Friday, September 17, 2010

District Court Weekly DHR (9/20/10)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of September 10 - 16, 2010)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    September 20, 2010

Prepared by:     Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Sept. 10 - 16, 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., Sept. 10, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 293

Wed., Sept. 15, 2010 – Civil & Small Claims Hearing/Trials

    Total number of cases scheduled – 4 civil claims

Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 87

Thurs., Sept. 16, 2010 (1:30 P.M.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled - 57

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of September 10 - 16, 2010

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

1

 

1

10

12

DM

   

2

2

G

31

1

 

27

59

NG

   

1

1

NP

17

  

26

43

PRB

   

2

2

TOTAL

49

1

1

68

119

Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

DM

4

2

6

G

2

1

3

TOTAL

6

3

9

Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding

Traffic

Total

DM

1

1

G

2

2

TOTAL

3

3

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

1

 

11

12

DM

2

 

2

4

G

3

1

3

7

NP

4

 

7

11

PRB

  

1

2

TOTAL

10

1

24

36

ALL JURISDICTIONS:

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

2

 

1

21

24

DM

6

  

7

13

G

36

1

1

33

71

NG

   

1

1

NP

21

  

33

54

PRB

  

1

3

4

TOTAL

65

1

3

98

167

KEY

BF – Bond Forfeit

NG – Not Guilty

DM – Dismissed

NP – Nolle Prosequi

G – Guilty

PRB – Probation

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Jail Roster

(Sept. 10 - 16, 2010)

Name 

Case# 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Diamond, Curtis 

CR-08-3823

CR-09-4324

CR-09-4325

CR-09-4326

CR-10-48 

6/11/10

Also being held on county charges.

 

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. (No trial. Public defender did not appear.)

Ellebb, Carlos

CR-06-3093

CR-06-3119

CR-06-3120

CR-06-3121

CR-07-803

CR-07-906

CR-07-1148

CR-07-1149

CR-07-1150

CR-07-1151

CR-06-1568

9/08/10

9/16/10

Plea of not guilty on 9/10/10. Trial on 9/16/10. Plea of guilty. Sentenced to 1 year in jail with credit for 1 year served.

Givens, Turrell

CR-09-2

CR-09-1999

TR-10-3284

TR-10-3285

9/03/10

 

Set for plea on 9/17/10.

Otis, Timothy

CR-10-2580

8/25/10

9/16/10

Plea of not guilty on 9/10/10. Trial on 9/16/10. Found guilty. Ordered to stay out of Wal-Mart and sentenced to 6 months in jail with credit for 21 days served.

Porter, James

CR-10-2701

8/29/10

 

Set for plea on 9/17/10.

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., 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 September 17, 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:

• 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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