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TRIMBLE COUNTY NEWS OF PUBLIC RECORD

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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 cases were heard the week of February 11, 2014.

FELONIES

Daisy J. Watkins - preliminary hearing – 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia. Not guilty plea, amended to 2nd degree possession of a controlled substance. Continued to 2-25-14.
David N. Wentworth - preliminary hearing – manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense, 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) 1st offense, unlawful possession of a meth precursor 1st offense. Not guilty plea, probable cause found, refer to Trimble County grand jury.
David N. Wentworth - preliminary hearing – 2nd degree burglary, 3rd degree terroristic threatening. Not guilty plea, no probable cause found. Continued to 2-25-14.
Rebecca A. Wentworth - preliminary hearing - manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense, 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) 1st offense, unlawful possession of a meth precursor 1st offense. Not guilty plea, continued to 2-18-14.
Brandi N. Jones - preliminary hearing – 1st degree  possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, 1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance 1st offense (drug unspecified), 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) 1st offense, resisting arrest. Waiver of preliminary hearing – waived to Trimble County Grand Jury.
Brandy N. Jones - preliminary hearing - manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense. Waived to grand jury, waiver of preliminary hearing signed.
James Andrew Huff, II - preliminary hearing – 3rd degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more. Not guilty plea, probable cause found, refer to Trimble County grand jury.
James Andrew Huff, II - preliminary hearing – 3rd degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking – auto, 1st degree criminal mischief. Not guilty plea, probable cause found, refer to Trimble County grand jury.
Christina L. Galbreath - preliminary hearing -  1st degree trafficking in a controlled substance 1st offense (drug unspecified). Not guilty plea, probable cause found, refer to Trimble County grand jury.
Paul J. Crutcher - preliminary hearing – 3rd degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, 1st degree criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence. Remand.
Paul J. Crutcher - preliminary hearing – 3rd degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking from building $10,000 or more. Not guilty plea, probable cause found, refer to Trimble County grand jury.
Aislin B. Adkins – preliminary hearing – 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia. Amend to 2nd degree possession of a controlled substance. Not guilty plea, continued to 2-25-14.
Tommy Savage - show cause hearing – in jail and can’t show proof, remand.
James Andrew Huff, II - pretrial conference – 2nd degree fleeing or evading police in a vehicle, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense,1st and 2nd degree fleeing or evading police on foot, operating on suspended/revoked license. Not guilty plea, continued to 5-22-14.
James A. Pritt – arraignment – enhancement manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense, enhancement unlawful possession of a meth precursor 1st offense, enhancement 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia. Remand.
Karen L. Pritt – arraignment - enhancement manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense, enhancement unlawful possession of a meth precursor 1st offense, enhancement 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) 1st offense, possession of drug paraphernalia. Remand.
Ricardo L. Ely – arraignment – (3) 1st degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence. Remand.

MISDEMEANORS

Logan Robert Price – sentencing – theft by extortion, attempt theft by extortion, 3rd degree terroristic threatening, menacing. Guilty plea, 12 months in jail, 120 days to serve, balance probated 2 years.
Logan Robert Price – sentencing – (6) 3rd degree terroristic threatening. Guilty plea, 12 months in jail, 120 to serve, balance probated 2 years.
Logan Robert Price – sentencing – (5) 3rd degree terroristic threatening. Guilty plea, 12 months in jail, 120 to serve, balance probated 2 years.
Logan Robert Price – sentencing – (5) attempt theft by extortion. Guilty plea, 12 months in jail, 120 to serve, balance probated 2 years.
Jon Bradly Mizell - pretrial conference – 3rd degree unlawful transaction with a minor, dismissed without prejudice.
Deon C. Smith – other hearing – resisting arrest, 1st degree disorderly conduct, 2nd degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place 1st & 2nd offense. Not guilty plea, continued to 2-25-14.
Douglas Hayden - pretrial conference – theft by unlawful taking (farm equipment) under $500. Continued to 2-18-14.
Joseph B. Hayden - pretrial conference – theft by unlawful taking (farm equipment) under $500. Not guilty plea, continued to 3-11-14.
Tonja Hoskins – show cause hearing – ordered to appear 3-11-14 for proof of substance abuse treatment.
Adam Lee Artis - show cause hearing – completion of domestic violence program, proof shown.
Christopher D. Barnes - show cause hearing – failed to appear, bench warrant issued, $183 fines and court costs due.
Korrine Bishop - pretrial conference – receiving stolen property under $500. Continued to 3-25-14 to plea or set for trial.
Melissa C. Ross - pretrial conference – possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to notify DOT of address change. Dismissed.
Joey Helton – arraignment – operation of a mobile home park without permit. Dismissed without prejudice.
Mark Helton – arraignment - operation of a mobile home park without permit. Dismissed without prejudice.
Billie Luciana Henson – show cause hearing – paid in full, dismissed.
Danny Ray Anderson – arraignment – 3rd degree criminal mischief, 3rd degree criminal trespassing. Failed to appear, bench warrant issued, $250 fine.
Mark N. Swafford – arraignment – violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO, not guilty plea, continued to 2-18-14.

TRAFFIC

Paul W. Hughes, Jr. - pretrial conference – rear license not illuminated, no seatbelt, possession of open alcohol container in a vehicle, dismissed; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol 1st offense. Guilty plea, continued to 3-11-14 for sentencing.
Truman G. Staples - pretrial conference – speeding 16 mph over the limit, careless driving, dismissed; operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol 2nd offense, guilty plea to DUI 2nd offense $868 due 8-12-14; proof of alcohol and drug education due 3-11-14; 12 month suspension, 7 days in jail, impoundment 3-11-14.
John L. Gosman - pretrial conference – operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 1st offense. Not guilty plea, continued to 2-25-14.
Jason C. Hall - pretrial conference – one headlight, no/expired plates, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense, operating on suspended/revoked license. Continued to 3-11-14.
Laura N. Walls – arraignment – failure to produce insurance card. Amend to failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense. Failed to appear, DOT notified.
Brandy M. Jupin – show cause hearing – Failed to appear, DOT notified, bench warrant issued, $898 fines and court costs due. Defendant may serve 18 days per statute.
Aaron M. Liter – review – speeding 15 mph over the limit, continued to 6-3-14.
Michael C. McCane - show cause hearing – defendant filed letter but no proof of enrollment in alcohol/drug education class. Continue to 2-25-14.
Deidrich J. Moederzoon - pretrial conference – speeding 15 mph over the limit, failure to produce insurance card. Not guilty plea, under 18 diversion. Continue to 8-12-14.
Justin S. Palmer - show cause hearing – paid $60, continued to 3-11-14.
Jason A. Piurkowski - show cause hearing – failed to appear, DOT notified, ordered to appear 3-11-14 for proof of alcohol/drug education enrollment.
Dina A. Cox - pretrial conference – obstructed vision and/or windshield, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs aggravator 1st offense, license to be in possession, possession of open alcohol container in a vehicle, failure to register vehicle transfer. Not guilty plea, continued to 3-11-14.
Everett J. Embs - pretrial conference – reckless driving, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs 2nd offense. Not guilty plea, continued to 3-11-14.
Dawn E. Gamble – arraignment – no/expired plates, no/expired Kentucky registration, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense, dismissed.

PROBATE

Estate of Paul L. Venard – review – the estate is reopened to allow executrix to receive Shelby Energy credits. The executrix is reappointed under the original bond. After distribution, the fiduciary shall file another final settlement. Clerk may send fiduciary a copy as entry of these orders.

CIVIL

Ceceilia Downey vs. Adam Foley, et al – other hearing – defendant admits forcible detainer, judgment for the plaintiff.