Conviction within 5 Years
Gregory Edward Leonard II

1700 block Champion Circle

Virginia Beach, VA 23456
DUI – 3rd Conviction within 5 Years
Ryan Daniel Montgomery

400 block Englewood Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
DUI – 3rd Conviction within 5  Years



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