Friday, February 20, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (02/23/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of February 13 - 19, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    February 23, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

February 13, 2009 - 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.


 

Fri., February 13, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

Total number of cases scheduled - 334


 

Wed., February 18, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Trial

    Total number of cases scheduled – 8 civil cases


 

Thurs., February 19, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 66


 

Thurs., February 19, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 42


 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of February 13 - 19, 2009


 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

4

  

32

36

DM

11

1

 

20

32

G

28

2

1

39

70

NP

15

  

3

18

PRB

   

4

4

TOTAL

58

3

1

98

160


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Criminal

Total

DM

1

1

G

1

1

TOTAL

2

2


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

BF

1

 

16

17

DM

3

1

6

10

G

 

1

2

3

PRB

  

2

2

WQ

1

  

1

TOTAL

5

2

26

33


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

5

   

48

53

DM

15

1

1

 

26

43

G

29

1

2

1

41

74

NP

15

   

3

18

PRB

    

6

6

WQ

1

    

1

TOTAL

65

2

3

1

124

195


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit        NP – Nolle Prosequi

DM – Dismissed        PRB – Probation

G – Guilty            WQ – Warrant Quashed


 

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Jail Roster

(February 13 - 19, 2009)


 

Defendant #

Docket #

Arrest

Date

Release/

Sent. Date

Disposition

Benson, Razius

CR-09-561

02/11/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Appointed a public defender and case set for 02/19/09. Defendant transferred prior to court date to jail in Mississippi on pending charges (possibly felony). Case continued for 1 year.

Denson, Willie

CR-09-559

CR-09-560

02/07/09

02/13/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $155 and sentenced to 7 days in jail with credit for 7 days served.

Dent, Tajuan

CR-08-2823

CR-08-3144

02/09/09

02/13/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Sentenced to 60 days supervised probation, ordered to attend theft workshop, stay out of Wal-Mart, and to pay fines+cost totaling$305. Also sentenced to 5 days in jail with credit for 5 days served.

Hicks, Jason

CR-05-1518

CR-08-4409

02/10/09

 

Ordered to pay back fines totaling $2610 on CR-05-1518 on 02/13/09.


 

Plea of not guilty on CR-08-4409. Set for trial 02/19/09. Case continued on 02/19/09 to 03/12/09. Authorized to post $250 or bond to be released.

Mathews, Milton L.

CR-09-501

CR-08-2400

02/06/09

02/19/09

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 02/19/09. On 02/19/09, found guilty of charges. Ordered to pay $250 on back fines on 02/20/09, pay $175 by 02/27/09, and $175.00 every two weeks thereafter on back fines. Sentenced to 7 days in jail with credit for 7 days served.

Rattler, Tanadeus

TR-08-3878

TR-08-3879

TR-08-3880

TR-08-3881

CR-08-5047

CR-08-5048

CR-08-5049

CR-08-4558

CR-08-4559

CR-08-4556

CR-08-4557

CR-08-4764

CR-08-4765

CR-08-4766

CR-08-4767

CR-09-264

CR-09-266

CR-09-183

CR-09-184

CR-08-185

02/07/09

02/19/09

Plea of guilty entered in TR-08-3878, TR-08-3879, TR-08-3880, and TR-08-3881. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $695.


 

Plea of not guilty entered on all remaining charges. Set for trial on 02/19/09. On 02/19/09, case continued to 04/16/09. Authorized to be released provided he reports weekly to his probation officer until 04/16/09.

Smith, Tyronza

CR-08-4134

CR-09-17

CR-09-352

02/08/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 02/19/09. On 02/19/09, case continued until 03/12/09. Defendant authorized to be released on $73 cash bond.

     


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

•Thurs., Feb. 26, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

•Thurs., Feb. 26, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

•Fri., Feb. 27, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

•Wed., March 4, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Trials

•Thurs., March 5, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

•Thurs., March 5, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

•Fri., March 6, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

•Thurs., March 12, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

•Thurs., March 12, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

•Fri., March 13, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

•Wed., March 18, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Trials

•Thurs., March 19, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

•Thurs., March 19, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

•Fri., March 20, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on February 20, 2009 (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.

•    Prepare pending actions for trial.


 

STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:

•    Server for the court database system.

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