Reset Button Pushed On Most General Sessions Cases
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A majority of the cases on the Cannon County General Sessions Court docket Tuesday (June 5) were reset to be heard on a later date. Several involved DUI charges, which have continuously been delayed in recent months due to slowness in the turnaround time of blood content testing.

• Alyssa Marie Coleman pled guilty to Violation of Probation and was ordered to serve 6 months in jail. Her probation was extended 15 months, 26 days and she was ordered to pay costs, fines and restitution as directed by her probation officer. She also pled guilty to Contempt of Court and was ordered to serve 10 days in jail. She is to have no contact with the victim and to stay away from the premises where the incident occurred. She had charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription and Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution bound over to the September Term of the Cannon County Grand Jury.

• Joseph Matthew Taylor pled guilty to Aggravated Domestic Assault. He was given a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, equal time on probation, ordered to serve 48 hours in jail, pay court costs, receive a Domestic Violence Inventory Assessment, and have no contact with the victim. Taylor also pled guilty to two charges of DUI. He was given a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days on both counts, equal time on probation, fined $350 and assessed court costs on both counts, ordered to serve 48 hours on both counts, perform 48 hours of litter removal, and his license was suspended for one year on both counts. One of the DUI sentences will run concurrent with the domestic violence sentence.

• Mary Jane Abel pled guilty to Public Intoxication. She received a 30-day suspended sentence, equal probation time, and was assessed court costs. Charges of Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct were dismissed.

• Joshua Dewayne Holt admitted to guilt on a charge of Phone Harassment and entered into an agreed order of retirement for 11 months, 29 days, subject to good and lawful conduct. He was also ordered to pay court costs and to have no contact with the victim. A Stalking charge was dismissed.

• Jason Ray Leath pled guilty to Domestic Assault. He was given a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, placed on probation for an equal amount of time, and assessed court costs. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim.

• Demetria Rufina Leath entered into an agreed order of retirement for 6 months on a charge of Domestic Assault, subject to good and lawful conduct. She was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

• Johnny Nathanial Mitchell pled guilty to Violation of Probation. He was ordered to serve 30 days in the county jail and upon release will be placed back on probation for 10 months, 29 days.

• Ronnie Nickens entered into a 6-month agreed order of retirement one a charge of Criminal Trespass. Nickens was arrested on May 29 on charges of Criminal Trespass and Vandalism after the purported victim obtained warrants against him after he drove through a corn field and destroyed a number of plants on May 11. Nickens was ordered to pay the county’s Litigation Tax and pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $100. The Vandalism charge was dismissed.

• Michael Joe Sanders pled guilty to Attempted Failure to Appear. He was given a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, equal time on probation, fined $100 and assessed court costs. He also pled guilty to Driving While License Revoked 2nd Offense or More. Sentencing in that case was set for Sept. 11.

• Mark Dennis Shaw pled guilty to Public Intoxication. He was given a 30-day suspended sentence, equal time on probation, fined $25 and assessed court costs.

• Randall Clark Smotherman pled guilty to Public Intoxication. He was ordered to serve 30 days in the county jail. Smotherman also had a charge of Disorderly Conduct dismissed. He had been arrested on that charge on June 1 after he allegedly became highly intoxicated and yelled, cursed and acted in a disturbing fashion toward other residents of a Dickens Hill Rd. address.

• Clifford Shane Ferrell pled guilty to Violation of Probation. He was ordered to serve his original sentence of 11 months, 29 days.

• Christopher Herrod had a charge of Allowing an Unlicensed Driver to Drive retired for 6 months subject to good and lawful conduct. He was also ordered to pay court costs.

• Wilma Jean Horton forfeited cash bond on a Worthless Check charge and the case was dismissed.

• Mitchell Lee Williams pled guilty to three counts of Worthless Checks and forfeited cash bond on another. He was given a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and placed on probation for an equal amount of time. He was ordered to pay court costs and restitution.

• Summer Faye Williams pled guilty to Violation of Probation. She was placed back on probation for 9 months, 9 days and ordered to pay costs, fines and restitution as directed.

• Rachel A. Orrick forfeited cash bond on a Worthless Check charge and the case was dismissed.

• Ira Jerome Stankoff forfeited cash bond on a Worthless Check charge and the case was dismissed.

• Rodney Hugh Janovsky pled guilty to Violation of Probation 2nd Offense. He was ordered to serve 45 days in the county jail and upon release will be placed back on probation for 9 months, 14 days.

• Joshua Allen Bryson pled guilty to Driving Without a License. He received a 30-day suspended sentence, equal probation time, a $2 fine and was assessed court costs.

• Brittany Nicole Keyt failed to appear on a charge of Violation of Probation and a Capias was issued for her arrest.

• Lisa Berrett Tanton failed to appear on a Violation of Probation charge and a Capias was issued for her arrest. Tanton, who was on probation for Driving While License Suspended 2nd Offense, was served the warrant on May 30. She has allegedly failed to report to her probation officer, submit to random drug screens and pay court costs and fines. 

• Tammie W. Bain had a Disorderly Conduct reset for Aug. 7.

• Joseph Blair had a charge of Child Abuse reset for June 19. He was also arrested on additional charges of Contempt of Court and Violation of Bond Conditions.

• Boyce Tyrone Brown had a Violation of Probation charge reset for Aug. 21.

• Donald Jacob Burnsworth had a charge of Driving While License Suspended 3rd Offense reset for Aug. 21.

• David Jason Bynum had a charges of Simple Assault and Resisting Arrest reset for Aug. 7.

• William Franklin Claydon had charges of Aggravated Burglary and Theft Over $500 reset for July 10. 

• Brandon James Croasmun had 14 counts of Fraud, two counts of Theft of Personal Property and Worthless Check charge reset for July 17.

• Christopher Dean Davis had a Worthless Check charges reset for July 10.

• Jonathan Dale Davis had reset for July 24 charges of DUI, Simple Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Schedule II Narcotics, Possession of Schedule IV Narcotics, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Implied Consent Law.

• Linda Davis had Worthless Check charges reset for July 10.

• Royce Avon Foster waived his right to a preliminary hearing and had a Domestic Assault charge bound over to the grand jury.

• Antonnette Frattallone had reset for July 24 charges of Initiating the Process to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Dwelling to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

• Krysten Joy Ghrist had a charge of DUI reset for Aug. 7. A co-defendant, Robert Anthony Goff, also charged with DUI, failed to appear and a Capias was issued for his arrest. If served by then, his case was also reset for Aug. 7.

• Alan B. Hayes had a charge of Domestic Assault bound over to the grand jury.

• Lisa Hickman had charges of Violation of Probation (four counts) reset for June 19.

• Clifford Wayne Mankin, Jr. had a charge of DUI 3rd Offense reset for Aug. 7.

• Freddie L. Manus had charges of DUI, Simple Possession, Implied Consent, Drug Paraphernalia, Improper Passing and Insurance Law reset for July 10.

• Justin Blake Marshall had charges of DUI and Financial Responsibility reset for Aug. 7. 

• David Wayne McCugh had a charge of DUI 2nd Offense reset for July 24.

• George Owen Mears has a charge of DUI reset for July 10. 

• Shantel C. Neel had charges of DUI and Driving While License Suspended reset for Aug. 7.

• Lavon L. Nunnery had a Worthless Check charge reset for July 10.

• Holly C. Phillips had a DUI 1st Offense charge reset for Aug. 28.

• Joe Daniel Reed, Sr. had DUI 1st Offense and Reckless Endangerment charges reset for Aug. 7.

• Jennifer G. Reed had a Dogs at Large charged dismissed at the request of the State.

• Stacie Leann Smith had charges of Theft Over $1,000 and Theft Under $500 reset for July 10.

• Terry Stembridge had an Assault charge reset for July 17.

• Lisa Michelle Toombs had charges of Theft Over $1,000 and Aggravated Burglary set for a preliminary hearing on July 17.

• George Arthur Toth had charges of Aggravated Burglary and Theft Over $500 reset for July 10.

• Billy Clay White had charges of DUI 2nd Offense and Speeding (90/55) reset for Aug. 7.

• Amanda Kay Wilson had a Violation of Probation charge reset for Aug. 31.

• Billy W. Woodard, in court on a charge of Violation of Probation, failed a drug screen and was remanded to the custody of the sheriff’s department. His case was reset for June 12.

In a court session Wednesday morning, Rachel Marie Srour had one count of Aggravated Assault, two counts of Theft, two counts of Burglary, one count of Criminal Trespass, one count of Possession of a Legend Drug and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia bound over to the grand jury. The Criminal Trespass charge stems from her most recent arrest when, on June 1, she entered and remained on the premises of Quick Shop Market, after having been banned from the business for theft. Her actions were caught on camera. Srour is expected to enter an information plea in Cannon County Circuit Court on July 20.

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