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May 30, 2018

Preston 'has never seen as many lawyers in his court room'


LOUISA, Ky. -- It was a packed courtroom on Friday, May 25th. The public defender was overwhelmed with cases and a comment was made by Judge J.D. Preston that he "doesn’t ever remember seeing so many lawyers in his courtroom at one time".

Meth still dominates charges and the courtroom being full seems to be a scary trend...

 The docket went like this:

Robert Chafin, 41 charged with Trafficking In A Controlled Substance, 1st offense was present on a motion to modify the conditions of release.

The defendant to receive an in home incarceration referral.

Teresa Clay, 50 per judgement by the Commonwealth, the defendant was sentenced to 3 years Probated over 5 years (consecutive to 17-cr-127 & 128) to serve on an ankle bracelet for Trafficking In a Controlled Substance.

Separate Case: the defendant pled guilty and was sentenced to 3 years consecutive to other cases, probated for 5 years.

To serve 365 days for Trafficking In a Controlled Substance and for the 3rd Case of Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, the defendant received the same sentence. The last case was dismissed.

Steven Blake Compton, 25 the atty. filed a motion to remand, stating the letter from the victim to show mercy should stand. The Commonwealth objected, stating that this is a public safety issue and the victim's statement is not relevant.

The defendant was denied his motion on the charges of Assault, 2nd Degree, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs and Failure To Wear Seatbelts.

Crystal Cordle, 46 was present for a Probation Revocation Hearing was reset to 6/8/18.

Allan Farmer, 45  A waiver of representation tendered to Kute, the defendant entered a guilty plea based on the Commonwealth’s offer and will be final sentenced on 6/22/18 to an amended charge from Complicity Manufacturing to Facilitation and a Pretrial diversion.

Anita Farmer, 45 entered a guilty plea based on an offer by the Commonwealth to amend complicity manufacturing methamphetamine to Facilitation.

The defendant will be final sentenced on 6/22/18 and signed a pretrial diversion agreement.

Crystal Fitzpatrick, 25 entered a guilty plea based on an offer by the Commonwealth to amend complicity manufacturing methamphetamine to Facilitation.

Final sentencing to be held on 6/22/18.

Justin W. HarlessJustin W. HarlessJustin Harless, 30 was present on the docket for a probation revocation hearing.

After testimony from Billy Slone of Probation and Parole the defendant’s probation was revoked and he was remanded to the department of corrections. Other cases to be addressed on 8/21/18 with a report date of 7/13/18.

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey Horn, 31 was present on a bond revocation hearing. Defendant received an additional 60 days to tender order.

 

David Bryan JohnsonDavid Bryan JohnsonDavid Brian Johnson, 41 was sentenced to

3 years consecutive (to other cases) probated over 5 with other condition for Criminal Mischief,

60 days for Attempt Escape, 2nd degree,

60 days for resisting arrest,

60 days for Wanton Endangerment and the Persistent Felony Offender enhances it to 10 years.

Separate Case: Defendant sentenced to

2 1/2 years concurrent to one case but consecutive to another

20 years probated over five years with other conditions on Assault, 3rd degree,

90 days on falsely reporting an incident, and persistent felony offender was dismissed.

Separate Case: defendant was was sentenced to

three years concurrent to one case but consecutive to another for a total of

20 years probated over 5 years for Escape, 2nd Degree,

12 months for fleeing or evading police,

12 months concurrent to other accounts of resisting arrest and

persistent felony offender enhances to 10 years.

 

Amanda Jordan, 36 Will be final sentenced on 6/22/18 to an offer by the Commonwealth, complicity to manufacturing methamphetamine to Facilitation with a Pretrial diversion.

Lowell Maynard, 30 was present on a motion for shock probation.

The motion was denied.

Jessica McKinney, 36 Pled guilty to judgment prepared by the Commonwealth and will be sentenced to

two years with a pretrial diversion over four years for 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, Cocaine and

12 months for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Joni Moore, 40 The defendant was sentenced to

2 years, diversion over 4 years with other conditions on Complicity Possession of a Controlled Substance and

60 days for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Jonathan Owens, 30 a bench warrant was issued.

Nathaniel Pack, 35 was sentenced to:

2 years Probation (unsupervised) for 1st Degree Possession of Cocaine.

Robert Parker Robert Parker Robert Parker, 35 was present for pre-trial, a public defender was appointed.

The defendant entered a not guilty plea and will return to court on 6/22/18 for Convicted Felon In Possession of a Handgun.

Separate Case: was present for pre-trial and will return on 6/22/18 for the charges of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, persistent felony offender and complicity to possess drug paraphernalia.

Bradley Parsley, 40 was present and will be final sentenced on 6/22/18 on Flagrant Non Support.

Separate Case: will also be Final sentenced on 6/22/18 on 1st Degree Possession of Cocaine, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Wanton Endangerment and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Charles Perkins, 36 was present on charges of (2 counts) of Engaging in Organized Crime.

Reset by the Commonwealth, no date noted.

Heather Savage, 41 was present on Complicity Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Persistent Felony Offender. Next date set for 8/15/18/for trial date, will report on 7/13/18 for another pretrial.

Jason Skaggs, 47 entered a guilty plea and will be final sentenced on 6/22/18 for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Kenneth Anthony Stepp, 34 was present for pre-trial. Judge did not agree with offer and the case was reset, docket does not reflect when the date is.

Jeremy Thompson, 37 was sentenced to

3 years for Complicity Trafficking In a Controlled Substance with a Pretrial diversion and 45 days concurrent for Complicity Possession of Marijuana.

Separate Case: was sentenced to:

3 years concurrent to 1st Case for Complicity Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

Melissa Thompson, 42 was present to enter a plea on Complicity Burglary, 3rd degree and Complicity Theft or Pickpocketing.

Misdemeanor plea of guilt with agreement by the Commonwealth to be dismissed with six months to serve on misdemeanor theft.

Sonny Wiley, 40 was sentenced to;

2 years with a diversion over 4 years for Complicity Possession of a Controlled Substance, methamphetamine and

60 days for Complicity Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Cody Williams, 40 what’s present on a motion to set aside due to ineffective assistance of trial counsel. Mike Curtis to file reply for Judge to rule on.

 

 

Comments  

-2 #13 Brandie 2018-06-05 06:07
Quoting Idea:
First stop administering Narcan. Send them to jail and let them compete for a bunk. Ohio sends them to prison. Look at what they are doing and follow suit. Treatment seldom works. We are becoming a zombie society. With all the billions spent on addiction build more jails. Dry them out then turn them loose to get high again. Then shoot them full of Narcan again and start the cycle over.


I'm sorry, but you obviously have no clue what you're talking about!! As an addict Jim, I'll tell you that throwing someone in prison is not going to do anything except make things worse for the HUMAN BEING
That was just a normal person living their life, like you are. When something occurred that changed things forever. It can happen to any one, so be careful not to judge too harshly or karma may God forbid have you look in the mirror one day and realize you're now one of us.
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0 #12 peanut gallery 2018-06-04 12:26
Quoting Idea:
First stop administering Narcan. Send them to jail and let them compete for a bunk. Ohio sends them to prison. Look at what they are doing and follow suit. Treatment seldom works. We are becoming a zombie society. With all the billions spent on addiction build more jails. Dry them out then turn them loose to get high again. Then shoot them full of Narcan again and start the cycle over.

Ohio generates much more tax revenue than KY. They have 3 major market cities to thank for most of that. Our state can't afford to "follow suit." Also, I really like the comment posted about obesity. Obese folks are almost as detrimental. They bog down healthcare and increase cost for everyone. Eating can be just as addictive as any drug but we are taught to not be judgmental of this issue. Just some food for thought (pun intended).
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+2 #11 KyGirl 2018-06-03 22:24
Put their stupid lazy asses on a chain gang. Make them work rain or shine. The fear of work will sober them up faster than any narcan shot.
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0 #10 People 2018-06-03 17:36
People do not inject THEMSELVES with high blood pressure. Wake up !
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0 #9 Reality 2018-06-03 17:29
The Huntington Fire Dept. does not respond to OD calls now. Are they ignorant?
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-2 #8 Dumb n cruel 2018-06-03 13:39
Quoting Idea:
First stop administering Narcan. Send them to jail and let them compete for a bunk. Ohio sends them to prison. Look at what they are doing and follow suit. Treatment seldom works. We are becoming a zombie society. With all the billions spent on addiction build more jails. Dry them out then turn them loose to get high again. Then shoot them full of Narcan again and start the cycle over.



Stop administering narcan? What if that was your son or daughter? Would you let them OD and die? Your ignorance is sickening and your cruelty is astounding. I guess we should stop administering blood pressure pills for FAT people who eat too much. The lack of intelligence and reasoning among some of you literally makes me sick.
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+5 #7 solution 2018-06-02 12:05
I agree with Johnnie!
Every jailed person required to work , revert back to the chain gang days where they worked all day. If there were real consequence , there would be fewer people going to jail. Idle time is the devils advocate. They wouldn’t feel like getting into mischief, if they were put on the hillside grubbing all day. Too, they would think twice about going back once they served their time.
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+2 #6 Idea 2018-06-01 23:13
First stop administering Narcan. Send them to jail and let them compete for a bunk. Ohio sends them to prison. Look at what they are doing and follow suit. Treatment seldom works. We are becoming a zombie society. With all the billions spent on addiction build more jails. Dry them out then turn them loose to get high again. Then shoot them full of Narcan again and start the cycle over.
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+2 #5 IDEA 2018-06-01 16:11
Quoting Think:
Folks, think about what you’re saying. The jails are OVER CROWDED. So where are we gonna put all these people? How are broke states, counties, and cities going to pay for drug addicts? So we all need to think before we type...What’s your solution, when we literally don’t have enough jails or prisons? These people need treatment more than jail, and it would be way less expensive on taxpayers.

How about we give them free needles; courtesy of the taxpayer/workin g person?? That would be a great idea!!!
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+5 #4 johnnie 2018-06-01 16:07
put them out cutting weeds picking up trash and earning thier keep instead sitting in jail where its cool and they get feed at tax payers expense
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-4 #3 Think 2018-05-31 15:51
Folks, think about what you’re saying. The jails are OVER CROWDED. So where are we gonna put all these people? How are broke states, counties, and cities going to pay for drug addicts? So we all need to think before we type...What’s your solution, when we literally don’t have enough jails or prisons? These people need treatment more than jail, and it would be way less expensive on taxpayers.
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+17 #2 Tired 2018-05-31 12:31
Judge Preston, you know you are the one that can prevent there being so many lawyers in there; stop letting drug dealers go and stop letting them be arrested 8 or 10 times.

This is on you.
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+16 #1 Top of the Day 2018-05-31 01:43
Can't see where anyone is overwhelmed. People are not being sentenced, just plea deals with nothing but unsupervised probation or an ankle bracelet for major drug charges. Disgusting!!!
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