Court hears guilty pleas, revokes probations

1STOCK COURT NEWS Gavel On FlagHOUSTON – The May term of Chickasaw County Circuit Court in Houston saw a number of probation revocations and five guilty pleas accepted by the court.

Eight persons already under the courts purview for previous convictions saw their probation revoked or extended after being charged with new crimes or failing to report or pass drug testing ordered by Chickasaw County probation officers.

The May term saw a total of 97 cases on the docket. Drug charged continued to dominate the docket with 43 indicted. Larceny and fraud cases counted for 14 indictments and burglary with 11 indictments.

There were six aggravated assault charges on the docket and two assault charges. There were three sex-related charges listed and two charges each for embezzlement, malicious mischief, felony child abuse and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The docket also has two murder cases that could be tried next month.

Capital murder charges were filed in September against Gregory Mitchell, 32, in connection with the stabbing death of William Ray “Shorty” Bevill in his home April 15, 2013.

Mitchell was indicted in August and no trial date has been set. Capital murder cases – which can carry the death penalty – must have been committed in the presence of another felony such as rape, arson, burglary or robbery.

Chickasaw County’s other active homicide case involves the death of Amanda Porter who was found stabbed at her home in Houston in January 2013.

Will Porter, 28, was charged in February 2013 with murder in connection to that incident. No trial date has been set for Porter.

The court also instructed the Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk to prepare the jury wheel for cases set for trial during the June term and also to select a pool of potential names for the Grand Jury set to meet in July.

The clerk will select 4,000 prospective jurors from the Houston First District and 2,000 names from the Okolona Second District. The clerk will then draw 200 names for each week of Circuit Court. An additional 200 names will be selected for the Grand Jury pool, with 90 potential jurors presented to District Attorney Ben Creekmore.

Cases listed on the May 2014 docket of Circuit Court in Houston are public record and are provided by the Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk’s office. It should be noted cases can be plead or rescheduled at the court’s discretion and often are.

Cases reviewed on the May docket of Circuit Court in Houston by defendant name, charge, bond and status of case are:

Claude Adams, Uttering Forgery, $10,000, continued.

Justin Allen, Burglary/Felon in possession of a Firearm, $2,500, continued.

Christopher Anderson, Grand Larceny, $10,000, continued.

Tonya Bryant Bailey, plead guilty to Sale of Hydrocodone and was sentenced to five years with five years suspended and Judge Andrew K. Howorth imposing fees and fines of $3,108.50.

Frank Bean, Simple Burglary, no bond listed, continued.

Michael Bell, Sale of Marijuana, no bond listed, continued.

A.D. Boyd, Simple Assault, no bond listed, continued.

Gregory Brownlee, Possession of Marijuana, $25,000, continued.

Terry Brownlee, Sale of Cocaine, no bond listed, continued.

Zachary Brownlee, Possession of Marijuana, $20,000, continued.

Bradley J. Buchanan, Grand Larceny, $5,000 bond, continued.

Tyiesha Buxton saw her probation revoked. Buxton was convicted in 2012 to 15 years with 5 years suspended. Buxton was arrested by the Mississippi Highway Patrol for felony DUI on April 14 and also failed a drug test. She was sentenced to one year in the State Department of Corrections and 14-years probation.

Christy Clark, Aggravated Assault, $10,000 bond, continued.

Jacob Shane Coleman, Burglary of a Commercial Building, $5,000, continued. Coleman was held in contempt of court by Judge Howorth and ordered to pay $150 per month and then $250 per month beginning June 2015.

Jacob Shane Coleman, Malicious Mischief, $10,000, continued.

Tracy Coleman, Embezzlement, $15,000, continued. Coleman was held in contempt of court by Judge Howorth and ordered to pay $200 a month.

Amillo James Conner, plead guilty to Felony DUI and was sentenced to 5 years with 1 year intensive supervision/house arrest and four years supervised probation. He was ordered by Judge Howorth to pay $2,793.50 in fees and fines.

Kelvin Crawford, Sale of Cocaine, no bond listed, continued.

Aliza Cross, Sale of Hydrocodone, $20,000, continued.

Calvin “Zulu” Dean, Grand Larceny, MDOC no bond listed, continued.

LeBobby Ewing, Possession of Marijuana-Cocaine, $20,000, continued.

Alton Fallon, initially plead guilty March 25, 2013 to two counts of Sexual Battery by a Law Enforcement Officer of a Correction Department Employee or Offender and sentenced to 1 year supervised probation. This term the charge was reduced to Aggravated Assault and Fallon plead guilty and was sentenced to four years with four years suspended and four years unsupervised probation. He was ordered to pay $633.50 in fees and fines.

Santiana Fears, Burglary of a Commercial Building, $10,000, continued.

Jasmine Ford, Credit Card Fraud, $5,000, continued.

Brenda Gates, was found guilty of contempt of court for failure to pay fines and court cost from a previous conviction. She was jailed and ordered to pay $400 a month.

Scottie Gillespie, Sale of Methamphetamine, no bond listed, continued.

Scottie Gillespie, Sale of Methamphetamine, no bond listed, continued.

Raymond Green, Sale of Hydrocodone, no bond listed, continued.

Gregory Mitchell, Capital Murder, no bond listed, continued.

Christina N. Griggs, plead guilty to Embezzlement and was sentenced to 5 years with 5 years supended and 5 years supervised probation. She was ordered by Judge Howorth to pay fees and fines of $3,333.50.

Jason Harrington, Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to deliver, continued.

Henry Harris, Burglary of a Commercial Building, $25,000, continued.

Courtney Hatchett, Possession of Marijuana-Cocaine, $20,000, continued.

Mike Hatchett, Sale of Cocaine, $20,000, continued.

Phillip Hatchett, Sale of Coaine, no bond listed, continued.

Angel Hicks, Grand Larceny, $20,000, continued.

Malcolm Hogan, Burglary of a Dwelling, $5,000, continued.

J.B Holmes, Aggravated Assault and Kidnapping, no bond listed, continued.

Robert Holmes, Sale of Marijuana, $20,000, continued.

Robert Holmes, Sale of Marijuana, $20,000, continued.

Eric Hoskins, Aggravated Assault, no bond listed, continued.

Jeremy Houk, Burglary of a Commercial Building. Houk was also charged this term with failure to appear and felon in possession of a firearm.

Jimmie Houston, Sale of Hydrocodone, $10,000, continued.

Julius Howard, Possession of a Controlled Substance, No bond listed, continued.

Jay Ivy, Sale of Fentanyl, $60,000, continued.

Gladys Jennings, Sale of Fentanyl, $100,000, continued.

Shundray Johnson, Aggravated Assault, no bond listed, continued.

Russell Kilgore, Touching a Child for Lustful Purposes, $5,000, continued.

Carlos Lewis, Possession of Marijuana, $15,000, continued.

Brandy Long, saw her probation revoked. Long was sentenced to 8 years and 5 years probation on Dec. 8, 2009. Long was arrested for Domestic Violence by Houston Police on April 18, 2014 and failed a drug test. She was sentenced to 8 years probation and ordered to pay $2,622.50 in fees and fines.

Christopher McKinney, Sale of Cocaine, no bond listed, continued.

Christopher McKinney, Sale of Cocaine, no bond listed, continued.

Tyler Steven Miller, Burglary of a Commercial Building, no bond listed, continued.

Chiquita L. Moore, False Pretenses, no bond listed, continued.

Justin Mosley, Sale of Marijuana, no bond listed, continued.

Justin Mosley, Sale of Marijuana, no bond listed, continued.

John Henry Moye, Sale of Cocaine, $20,000, continued.

Tony Neal, Sexual Battery, no bond listed, continued.

William W. Pickens, Felony DUI, $5,000, continued.

Mark Pittman, Grand Larceny, no bond listed, continued.

William Henry Porter, Murder, no bond listed, continued.

Chris Pratt, Aggravated Assault, $10,000, continued.

Joseph Pratt, Sale of Cocaine, no bond listed, continued.

Joseph Pratt, Sale of Cocaine, no bond listed, continued.

James Pulliam, Sale of a Controlled Substance Oxycodone, $20,000, continued.

Kelvie Ranson, plead guilty to Credit Card Fraud and was sentenced to 3 years with 3 years suspended and ordered to pay $2,291.31 in fees and fines.

Cedric Robinson, Sale of MDMA, $20,000, continued.

Eugene Robinson, Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult, $15,000, continued.

Brian Chad Simmons, Grand Larceny, no bond listed, continued.

Gregory Smith, Felony Child Abuse, no bond listed, continued.

Gregory Smith, Felony Child Abuse, no bond listed, continued.

Orlandes Del Stribling, Burglary of a Commercial Building, $10,000, continued.

Lee Sullivan, Uttering Forgery, no bond listed, continued.

Brandon Thompson, Possession of Marijuana-Cocaine, $20,000, continued.

Felecia Thornton, plead guilty to False Pretense and was sentenced to 3 years with 3 years suspended and 3 years supervised probation. She was ordered by Judge Howorth to pay $1,879.50 in fees and fines.

Charles Turner saw his probation revoked for conviction of three counts of sale of cocaine on Dec. 7, 2010 and sentenced to 5 years probation. Turner failed to report to a probation officer since August 2012 and owes $5,997.50 in fees and fines. A warrant issued for his arrest.

Lank L. Vance, Felon in Possession of Firearm, $5,000, continued.

Christopher W. Voyles, Burglary of a Commercial Building, $5,000 bond, continued.

Christopher W. Voyles, Malicious Mischief, $5,000 bond, continued.

Myron Wade, Possession of Precursors, no bond listed, continued.

Sammy Washington, Possession of Methamphetamine, $20,000, continued.

Christopher White, Possession of Cocaine, $10,000, continued.

Donnell Wimms, Sale of Marijuana, no bond listed, continued.

Donnell Wimms, Sale of Marijuana, no bond listed, continued.

Michael E. Whitt, Possession of Methamphetamine, $10,000. He saw his bond revoked and bond denied after he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine on April 17.

Ronald Scott Wofford, Burglary of a Dwelling, no bond, continued.

Ontario “Tario” Woodard, Sale of Marijuana, no bond listed, continued.

Joe Wren saw his probation revoked. Wren was sentenced to 10 years and 5 years probation and was arrested for providing false information to Tupelo Police on April 14, failing to pay fines, fees and restitution of $5,712.50, and failing to report to a probation officer from January to April. He was sentenced to 10 years, with 5 to serve and 5 years suspended.

 

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