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Daviess County Courthouse News (4-30-08) – Lengthy Law Day proceedings

The courthouse will be closed on Thursday, May 8, in observance of Truman’s birthday.

County Commission

James Lewis, bridge supervisor, met with the commission. The biennial bridge inspection reports from the state were reviewed. Letters will be sent to the townships where dirt and gravel need to be removed from the decks. Brush will be removed where necessary. Other repairs will be evaluated. Thirty-six bridges were removed from our inventory since being replaced by corrugated metal pipe.

Dan Hegeman from Congressman Graves’ office met with the commission regarding current legislation and events.

Dallas Lowrey, Benton Township, reported two sites where tubes are needed.

Phyllis Heckenbach, Green Hills Community Action Agency, met with the commission regarding support for the women’s shelter.

Betty Harmison, assessor, met with the commission regarding Board of Equalization matters.

At noon, the commission attended the LEPC meeting at the Daviess County Health Department.

Bills were audited and paid.

These are the approved minutes of April 21, 2008. All commissioners were present.

Sheriff’s Department

Jamie Odom, 40, Jamesport, was charged with failure to appear on two counts of possession of controlled substance and one count of domestic assault, all class C felonies. He is being held on $75,000 bond.

LeMarcus Anderson, 22, Niles, Ill., was arrested April 23 for misdemeanor no valid license. He posted $500 bond.

Ryan Dunbar, 26, Pittsburg, Kan., was arrested April 25 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. He posted $750 bond.

Audra Herchenroder, 40, Cameron, was arrested April 25 for misdemeanor DWI. She was processed and released after 12 hours.

Robert T. Wilson, 44, Jamesport, was charged April 27 with two counts of domestic assault and one count of property damage, all misdemeanors. He posted $1,000 bond.

James Waggoner, 50, Pattonsburg, was arrested April 28 for probation violations on an original charge of no valid license, class D felony. He is being held on $30,000 bond.

Associate Circuit Court

Eugene L. Eads, Maysville, was charged April 24 with possession with intent to distribute, class B felony. The charge originated in May 2007, and Eads is currently incarcerated in the Department of Corrections.

Defendants found guilty in the Associate Division of the Circuit Court are listed below with the offense and fine assessed. Additionally, court costs collected for the State of Missouri amount to $66.50 for moving traffic violations and $114.50 in most criminal cases.

Johnny W. Detweiler, Jamesport, take turkey during closed season, $160.

Susan A. Holcomb, Independence, take deer without permit, $100.

Probation was revoked for Jessica L. Gaulding, Ottawa, Kan., for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia probation violations. She received four days jail on the first count and two days jail on the second, sentences to run consecutively, board bill paid by defendant.

Possession of drug paraphernalia: Eric S. Laschanzky, Tipton, Iowa, $150; Zacharia E. Hamilton, Trenton, $150.

The following case was heard by Judge Brent Elliott: Ronald M. Kubel, Winston, possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, amended to possession of controlled substance, three days jail, board bill paid by defendant; possession of drug paraphernalia, $150.

Traffic Fines

The following are traffic cases which were heard in the Associate Division of the Circuit Court of Daviess County involving a plea of guilty without contest and payment by mail of the standard fine plus court costs. The total fines assessed for defendants who reside outside of Missouri was $1,414 for 21 tickets. The total fines assessed for defendants who reside in Missouri was $966.50 for 16 cases. Court costs collected for the State of Missouri amount to $56.50 for 16 moving traffic violations. Missouri defendants, offenses and fines are listed below:

Speeding: Jeffrey L. Christal, Kansas City, $28.50; Mary B. Burns, Gallatin, $58.50; Matthew S. Goerne, Jamesport, $28.50; Gerren L. Mustin, Kansas City, $58.50; Angela M. Derington, St. Louis, $88.50; Christopher S. Skogsberg, Unionville, $28.50; Luke M. Plesko, Liberty, $28.50; Jeremy R. Allen, Bethany, $28.50; Maria E. Hostetler, Jamesport, $28.50.

Vision reducing material: Dominick J. Rouchka, Raytown, $28.50.

Speeding amended to defective brakes: Margaret A. Oden, Parkville, $143.50.

Exceeded weight limit on axle: Shawn L. Ripley, Elridge, $331.

No seat belt: Jamie L. Wilson, Trenton, $10.

Dena S. Smith, Neosho, was fined $38.50 for failure to register with DOR; $10 for no seat belt; and $28.50 for vision reducing material.

Marriage

Dustin Micheal Stahl and Kathryn Jean Marie Shadwell, both of Cameron, were married April 24, 2008, by Judge Daren Adkins.

Circuit Court

Law Day proceedings were conducted April 22 by Judge Warren McElwain. The following cases were heard:

Charles Schuyler Appley plead guilty to the infraction of driving wrong direction on divided highway. One count was dismissed. He was sentenced to 60 days in the regional jail, execution of sentence suspended. He received two years probation; special conditions include serving 10 days shock probation in the regional jail, with credit for time served.

Lester E. Bryan was granted a change of venue to Livingston County.

Jeffrey R. Hall plead guilty to an amended charge of operating motor vehicle in intoxicated condition, class D felony, and operating motor vehicle without valid license, class A misdemeanor, based on a plea agreement. A sentence assessment report was ordered by the court.

Howard D. Johnson withdrew his motion for change of judge and venue. The case was set for jury trial on Friday, July 18, 2008 at 8 a.m. The charges are operating vehicle without valid license, class A misdemeanor, possession of controlled substance, class C felony, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, class A misdemeanor.

The sentence assessment report for Tracy L. Englert was accepted. The defendant received a suspended imposition of sentence on counts II, III and V, distributing or delivering marijuana, class C felony; possession of controlled substance, class C felony; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, amphetamine/methamphetamine, class D felony. He was placed on five years probation, with special conditions to include 30 days shock probation in the regional jail. Defendant is to complete 21 days of in-patient drug treatment. On count 1, DWI, alcohol, prior offender, he received 15 days in the regional jail, concurrent with shock time. He was fined $500 for possession of marijuana, class A misdemeanor, and $200 for drug paraphernalia, class A misdemeanor.

Skylar M. Manion admitted probation violations on four felony arson charges. Probation was continued with the additional condition that he successfully complete the Heartland Men’s Recovery Center Program.

Aaron A. Roberts plead guilty to operating vehicle while license revoked, class D felony. The sentence assessment report was waived by the defendant. He was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections, execution of sentence suspended, and received three years probation, with special conditions to include serving 12 days shock probation time.

Probation was revoked for Charles W. Gray, and he was sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections for the class D felony of non-support. The court retains jurisdiction under RSMo. 559.115.

Shelley R. Birmingham plead guilty to an amended charge of passing bad checks, class A misdemeanor, based on a plea agreement. Imposition of sentence was suspended, and defendant was placed on two years probation, with special conditions including 15 days shock probation in the regional jail.

The sentence assessment report for Corey M. Boyd was accepted. He was sentenced to five years for burglary, class C felony. He received 90 days in the regional jail for theft/stealing, class A misdemeanor. For felony counts of stealing motor vehicle, tampering first degree and property damage first degree, he was sentenced to three years, five years, and three years, respectively, sentences to run concurrently.

Probation was revoked for John T. Eskridge, and he was committed to custody of the Department of Corrections to serve the previously imposed sentence of 10 years for burglary first degree. For misdemeanor theft/stealing, he was sentenced to six months in the regional jail.

Brian Habelitz plead guilty to burglary second degree, class C felony; stealing, class A misdemeanor; property damage second degree, class B misdemeanor; and resisting felony arrest, class D felony, based on a plea agreement. A sentence assessment report was ordered.

In State vs. John J. Moreno, the cause was transferred to the Circuit Court of DeKalb County and set for jury trial on Sept. 25, 2008 at 8 a.m. The charges are burglary first degree, class B felony, domestic assault second degree, class C felony, and property damage second degree, class B misdemeanor. The court reinstated prior bond of $40,000 cash only.

The sentence assessment report for Thomas D. Neal was accepted as amended by the defendant. He was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections for possession of controlled substance, class C felony. The court retains jurisdiction and recommends institutional treatment. On two misdemeanors, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, he received 60 days and 25 days in the regional jail, respectively.

Cole R. Pooler plead guilty to possession of controlled substance, class A misdemeanor, based on a plea agreement. He was sentenced to 60 days in the regional jail.

Dujuan C. Thompson plead guilty to possession of controlled substance while operating vehicle, class C felony, operating vehicle without valid license, class A misdemeanor, speeding, class B misdemeanor, and failure to yield to emergency vehicle, class A misdemeanor. Count 5 was dismissed. The sentence assessment report was waived. The defendant was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections.

Kevin L. Baker was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections for operating vehicle with no valid license, class D felony, execution of sentence suspended. He was placed on five years probation, with special conditions to include 10 days in the regional jail.

Probation for Kathy L. Chadwick was extended to May 13, 2009. Upon payment of restitution in full, defendant will be released from probation.

Damien Head plead guilty to operating vehicle without valid license, class D felony, and possession of controlled substance, class A misdemeanor. The sentence assessment report was waived. On the felony count, he was sentenced to two years in the Department of Corrections, to run concurrently with defendant’s current sentence. On the misdemeanor count, he received 10 days in the regional jail.

Damien Head’s motion for post conviction release, filed April 16, was dismissed by the court with prejudice.

A warrant was issued for Randall Moore, who failed to appear for a probation violation hearing.

A jury trial was scheduled for Charles E. Roberts on Sept. 18, 2008 at 8 a.m. The charges are possession of controlled substance, class C felony, possession with intent to deliver, class B felony, and drug paraphernalia, class A misdemeanor.

A jury trial was scheduled for Melody A. Roberts on Oct. 2, 2008 at 8 a.m. The charges are possession of controlled substance, class C felony; possession with intent to deliver, class B felony; and drug paraphernalia, class A misdemeanor.

A warrant was issued for James A. Waggoner who failed to appear for a probation violation hearing.

Chad Russell Wormsley plead guilty to possession of controlled substance, class C felony, and minor in possession of intoxicating liquor, misdemeanor, based on a plea agreement. One count was dismissed by the state. A sentence assessment report was ordered.

A jury trial was scheduled for Patricia G. Swope on Aug. 12, 2008 at 8 a.m. The charges are domestic assault, class A misdemeanor, deviate sexual assault, class C felony, and incest, class D felony.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Tyson N. Tully, who failed to appear for a probation violation hearing.

Civil cases filed: Sharon Marie Curtis vs. Orville Dewayne Curtis, both of Jamesport, dissolution of marriage.

Recorder’s Office

Marriage licenses issued: Dustin Micheal Stahl and Kathryn Jean Marie Shadwell, both of Cameron.

Land Transfers

Quit Claim Deeds

Lake Viking lot #3196 from Eugene and Sylvie Stitt to Viking Valley Association; Lake Viking lot #1065 from Blain Viers to Terry and Susan Riley; Lake Viking lot #117 from Gary and Deborah Minor to John and Cheryl Ballard; Lake Viking lot #3084 from Viking Valley Association to Sammy and Valerie Lee.

Beneficiary Deeds

Tract in Jamesport Township from Roger and Georgia Maxwell to David W. Maxwell and Dana L. Hoover, an undivided one-half interest each, as tenants in common.

Warranty Deeds

Lake Viking lot #1065 from Terry and Susan Riley to Donald and Sharyn Strange; Lake Viking lot #1140 from Terry and Susan Riley to Don Rush; Lake Viking lot #63 from Rick and Donna Fowler to Brian and Nicole Prewitt; tract in Union Township from Daniel and Pauline Froman and Cole Froman to Daniel and Pauline Froman; lot and partial lots in Gallatin and tract in Union Township from Larry and Anna Persell to Brandon Wattenbarger and Renae Madison as joint tenants and not as tenants in common; tract in Washington Township from Kevin Ferguson to Margaret Ferguson and Deanna Nelson as joint tenants and not as tenants in common; partial blocks in Gallatin from Jacquelyn A. Ball to Jacquelyn A. Ball and William W. England III as joint tenants and not as tenants in common; tract in Jefferson Township from Steve and Denise Dahms and James and Kimberly Anderson to Bradley Leverett; Lake Viking lot #219 from Bach Enterprises LLC to Lake Viking Lot 1 LLC; tract in Harrison Township from Ronnie Callahan to Michael and Carole Gangadeen; tract in Washington Township from Betty Landes Daniel to William I. Landes Jr.

Trustee’s Deed

Lake Viking lot #1023 from Day Miller as trustee for Glen Cooper and Barbara and Cecil Cooper to FSB Properties LLC.

Collector’s Deed

Lake Viking lot #1065 from Daviess County Collector Reta Rains to Terry and Susan Riley.

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