Circuit Court



The following list of criminal cases heard this week in Lauderdale County Circuit Court was furnished by District Attorney Bilbo Mitchell:

• Candice Doby, attempt to obtain controlled substance by fraud, three years FLA, fines, fees and court costs

• David Wallace, uttering/forgery, blind plea

• Prentiss Adams, Felony DUI, blind plea

• David Allen Covington, Burglary of auto, blind plea

• John E. Mitchell, revocation for uttering, 10 years MDOC, fines, fees and court costs

• Taccora Hughes, revocation for aggravated domestic violence, 10 years MDOC, two years suspended, two years probation, fines, fees and costs

• Broderick Toole, possession of cocaine, two years MDOC, two years suspended, two years probation, fines, fees and court costs

• Travelle Taylor, failure to register as sex offender, one year MDOC, and court costs

• John Wayne Sims, revocation for burglary, two years MDOC, fines, fees and court costs; possession of firearm by felon, one year consecutive to revocation, fines, fees and court costs

• Terreaunce Clark, burglary of a dwelling, three years MDOC, three suspended, complete RID Program, restitution fines, fees and court costs.

• Eleanor Dunn, felony malicious mischief, one year suspended, anger management, restitution, fines, fees and court costs



Justice Courts



The following list of non-traffic cases, but including DUIs, were heard in Lauderdale County Justice Courts this week:

•Terence Laron Ofield, possession of marijuana, drivers license suspended six months, $303 fine

• Tammi R. Wolverton, Consumption under 21, $100 fine

• Shannon Crocker, domestic violence, FVIP counseling

• James D. Smith, possession of marijuana, drivers license suspended six months, $250 fine

• Willie M. Russell Jr., DUI first offense, MASEP, VIP in lieu of two days jail, $638 fine

• Robert C. Hesson, DUI first offense, guilty in absence, $638 fine, bench warrant issued

• Lendario D. Gowdy, possession of beer under 21, dismissed

• Jeffrey K. Killen, DUI first offense, dismissed, no prosecuting witness

• Jerry T. Durr, DUI first offense, guilty in absence, $638 fine, bench warrant issued

• Peggy Turner, DUI first offense, MASEP, VIP in lieu of two days jail, $638 fine

• James G. Tucker, domestic violence, dismissed, lack of prosecuting witness

• Harry Thompson, simple assault, dismissed, lack of prosecuting witness



Municipal Court



The following list of non-traffic cases, but including DUIs, were heard in Meridian Municipal Court this week:

• Fredrick Carl Bell, public drunk, credit time served; disorderly conduct, $108 fine, $500 court costs

• Ronny Rocardo Carlisle, assault on minor, dismissed, no witness

• Jermaine D. Cole, carrying concealed weapon first offense,$108 fine, $100 court costs

• Nathan L. Cole, public drunk, $88 fine, $150 court costs, suspended $50 and credit time served

•Eddie Gray Holt, trespassing, dismissed; simple assault, dismissed; disturbing the peace, dismissed

• Harrison Lewis Jr., simple assault, dismissed

• Tiffany Shavonne Melendez, simple assault, $108 fine, $150 court costs; public drunk, $88 fine, $50 court costs, credit time served

• Willie Carl Pickett, trespassing third offense, $108 fine, $50 court costs

• Gary R. Rush, trespassing, $108 fine, $50 court costs

• Erica Denise Stewart, contempt of court, dismissed; shoplifting first offense, $108 fine, $300 court costs, 10 days house arrest



WHAT IT MEANS



Abbreviations:

AB — Appearance bond

MASEP — Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program

DUI — Driving under the influence

ISP — Intensive supervision probation

VIP — Victim Impact Panel

MDOC — Mississippi Department of Corrections

PRS — Post-release supervision

FTHVUC — Failure to have vehicle under control

FTYROW — Failure to yield right of way



Legal phrases:

i Bench warrant — An arrest warrant issued by a judge when a defendant fails to show up for a scheduled court appearance

i Dismissed with prejudice — The defendant cannot be brought up for trial again on the same charge.

i Dismissed without prejudice — The defendant can be brought up for trial again on the same charge.

i Nolo contendere — Latin for “no

contest.” A plea of “nolo contendere” means that the defendant neither admits nor denies the charges, but agrees to accept punishment. It differs from a guilty plea in that it cannot be used against the defendant in any

subsequent proceeding.

i Non-adjudication — Means the defendant’s record will be expunged if he/she successfully completes

probation and complies with the court’s instructions.

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