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Trimble County District, Circuit Court News

Items published in court news are public record.
The Trimble Banner publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published.
Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to The Trimble Banner do not imply guilt. The following court cases were heard the week of Feb. 7-11, 2011.


  • Michael Linton, review for $228.75 due. Continue to Feb. 22 to pay in full or appear in court.
  • James South, theft by unlawful taking. Continue to Feb. 22 to show proof of drug treatment.
  • Angela Dawn Wade, burglary, 1st degree. Preliminary hearing held. Probable cause exists; refer to grand jury for potential indictment. Bond remains same.


  • Elizabeth Conway, review-4 cases. Order of expungement granted.
  • James E. Floyd II, possession of controlled substance, 3rd degree, 1st offense, drug unspecified, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, 1st offense. Continue to Feb. 22.
  • Christopher Fluhr, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree. Continue to Feb. 22.
  • James Huff, other hearing and show cause for $143 due. Amend bond to $5,000 unsecured bond. Revocation hearing Feb. 22.
  • Jean Ann Mertz, failed to appear review. Defendant found in contempt of court. 30 days jail to serve.
  • Stacy Perry, theft by deception, including cold checks under $500. Dismissed without prejudice.
  • Adam Sachleben, failed to appear review. Guilty plea entered. Make restitution, fees and court cost of $328. Apply bond and balance will be refunded.
  • Shelby Stephens, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and drugs with .08, aggravator, 1st offense. Not guilty plea entered. Pretrial conference Feb. 22.


  • Zach T. Barrett, failure to wear seat belts, operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license. Not guilty plea entered. Pretrial conference Mar. 22.
  • Michael W. Beatty, failure to produce insurance card, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, .08, aggravator, 2nd offense. Continue to Feb. 22.
  • Nicole Bethany Durham, leaving scene of accident or failure to render aid or assistance, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, 1st offense. Not guilty plea entered. Pretrial conference Feb. 22.
  • Taylor Fox, show cause for payment. Failed to appear, issue warrant for $2500 cash, no surety.
  • Benjamin David Garrett, failure to produce insurance card. Dismissed per proof.
  • Danton Ross Harper, no or expired registration plates. Dismissed per proof.
  • Sam T. Parker, no or expired registration plates. Dismissed per proof.
  • Sara J. Rexroat, show cause for $200 due. Continue through today; recall DOT.
  • Jeremiah S. Sharp, other hearing. Guilty plea entered to DUI, 1st offense. $718 fine; 30 day loss of license; attend and complete ADE program, enrollment due Feb. 22. Recall Bench warrant and notice to DOT. Charges 2,3,4,5,6 and 8 all merged and dismissed. Charge 7-failure to maintain required insurance, 1st offense. Guilty plea entered. $500 fine, $400 suspended; $100 fine due Aug. 23. Total of $818 fine and court cost due Aug. 23.


  • Winterwood, Inc. vs Christy White, ETAL. Other hearing. Dismissed, no one appeared.
  • Capital One Bank, USA vs Jonathan D. Alsup. Review. Defendant failed to appear. Default judgment for plaintiff.
  • Capital One Services, Inc. vs Lillian Barnes. Review. Order of satisfaction signed.
  • CCMH Corporation DBA vs Lydia M. Cowan. Review. Order of dismissal signed.
  • Midland Funding LLC vs Darlene White. Review. Defendant failed to appear. Default judgment for plaintiff signed.


  • Estate of Addyson Nicole Finkle. Probate hearing. Order signed appointing administrator. Bond signed; oath administered.


  • Lawrence B. and Ruth A. Church to Jeffrey W. and Amy M. Bell-228 Doe Ridge Rd, Bedford-$30,000.
  • Rank Carter to Jeffrey Embree and Paul Embree-lots 1 & 2 of Hardy Creek Lots, Section 3, Plat Cabinet A, Slide 80 located at 218 Hardy Creek Rd. and 232 Hardy Creek Rd. FCV $35,000.
  • Jeffrey Embree and Paul and Lisa Embree to Paul and Lisa Embree-Lot 1 of Hardy Creed Rd at 218 Hardy Creek Rd. FCV-$17,500.
  • Larry and Henrietta Boldery and Sheila and Russell Hamilton and Melissa and Harold Hunt to Perry and Lucille Boldery-Tract 1 of 1 acre abutting Hwy 1256 and tract 2 (43,264 sq ft) near 1256. FCV $60,400.



Monday, Feb. 7

8:55 a.m., noninjury vehicle accident, U.S. 421 at Carter Hill
9:28 a.m., animal complaint, U.S. 42W
9:34 a.m., warrant served, Smith Lane
12:33 p.m., inmate transport, 700 block of Smith Lane

Tuesday, Feb. 8

4:12 p.m., animal complaint, 6600 block of U.S. 42W

Thursday, Feb. 10

7:55 a.m., motorist assist, 1000 block of U.S. 421N
3:54 p.m., disturbance complaint, Tilley Lane
5:49 p.m., juvenile complaint, Fox Gate Lane

Friday, Feb. 11

9:30 a.m., motorist assist, 400 block of Devin Drive
10:13 a.m., alarm, 3100 block of Bray Ridge Road
11:11 a.m., additional patrol request, 400 block of Shepherd Lane
1:38 p.m., alarm, 1700 block of New Hope Road
6:24 p.m., mental health assist, 12000 block of U.S. 421N