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Circuit Judge Coleman hears 59 cases during Motion Day hearings

McKinney’s murder case continued

The court system continued the pretrial conference for Dianna McKinney until November 17, 2023, at 10 am. McKinney faces a charge of murder and also with tampering with physical evidence.

Flener’s faces multitude of sex related charges

Jeremy Scott Flener faces a multitude of sex related charges before the Hancock County court system. He faces 40 counts of rape-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age, four counts of sodomy in the first degree, 20 counts of incest-victim under 12 years-of-age or serious physical injury, 24 counts of incest-forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or under 18 years-of-age, 20 counts of sexual abuse-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age, 20 counts of sexual abuse-first degree and 88 charges of unlawful transaction with a minor-first degree illegal sex act under age 16 for a total of 216 charges. The court continued his case until October 27, 2023, at 10 am.

Harris’ charged with forceable incest

Hancock County court continued the pretrial conference for Raymond Lee Harris until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. Harris faces charges of sodomy-second degree (intellectual disability), incest-forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or under 18 years of age and sexual abuse-first degree.

McBride’s charges with sodomy/incest

Hancock County court continued the pretrial conference for Christopher McBride until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. McBride faces charges of sodomy in the first degree, incest-forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or under 18 years-of-age, two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, four charges of unlawful transaction with a minor-illegal sex acts, under age 16 and a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor-second degree.

Boutcher’s probation revoked

Earlier this year Hancock County Circuit Court granted probation to James C. Boutcher on a variety of charges including assault in the fourth-degree domestic violence and terroristic threatening in the third degree. During the September 22 motion day proceedings at the Hancock County Judicial Center, the court granted the Commonwealth Attorney’s office motion to revoke Boutcher’s probation.

As a condition of his probation, Boutcher was not to contact the victim in the case. The court determined Boutcher violated this provision and revoked his probation. The court ordered Boutcher to serve the remainder of his 12-month jail sentence.

Lyons granted probation

Lewisport resident Courtney P. Lyons received probation on several drug-related charges in two cases before Hancock County Circuit Court. Prior to granting Lyons probation, the court found her guilty on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense, trafficking in marijuana-less than 8-ounces-first offense and on a charge of endangering the welfare of a minor.

The court ordered these sentences to run concurrently with each other, but consecutively with the one-year sentence she received in the other case, in which the court found her guilty of possession of a controlled substance-first degree-first offense, for a total sentence of eight years. The court then granted Lyons probation. As a condition of probation, the court ordered Lyons to seek substance abuse treatment.

Burk’s case continued

John Burk faces a number of sex related charges before the Hancock County court system. He faces five cases of sexual abuse in the first degree, a charge of incest-forcible compulsion-incapable of consent or under 18 years-of-age and one count of unlawful transaction with a minor-illegal sex act under age 16. The court continued his case until October 27, 2023, at 10 am.

Douglas’ case continued

The court continued Robert J. Douglas’ case until October 17, 2023, at 10 am. He faces one charge of sexual abuse-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age.

Guth’s case continued

Hancock County court continued Darian Guth’s pretrial conference until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. He faces one charge of sexual abuse-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age, and one charge of failure to comply with sex offender registration-first offense.

charge of sexual abuse-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age.

Other continued cases

  • Christopher Flinn entered a plea of not guilty to once charge of criminal abuse-first degree child 12 or under. He is scheduled to appear in court on October 27, 2023, at 10 am.
  • Hancock County Circuit Court continued Raymond Bass’ case to October 27, 2023, at 10 am. He faces two charges of trafficking-first degree-first offense.
  • The court continued Kelsey V. Berry’s two cases until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. She faces a charge of receiving stolen property under $10,000 in one case, and bail jumping-first degree in the other.
  • The court system continued Donnie Ray Carroll’s case until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. He faces one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance-drug unspecified-first offense, drug paraphernalia-buy/possession and possession of marijuana.
  • The court continued Melissa Cox’s case to October 27, 2023, at 10 am. She faces charges of theft of identity of another without consent, criminal possession of a forged instrument-second degree, unlawful access to a computer-first degree, theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $10,000 or greater but under $1 million and engaging in organized crime-criminal syndicate.
  • The court continued Dustin Criss’ case until December 22, 2023, at 10 am. He faces a charge of flagrant nonsupport.
  • The court continued Leon Dartt’s case until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. He faces charges of theft by unlawful taking all others $1,000 or more but under $10,000 and theft of property-lost/mislaid/delivered by mistake. The court will tender a restitution order at this time.
  • The court continued Samantha Jean Donovan’s diversion hearing until January 26, 2024, at 10 am. She faces 15 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and two charges of probation violation for a felony offense.
  • The court scheduled Michael B. Dunn’s hearing for October 27, 2023, at 10 am. He faces a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense, trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense drug unspecified, two charges of first degreed possession of a controlled substance-drug unspecified, no/expired registration plates, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license and failure to produce insurance card.
  • The court set discovery in Daniel Durbin’s case for November 17, 2023, at 10 am. He faces charges of trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense-two or more grams of methamphetamine-enhanced, wanton endangerment-first degree, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, drug paraphernalia-buy/possession-enhanced, giving an officer false identifying information, theft of identity of another without consent and trafficking in marijuana less than 8-ounces-first offense-enhanced.
  • Hancock County courts continued Ryan C. Green’s pretrial conference to November 17, 2023, at 10 am. He faces charges of reckless driving, two counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, failure to wear seat belts, failure to produce insurance card, no operator’s/moped license, improper equipment and two counts of menacing.
  • Hancock County Circuit Court continued Barbara Gwin’s pretrial conference to October 27, 2023, at 10 am. She faces two charges of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree-first offense two or more grams of methamphetamine.
  • The Hancock County court system continued Marcie Harris’ pretrial conference to October 27, 2023, at 10 am. Harris faces a charge of knowingly abusing/neglect of adult by a person.
  • The court continued the pretrial conference of William L. Hearne until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. Hearne faces a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense-two or more grams of methamphetamine.
  • The court system continued the pretrial conference in both of Katherine Howard’s cases before the court until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. In the first case she faces charges of fraudulent use of a credit card, unlawful access to a computer-first degree, theft of identity of another without consent and theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $1,000 or greater but under $10,000. In the other case she faces charges of theft of identity of another without consent, criminal possession of a forged instrument-second degree, unlawful access to a computer-first degree, theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $10,000 or more but less than $1 million and engaging in organized crime-criminal syndicate.
  • The Hancock County court system continued Robert Johannemann’s pretrial conference until December 22, 2023, at 10 am. He faces three counts of wanton endangerment-first degree-police officer and a charge of menacing.
  • At his arraignment, Jarrod Kennedy entered a plea of not guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance-first degree-second offense and a charge of drug paraphernalia-buy/possession. The court scheduled him to appear on October 27, 2023, at 10 am.
  • The court scheduled a motion to void Kayla Kinnaird’s pretrial diversion on a charge of flagrant nonsupport for December 22, 2023, at 10 am.
  • The court system continued Drew Knight’s pretrial conference to December 22, 2023, at 10 am. He faces a charge of flagrant nonsupport.
  • The court continued the motion to revoke the bond of Brittany N. Mallory until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. She faces charges of burglary-third degree and possession of burglary tools.
  •  The court continued the pretrial conference for Jacob McFall until December 22, 2023, at 10 am. He faces four charges of wanton endangerment in the first degree.
  • Hancock County Circuit Court continued the pretrial conference for Jiera McIntosh until November 17, 2023, at 10 am. She faces charges of assault-third degree-police/probation officer, burglary second degree, assault fourth degree minor injury and resisting arrest.
  • The court continued the pretrial conference of Marcus Blake McNeese until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. McNeese faces charges of unlawful imprisonment-first degree, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and three charges of wanton endangerment in the first degree.
  • Hancock County Circuit Court continued the pretrial conference of Leonard J. Melton until November 17, 2023, at 10 am. Melton faces charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.
  • Hancock County Circuit Court continued the pretrial conference for Kyrsten Mooney until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. Mooney faces charges of theft of identity of another without consent, criminal possession of a forged instrument-second degree, unlawful access to a computer-first degree, theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $10,000 or more but less than $1 million and engaging in organized crime-criminal syndicate.
  • The court system scheduled pretrial conferences on October 27, 2023, at 10 am and again on December 22, 2023, at 10 am for Megan Mundy. She faces charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, criminal trespass-second degree, falsely reporting an incident, two counts of harassing communications, intimidating a participant in the legal process and three counts of custodial interference.
  • The court sent a hearing date of October 27, 2023, at 10 am for Alex S. Payne. He faces 11 counts of wanton endangerment-first degree and 12 charges of menacing.
  • The pretrial conference for Carie Roberts was continued to October 27, 2023, at 10 am. Roberts faces charges of criminal mischief-first degree, burglary-third degree, theft by unlawful taking or disposition from building $1,000 or more but under $10,000 and theft by unlawful taking or disposition from building.
  • The court continued the pretrial conference for Melissa Roberts to November 17, 2023, at 10 am. Roberts faces two charges of trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense, two or more grams of methamphetamines.
  • The court continued Randall A. Weatherholt’s pretrial conference until October 27, 2023, at 10 am. He faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine-second or greater offense, unlawful possession of meth precursor-second or greater offense and assault fourth degree minor injury.

Cases set for trial

  • Hancock County Circuit Court set a tentative trial date of November 17, 2023, at 10 am for Matthew D. Bailey. He faces charges of burglary in the third degree, criminal trespass-second degree, theft by unlawful taking parts from vehicle, theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $10,000 or more but under $1 million and criminal mischief in the third degree.
  • The Hancock County court system set a tentative trial date of November 17, 2023, at 10 am for Monta D. Goodnight. He faces charges of burglary in the third degree, criminal trespass-second degree, theft by unlawful taking parts from vehicle, theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $10,000 or greater but less than $1 million and criminal mischief in the third degree.
  • Connie J. Oden faces a trial date of March 6, 2024, at 9 am on charges of manslaughter-second degree and tampering with physical evidence. She also faces a pretrial conference hearing on the charges on December 22, 2023, at 10 am.
  • Hancock County Circuit Court set a hearing for October 27, 2023, at 10 am for Bobby Thrasher. He faces charges of burglary in the third degree, possession of burglary tools, trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense-two or more grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia-buy/possession.
  • William Tuck faces a hearing date of November 17, 2023, at 10 am. Tuck faces two charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument-second degree, two charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $1,000 or more but less than $10,000 and theft of identity of another without consent.

Failure to appear

  • The Hancock County court system issued a bench warrant for Eli Oscar Claise for failure to appear. He failed to appear on charges of operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure to produce insurance card, possession of a controlled substance-first degree-third or greater offense, drug paraphernalia-buy/possession and escape-second degree-identity facility.
  • David Lamar Johnson Jr. failed to appear in court for his pretrial conference on charges of flagrant nonsupport, and two counts of probation violation for a felony offense. The court scheduled his pretrial conference for October 27, 2023, at 10 am.
  • Darrell L. Moore failed to appear in court on two charges of theft of services, criminal mischief in the first degree and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree. The court issued a bench warrant for $326.93.
  • Bryan Neal Zangaro failed to appear on a variety of drug related charges, and the court issued a bench warrant for $12,500. He faces charges of trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense- less than four grams of cocaine-enhanced, trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense- less than two grams of methamphetamine-enhanced, shock probation in a felony conviction and two counts of probation violation for a felony arrest.

Active warrants

  • Michael Bickett has an active warrant from the Hancock County court system. He faces charges of wanton endangerment in the first degree and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/substances-second-aggravating circumstances.
  • Alan M. Durden has an active warrant from the Hancock County court system. He faces a charge of theft by deception-including cold checks of $1,000 or greater but under $10,000.
  • Robert F. Fitch has an active warrant from the Hancock County court system. He faces two charges of convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Sentencing

  • Hancock County Circuit Court set John J. Nelson’s sentencing for October 27, 2023, at 10 am. Nelson faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance-first degree-first offense.
  • The court set a pre-sentencing hearing for Arles Young for October 27, 2023, at 10 am. He entered a plea of guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance-first degree-second offense.

Arraignments

  • At his arraignment, Jarrod Kennedy entered a plea of not guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance-first degree-second offense and a charge of drug paraphernalia-buy/possession. The court scheduled him to appear on October 27, 2023, at 10 am.
  • Alex Miller entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of criminal mischief-first degree and the court continued his case until October 27, 2023, at 10 am.
  • Bailey Elizabeth Sandage entered a plea of not guilty to charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition auto $10,000 or more but under $1 million, criminal mischief in the first degree and bail jumping in the first degree. The court scheduled her to appear on October 27, 2023, at 10 am.

Review

  • Hancock County Circuit Court continued the review of Phillip Andrew Seaton’s case until December 22, 2023, at 10 am. He faces a charge of flagrant nonsupport.
  • Hancock County Circuit Court continued the review of Randall L. Vaughn’s case until December 22, 2023, at 10 am. He  faces a charge of flagrant nonsupport.

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