Friday, October 1, 2010

District Court Weekly DHR (10/04/10)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of September 24 - 30, 2010)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    October 4, 2010

Prepared by:     Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Sept. 24 - 30, 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. 24, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - (No Court) District Judges Fall College (Hot Springs, AR)

Thurs., Sept. 30, 2010 ((9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled - 34

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

    Total number of cases scheduled - 36

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of September 24 - 30, 2010

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

BF

3

5

8

DM

6

 

6

G

2

1

3

NP

16

3

19

TOTAL

27

9

36

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

BF

1

 

1

NP

1

1

2

TOTAL

2

1

3

ALL JURISDICTIONS:

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

BF

4

5

9

DM

6

 

6

G

2

1

3

NP

17

4

21

TOTAL

29

10

39

KEY

BF – Bond Forfeit

NP – Nolle Prosequi

DM – Dismissed

PRB – Probation

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Jail Roster

(Sept. 24 - 30, 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.) Rescheduled for 10/21/10.

Ellebb, Carlos

CR-10-2686

9/24/10

 

Set for plea on 10/01/10.

Gibson, Jerry Lee

CR-10-2750

CR-10-2751

CR-10-2752

9/20/10

 

Set for plea on 10/01/10.

Givens, Turrell 

CR-09-2

CR-09-1999

TR-10-3284

TR-10-3285 

Correction

9/17/10

Released and/or transferred to another county prior to court date.

Set for plea on 9/17/10. Plea of not guilty. Set for 9/30/10. On 9/30/10, did not appear in court and bench warrant was issued.

Mathews, Alfred

CR-10-2745

9/21/10

 

Set for plea on 10/01/10.

Porter, James 

CR-10-2701 

8/29/10 

9/17/10

Plea of guilty on 9/17/10. Ordered to pay fines/cost totaling $340.00; sentenced to 3 days in jail with credit for 3 days; ordered to stay out of Wal-Mart; and must attend Theft Workshop classes.

Pruitt, Sammie

TR-10-3343

TR-10-3344

CR-10-2679

CR-10-2651

CR-07-3120

9/08/10

Also being held on other charges.

 

Set for plea on 10/01/10.

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.

Warwick, Keith

CR-10-2780

CR-10-2781

CR-10-2782

9/23/10

 

Set for plea on 10/01/10.

Williams, Anthony J.

CR-09-1756

Cr-09-4465

9/15/10

 

Set for plea on 10/01/10.

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., Oct. 1, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Wed., Oct. 6, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Trials/Hearings

• Thurs., Oct. 7, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Oct. 7, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Oct. 8, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Thurs., Oct. 14, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Oct. 14, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Oct. 15, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Wed., Oct. 20, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Trials/Hearings

• Thurs., Oct. 21, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Oct. 21, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Oct. 22, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Thurs., Oct. 28, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Oct. 28, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

• Fri., Oct. 29, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Fri., Nov. 19, 2010 – (NO COURT) - District Court Clerk's Meeting (West Memphis, AR)

• Nov. 25 - 26, 2010 – (NO COURT) – Thanksgiving Holiday

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

• Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on October 1, 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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