Friday, November 12, 2010

District Court Weekly DHR (11/15/10)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of November 5 - 11, 2010)

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    November 15, 2010

Prepared by:     Linda Danley

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Nov. 5- 11, 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., Nov. 5, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket

    Total number of cases scheduled – 160

Thurs., Nov. 11, 2010 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations (SPECIAL SETTING)

    Total number of cases scheduled – 1

Thurs., Nov. 11, 2010 (1:30 P.M.) – No Court. Office Closed – Veteran's Day.

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of Nov. 5 - 11, 2010

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

 

14 

21 

15 

37 

TOTAL 

26 

24 

51 

Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

   

16 

23 

TF 

  

TOTAL 

2

19 

27 

ALL JURISDICTIONS:

Finding 

Criminal 

DWI 

Juvenile 

Traffic 

Total 

DM 

  

11 

16

25 

31 

60

TF 

  

2

TOTAL 

31 

43 

78

KEY

DM – Dismissed

TF - Transferred

G – Guilty

 

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Jail Roster

(Nov. 5 - 11, 2010)

Name 

Case# 

Arrest

Date 

Release/

Sent. Date 

Disposition 

Allen, Markell D. 

CR-10-683

CR-10-684

CR-10-685

CR-10-686

CR-10-839

CR-10-840

CR-10-996

CR-10-1223 

Served while in jail on other charges. 

11/05/10

Plea of guilty on 11/05/10 to CR-10-840, CR-10-683, and CR-10-996. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $480.00 and sentenced to 1 year in jail. Plea of not guilty to remaining charges. Trial set for 12/02/10.

Culler, Alexander J. 

CR-10-2690

CR-10-2704

CR-10-2956

CR-10-3182

CR-10-3183 

10/28/10

11/05/10

Plea of guilty on 11/05/10 to CR-10-2956, CR-10-2690 and CR-10-3182. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $780 and sentenced to 120 days in jail. Appeal bond set at $4,000.00. Plea of not guilty to all remaining charges. Trial set for 12/02/10.

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. Continued until 12/09/10.

Henry, Willie E 

CR-10-2210

CR-10-2211

CR-10-3090 

8/28/10 

 

Set for trial 10/28/10. Defendant unwilling to cooperate with court. Found in contempt of court (CR-10-3090) and sentenced to 10 days. All other charges continued to 12/02/10.

Jacobs, Tyrone A. 

TR-09-1317

TR-09-1318

CR-09-1703

CR-09-1705 

Served while in jail on other charges 

11/05/10

Plea of no contest on 11/05/10 on all charges. Found guilty and ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $640.00.

Jones, Chyeka

TR-10-1933

TR-10-1934

TR-10-1935

CR-10-1902

CR-10-3072

11/08/10

 

Set for plea on 11/12/10.

Martin, Deon 

CR-10-2935 

Served while in jail on other charges. 

Released prior to 11/05/10.

Set for plea on 11/05/10. Defendant did not appear. Rescheduled for 11/12/10.

Mathews, Eddie L. 

CR-10-2937 

Served while in jail on other charges. 

11/05/10

Plea of guilty on 11/05/10. Probation revoked. Sentenced to 1 year in jail.

Porter, Randy L. 

CR-08-5058

CR-09-281 

Served while in jail on other charges.

Released prior to 11/05/10

Set for plea on 11/05/10. Defendant did not appear. Rescheduled for 11/12/10.

Ravery, Henry

CR-10-3192

11/04/10

11/05/10

Plea of guilty on 11/05/10. Sentenced to three days in jail and given credit for three days served.

Robinson, Kenneth 

CR-10-3010

CR-10-3010 

10/05/10

(Also hold for Monroe County) 

11/05/10

Plea of guilty on 11/05/10 to all charges. Sentenced to 70 days in jail and to serve out back fines/cost after 10 days.

Wilson, Elmore Jr. 

CR-10-3161

CR-10-3162 

11/01/10

Released prior to 11/05/10

Set for plea on 11/05/10. Defendant did not appear. Bench warrant issued.

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., Nov. 12, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

• Wed., Nov. 17, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

• Thurs., Nov. 18, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., Nov. 18, 2010 (1:30 p.m.) – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

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

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

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

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

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

• Fri., Dec. 3, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) – Plea/Arraignment & Review Hearings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

• Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on November 12, 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:

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

• Shortage in ceiling fixture inside courtroom.

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