Friday, August 20, 2010

District Court Weekly DHR (8/23/10)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of August 13 - 19, 2010)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    August 23, 2010

Prepared by:     Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Aug. 13 - 19, 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., August 13, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 209

Wed., Aug. 18, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claim Hearings/Trials

    Total number of cases scheduled – 12 civil claims

Thurs., Aug. 19, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 65

Thurs., Aug. 19, 2010 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 88

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of August 13 - 19, 2010

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

1

  

13

14

DM

1

   

1

G

22

5

3

22

52

NG

2

   

2

NP

44

  

18

62

TOTAL

70

5

3

53

131

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Criminal

Total

NP

1

1

TOTAL

1

1

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Traffic

Total

BF

  

2

2

G

2

1

5

8

NG

7

1

1

9

NP

7

 

8

15

TOTAL

16

2

16

34

ALL JURISDICTIONS:

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Ordinance

Traffic

Total

BF

1

  

15

16

DM

1

   

1

G

24

6

3

27

60

NG

9

1

 

1

11

NP

52

  

26

78

TOTAL

87

7

3

69

166

KEY

BF – Bond Forfeited

NG – Not Guilty

DM – Dismissed

NP – Nolle Prosequi

G – Guilty 

 

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Jail Roster

(Aug. 13 - 19, 2010)

Name 

Case# 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date

Disposition 

Britton, Jarkius K.

TR-09-2010

CR-09-2011

CR-09-2211

CR-09-2212

TR-09-2860

CR-09-3183

TR-09-4017

TR-09-4018

CR-09-4269

CR-09-4604

CR-10-1587

6/27/10

 

Plea of not guilty on 7/02/10. Trial set for 7/15/10. On 7/15/10, rescheduled for 7/23/10. On 7/23/10, rescheduled for 08/06/10. Rescheduled to 9/10/10.

Chism, Jonathan  

CR-10-2277

TR-08-3715

CR-08-4858 

8/10/10 

8/19/10

Plea of not guilty on 8/13/10. Trial on 8/19/10 on TR-08-3715 and CR-08-4858. Plea of guilty. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $280.00 and sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for 10 days served.


 

Case #CR-10-2277 set for trial on 9/16/10. Released O.R. 

Diamond, Curtis 

CR-08-3823

CR-09-4324

CR-09-4325

CR-09-4326

CR-10-48 

6/11/10 

 

Plea of not guilty on 6/25/10. Set for trial on 7/08/10. Rescheduled for 7/15/10. On 7/15/10, rescheduled for 9/16/10.

Harvey, Nicholas 

CR-10-2093

CR-10-2111 

7/22/10 

 

Plea of not guilty on 7/23/10. Set for trial on 8/19/10. (Being held in Lee Co. facility.) On 8/19/10, rescheduled for 9/09/10.

Henry, Troy Lee

CR-10-2279

CR-10-2117

8/08/10 

8/13/10

Plea of not guilty on 8/13/10. Trial set for 9/16/10. Released O.R.

Lockhart, Marcus 

CR-09-1915

CR-09-3157

CR-09-3897

CR-10-634

CR-10-825

CR-10-2301

CR-10-2302 

  

Plea of not guilty on 8/13/10. Trial on 8/19/10. On 8/19/10, plea of no contest. Sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 12 days served.

Minor, Ronnie 

CR-09-3625

CR-09-3626

CR-09-4140

CR-09-4141

CR-09-4507 

7/17/10 

 

Plea of not guilty on 7/23/10 to CR-09-3625 and CR-09-3626. Set for trial on 8/26/10. Plea of guilty to remaining charges. Sentenced to 60 days in jail.

Norton, Joshua 

CR-10-1730 

7/28/10 

8/19/10

Plea of not guilty on 8/19/10. Finding of guilty. Sentenced to three days VWP for the city. Review date – 09/17/10. 

Stafford, Joseph 

TR-10-1751 

Other charges pending.

 

Set for plea on 7/30/10. Continued on 7/30/10 to 8/06/10. Plea of not guilty on 8/6/10. Set for trial on 12/3/10. 


 

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., Aug. 20, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Thurs., Aug. 26, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Aug. 26, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Aug. 27, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Wed., Sept. 1, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

• Thurs., Sept. 2, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Sept. 2, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Sept. 3, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings (Half-day schedule –

    Labor Day
Holiday)

• Thurs., Sept. 9, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Sept. 9, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Sept. 10, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Wed., Sept. 15, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Trials/Hearings

• Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Sept. 17, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Thurs., Sept. 23, 2010 – District Court Judge's Meeting. NO COURT.

• Fri., Sept. 24, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – District Court Judge's Meeting. NO COURT.

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

• Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on Aug. 20, 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).

• Shortage in ceiling fixture inside courtroom.

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