Friday, October 23, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (10-26-09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of October 16 - 22, 2009)


 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    October 26, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley


 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

October 16 - 22, 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., October 16, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 295

Wed., October 21, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

    Total number of cases scheduled – 10 civil cases and 1 small claims

Thurs., October 22, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 53

Thurs., October 22, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 73

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved during the period of October 16 - 22, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic

Total 

BF 

   

1

DM 

10 

  

1

11

57 

1

66

125

NG 

   

4

NP 

 

21

32

TF 

   

8

TOTAL 

89 

88

181


 

Jurisdiction: Game & Fish

Finding 

Criminal 

Total 

TOTAL 


 

Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding 

Traffic 

Total 

TOTAL


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

12 

16 

NP 

TOTAL 

19 

26 


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

BF 

   

DM 

12 

  

15 

62 

79 

143 

NG 

   

NP 

10 

 

26 

38

TF 

   

TOTAL 

97 

108 

209 


 

KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeiture        NG – Not Guilty

DM – Dismissed        NP – Nolle Prosequi

G – Guilty            TF - Transferred

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Jail Roster

(October 16 - 22, 2009)


 

Defendant

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Hadder, Billy

TR-09-3041

CR-09-3970

10/12/09

10/22/09

Plea of not guilty on 10/16/09. Set for trial on 10/22/09.


 

On 10/22/09, plea of guilty to both charges. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $395.00 and sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 30 days served.

Harvey, Christopher

CR-09-2513

CR-09-2514

CR-09-2688

CR-09-2689

CR-09-2690

CR-09-2701

CR-09-2702

CR-09-2703

TR-09-2937

TR-09-2938

CR-09-3527

TR-09-2939

TR-09-2940


 

CR-09-3017

thru

CR-09-3024


 

CR-09-3447

thru

CR-09-3466

08/25/09

10/22/09

Plea of not guilty to all charges. Set for trial 09/11/09. Public defender appointed.


 

On 09/11/09, case rescheduled for plea on 09/18/09.


 

Plea of not guilty on 09/18/09. Set for trial on 10/15/09.


 

On 10/15/09, continued until 10/22/09.


 

On 10/22/09, CR-09-2514, CR-09-2688, CR-09-2689, CR-09-2690, CR-09-2701, CR-09-2702, and CR-09-2703 were transferred to Circuit Court for possible felony charges.


 

Negotiated plea of guilty to all remaining charges. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $620 and sentenced to 1 year in jail on CR-09-2513. (Appeal Bond set at $10,000.00 cash.)


 

Sentenced to 61 days in jail with credit for 61 days served on all other cases.

Hawkins, Anthony

DWI-09-77

10/08/09

10/22/09

Plea of guilty. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $820.00. Sentenced to 12 months in jail with 11 months suspended conditioned upon 11 months supervised probation. Conditions of probation – good behavior; alcohol treatment at a custodial treatment facility; drug testing at defendant's expense; drug and alcohol counseling; G.E.D. program; and job training. (Appeal Bond set at $2000.00 cash only.)

O'Neal, Chris

TR-09-3136

TR-09-3137

TR-09-3138

CR-09-3752

Served while in jail on other charges.

 

Plea of not guilty to TR-09-3136. Set for trial on 11/12/09.


 

Plea of guilty to all remaining charges. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $410.00.

Owens, Derrick 

CR-09-4004

CR-09-4005

10/13/09

 

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 11/12/09.

Owens, Mario

CR-09-1894

CR-09-2236

10/08/09

10/16/09

Plea of guilty to both charges. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $440.00.

Spates, Curtis

CR-09-4019

10/03/09

10/16/09

Plea of guilty. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $420.00; sentenced to 1 year in jail suspended on condition of 12 months supervised probation. Conditions of probation: good behavior; Anger Management class; Domestic Violence workshop; and no contact with Willie Denson.

    

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., October 23, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., October 29, 2009 – Court Officers Meeting - NO COURT

• Fri., October 29, 2009 - Court Officers Meeting - NO COURT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Thurs., November 19, 2009 – District Court Clerk's Meeting (Springdale, AR) – NO COURT

• Fri., November 20, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – District Court Clerk's Meeting (Springdale, AR) – NO COURT

• Thurs., November 26, 2009 – Thanksgiving Holiday - NO COURT

• Fri., November 27, 2009 – Thanksgiving Holiday - NO COURT


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on October 23, 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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