Sentences, dates set in circuit court last week
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Eighty-one names appeared on a Van Buren County Circuit Court docket last Friday.
Of the 81 defendants, 53 of them faced some sort of drug charge. Drugs also figured into the arrests of some of the other defendants.
Some of the defendants receiving sentences in Judge Charles E. Clawson’s courtroom on Oct. 11 were:
• Paula J. Gasky, who pleaded guilty to three counts of manufacturing, delivering, possession of a controlled substance. A felony count of possession of drug paraphernalia was nol prossed. Gasky was sentenced to 60 months in the Department of Correction, 60 months suspended imposition of sentence, fines and court costs. She received three days jail credit and was allowed to remain free temporarily because of medical issues with one of her parents. Gasky was ordered to report to the Van Buren County sheriff’s office for transport to DOC on Dec. 19.
• Bobby Loftis, who received a 24-month extension of his probation. He had been facing a probation revocation hearing on four drug-related charges from 2010. Loftis had indicated he was planning to leave Arkansas. The prosecutor’s office agreed that he could be on unsupervised probation if he does.
• Teddy Converse, 25, who was sentenced to 100 days in the county jail, which he already has served, and 24 months suspended imposition of sentence. Converse originally faced six charges; four of them were nol prossed. He pleaded guilty to theft of property and criminal mischief-second degree, both felonies.
• Ryan Tice, 39, who was ordered to pay a fine after three counts of terroristic threatening-first degree were reduced to one misdemeanor count.
• Adam Tackett, who was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered to pay a $815 fine as well as court costs and fees. A misdemeanor judgement on unauthorized use of motor vehicle and trespass was entered. He originally also faced a felony charge of breaking or entering.
• Brian L. Woodson, who was sentenced to 176 days in the Van Buren County Detention Center, a 36-month suspended imposition of sentence and court costs on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Woodson received credit for 176 days already served. A second felony charge of possession of a controlled substance was nol prossed.
• Jeremy Lee Bixler, 33, who was sentenced to 12 months probation on a misdemeanor judgment. Original charges against Bixler were terroristic threatening-first degree, a felony, and three misdemeanor charges — indecent exposure, resisting arrest and fleeing.
• Marni Chagala, 24, who was sentenced to 84 months probation, a $2,000 fine and restitution of $320.54 on two charges of forgery. Chagala told the court she is currently serving a prison sentence and will be in the DOC for six or seven more months.
In other cases:
• Steven Ray Nunley, charged in October 2012 with possession of drug paraphernalia, was rescheduled for a pretrial hearing on Oct. 28, after his attorney, Helen Rice Grinder, asked for a continuance.
• David Ray Cook, 56, whose trial on a charge of rape is set for Nov. 5, will be in court on Oct. 28 so the court can hear motions from Cook’s attorney, Jerry Patterson.
• Jerry Hausler, 50, charged with failing to register or to report as a sex offender, will be back in court on Oct. 28.
• Crystal Bigelow, whose charges include kidnapping, terroristic threatening-first degree, endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of firearms by a certain person, all felonies, was ordered held on $125,000 bond. Prosecutor Chad Brown, in requesting the high bond, said Bigelow could be charged as an habitual offender and is looking at “almost 80 years in prison.”
• A failure to appear warrant was issued for Kimberly Davidson, 22, who faces four drug-related felonies and other charges.
• Gabrial Kipfer, 41, who had been out on bond on charges of possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, and contempt of court, was arraigned on new charges filed in September. Those charges are furnishing prohibited articles, possession of a controlled substance-meth, possession of a schedule VI substance — a misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded not guilty to the new charges and pretrial was set for Dec. 19. His pretrial hearing on the May charges was rescheduled for Oct 28. An additional $5,000 bond was set on the new charges.
• Jason A. Brock, 30, pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was ordered to appear with private counsel on Dec. 19, and his $1,500 bond was left in place.
• Charles D. Hicks, 43, was ordered held without bond at least until his next hearing on Oct. 28. New charges were filed against Hicks recently and the state has entered a motion to send Hicks to prison on suspended imposition of sentence from a March 2012 case. Because of conflicts with the two local public defenders, Hicks does not yet have an attorney.
• Errin McKenzie, charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of no liability insurance, was scheduled for a Nov. 5 jury trial.
• Brandon Lovell, 25, was ordered to return to Circuit Court on Dec. 19. Lovell faces five felony charges, including aggravated residential burglary and aggravated assault, and three misdemeanors. He currently is being held in Pulaski County on federal charges. Clawson said the charges do not overlap and if nothing is settled in the federal case by December, “We need to start looking at disposition of state charges.”
• Timothy Turnbow, 50, who faces charges from last August of false imprisonment-first degree and terroristic threatening-first degree, both felonies, and domestic battering-third degree, a misdemeanor, was ordered held without bail until his next hearing, which is set for Oct. 28.
Among other plea and arraignments from Friday that were set for pretrial on Dec. 12 are:
• Ricky George Brown, 46, charged with terroristic threatening-first degree. He is free on $500 bond.
• Tessa Dawn Williams, 36, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor count of contempt of court. Bond was set at $5,000.
• Robert O. Davis Jr., 52, charged with possession of firearms by certain persons. He currently is in custody of the Department of Correction.
• Jonathan Mark Summers, charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. His bond was set at $5,00.
• Chad Mallaney, charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. He is currently out on bond.
• Nicky Bonds, 50, charged with terroristic threatening-first degree, a felony, and domestic battering-third degree, a misdemeanor. Bond was set at $5,000.
• Richard Brian Reynolds, 46, charged with two felonies — possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and two traffic misdemeanors. His bond of $8,000 was left intact.
• James K. Black, 35, charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, three traffic misdemeanors, and felony possession drug paraphernalia. Bond was previously set at $2,500.
• Nancy Jane Evans, charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia and two misdemeanor counts — theft by receiving and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is free on her own recognizance.
• David Michael Ramer, charged with manufacturing, delivery, possession of a controlled substance.
• Clay Edward Shaver, 40, charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a felony. His attorney, Ralph Blagg, asked that the case be moved to December because it is a “dog-sniffing case” and such a case is currently awaiting a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
• James B. Jones, 32, charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Justin Lynn Woods, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a felony.
• Donald Gene Bryant, 60, facing a charge of delivery of a controlled substance, a felony.
Among those set to return on Oct. 28 are:
• Tyler Wayne Delk, 24, charged with rape, a Class Y felony.
• John Brandon Kocher, charged with two felony and one misdemeanor drug counts, criminal use of prohibited weapons and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, both felonies. Blagg said his client is currently in Stone County jail. The state will prepare a transport order to get Kocher to court in Van Buren County.
• Darren Wayne Honeycutt, charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of firearms by certain persons, a felony.
• Bobby Wayne Shaver, charged with two felony counts of terroristic threatening-first degree, aggravated assault against a family or household member, a felony, and a misdemeanor charge of violating a no contact order. Oct. 28 would be a pretrial hearing for Shaver who is set for a jury trial on Nov 8. Prosecutor Brown put the defendant on notice that if the case goes to trial, Shaver risks being charged as an habitual offender.