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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 March 4, 2014.

FELONIES
Pamela Bentz – review – remand, indicted in circuit court - dismissed without prejudice.
Jeff Stewart - preliminary hearing – 2nd degree burglary – amend to criminal trespassing, 4th degree assault with minor injury, 3rd degree terroristic threatening, harassing communications. Continued to 4-1-14.
Nicole Gaddis – review – amend bond to allow residency in Trimble County.

MISDEMEANORS
Ellery V. Guest - show cause hearing – proof of enrollment in counseling shown.
James Dennis-Lee Harmon - pretrial conference – (2) 3rd degree terroristic threatening. Continued to 4-1-14.
Kaitlyn D. Mitchell - show cause hearing – failed to appear, bench warrant issued, $180 cash due.
Martin T. Bayne - pretrial conference – 1st degree criminal trespassing, continued to 4-1-14.
Amy C. Riveiro - show cause hearing – send in $103 to pay or appear 4-1-14.
John York, Sr. – arraignment – 3rd degree criminal trespassing. Not guilty plea, continued to 4-15-14.
Steven Joseph Lizotte, Jr. – arraignment – 3rd degree criminal mischief, 2nd degree criminal trespassing, alcohol intoxication in a public place – 3rd or more offense, menacing. Not guilty plea, continued to 4-1-14.
Jimmie Logsdon, Jr. – arraignment – (2) theft by deception including cold checks under $500. Continued to 3-18-14.
James D. Bell - pretrial conference – reckless driving, 2nd degree criminal mischief, failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense, improper display of plates, possession of open alcohol container in a vehicle, no operator’s license, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs aggravator 1st offense. Not guilty plea, continued to 4-1-14.

TRAFFIC
David R. Coy – arraignment – diversion – pass for 6 months, if no problems will dismiss. Review 9-2-14.
Jeremy M. Evans – arraignment - speeding 15 mph over the limit. Failed to appear, DOT notified.
Chelsea N. Law - show cause hearing – speeding 15 mph over the limit. Paid.
Joseph E. Morgan – other hearing – bond assigned, apply to fines and court costs and sheriff’s fees.
Bradley L. Riley - show cause hearing – no/expired other state registration; operating on suspended/revoked license – amend and pled guilty to license not in possession; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – amend and pled guilty to failure to maintain required insurance 2nd offense. $1,000 fine, $900 suspended, $100 due, $143 court costs; failure to surrender revoked license, merged, dismissed. Review 8-19-14.
Joseph E. Morgan - pretrial conference – rear license not illuminated, reckless driving, no seatbelt, possession of open alcohol container, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, operating on suspended/revoked license, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol aggravator 1st offense. Continued to 4-1-14.
Melinda Clark - show cause hearing - $100 paid.
George E. Roberson – arraignment – operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol aggravator 1st offense - not guilty plea, continued to 3-18-14; failure of owner to maintain required insurance 1st offense – proof shown, dismissed.
Evelyn M. Smith - show cause hearing – Send in $10 to pay or appear 3-18-14.
Ronald Abbott – review – paid in full, proof filed.
Darrin Smith – review – Send in $25 to pay or appear 4-1-14.

PROBATE
Estate of: Charles Suter Morrison – other hearing – send in to attorney to file waivers. Review 3-18-14.
Estate of: Arthur George Townsend, Jr. – probate hearing. Order to dispense with admin. Signed.