Friday, February 5, 2010

District Court Weekly DHR (2-05-10)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of January 29 – February 4, 2010)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    February 8, 2010

Prepared by:     Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

January 29 – February 4, 2010 - 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., January 29, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

    Total number of cases scheduled – 196

Wed., February 3, 2010 – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trial

    Total number of cases scheduled – 7 civil cases

Thurs., February 4, 2010 – (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 44

Thurs., February 4, 2010 – (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 January 22 - 28, 2010

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

DM

2

  

5

G

38

 

3

76

NG

1

1

38

2

NP

28

 

10

38

TOTAL

69

1

51

121

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Traffic

Total

G

1

1

TOTAL

1

1

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

G

5

9

14

NP

4

1

5

TOTAL

9

10

19

ALL JURISDICTIONS:

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

DM

2

 

3

5

G

43

 

48

91

NG

1

1

 

2

NP

32

 

11

43

TOTAL

78

1

62

141

KEY:

DM – Dismissed

NG – Not Guilty

G – Guilty

NP – Nolle Prosequi

Jail Roster

(January 29 – February 4, 2010)

Defendant 

Case # 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Carter, Macon Avery

CR-10-400

CR-10-401

TR-09-3129

TR-09-3130

TR-09-3241

TR-09-3242

TR-09-3504

TR-09-4161

TR-09-4085

CR-09-4272

CR-09-4460

1/27/10

1/29/10

Plea of not guilty to CR-10-400. Plea of guilty to all remaining charges. Ordered to pay fines+

cost totaling $4,820.00; sentenced to 1 year in jail; and ordered to pay back fines or serve out in jail. Appeal bond set at $14,900.00 cash only.

Denson, Willie 

CR-09-3863

CR-09-4275

CR-09-4653

CR-09-4654

CR-09-4655 

12/22/09 

 

Plea of guilty to CR-09-4275 and CR-09-4655 only. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $560.00 and sentenced to 20 days in jail with credit for 18 served. Remaining charges set for trial on 2/11/10.

Gibson, Jerry Lee 

CR-09-4029

CR-09-4278 

12/21/09 

2/04/10

Plea of guilty to CR-09-4278. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $240.00. Plea of not guilty to CR-09-4029. Set for trial on 2/04/10. On 2/4/09, plea of guilty entered. Defendant sentenced to 40 days in jail with credit for 40 days served.

Henry, Elton

CR-09-3947

CR-09-4052

CR-10-448

11/25/09

 

Scheduled for plea on 2/05/10.

Hill, Robert D. 

CR-09-4137

CR-09-4289

CR-09-4501 

12/24/09 

2/04/10

Plea of not guilty to all charges on 1/08/10. Set for trial on 2/04/10. (Possible felony charges pending.) On 2/4/10, finding of not guilty. Sentenced to 6 months supervised probation and ordered to have no contact with complaining party on CR-09-4137. Remaining charges nolle prosequi.

Layton, Ronnie

CR-07-2406

CR-07-2413

CR-08-260

CR-08-731

CR-08-732

CR-08-1768

CR-08-2603

CR-10-116

TR-10-324

1/30/10

 

Scheduled for plea on 2/5/10.

Manuel, Monique

Cr-10-471

1/19/10

 

Scheduled for plea on 2/5/10.

Nichols, Timothy

CR-10-454

2/4/10

Served while in jail on other charges.

2/4/10

Plea of guilty. Probation in CR-09-1234 revoked. Sentenced to 1 year in jail.

Patterson, Candice

TR-09-1937

CR-09-1874

TR-09-2046

TR-09-2047

TR-09-2048

TR-09-2049

TR-09-2050

TR-09-2051

CR-09-2016

CR-09-2017

CR-09-2018

CR-09-2019

CR-09-2020

CR-09-2021

TR-09-4392

TR-09-4393

TR-09-4394

CR-09-4595

2/02/10

 

Scheduled for plea on 2/5/10.

Peters, William 

CR-10-295

CR-10-296

CR-10-297 

1/22/10 

1/29/10

Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $380 and sentenced to 12 months supervised probation. Conditions of probation: (1) good behavior; (2) Attend and comply with counseling already set up; and (3) drug/alcohol testing at defendant's expense.

Roberts, Jason 

CR-09-2050

CR-09-4551 

12/24/09

(Served while in jail on other charges.)

 

Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 2/11/10.

Woodworth, Cecil B.

CR-10-469

2/02/10

 

Scheduled for plea on 2/5/10.

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., February 5, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., February 11, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., February 11, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., February 12, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Mon. February 15, 2010 – PRESIDENT'S DAY. OFFICE CLOSED

• Wed., February 17, 2010 – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

• Thurs., February 18, 2010 – COURT OFFICER'S TRAINING (Eureka Springs) – NO COURT

• Fri., February 19, 2010 – COURT OFFICER'S TRAINING (Eureka Springs) – NO COURT

• Thurs., February 25, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., February 25, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions     

• Fri., February 26, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on February 5, 2010 (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).