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Court Briefs

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Contempt
Steve Jewell was ordered to serve 30 days in jail for contempt July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was credited for time served.
 
Guilty plea
Roberto C. Gonzalez (1963) pleaded guilty July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court to unlawful possession of meth precursor; complicity, possession of controlled substance, first-degree meth; and complicity, buy or possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to five years, three years and 12 months respectively and fined $415. Final sentencing held.
 
Guilty plea
Carol C. Routte (1964) pleaded guilty July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court to unlawful possession of meth precursor; complicity, possession of controlled substance, first-degree meth; and complicity, buy or possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to five years, three years and 12 months respectively and fined $415. Final sentencing held.
 
Guilty plea
Steven Kelly Moore (1971) pleaded guilty July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court to flagrant nonsupport. Recommended sentence is three years to be conditionally discharged for five years or until arrearage is paid in full. Presentencing investigation ordered. Defendant furloughed until final sentencing on Aug. 5.
 
Guilty plea
Bryanna Marie Grant (1992) pleaded guilty to an amended count of third-degree burglary and criminal possession of a forged instrument July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court.  Recommended sentence is four years on each count to run concurrently for a total of four years. Time to run concurrently with second case in LaRue and a case in Nelson Circuit Court. Presentencing investigation waived. Final sentencing conducted. Probation denied.
 
Guilty plea
Bryanna Marie Grant (1992) pleaded guilty to an amended charge of burglary, third degree, July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court. Recommended sentence is four years to run concurrently with another case in LaRue and Nelson Circuit Court. She was fined $355. Presentencing investigation waived. Final sentencing conducted and probation denied.
 
Guilty plea
Donzell D. Johnson (1989) pleaded guilty July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court to an amended count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; receiving stolen property under $10,000; possession of controlled substance, second degree; and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia. Recommended sentence was 18 months on the first two charges, and 12 months on the latter charges, with all time to run concurrently for a total of 18 months. A charge of persistent felony offender was dismissed. Probation denied. Presentencing investigation waived. Final sentencing conducted.

Guilty plea
Steven Todd Johnson (1967) pleaded guilty July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court to a charge of flagrant nonsupport. Recommended sentence is five years to be conditionally discharged. Defendant furloughed until final sentencing on Aug. 19.
 
Failed to appear
Brandy N. Meredith (1982) failed to appear July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court. She faces 23 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree. Bench warrant issued. She was declared a fugitive.
 
Final sentencing
Joshua Aaron Murray (1990) was sentenced to a five year diverted sentence July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court on a charge of flagrant nonsupport. He was fined $415.
 
Failed to appear
David H. Spalding (1993) failed to appear July 1 in LaRue Circuit Court. Bench warrant was issued and he was declared a fugitive. Spalding received a 12-month conditionally discharged sentence in a 2012 case on four counts of third-degree terroristic threatening.