Friday, March 19, 2010

District Court Weekly DHR (3-22-10B)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of March 12 - 18, 2010)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    March 22, 2010

Prepared by:     Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

March 12 - 18, 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., March 12, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

    Total number of cases scheduled – 257

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

    Total number of cases scheduled –16 civil actions; and 1 small claims.

Thurs., March 18, 2010 – (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 45

Thurs., March 18, 2010 – (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 55

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of March 12 - 18, 2010

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

  

51 

63

115 

NG 

  

NP 

12 

 

19 

31 

TR 

 

WR 

  

TOTAL 

70 

83 

154 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena-OLD

Finding 

Criminal 

Total 

NP 

TOTAL 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

Criminal 

Traffic 

Total 

17 

18 

NP 

15 

TOTAL

24 

33 

ALL JURISDICTIONS:

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

DM

3

  

3

G

54

1

80

135

NG

2

  

2

NP

25

 

26

51

TF

1

 

1

2

WR

1

  

1

TOTAL

86

1

107

194

KEY

DM – Dismissed

NP – Nolle Prosequi

G – Guilty

TF – Transferred

NG – Not Guilty

WR – Warrant Recalled

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Jail Roster

(March 12 - 18, 2010)

Name

Case# 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Bridges, Curtis

CR-10-536

CR-09-1106

Served while in jail on other charges.

3/12/10

Probation revoked on 3/12/10 on CR-09-1106. Sentenced to 1year in jail on CR-10-536.

Chism, Jonathan S.

TR-10-662

TR-10-663

CR-10-745

2/28/10

3/18/10

Plea of guilty on 3/12/10 to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1,755.00. Sentenced to 1 year in jail. Jail sentenced can be served in a custodial drug treatment program.

Eaton, Lester

CR-08-1874

CR-09-4153

CR-09-4496

CR-10-727

CR-10-746

3/11/10

3/12/10

Case #CR-08-1874 was nolle prosequi. (Defendant had paid in full.) Plea of guilty to all remaining charges on 3/12/10. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $700.00 and sentenced to 250 days in jail. Appeal bond set at $4,000.00.

Harcourt, Jason P

TR-10-679

3/07/10

3/12/10

Case transferred to Circuit Court to be filed along with pending felony charges.

Henry, Troy Lee

CR-09-4241

CR-10-163

CR-10-723

3/06/10

3/12/10

Plea of guilty to all charges on 3/12/10. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $835.00. Sentenced to 6 months in jail. Jail sentence suspended on condition of 12 months supervised probation. Conditions of probation: (1) good behavior; (2) drug testing at defendant's expense; (3) drug & alcohol counseling; (4) get G.E.D.; and (5) job training.

Jackson, Jimmie

CR-10-74

CR-10-76

CR-10-77

CR-10-81

Served while in jail on other charges

3/12/10

Plea of guilty to all charges on 3/12/10. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1,967.92 and sentenced to 1 year in jail.

Kelly, Danny R. Jr.

TR-10-680

TR-10-681

TR-10-682

CR-10-722

S-02-1019

S-02-1020

3/01/10

3/12/10

Plea of guilty on 3/12/10 to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1,315.00 and sentenced to 30 days in jail

Risper, Jamarcus

TR-09-3784

CR-09-3843

CR-09-4074

CR-10-514

CR-10-515

CR-10-545

3/06/10

 

Plea of guilty on 3/12/10 to CR-10-545. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $240.00 and sentenced to 6 months in jail. Case #CR-10-514 transferred to Circuit Court to be filed as a felony. Plea of not guilty to all remaining charges. Trial set for 4/08/10.

Spiceson, Freddie

CR-10-724

3/06/10

3/12/10

Plea of guilty on 3/12/10. Sentenced to 30 days in jail. (NOTE: Defendant has outstanding charges in the State of Kentucky.) To receive credit for time served in Arkansas and Kentucky.

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

∙ Fri., March 19, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment

∙ Thurs., March 25, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Trial Violations

∙ Thurs., March 25, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

∙ Fri., March 26, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment

∙ Thurs., April 1, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Trial Violations

∙ Thurs., April 1, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

∙ Fri., April 2, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment

∙ Wed., April 7, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

∙ Thurs., April 8, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Trial Violations

∙ Thurs., April 8, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

∙ Fri., April 9, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment

∙ Thurs., April 15, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Trial Violations

∙ Thurs., April 15, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

∙ Fri., April 16, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment

∙ Wed., April 21, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

∙ Thurs., April 22, 2010 – District Court Judges & Clerks Meeting (Rogers, AR) – No Court.

∙ Fri., April 23, 2010 - District Court Judges & Clerks Meeting (Rogers, AR) – No Court.

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on March 19, 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 Records 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:

• Replace computer monitor.

• Complete installation and set up of court server.

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

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