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Judge Coleman hears many criminal cases during Hancock County Motion Day proceedings

The Hancock County Circuit Court docket for Friday, October 27, 2023. The Honorable Timothy R. Coleman presiding.

Charles D. Atwell, review, two charges 1) Theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000. 2) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others under $500. The remainder of restitution due waived due to both parties being deceased.

Jacklyn G. Basham, motion hour, motion to provoke probation on five charges. 1) Bail jumping first degree. 2) Shock probation in felony convictions. 3) Shock probation in felony convictions. 4) Probation violation for felony offense. 5) Parole violation. The defendant’s case continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Raymond Bass, pretrial conference on two charges of trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense, less than two grams of methamphetamine The defendant’s case continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am. The defendant to enter a plea or to settle the case.

Kelsey V. Berry, pretrial conference, receiving stolen property under $10,000. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Kelsey V. Berry, pretrial conference, bail jumping-first degree. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

James Christen Boutcher, motion hour, motion for shock probation, nine charges. 1) Assault fourth degree domestic violence, minor injury. 2) Wanton endangerment-first degree. 3) Menacing. 4) Terroristic threatening-third degree. 5) Violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO. 6) Violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO. 7) Violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO. 8) Violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO. 9) Probation violation for felony offense. Motion submitted to the court; the Commonwealth Attorney’s office opposes the motion.

Stephen Bruce, motion hour, motion to revoke probation, five charges. 1) Possession of marijuana. 2) Drug paraphernalia-buy/possession. 3) Possession of a controlled substance-first degree-first offense. 4) Probation violation for felony offense. 5) Shock probation in felony conviction. Active warrant on defendant.

John Burk, pretrial conference, five counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, one count of incest-forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or under 18 years-of-age and a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor first-degree illegal sex act, under age 16. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Donnie Ray Carroll, discovery conference, three charges. 1) First degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified-first offense. 2) Drug paraphernalia-buy/possession. 3) Possession of marijuana. The defendant to enter drug court.

Thomas A. Chumney, motion hour, motion to revoke probation on a charge of theft by deception including cold checks $10,000 or more. The defendant failed to appear; the court issued a $2,500 bench warrant.

Melissa Cox, to enter a plea on five charges. 1) Theft of identity of another without consent. 2) Criminal possession of a forged instrument-second degree. 3) Unlawful access to a computer-first degree. 4) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $10,000 or more but less than $1 million. 5) Engaging in organized crime-criminal syndicate. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Leon Dartt, other hearing, two charges. 1) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $1,000 but less than $10,000. 2) Theft of property-lost-mislaid-delivered by mistake. The defendant’s hearing continued to 12-22-23 at 10 am. Commonwealth to take order.

Robert J. Douglas, pretrial conference, sexual abuse-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 12-22-23 at 10 am.

Michael B. Dunn, other hearing, seven charges. 1) Trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense less than two grams of methamphetamine. 2) Trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense. 3) First degree possession of a controlled substance- drug unspecified-first offense. 4) First degree possession of a controlled substance-drug unspecified-first offense. 5) No/expired registration plates. 6) Operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license. 7) Failure to produce insurance card. The defendant referred to drug court; the defendant’s case continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Robert F. Fitch, other hearing, two charges of a convicted felon in possession of a handgun. Warrant withdrawn; probation modified to unsupervised.

Jeremy Scott Flener, pretrial conference on 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. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Christopher Flinn, pretrial conference, criminal abuse first degree-child 12 or under. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 12-22-23 at 10 am.

Darian Guth, pretrial conference, two charges. 1) Sexual abuse-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age. 2) Failure to comply with sex offender registration-first offense. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Barbara Gwin, pretrial conference, two charges of trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense two grams or less of methamphetamine. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Vicky Hammond, motion hour, motion for shock probation, three charges. 1) Flagrant nonsupport. 2) Persistent felony offender-first degree. 3) Probation violation for felony offense. Motion for shock probation submitted to the court, the motion opposed by the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

Vicky Lynn Hammond, motion hour, motion for shock probation, nine charges. 1) Theft by unlawful taking/disposition firearm. 2) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition-controlled substance under $10,000. 3) Theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000. 4) Theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000. 5) Burglary-first degree. 6) Burglary-second degree. 7) Convicted felon in possession of a handgun. 8) Persistent felony offender-first degree. 9) Probation violation for a felony offense. No action.

Vicky Lynn Hammond, motion hour, motion for shock probation, three charges. 1) Making false statements to obtain benefit increase of $100 or more. 2) Persistent felony offender in the first degree. 3) Probation violation for felony offense. No action.

Marcie Harris, pretrial conference, knowingly abusing or neglecting of adult by a person. The charge amended to wanton abuse of an adult. The defendant entered a plea of guilty; the defendant’s presentence hearing scheduled for 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Raymond Lee Harris, pretrial conference, three charges. 1) Sodomy-second degree (intellectual disability). 2) Incest-forcible compulsion/incapable of consent or under 18 years-of-age. 3) Sexual abuse-first degree. The defendant entered a plea of guilty to the charges; The defendant’s presentencing hearing scheduled for 12-22-23 at 10 am.

William L. Hearne, pretrial conference, trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense-two or more grams of methamphetamine. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 12-22-23 at 10 am.

Brady Hill, show cause deferred/installment payment, four charges 1) Strangulation-first degree. 2) Strangulation-second degree. 3) Assault fourth degree minor injury. 4) Persistent felony offender-second degree. The defendant failed to appear; the court issued a bench warrant for $195.

Randall Horton, other hearing, theft by unlawful taking or disposition auto $1,000 or more but under $10,000. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Katherine Howard, to enter plea, four charges. 1) Fraudulent use of a credit card. 2) Unlawful access to a computer-first degree. 3) Theft of identity of another without consent. 4) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $1,000 or more but under $10,000. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Katherine Howard, pretrial conference, five charges. 1) Theft of identity of another without consent. 2) Criminal possession of a forged instrument-second degree. 3) Unlawful access to a computer-first degree. 4) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $10,000 or more but under $1 million. 5) Engaging in organized crime-criminal syndicate. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

David Lamar Johnson Sr. pretrial conference, three charges. 1) Flagrant nonsupport. 2) Probation violation for felony offense. 3) Probation violation for felony offense. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 12-22-23 at 10 am.

Jarrod Kennedy, discovery conference, two charges. 1) Possession of a controlled substance-first degree-second offense. 2) Drug paraphernalia-buy/possession. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 12-22-23 at 10 am.

Michael Leroy Little, other hearing, three charges. 1) Improper registration plate. 2) Possession of a controlled substance-first degree-second offense. 3) Drug paraphernalia-buy/possession. $25 bond filing fee waived.

Michael Todd Little, other hearing, four charges. 1) Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/substances-first. 2) Possession of a controlled substance-first degree-first offense. 3) Possession of marijuana. 4) Drug paraphernalia-buy/possession The court sent a notice to the defendant to appear 4-26-24 at 10 am.

Brittany N Mallory, pretrial conference, two charges. 1) Burglary-third degree. 2) Possession of burglary tools. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Christopher McBride, pretrial conference on 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. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Marcus Blake McNeese, pretrial conference, on charges of unlawful imprisonment-first degree, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, assault fourth degree dating violence no visible injury and three charge of wanton endangerment-first degree. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Alex Miller, discovery conference, criminal mischief-first degree. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 12-22-23 at 10 am.

Kyrsten Mooney, pretrial conference, five charges. 1) Theft of identity of another without consent. 2) Criminal possession of a forged instrument-second degree. 3) Unlawful access to a computer-first degree. 4) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $10,000 or more but under $1 million. 5) Engaging in organized crime-criminal syndicate. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Megan Mundy, pretrial conference on 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. Mundy’s bond modified to $25,000, with a curfew of 6 pm to 6 am. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

John J. Nelson, sentencing, possession of a controlled substance-first degree-first offense. Probated.

Kristin O’Bryan, motion hour, motion to void pretrial diversion on four charges. 1) Burglary-second degree. 2) Burglary-third degree. 3) Theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000. 4) Criminal mischief-third degree. The defendant failed to appear; the court issued a $1,000 bench warrant.

Cody Patton, to enter plea or settle case, two charges. 1) Convicted felon in possession of a handgun. 2) Selling or transferring firearm to one prohibited from possession-felon. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 12-22-23 at 10 am.

Alex S. Payne, to enter plea on 12 charges of wanton endangerment-first degree, and 12 charges of menacing. The wanton endangerment-first degree charges amended to wanton endangerment-second degree. The defendant entered a plea of guilty; sentence probated.

Caitlyn L. Ralph, motion hour, request for early termination, three charges. 1) Criminal abuse first degree child-child 12 or under. 2) Criminal abuse-second degree-child 12 or under. 3) Wanton endangerment-first degree. The defendant’s motion denied.

Carie Roberts, pretrial conference, four charges. 1) Criminal mischief-first degree. 2) Burglary-third degree. 3) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition from building $1,000 or more but under $10,000. 4) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition from building. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Adam D. Ruby, motion for shock probation to attend treatment program, four charges. 1) Possession of a controlled substance-first degree-first offense. 2) Tampering with physical evidence. 3) Driving on a DUI suspended license-second offense. 4) Probation violation for felony offense. The defendant ordered released from custody and into the Lighthouse Recovery program for nine-month inpatient treatment.

Bailey Elizabeth Sandage, discovery conference, three charges. 1) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition auto $10,000 or more but under $1 million. 2) Criminal mischief-first degree. 3) Bail jumping-first degree. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Joshua N. Sipes, other hearing, six charges. 1) Drug paraphernalia-buy/possession. 2) Possession of a controlled substance-first degree-second offense. 3) Tampering with physical evidence. 4) Possession of marijuana. 5) Persistent felony offender-second degree. 6) Probation violation for felony offense. The court ordered the defendant’s warrant withdrawn.

Joshua N. Sipes, other hearing, eight charges. 1) Rape-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age. 2) Sodomy-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age. 3) Sodomy-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age. 4) Sexual abuse-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age. 5) Wanton endangerment-first degree. 6) Sexual abuse-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age. 7) Persistent felony offender-first degree. 8)  Shock probation in felony conviction. The court recalled the defendant’s warrant.

Michael Skimerhorn, review on three charges of rape-first degree, three charges of sodomy-third degree, six charges of sexual abuse-first degree, 12 charges of unlawful transaction with a minor-first degree-illegal sex act-under age 16 and a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor-third degree. The court waived the defendant’s $25 fee.

Stephen D. Smith, motion hour, motion to withdraw, four charges. 1) Manufacturing methamphetamine-first offense. 2) Facilitation manufacturing methamphetamine-first offense. 3) Possession of marijuana. 4) Possession of a controlled substance-first degree-first offense. The court signed the order withdrawing the motion.

Stephen D. Smith, motion hour, motion to withdraw, bail jumping-first degree. The court signed the order withdrawing the motion.

Trenton Thorpe, discovery conference, four charges. 1) Criminal mischief-first degree. 2) Burglary-third degree. 3) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition from building $1,000 or more but under $10,000. 4) Theft by unlawful taking or disposition from building. The defendant’s bond modified with curfew from 6 pm to 6 am. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 12-22-23 at 10 am.

Bobby Thrasher, discovery conference, four charges. 1) Burglary-third degree 2) Possession of burglary tools. 3) Trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense, two or more grams of methamphetamine. 4) Drug paraphernalia-buy/possession. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am.

Randall E. Waltrip, pretrial conference, three charges. 1) Rape-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age. 2) Sodomy-first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age. 3) Incest-victim under 12 years-of-age or serious physical injury. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 11-17-23 at 10 am; the defendant’s trial scheduled for 11-30-23 at 9 am.

Randall A. Weatherholt, pretrial conference, three charges. 1) Manufacturing methamphetamine-second or greater offense. 2) Unlawful possession of meth precursor-second or greater offense. 3) Assault fourth degree minor injury. The defendant’s pretrial conference continued to 12-22-23 at 10 am.

James Wilson Willard, motion hour, motion to revoke probation, three charges. 1) Flagrant nonsupport. 2) Probation violation for felony offense. 3) Probation violation for felony offense. The defendant failed to appear; the court issued a $1,000 bench warrant.

Christopher M. Wiseman, motion hour, motion to revoke probation, two charges. 1) Flagrant nonsupport. 2) Probation violation for a felony offense. The defendant failed to appear; the court issued a $500 bench warrant.

Arles Young, sentencing, three charges. 1) Possession of marijuana. 2) Drug paraphernalia-buy/possession. 3) Possession of a controlled substance-first degree-second offense. The defendant incarcerated in Fulton County; the court needs an order from the state Department of Corrections to transfer the defendant to the Breckinridge County jail.

Bryan Neal Zangaro, show cause deferred/installment payment, five charges. 1) Enhancement trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense-less than four grams of cocaine. 2) Enhancement trafficking in a controlled substance-first degree-first offense-less than two grams of methamphetamine. 3) Shock probation in felony conviction. 4) Probation violation for felony offense. 5) Probation violation for felony offense. The defendant owes $175; the defendant has an active warrant.

Angela M. Zuelly, motion hour, motion to revoke probation, four charges. 1) Complicity to theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others under $500. 2) Possession of a controlled substance-first degree-first offense. 3) Probation violation for felony offense. 4) Shock probation in a felony conviction. No action.

By Ralph Dickerson

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