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License violations dominate State Court

Seven violations of driving without license and other traffic and licensing violations dominated the Decatur County State Court charges and sentences, which were handled by State Court Judge George Floyd on Feb. 17 and Feb. 23.

•  Jose Alvaro, pleaded guilty (PG) driving without license, 12 months probated, $600; PG safety belts children under four, $50;

•  Hilio Arturo Areguillin-Ortiz, pleaded nolo contendere (PNC—neither admitting or denying charges) driving without license, 12 months probated, $600; PNC weaving over roadway, 12 months probated, $250;

•  Latisha N. Austin, PG bad checks, 12 months probated, 96 hours jail, $750;

•  Jamar Raphael-Lamar Baker, PG possession of marijuana, 12 months suspended, sentence suspended on payment of fine, $1,000; PG giving police false name, 12 months suspended sentence suspended upon payment of fine, $400;

•  Sean Michael Bell, nolle prossed (NP—dismissed) disorderly conduct;

•  Kelly Butler, PG bad checks, 12 months probated, 18 days jail, $700; PG bad checks (four counts), 12 months probated, $700 (for each count); PG bad checks (two counts), 12 months probated, $500 (for each count); PG bad checks (two counts), 12 months probated (each count);

•  Kendrick Caldwell, PNC driving without license, 12 months probated, $600;

•  Vallery M. Caldwell, PNC bad checks, 12 months probated, $400;

•  Michael Jerome Cotton, PNC battery, 12 months probated, $500;

•  Mary Harrell Dean, PG DUI, 12 months probated, 24 hours jail, 40 hours community service, $750; PG weaving over roadway, 12 months probated consecutive with prior sentence, $400;

•  Dennis M. Eakin, NP license to be carried; PNC window tint violation, six months probated, $50; PNC driving while license suspended/revoked, 12 months probated, $600;

•  Anthony Harrison, PNC pedestrian under the influence, 12 months probated, $400;

•  Simeon Agard Inniss, PNC battery, 12 months probated, $400;

•  Rose Ann Jenkins, PG DUI, 12 months probated, 72 hours jail, 30 days community service, $1,000; PG driving while license suspended/revoked, 12 months probated, 30 days community service $600; PG open container, $200; PG improper backing, 12 months probated, $150;

•  Annie Doris King, PNC bad checks (two counts), 12 months probated, $400 (for each count);

•  Colby Blaine Lewis, PNC no proof of insurance, 12 months probated, $250; PNC operating vehicle without valid tag, 12 months probated, $250;

•  Ruben Andrade Martinez, PG DUI, 12 months probated, 24 hours jail, 40 hours community service, $750; PG driving without license, 12 months probated, $600; PG weaving over roadway, 12 months probated, $400;

•  Ashley L. Miller, PNC bad checks (two counts), 12 months probated, $400 (on each count);

•  Anthony Mirick, PNC DUI, 12 months probated, 24 hours jail, 40 hours community service, $750; PG speeding, 12 months probated consecutive with prior sentence, $300;

•  Silverio Diaz Perez, PG DUI, 12 months probated, 24 hours jail, 40 hours community service, $750; PG driving without license, 12 months probated, $600;

•  Catherine Perkins, PG simple battery, 12 months probated consecutive prior sentence, $500, banned from Georgia west of Interstate 75 and south of Interstate 20; PG criminal trespass (two counts), 12 months probated consecutive with prior sentence, $500 (on both counts), banned from Georgia west of I-75 and south of I-20;

•  Doris Perkins, PNC assault, 12 months probated, $400;

•  Joyce Phipps, NP DUI; NP drugs to be kept in original container; PG reckless conduct, 12 months suspended, sentence suspended on payment of fine, $1,000;

•  Sergio Rivera-Reyes, NP no proof of insurance;

•  Rebecca Sharber, PG speeding, 12 months probated, 16 hours community service, $250;

•  David Shellman, PNC bad checks, 12 months probated, $400;

•  Anna Spears, PG driving without license, 12 months probated, $600;

•  Billy A. Tarver, PG fleeing/attempting to elude, 12 months probated, $1,000; PG driving while license suspended/revoked, 12 months probated consecutive with prior sentence, $1,000; PG reckless driving, 12 months probated consecutive with prior sentence, $1,000; NP no proof of insurance; NP weaving over roadway; NP driving on wrong side of road; NP striking fixed object, NP tire requirement; NP safety belt violation; NP failure to stop for stop sign (two counts); NP obedience to traffic control device;

•  Billy J. Tillman, PNC bad checks (six counts), 12 months probated, $400 (on all counts);

•  Gerald Lemont Tripp, PG DUI, 12 months probated, 15 days jail, 30 days community service, $2,500; PG driving while license suspended/revoked, 12 months probated, 30 days community service, $1,000; PG speeding, 12 months probated consecutive with prior sentence, $300; PG open container, $200;

•  Elizabeth T. Trower, PNC bad checks, 12 months probated, $400;

•  Priscilla Veliz, PNC violation of condition of limited permit, six months probated, $250; PG safety belt children under four, $15;

•  Charles Weston, PNC possession of marijuana, 12 months probated, 24 hours jail, 40 hours community service, $750;

Feb. 23 session

•  James E. Ardley, NP license to be carried; NP safety belt violation; PNC driving while license suspended/revoked, 12 months suspended, sentence suspended on payment of fine, $600;

•  Benjamin Bradley Brogdon, PG driving while license suspended/revoked, 12 months probated, $600;

•  Amy Danelle Craft, PG bad checks, 12 months probated, 48 hours jail, $750;

•  Refugio J. Diaz, PG DUI, 12 months probated, 23 hours jail, 40 hours community service, $750; NP DUI-endangering child under 14; NP safety belt violation children under four;

•  Trampus Freeman, NP hunting deer at night; NP hunting from motor vehicle;

•  Antonio J. Luevano, PG driving without license, 12 months probated, $600;

•  Julie Melissa McConnell, PG hunting deer at night, 12 months suspended, sentence suspended on payment of fine, $1,000; NP hunting from motor vehicle, NP;

•  Yolanda Parker, NP mandatory education for children (two counts);

•  Mary Rose Ruiz, NP mandatory education for children;

•  Christie Smith, NP hunting deer at night (two counts);

•  James Starling, NP theft of services, PNC theft by taking, 12 months probated, 48 hours jail, $400;

•  Roscoe Walker, PG possession of marijuana, 12 months probated, 40 days jail, $1,000; PG lights required, six months probated consecutive with prior sentence, $100;

•  Roscoe Walker, NP DUI;

•  Michael Ray West, PNC sexual battery, 12 months probated, $1,000; PNC harassing phone calls, 12 months probated consecutive with prior sentence, $500;

•  Sebrina Ward Young, NP failure to pay for gasoline.

Court cases key: Decatur County Correctional Institution, DCCI; pleaded nolo contendere, PNC, (neither admitting nor denying the charge); DUI, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; nolle prossed, NP, (dismissed); pleaded guilty (PG).