Sunday, August 24, 2008

Court

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of August 14 - 21, 2008)

 


Department:
Helena-West Helena District Court
Date: August 22, 2008
Prepared by: Linda Danley
 
SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
Thur., Aug. 14 - Thurs., Aug. 22, 2008 -
Processed civil and small claims actions as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; and prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial.
 
Thurs., Aug. 14, 2008 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trial on Traffic Violations
Total number of cases scheduled - 31
 
Thurs., Aug. 14, 2008 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trial on Criminal Actions
Total number of cases scheduled - 42
 
Fri., 2008 - No court due to District Court Clerk's meeting (Fayetteville, AR)
 
Wed., Aug. 20, 2008 - Civil and Small Claims
Total number of cases scheduled - 8
 
Thurs., Aug. 21, 2008 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trial on Traffic Violations
Total number of cases scheduled - 103
 
Thurs., Aug. 21, 2008 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trial on Criminal Actions
Total number of cases scheduled - 26

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of Aug. 14 - 21, 2008

 
Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

BF

   

1

1

DM

14

 

7

21

G

15

4

22

41

NP

1

   

1

PRB

1

 

2

3

WR

12

   

12

TOTAL

43

4

32

79

 
Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Criminal

Total

DM

1

1

TOTAL

1

1

 
Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM

8

1

4

13

FOP

1

   

1

G

8

2

1

11

NP

1

   

1

TOTAL

18

3

5

26

 
ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

     

1

1

DM

23

 

1

11

35

FOP

1

     

1

G

23

4

2

23

52

NP

2

     

2

PRB

1

   

2

3

WR

12

     

12

TOTAL

62

4

3

37

106

 
KEY:

BF - Bond Forfeit

NP - Nol Prossed

DM - Dismissed

PRB - Probation

FOP - First Offender Program

WR - Warrant Recalled

G - Guilty

 

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JAIL ROSTER

Period of August 9 - 22, 2008

 

Defendant

Docket #

Arrest

Date

Release/

Sent. Date

Status/

Disposition

Bell, Denise

CR-06-2200

CR-06-2148

TR-08-2540

08/11/08

 

Arranged bond and was released. Date of release undetermined at time of this report.

Bryant, Jerry

CR-08-2759

CR-08-2395

 

08/21/08

Plea of not guilty on CR-08-2759. Set for trial on 08/28/08.

 

Plea of guilty on (CR-08-2395). Given credit for time served. Released O.R.

Culler, Antoine

CR-08-3041

CR-08-3042

CR-08-3043

08/20/08

08/22/08

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost in all cases ($615), plus sentenced to 1 year in jail on CR-08-3042.

Davis, Lakeshia

CR-07-2751

CR-07-2606

CR-08-2591

CR-08-2592

08/21/08

08/22/08

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Set for trial on 10/02/08. Arranged bond and was released.

Diamond, Curtis

CR-08-734

CR-08-735

CR-08-1803

CR-08-2746

CR-08-2765

CR-08-2766

08/20/08

 

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 08/28/08.

Kirkwood, Wanda

CR-08-2015

CR-08-2016

CR-08-2554

CR-08-2555

CR-08-2776

CR-08-2777

CR-08-2778

CR-08-2779

08/11/08

08/14/08

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Set for trial on 09/11/08. Released on bond.

Newsome, Shabrika

TR-06-645

CR-07-1164

TR-07-1127

CR-07-1463

CR-07-2416

CR-07-3309

CR-07-3313

CR-07-3567

CR-08-3047

TR-08-2556

CR-08-3045

CR-08-3046

08/21/08

08/22/08

Plea of guilty to all charges. Sentenced to 60 days in jail consecutively on CR-08-3045 and CR-08-3046.

 

Ordered to pay fines+cost in CR-08-3047, TR-08-2556, CR-07-1164, TR-06-645, TR-07-1127, CR-07-1463, and CR-07-2416 totaling $1,445.00.

 

Ordered to pay fines+cost and restitution totaling $865.00 in CR-07-3309, CR-07-3313 and CR-07-3567 plus sentenced to 120 additional days in jail.

Robinson, Janice

CR-08-3016

08/16/08

08/22/08

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 10/02/08.

Smith, Sammy

DWI-08-61

08/21/08

08/22/08

Plea of guilty. Sentenced to 10 days in jail (which can be served on weekends); fined $805.00; and placed on probation.

Swopes, Jermaine

CR-06-16

CR-07-459

CR-07-542

CR-07-1167

CR-07-1170

CR-08-1529

08/09/08

08/14/08

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 08/28/08. Released on bond.

Thomas, Lawanda

CR-08-2756

CR-08-3048

CR-08-3049

CR-08-3050

CR-08-3051

08/17/08

08/22/08

Plea of guilty. Sentenced to 10 days in jail on CR-08-2756.

 

Held in contempt of court during court proceeding and sentenced to 20 days in jail on remaining charges.

Williams, Aaron

CR-08-1825

CR-08-2160

CR-08-2763

08/20/08

08/22/08/

Plea of guilty to CR-08-1825 and CR-08-2763. Sentenced to 10 days in jail on CR-08-1825, and probation revoked on CR-08-2763. CR-08-2160 dismissed.

Williams, Freda

TR-08-273

CR-08-2951

08/17/08

 

Plea of guilty. Cases continued until 08/29/08 for sentencing.

 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
•Thurs., Aug. 28, 2008 (9:00 a.m.) Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
•Thurs., Aug. 28, 2008 (1:30 p.m.) Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
•Fri., Aug. 29, 2008 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment
•Mon., Sept. 1, 2008 - Office closed (Labor Day Holiday)
•Thurs., Sept. 18 & Fri., Sept. 19, 2008 - No court (City Attorney out attending meeting)
•Thurs., Sept. 25 & Fri., Sept. 26, 2008 - No court (District Court Judge's meeting)
 
 
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:
• Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on Fri., August 22, 2008 (Plea Day) until completed;
• Process civil and small claims actions as they are received;
• Input new citations and criminal actions as they are received from the Records Department into database in preparation for court; and
• Prepare pending actions for trial. 
 
 

STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:

• Server for the court database system.

• Replace or repair air conditioner in court room.






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