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Carroll County District Court

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Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat 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 News-Democrat do not imply guilt.
 DISTRICT COURT
The following decisions were rendered Wednesday, and Thursday, Jan. 12 and 13, 2011, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.
CIVIL
Anthony Mefford vs. Terra Scruggs, doing 30 days.
Ronnie Mills vs. Amy Donahue, to set child support and medical insurance, order signed.
Sandra Sanders vs. James Lucas, to set child support and medical insurance, order signed.
Jamie Beverly vs. James Beverly, motion for child support and medical insurance, order signed.
Shannon Desmith vs. Ray Collier, Jr., to set child support and medical insurance, continued to Jan. 26.
DH Capital Management Inc. vs. Calleen Browmwell, motion for default, order in file, order signed.
Ora Gray vs. Dawn Dixon, bench warrant served for contempt, scheduled date, Dec. 16, 2010, continued to Feb. 10.
DOMESTIC
Tonya Marie Davis vs. Melvin Davis, domestic violence, summons, continued to Jan. 26.
Tracy Davis vs. Anthony Wayne Davis, domestic violence, summons, continued to Jan. 26.
Carmelita L. Iniguez vs. Angel Perez, domestic violence, dismissed.
FELONY
Randy Halstead, 26, flagrant non-support, jail Jan. 13.
Kevin Henke, 46, flagrant non-support, continued to Jan. 27.
Troy Fox, no age given, two counts of theft by deception, including cold checks over $300, court notice to defendant, continued to Jan. 27.
Samuel Melton, 32, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Jan. 27.
Shaismayl Shabauov, 19, speeding 20 miles per hour over (limited access); failure to wear seat belts; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure to produce insurance card; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; no/expired registration plates; improper display of registration plates, court notice to defendant, trial in absence Jan. 27.
Latasha M. Whipple, 29, public intoxication, controlled substance (excludes alcohol); first-degree possession of a controlled substance/drug unspecified, first offense; third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; controlled substance prescription not in original container, first offense, continued to Jan. 27.
Justin R. Skirvin, 21, receiving stolen property under $10,000, amend to receiving stolen property under $500, guilty, Administrative Order of the Court diversion plus pay court costs, show cause July 14.
Jason Carter, 33, theft by unlawful taking, amend to theft by unlawful taking, misdemeanor, guilty, 365 days, serve 60, conditionally discharged balance, credit time spent, pay court costs plus $1,500 in restitution, show cause July 14.
Randy Halstead, 26, flagrant non-support, surety bond $2,500, conditions: child support to be paid weekly, $100 total, wife guarantees payment, continued to Feb. 9.
Shawn R. Coghill, 44, theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting; controlled substance prescription not in original container; first-degree possession of a controlled substance/drug unspecified, first offense; use/possess drug paraphernalia, first offense; tampering with physical evidence, preliminary hearing Jan. 20.
Heriberto Juarez Lopez, 29, custodial interference, amend to third-degree unlawful transaction, 90 days serve 20, credit time served, conditionally discharged balance, pay court costs, to have no further contact with minor and no further offenses, show cause July 14.
MISDEMEANOR
Leonard J. Melton, 29, controlled substance prescription not in original container, guilty, 90 days, serve 15, conditionally discharged balance; second-degree possession of a controlled substance/drug unspecified, first offense, guilty, 365 days, serve 15, conditionally discharged balance, pay court costs, time to run concurrent.
John Parker, 25, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury, jail Jan. 13, warrant.
Roger Blevins, 43, bench warrant served for failure to pay fines and costs, bench warrant $400.
Donny R. Hornsby, Sr., 29, diversion completion, continued to Feb. 10.
John D. Hornsby, 33, diversion completion, Administration of the Courts diversion, owes $153, continued to Feb. 10.
Aaron Price, no age given, diversion completion, bench warrant $500.
Robert W. Burke, II, 44, diversion terminated from program, bench warrant, $500.
William Travis Gaddis, 23, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury, guilty, Administration of the Courts diversion, three months, continued to April 21.
David Rabourne, 24, possession of marijuana, continued to Jan. 27.
Jimmie M. Logsdon, Jr., 31, two counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $500, trial in absence Jan. 27.
Wayne Ray, no age given, failure to comply with order to remove health nuisances, continued to Feb. 24.
Samantha R. Cato, 21, second-degree possession of controlled substance/drug unspecified, first offense, continued to Jan. 27.
Andrew J. McIntyre, 20, trafficking in marijuana, less than eight ounces, first offense; drug paraphernalia, buy/possess; third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, drug unspecified, continued to Jan. 27.
Ramerez Galicia, 45, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense, trial in absence Jan. 27.
Howard Taylor, no age given, fourth-degree assault with minor injury, continued to Jan. 27.
Christian B. Castaneda, no age given, fourth-degree assault with minor injury, no medical attention, continued to Jan. 27.
Ratasha L. Deitz, 22, possession of marijuana; drug paraphernalia, buy/possess, continued to Jan. 27.
Enrique T. Salinas, 53, fourth-degree assault with minor injury, continued to Feb. 10.
Joe R. Mattingly, 39, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense, trial in absence Jan. 27.
Steven Jones, 43, show cause/deferred/installment payment; fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury, continued to Jan. 27.
Gabriel G. Baker, 26, diversion scheduled Dec. 16, 2010; bench warrant $500.
Perciliano Torres Rubio, 32, second-degree disorderly conduct; alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense, trial in absence Jan. 27.
Justin Bruce Adams, 42, motion hour, order signed.
Johnathan A. Rice, 25, diversion completion, defendant to be present, continued to Jan. 27.
Kevin McCollum, 45, to check if diversion is complete, court notice to defendant, continued to Jan. 27.
Michael Robbins, 46, second-degree wanton endangerment, guilty, Administration of the Courts diversion, pay court costs, show cause July 14.
Jody Simpson, 40, third-degree criminal mischief; second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), continued to Jan. 27.
Roberto Urgel, 30, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with no visible injury, dismissed.
Elizabeth F. Perkins, 39, possession of marijuana, guilty, Administrative Order of the Courts diversion, pay court costs, continued to July 14.
Christopher A. Lee, 28, theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting; possession of marijuana; third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, drug unspecified; controlled substance prescription not in original container, first offense, continued to Jan. 27.
Sarah Funston, 26, second-degree wanton endangerment, bench trial Feb. 10.
Teresa Patterson, no age given, owner permitting vicious dog to run at large, amend to harboring vicious animals, bench trial Jan. 27.
Barry J. Wright, 30, violation of foreign Emergency Protective Order/Domestic Violence Order, continued to Jan. 27.
Tomas Tolentino, 26, violation of Kentucky Emergency Protective Order/Domestic Violence Order, continued to Jan. 27.
Joseph A. Chisholm, 31, receiving stolen property under $500, guilty, 30 days or 30 hours (Butler Park) by May 5; alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense, merge.
Jay D. Gibson, 51, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense; resisting arrest, bench trial Jan. 27.
Ashley Combs, no age given, harassment, no physical contact, dismissed; second-degree criminal mischief, guilty, $300 restitution, pay court costs, serve 30 days, show cause July 14.
Isaiah L. Dixon, 27, review, transferred, waive fine and court costs.
Miranda D. Works, 29, public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol); criminal abuse, child 12/under, guilty, 365 days, serve 60, conditionally discharged balance, pay court costs, to 1) residential treatment (from Jail to resident), 2) random drug testing for two years, jail to monitor.
Kenneth W. Gabbard, 36, fourth-degree assault with minor injury, continued to Jan. 20.
Barry L. Snell, 47, possess controlled substance, first offense, merge; controlled substance prescription not in original container, first offense, guilty, 30 days plus court costs, show cause July 14.
John P. Parker, 25, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury, bond $2,000 surety, to have no contact with victim, continued to Jan. 27.
PROBATE
Chase William Cook, settlement, court notice to attorney and executor, continued to Feb. 9.
Elizabeth Diuguid, settlement, court notice to attorney, continued to Feb. 9.
William Weaver, settlement, continued to Jan. 26.
Kaytlyn Skirvin, inventory, continued to Jan. 26.
Imogene Schirmer, inventory, continued to Jan. 26.
John W. Henry, probate hearing, admit will, order signed.
Jerry Ray Hudson, probate hearing, order signed.
SMALL CLAIMS
McNeals Inc. vs. Rich Chinn, fill out interrogatories, served by Owen County Sheriff, motion to require answer to interrogatories, bench warrant $100.
TRAFFIC
Daniel W. Lewis, 27, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense, suspend operators license, pretrial; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first offense, to have no alcohol, no drugs, and no further offenses, continued to Jan. 27.
John Parker, 25, contempt, non-compliant with Kentucky Alternative Program, owes $530, plus three days serve, warrant.
Tracey H. Johnstone, 41, bench warrant recalled, court date set, set aside conviction, continued to Feb. 10.
Teresa L. Jackson, 43, contempt, convicted via trial in absence, bench warrant executed, 10 days plus $373, pending, continued to Feb. 10.
George R. Carter, II, 19, failure to or improper signal, guilty, $25, plus court costs; no operators/moped license, proof shown, show cause May 5.
Carl William Phillips, 44, no/expired registration plates, continued to Feb. 24.
Jaito Reed, 19, to make restitution, pay $100 per month until estimate in 30 days, continued to Feb. 10.
Bruce L. Schipler, 35, speeding 11 miles per hour over limit; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure to surrender revoked operators license, continued to Feb. 10.
Rico L. Walker, 29, speeding 10 miles per hour over (limited access) guilty, $20 plus court costs; failure to produce insurance card, proof shown, show cause May 5.
Jacob Goebel, 34, no/expired registration plates, proof shown; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, proof shown; operating on suspended/revoked operators license, amend to no operators license in possession, guilty, $50 fine plus court costs.
Johnny R. Arnett, 55, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; improper passing; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense, continued to Feb. 10.
Verner O. Morefield, 31, speeding 25 miles per hour over limit; no/expired registration plates; failure to produce insurance card, trial in absence Jan. 27.
Ronald F. Femi, 55, no/expired registration plates, trial in absence Jan. 27.
John A. Bolton, 18, speeding 26 miles per hour over/greater, amend to 25 over, to State Traffic School; careless driving, guilty, $100 fine plus court costs; improper equipment, proof shown, show cause Feb. 10.
Carlos Juarez, 41, no operators/moped license, proof shown.
Donald E. Doolin, 52, failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation, proof shown, dismissed; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, proof shown, dismissed.
Yolanda Stevens, 33, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; careless driving; speeding 18 miles per hour over limit, trial in absence, Feb. 10.
Dustin C. Lewis, 26, speeding 26 miles per hour or over (limited access), amend to 25 miles per hour over, to State Traffic School, pay court costs.
Colin D. Spragling, 43, speeding 16 miles per hour over limit; no/expired other state registration receipt; failure to produce insurance card, continued to Jan. 27.
Jorge A. Portela, 25, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure to wear seat belts, trial in absence Jan. 27.
Katherine Olvera, 37, failure to wear seat belts; failure to produce insurance card; no/expired registration plates, trial in absence, Jan. 27.
Liana F. Leato, 23, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first offense, guilty, $500 fine plus three days conditionally discharged to Kentucky Alternative Program for six months, pay court costs, show cause May 5.
Jose E. Lopez, 33, no operators/moped license, proof shown.
Dilipkumar J. Patel, 29, speeding 15 miles per hour over (limited access); operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense; careless driving, continued to Feb. 10.
James W. Huttsell, 26, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense; no/expired registration plates, trial in absence, Jan. 27.
Patrick Samuel Ernst, Jr., 44, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense, continued to Jan. 27.
Norman X. Kruzich, 44, disregarding stop sign, merge; careless driving, merge; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense, guilty, $300 plus $375 fee to Alcohol and Drug Education classes, pay court costs, 30 days serve, conditionally discharged, suspend operators license 90 days, show cause July 14.
Andy D. McKinney, 41, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense, 30 days serve, conditionally discharged, $300 fine plus $375 fee to Alcohol and Drug education classes, pay court costs, suspend operators license 90 days.
William T. Kopp, 24, following another vehicle too closely; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense, court notice to defendant, continued to Feb. 10.
Robin D. Boyle, 47, must be making monthly payments, continued to July 14.
Christopher Driver, 24, two counts of speeding 15 miles per hour over limit, guilty, $30 fine for each plus court costs; two counts of failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, proof shown; two counts of no operators/moped license, amend to no operators license in possession, guilty, $50 fine each count; failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, proof shown; instructional permit violations, show cause May 5.
Gabriel G. Baker, 26, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first offense, bench warrant $500.
James P. McFarland, 28, failure to produce insurance card, guilty, $500 fine plus court costs and three days serve, bench warrant.
Brandon C. Crawford, 27, speeding 26 miles over/greater, guilty, $100 fine plus court costs; reckless driving, $50 fine; operating on suspended/revoked operators license, guilty, 10 days serve; following another vehicle too closely, guilty, $50 fine; improper passing, guilty, $50 fine plus court costs, bench warrant.
Joseph D. Botkin, 32, no/expired registration plates, guilty, $50 fine plus court costs; operating on suspended/revoked operators license, guilty, 10 days serve; failure to produce insurance card, guilty, $500 fine plus three days serve, bench warrant.
James B. Giles, 32, speeding 26 miles per hour over/greater, guilty, $100 fine plus court costs; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense, suspend operators license 90 days; reckless driving, guilty, $50; following another vehicle too closely, guilty, $50 fine, show cause Feb. 24.
Corey A. Cooper, 21, speeding 13 miles per hour over (limited access), guilty, $26 fine plus court costs; operating on suspended/revoked operators license, guilty, 10 days serve, bench warrant.
Randy Howard, 45, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, continued to Jan. 27.
Catherine F. Brands, 41, no/expired registration plates, prior proof dismissed.
Raymundo B. Malo, 31, no tail lamps; operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, bench trial Feb. 24.
Tommy J. Floyd, 22, reckless driving; improper display of registration plates; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense; failure to wear seat belts, bench trial Jan. 27.
Kimberly A. Stocksdale, 40, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense; failure to produce insurance card; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle; reckless driving, bench trial Jan. 27.
Francisco J. Gomez, 24, inadequate silencer (muffler); operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense;  motion to dismiss, because there was no probable cause to stop vehicle, motion overruled, bench trial Feb. 10.
William Osborne, 43, rear license not illuminated; careless driving; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense bench trial Jan. 27.
Patricia L. Mahoney, 38, operating on suspended/revoked operators license, guilty, 90 days, serve 10, conditionally discharged balance, credit time served, to run concurrent, weekends o.k.; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first offense; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense, guilty, $350 fine, $375 fee to Alcohol Drug Education classes, 90 days, serve10, conditionally discharged balance, suspend operators license 90 days, to alcohol abuse class through Kentucky Alternative Program; failure to wear seat belts, merge; possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, merge; reckless driving, merge; disregarding stop sign, merge, continued to Jan. 27, show cause July 14.
Latasha M. Whipple, 29, operating on suspended/revoked operators license; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, continued to Jan. 27.
Sherialle L. Chenault, 22, speeding 18 miles per hour over (limited access), amend to 10 miles per hour over, guilty, $20 fine plus pay court costs; operating on suspended operators license, amend to no operators license in possession, guilty, $50 fine.
Terry R. Yates, 46, failure to wear seat belts; no operators/moped license, continued to Jan. 27.
James C. Cox, 29, no/expired registration plates; no operators/moped license; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense; reckless driving, bench trial Jan. 27.
Joshua Ross, 25, operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense, guilty, $200 fine plus $375 fee to Alcohol and Drug Education classes, 30 days serve, conditionally discharged balance, suspend operators license 90 days; reckless driving, merge; second-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), merge; improper passing, merge; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, proof shown; failure to wear seat belts, merge.
Wanda L. Syvongsay, 19, speeding 18 miles per hour over limit, amend to 10 miles per hour over, $20 fine plus court costs, show cause May 5.
Donald R. Goodin, 43, following another vehicle too closely, continued to Jan. 27.
Roberto Gomez, 21, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, trial in absence Feb. 10.
Zavalla Rigoberto Lopez, 36, three show cause hearings, continued to July 14; unauthorized use of motor vehicle, first offense, merge; no operators/moped license, guilty, 30 days serve 10, conditionally discharged balance, failure to wear seat belts, merge; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense, guilty, $200 plus $375 fee to Alcohol and Drug Education classes, pay court costs, 58 days serve, credit time served, conditionally discharged, suspend operators license 90 days, time to run concurrent, show cause July 14.
Brian K. Shull, 45, trial in absence held Oct. 8, 2010, owes $793 plus three days, proof shown on all three counts, recall bench warrant, continued to Jan. 27.
 Heriberto Juarez Lopez, 29, no operators/moped license, guilty, 30 days serve 10, conditionally discharged balance; failure to wear seat belts, merge; operating motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs with BAC 0.08, first offense, guilty, $200 fine plus $375 fee and 58 days serve, credit time spent, pay court costs, suspend operators license 90 days, time to run concurrent.