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Court Briefs - Dec. 28, 2011

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 Serve 90 days 

Jennifer L. Ahmer (1984) was sentenced to five years, probated Dec. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. She is ordered to serve 90 days and credited for 31 days served. She was fined $385. She was found guilty of second-degree trafficking in controlled substance; complicity of first-degree possession of controlled substance, unspecified; tampering with physical evidence; complicity of possession of marijuana; and complicity, controlled substance, prescription not in original container. 

 

Failed to appear

Travis Hall (1977) failed to appear Dec. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant previously has been issued.

 

Flagrant nonsupport

Rachel Lee McConnell (1982) pleaded guilty Dec. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of flagrant nonsupport. Recommended sentence is five years to be conditionally discharged. Final sentencing is Feb. 6.

 

Failed to pay

Peter Newby (1980) failed to appear and pay court costs, according to the Dec. 19 LaRue County Circuit Court docket. He was found in contempt and a bench warrant was issued. He was declared a fugitive. He was ordered to serve 179 days or pay.

 

Complied with diversion terms

Carolyn H. Peppers (1944) was found to have complied with terms of diversion Dec. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court. Charges were dismissed, diverted.

 

Failed to appear

Lisa Puckett (1970) failed to appear Dec. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court. Fines are not paid and she was found in contempt. She was ordered to serve 179 days or pay. Clerk to issue a bench warrant. She was declared a fugitive. She had been found guilty earlier of two counts of wanton endangerment and DUI. She was fined $1,260.

 

Final sentencing

Jason D. Wright (1974) was charged with one count of third-degree burglary. On Dec. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court, his order of probation was signed. Plea agreement and order of probation to be sealed.

 

Bond modified

Bond for Matthew A. Dickerson (1973) was modified to $50,000 - 10 percent on Dec. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court. Dickerson was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

 

Charge dismissed

Demetrius Maxberry (1974) was charged with a probation violation. The charge was dismissed without prejudice Dec. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court.

 

Bench warrant reissued

A bench warrant was reissued Dec. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court for Spurgeon W. Napper III (1971). Bond was set at $50,000 cash only. Bond hearing continued to Feb. 17. He faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and first-degree wanton endangerment.

 

Bench warrant issued

Justin Salsman failed to appear Dec. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued and bond was set at $10,000 cash only.

 

Work release reinstated

Work release was reinstated for Brian Smith (1983) at a Dec. 19 hearing in LaRue Circuit Court.

 

Pre-trial diversion

Jessica R. Shofner (1990) pleaded guilty to complicity, burglary; promoting contraband; complicity, criminal trespass; and controlled substance (prescription) not in original container, Dec. 19 in LaRue Circuit Court. Commonwealth Attorney recommends five years, one year, 12 months and 30 days respectively with time to run concurrently for five years, to be pretrial diverted for five years. Final sentencing is Feb. 6.