Friday, December 11, 2009

District Court Weekly DHR (12-14-09)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of December 4 - 10, 2009)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    December 14, 2009

Prepared by:     Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

December 4 - 10, 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., December 4, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

    Total number of cases scheduled – 405

Thurs., December 10, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 125

Thurs., December 10, 2009 – (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 62

Thurs., December 10, 2009 – (6:00 P.M.) – Helena-West Helena City Council Meeting/

    Budget Workshop. "Q & A"/Presentation of Proposed 2010 budget for District Court

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions Resolved

During the Period of December 4 - 10, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM 

        11

  

11

22

G

44

3

 

51

98

NG

2

2

  

4

NP

13

  

19

32

TF

1

 

1

 

2

TOTAL 

71

5

1

81

158


 

Jurisdiction: City Of West Helena – OLD

Finding

Criminal

Total

G

1

1

TOTAL

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Game & Fish

Finding

Criminal

Total

G

1

1

TOTAL

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding 

Traffic 

Total

G

1

1

TOTAL 

1

1


 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

DM

  

3

3

G

2

 

19

21

NP

9

1

25

35

TOTAL

11

1

47

59


 

ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

DM

11

  

14

25

48

3

 

71

122

NG

2

2

  

4

NP

22

 

1

44

67

TF

 

1

 

2

TOTAL 

84

5

2

129

220


 

KEY:

DM – Dismissed

NP – Nolle Prosequi

G - Guilty

TF – Transferred

NG – Not Guilty

 

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Jail Roster

(December 4 - 10, 2009)

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Carruth, Anthony

TR-08-3872

TR-08-3873

CR-08-4686

CR-08-4687

11/13/09

(Arrested on county charges also.)

12/04/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $475.00.

Copeland, Randy

CR-09-3184

CR-09-4472

CR-09-4473

11/18/09

12/04/09

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $675.00. Sentenced to 1 year in jail.

Eaton, Kenneth

CR-09-3526

12/01/09

12/04/09

Plea of guilty. Probation revoked on CR-08-4410. Sentenced invoked. 1 year in jail with credit for time served already.

Henry, Mack

CR-09-1854

CR-09-3487

CR-07-3469

CR-07-3747

CR-08-275

CR-08-276

CR-08-277

CR-08-278

12/07/09

 

Scheduled for plea on 12/11/09.

Matthews, Freddie

CR-08-3072

CR-08-3073

CR-08-4827

CR-08-4728

12/03/09

12/04/09

Plea of guilty to CR-08-3072. Sentenced to 12 months probation. (Remaining charges under consideration for credit for time served at ADC.)

Roston, Dominic

TR-08-3957

CR-08-4517

CR-08-4785

CR-08-4786

12/07/09

 

Scheduled for plea on 12/11/09.

Vaughn, Demond

CR-09-4484

11/20/09

 

Scheduled for plea on 12/11/09.

Walker, Raffiel

CR-09-3809

CR-09-4246 

Served while in jail on felony charges.

 

Plea of not guilty. Trial set for 1/21/10.

Winters, Christal

CR-09-4548

12/10/09

 

Scheduled for plea on 12/11/09.

Young, Willie

CR-09-4247

12/04/09

 

Scheduled for plea on 12/11/09.


 

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

• Thurs., December 24, 2009 – CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYOFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Fri., December 25, 2009 – CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYOFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Thurs., December 31, 2009 –NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY- NO COURT.

• Fri., January 1, 2010 –– NEW YEAR'S DAY - OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.


 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on December 11, 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).