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The following cases we heard in Trimble County court the week of December 16 - 20, 2012.
Daniel Murray - charged with theft by unlawful taking, not guilty, preliminary hearing 12/27/12; impersonating a peace officer; disorderly conduct; 4th degree assault - minor injury.
Brandon L. Wooten - charge with unlawful transaction with a minor - - 1st degree. Continued.
Deon C. Smith - Burglary - 3rd degree, theft by unlawful taking. Not guilty plea entered. Continued to 1-8-13.
Richard Shawn Thacker - Flagrant non-support. Amend to non-support - 1st. Guilty plea, 270 days conditionally discharged 2 years. Continued to 2-26-13.
Ashley L. Ross - charged with 4th degree assault - minor injury - continued until 1-29-13.
Dwayne Casteel - charged with non confinement/control of dogs at night - licensed dogs as personal property, guilty plea - $525.63 restitution. Dogs to be vaccinated & dogs to be licensed, dismissed; Continued to 3-26-13.
Danton R. Harper - contempt hearing - not guilty plea entered. Continued to 1-15-13
Billie Henson - charged with dogs not licensed; dogs not vaccinated; confinement/control of dogs at night; licensed dogs as personal property - failed to appear, bench warrant issued.
Tara Tribble - charged with abuse of teacher. Continued 1-29-13.
Melissa Long - Failure to appear review. Restitution, fine and court costs - $523.65. Continued to 3-26-13.
Adam Troy McNeese - charged with local county ordinance - dismissed.
Heather R. Miner - show cause hearing - failed to appear. Bench warrant issued.
Gabriel D. Smith - show cause hearing - paid $30. Continued to 1-15-13.
Kimberly Smitha - show cause hearing - paid $100. Continued to 1-15-13.
Diana Birch - show cause hearing - continued to 1-15-13.
Adam Q. Pollard - Diversion review. Dismissed.
Nicole Pollard - Diversion review. Dismissed.
Brandi Nichole Jones-Flint - Review for diversion - dismissed.
Jimmy R. Taulbee - charged with rear license not illuminated, dismissed; no operators/moped license - guilty plea entered $250 fine; no insurance amend to failure of owner to maintain required insurance - guilty plea entered, $500 fine plus court costs. Show cause hearing 6/19/13.
Jimmy R. Taulbee - charged with rear license not illuminated; no operators/moped license; no insurance. Continued.
Anita M. Banta - charged with expired plates, expired registration, no insurance - all dismissed.
Brian Barnett - charged with expired plates - dismissed.
Kenneth D. Bowling - charged with no seatbelt - failed to appear, notified DOT.
Ellis J. Cleeter - charged with rear lecense not illuminated; careless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc.; possess open alcohol container. Continued.
Brandon E., Arteaga, - show cause due $163. Paid $95. Balance due 1-29-13.
Amy A. Chatterton - show cause hearing, paid $40. Continued to 1-29-13.
Travis. W. Crowe - charged with no seatbelt; failure of non-owner operator to maintain insurance - guilty plea - $668 fine/court costs. Operating on suspended license - dismissed; Show cause hearing 3/26/13.
Austin T. Crowell - charged with speeding 21 mph over the limit - guilty plea - $143 fine, state traffic school; driving too fast for traffic conditions - dismissed.
Zachary Dalgleish - show cause hearing, continued to 1-15-13.
Lynette Durham - show cause hearing - Failure to appear. Bench warrant issued. DOT notified. Alcohol and Drug Education - multiple offender and impoundment order signed.
Timothy W. Ellegood - charged with no seatbelt - guilty plea, paid; expired plates - dismissed; no registration - dismissed; failure of non-owner operator to maintain req. insurance - dismissed.
Donald L. Ely, Jr. - charged with speeding 10 mph over - guilty plea $163 fine; no seatlbelt - $25 plus court costs; failure of owner to maintain req. insurance - dismissed; Continued to 2-26-13.
Ricardo Ely - charged with operating on suspended/revoked license - pled not guilty, continued 1/29/13
Danton R. Harper - charged with operating on suspended license; failure to notify DOT with change of address; careless driving - all continued 1-29-13
Jamie S. Floyd - show cause hearing - failed to appear, bench warrant issued, DOT notified.
Charlene Honaker - charged with no seatbelt; failure of non-owner operator to maintain req. insurance - continued to 1-15-13.
Cory N. Marlette - Failure to appear review. Recall bench warrant and notify DOT. Continued to 1-29-13.
Gary J. McCollum - charged with vehicle nuisance - failed to appear. Bench warrant.
Patricia Ann Meadows - charged with failure of owner to maintain req. insurance - dismissed.
Clayton A. Poindexter - Failure to appear review. Proof of enrollment in file. Recall DOT, apply $30 to sheriff fee, refund balance.
Brittney M. Robbins - show cause hearing - failed to appear. DOT notified.
Ashley Sims - charged with expired plates, no registration, no insurance, failure to notify DOT of change of address, operating on suspended license, failure to surrender revoked license. Failed to appear, bench warrant issued and notified DOT.
Joshua Sparkman - show cause hearing - paid $25. Continued to 1-29-13.
Gerald D. Tilley - show cause hearing - Continued to 1-15-13 for payment in full.
Alberta G. Turner - charged with expired plates, no registration - both dismissed.
Janna E. Waugh - charged with failure of non-owner operator to maintain req. insurance and failure to notify DOT of change of address - both dismissed.
Paul W. Woods - Failure to appear review. Apply bond per assignment to fines, court costs and fees. Sheriff fee $30.
Edward C. Sullivan - Contempt hearing - Continued to 1-29-13. Bench Trial
Fransisco J. Alfero-Arechar - charged with no operator’s license; failure of non-owner to maintain req. insurance - guilty plea $343 fine and court costs. Continued to 3-26-13.
Chris Cosby - show cause hearing. Failed to appear. Bench warrant issued. DOT notified.
Jacqueline R. Morales - charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc. - .08 1st offense. amended to DUI - 1st. Aggravator guilty plea entered. Enter ADE program for 1st offender by 1-29-13. Serve 4 days in jail, credit 1 day. License suspended 30 days. Continued to 6-18-13. Careless driving and no insurance, both dismissed.
Terrell D. Ginn - Suppression hearing - Court overrules motion to suppress. Findings on record. No written order. Court relies upon precedent. Court orders that PBT is admissible for limited purpose of “presence of alcohol” without level of “pass/fail”
Machiel A. Martin - Continued for jury trial.
Mark Bunger vs. Daneil Murray, et al - other hearing. Continued to 1-15-13.
Midland Funding LLC vs. Jose Contreras - review, dismissed without prejudice.
IN RE: Aleesha Proctor - other hearing - order approving settlement signed.
Estate of Daryl J. Busey - Inventory, notice on inventory signed.
Estate of: Verda D. Crafton - Probate hearing - dispense with administration.
Estate of: Brenda Elois Edwards - review, order signed.
Estate of Marshall Glenn Kendall - probate hearing, dispense with administration. Order signed.