Friday, July 31, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (8/03/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of July 24 - 30, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    August 3, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

July 24 – 30, 2009 - Processed civil and small claims actions as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial; processed warrants of arrest issued by the court; and reported dispositions to Arkansas Driver Control.

Fri., July 24, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 341

Thurs., July 30, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 63

Thurs., July 30, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 28


 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of July 24 – 30, 2009


 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

9 

 

2 

1 

12 

G 

38 

1 

 

52 

91 

NP 

5 

  

6 

11 

PRB 

  

1 

1 

2 

TF 

  

1 

 

1 

TOTAL 

52 

1 

4 

60 

117 


 

Jurisdiction: Game & Fish

Finding 

Criminal 

Total 

G 

2 

2 

TOTAL 

2

2 


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

  

1 

1 

G 

7 

1 

14 

22 

NG 

1 

  

1 

NP 

2 

 

2 

4 

TOTAL 

10 

1 

17 

28 


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

9

 

2

2

13

G 

47

2

 

66

115

NG 

1

   

1

NP 

7

  

8

15

PRB

  

1

1

2

TF

  

1

 

1

TOTAL

64

2

4

77

147


 

KEY:

DM – Dismissed        NP – Nolle Prosequi

G – Guilty            PRB – Probation

NG – Not Guilty        TF – Transferred


 

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Jail Roster

(July 24 – 30, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sentence Date

Disposition 

Coleman, Arthur 

CR-09-2974

CR-09-2975 

07/22/09

07/24/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $205 and sentenced to 2 days in jail with credit for 2 days served.

Dark, Glyn 

CR-09-645

CR-09-646

CR-09-881

CR-09-882

TR-09-2707

TR-09-2708 

07/21/09

07/24/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1,525.00; sentenced to 30 days in jail; and 12 months supervised probation.

Conditions of probation: good behavior; attend theft workshops; undergo drug testing at defendant's expense; and job training.

Davis, David Lee

TR-09-2711

TR-09-2712

TR-09-2713

TR-09-2714 

07/23/09

07/24/09

Plea of guilty to TR-09-2711. Set for sentencing on 08/07/09.


 

Plea of guilty to remaining charges. Ordered to pay fines+ cost totaling $1,390.00 and sentenced to 30 days in jail. In lieu of jail, sentenced to 30 days home detention and 12 months supervised probation. Conditions of probation: good behavior; get his driver's license; undergo drug testing at defendant's expense; drug & alcohol counseling; get his G.E.D., and job training.

Harvey, Nicholas 

CR-08-2464

CR-08-2465

CR-08-4095

CR-08-4096

CR-09-2195 

07/13/09

07/24/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $815.00.


 

Court's previous order of probation was revoked in CR-09-2195, and defendant was sentenced to 1 year in jail. Appeal bond set at $4,500.00. Bond posted by Manuel Bail Bond on 07/29/09. Defendant released pending appeal.

Miller, Patrick D.

CR-08-4400

07/18/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Set for 8/13/09. Appearance bond set at $2,000.00 cash only.

Swopes, Edward Jr.

CR-09-1628

CR-09-1629

CR-09-2857 

07/18/09

07/24/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $205.00 and sentenced to 12 months supervised probation. Conditions of probation: good behavior; attend domestic violence workshops; undergo drug testing at defendant's expense; and have no contact with complaining party.


 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., July 31, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., August 5, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., August 6, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 6, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., August 7, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., August 13, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 13, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., August 14, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Fri., August 14, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Chief Clerk's Meeting (Little Rock, AR)

• Wed., August 19, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Trials

• Thurs., August 20, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 20, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., August 21, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Sat., August 22, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Employee Appreciation Day

• Thurs., August 27, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., August 27, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., August 28, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on July 30, 2009 (Bench Trial) until completed.

•    Process warrants of arrest as directed by the court.

•    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.

•    Prepare abstract of the court's disposition of all cases for Arkansas Driver Control.


 

STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:

•    Training for dispatch personnel on use of Virtual Justice (court software).

•    Anti-virus protection for computers.


 

    

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