Friday, August 21, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (8/24/09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of August 14 - 20, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    August 24, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

August 14 - 20, 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., August 14, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 321

Wed., August 19, 2009 – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trial

    Total number of cases scheduled – 9 civil cases; and 1 small claims action

Thurs., August 20, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 91

Thurs., August 20, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 66

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of August 13 – 20, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

BF

5

 

10

15

DM

19

 

15

34

G

95

5

52

152

NG

3

2

 

5

NP

2

 

3

5

PRB

3

 

2

5

TF

52

 

3

55

WQ

1

  

1

TOTAL

180

7

85

272


 

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Criminal

Total

NP

1

1

TOTAL

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

1

1

12

14

DM

1

1

 

2

G

3

 

6

9

NG

1

  

1

NP

3

 

1

4

PRB

  

1

1

TOTAL

9

2

20

31


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

6

 

1

22

29

DM

20

 

1

15

36

G

98

5

 

58

161

NG

4

2

  

6

NP

6

  

4

10

PRB

3

  

3

6

TF

52

  

3

55

WQ

1

   

1

TOTAL

190

7

2

105

304


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit        NP – Nolle Prosequi

DM – Dismissed        PRB – Probation

G – Guilty            TF – Transfer

NG – Not Guilty        WQ – Warrant Recalled

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Jail Roster

(August 14 - 20, 2009)


 

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Booth, Joe

CR-09-3303

CR-09-3302

CR-09-3301

08/08/09

08/14/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $175.00; sentenced to 7 days in jail with credit for 7 days in jail; and ordered to stay away from Delta Express.

Johnson, Keynon

CR-09-3316

CR-09-3317

CR-09-3318

CR-09-3319

08/05/09

08/20/09

Plea of not guilty on 08/14/09; attorney appointed; and set for trial on 08/20/09.


 

On 08/20/09, plea of guilty to all charges. Sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 16 served. Also sentenced to 9 months supervised probation.

Norvell, Jerome

CR-09-3305

CR-09-3306

CR-09-3307

08/12/09

08/14/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $350.00 and sentenced to 3 days in jail with credit for time served.

Pillow, Hythonio

CR-03-1689

CR-03-1690

CR-03-1991

CR-03-1992

CR-09-3307

CR-09-3308

08/12/09

08/14/09

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Set for trial on 09/17/09. Bond set at $600.

Stewart, Geremy M.

CR-09-3298

CR-09-3299

08/15/09

08/20/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Sentenced to 17 days in jail with credit for 17 days served. Also sentenced to 3 months supervised probation.

    


 

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• 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

• Wed., September 2, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearing/Trials

• Thurs., September 3, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., September 3, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., September 4, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment (Close at noon)

• Mon., September 7, 2009 – Office Closed. (Labor Day holiday)

• Thurs., September 10, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., September 10, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., September 11, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., September 16, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearing/Trials

• Thurs., September 17, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., September 17, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., September 18, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., September 24, 2009 – District Judges' Meeting (Eureka Springs) - NO COURT

• Fri., September 25, 2009 – District Judges' Meeting (Eureka Springs) – NO COURT


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•    Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on August 21, 2009 (Plea/Arraignment) 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:

•    Complete installation and set up of court server.

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

•    Anti-virus protection for computers.     

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