'D' Day For Judge Melton In General Sessions Court
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It was “D” day for Judge Susan Melton in Cannon County General Sessions Court on Tuesday (Sept. 6).

DUI, drug crimes, domestic assault and disorderly conduct were among the charges defendants entered pleas to in her court.

The results of some of the cases on the docket are as follows:

• Michael Gayle Gann pled guilty to DUI 2nd offense. He received a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, was placed on probation for an equal amount of time and was sentenced to serve 45 days in the Cannon County Jail. He was also fined $600, assessed court costs and had his driver’s license revoked for 2 years.

• Nathan Carl Hale pled guilty to DUI 2nd offense. Sentencing was set for Jan. 10, 2012. He will receive inpatient treatment at the Swain Center.

• Randy Wade Holden pled guilty to DUI 2nd offense. Sentencing was set for Jan. 10, 2012. He will receive inpatient treatment at the Swain Center.

• Justin Tyler Barrett entered conditional pleas of guilty to simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of driving on a suspended license. He was given suspended sentences of 11 months, 29 days on each count and placed on probation for an equal amount of time. All sentences will run concurrent. He was also fined a total of $400, assessed court costs on each count, and had his driver’s license revoked for two years.

• Kayla Bree Hickey pled guilty to simple possession of Schedule II drugs. She received a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and was placed on probation for an equal amount of time. She was also fined $750 and assessed court costs. Hickey also pled guilty to driving on a suspended license and was fined $50 and assessed court costs.

• Lori Ann Watson pled guilty to DUI. She received a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, was placed on probation for an equal amount of time, ordered to serve 48 hours in the county jail, fined $350, assessed court costs and her license was revoked for 1 year.

• Shannon L. Anderson pled guilty to joyriding. He was given a suspended sentence of 11 months, 20 days, placed on probation for an equal amount of time, and assessed court costs.

• Steven J. Ballard agreed to revocation on a charge of violation of probation. He was sentenced to service 21 days in the Cannon County Jail. His probation was extended 5 months, 28 days.

• Tiffanie Ernesta Burress admitted to guilt on a charge of driving without a license and entered into a 6 month agreed order of retirement. She must also pay the litigation tax.

• Nicholas James Butcher had a charge of public intoxication continued for 6 months. He must also pay the litigation tax. A charge of violation of terms of retirement was reset for Sept. 13.

• Courtne Grayson Elrod agreed to a 120 day order of retirement on a charge of criminal trespass, subject to good and lawful conduct. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim, who is his mother-in-law.

• Shannon Carl Fritts admitted to guilt on the charge of reckless endangerment and entered into an agreed order of retirement for 11 months, 29 days. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim, to forfeit the weapon, and pay court costs.

• Robert Blake Foster pled guilty to domestic assault and received a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days. He was placed on probation for 11 months, 29 days, assessed court costs and ordered to receive a Domestic Violence Inventory assessment.

• Timmy Harvey George agreed to revocation for violating probation. He was sentenced to serve 60 days in the county jail and his probation period was extended for 14 months, 12 days.

• Shiney Topaz Gibbs pled guilty to driving without a license. She was placed on probation for 30 days, fined $2 and assessed court costs.

• James A. Hodges admitted to guilt on the charge of disorderly conduct. He agreed to a 6 month order of retirement subject to good and lawful conduct. He must also pay the litigation tax.

• Kalena Elizabeth Kestner admitted to guilt on the charge of disorderly conduct and entered into a 6 month agreed order of retirement. She must also pay the litigation tax.

• Terry W. Pelham admitted to guilt on the charge of domestic assault and entered into an agreed order of retirement for 11 months, 29 days. He was ordered to pay the litigation tax, report to Providence Probation Services monthly, and received a Domestic Violence Inventory assessment.

• Jackie Powell forfeited cash bond on a worthless check charge and the case was dismissed.

• Leonard A. Reynolds pled guilty to driving without a license. He was placed on probation for 30 days, fined $2 and assessed court costs.
 
• Golden Arnold Roberson agreed to revocation for violating probation. He was ordered to serve 21 days in the county jail consecutive to his current sentence.

• Benjamin Casey Roberts pled guilty to fishing without a license. He was fined $10 and assessed court costs.

• Ricky R. Rodgers pled guilty to driving on a suspended license. He was given a 6 month suspended sentence and placed on probation for an equal amount of time. He was also assessed court costs.

• Randy Glen Ross, charged with domestic assault, was continued for 6 months subject to good and lawful conduct. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family and to pay the litigation tax.

• Clyde W. Tate, Sr. forfeited cash bond on a worthless check and the case was dismissed.

• Joseph Weldon Warren had a charge of domestic assault continued for 11 months, 29 days subject to good and lawful conduct. He was ordered to receive marriage counseling for a minimum of 6 months and to pay the litigation tax.

• Ashley Nichole Wilmouth admitted to guilt on a charge of joyriding and entered into an agreed order of retirement for 11 months, 29 days. She was also assessed court costs.

• Jeremy Tenpenny agreed to revocation on three counts of violation of probation he was ordered to serve his entire sentence. He was also placed on probation for 11 months, 29 days, to run concurrent with his state probation. He was released on time served.

• Ian Simpson pled guilty to driving on a suspended license. He received a 6 month suspended sentence and equal time on probation. He was fined $50 and assessed court costs.

• Ronnie Bedwell, Jr. agreed to revocation for violating probation. He was placed back on probation for 8 months, 15 days and ordered to pay costs, fines and restitution as determined by Providence Probation Services.

• Charles Johnson pled guilty to violation of the financial responsibility law and was fined $100. He also pled guilty to violation of the seatbelt law and received a $10 fine.

• Joanne C. Johnson had charges of manufacture of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a still dropped by the state as part of a plea agreement with a co-defendant.

• Joshua Lee Johnson had charges of manufacture of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a still dropped by the state as part of a plea agreement with a co-defendant.

• Kenny L. Fults had a charge of manufacture of marijuana dropped by the state as part of a plea agreement with a co-defendant.

• Dustin Ray Bain failed to appear on a charge of domestic assault. A Capias was issued for his arrest.

• Kayla Marie Chumley, charged with theft over $1,500 and forgery, was reset for Oct. 4.

• Tony Lynn McPeake, charged with driving on a revoked license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of the financial responsibility and open container laws, was reset for Oct. 4.

• Aaron Vincent Moon, charged with public intoxication, was reset for Oct. 4.

• Heather Ann Crawford, charged with driving while license revoked, was reset for Nov. 1.

• Toby Lynn Young, charged with driving on a suspended license, evading arrest by a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and violations of the registration, insurance and helmet laws, was reset for Nov. 1.

• Christopher Lee Singer, charged with manufacture of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the manufacture of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of untagged wildlife, was reset for Oct. 11.

• Mary Kristen Singer, charged with manufacture of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the manufacture of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, was reset for Oct. 11.

• Monica Lee Barrett, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, was appointed the public defender, assessed a $25 administrative fee, and the case was reset for Oct. 4.

• Micah Steffen Blair, charged with initiation of the process of the manufacture of methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication, driving on a revoked license, violation of probation, 1st and 2nd offenses, was reset for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 20.

• Cody Blake Brown, charged with criminal trespass, failed to appear. A Capias was issued for his arrest.

• Terry Lynn Burger, charged with simple possession of Schedule II drugs, simple possession of Schedule VI drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, applied for judicial diversion. The case was reset for Oct. 4.

• Brandy Resha Campbell was appointed an attorney on charges of assault, aggravated assault with an automobile and vandalism. She was assessed a $25 administrative fee and the case was reset for Oct. 11.

• Shauna Carrick was appointed the public defender on charges of theft over $500, forgery (10 counts) and for review of the status of retirement defendant violated. The case was reset for Oct. 11.

• Maurice Lee Griffith, charged with manufacture of marijuana and possession of Schedule VI drugs, was reset for Oct. 4.

• Barry Tracy Harris, charged with DUI 4th offense and speeding (90/55), was reset for Oct. 11.

• Brandi Dawn Hodges, charged with theft under $500, was reset for Nov. 15.

• Doyle E. Mooneyham, charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation 4th offense (three counts), was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 20.

• Timmy Wayne Mount, charged with possession of Schedule II drugs for resale, possession of Schedule III drugs for resale, possession of Schedule VI drugs for resale and fraudulent use of a debit or credit card (two counts), was reset for Sept. 20.

• Dana Lagra Thompson, charged with possession of Schedule II drugs for resale, possession of Schedule III drugs for resale, possession of Schedule VI drugs for resale and violation of the insurance law, was reset for Sept. 20.

• Bobby Ray Graves, in court for violation of probation, 1st offense, failed a drug screen (tested positive for meth) and was remanded to the custody of the sheriff’s department. He was appointed the public defender and his case was reset for Oct. 25.

• Rodney Lee Welch was appointed an attorney for an administrative fee of $25 on a charge of DUI 1st offense and the case was reset for Oct. 4.

• Jonathan Wayne Kestner, charged with aggravated assault (two counts), vandalism, criminal trespass, resisting arrest, public intoxication and violation of probation (three counts) reset for Sept. 27.

• Jennifer Lee Deese, charged with driving on a suspended license, was excused from appearing after providing evidence she was undergoing medical care. Her case will be reset for a later date.

• Billy J. George had a charge of violation of probation, 1st offense, dismissed without cost.

• Ricky Shannon Nokes, charged with manufacture of marijuana, was reset for Oct. 4.
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