Carter hears 9 civil, 36 criminal cases during March 7 Law Day

Circuit Judge Craig Carter ruled on 45 cases during the March 7 Law Day. The criminal cases are summarized here.

Cases that reached disposition
Corbin Anderson pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was given a five-year suspended imposition of sentence pursuant to a plea agreement with the state. Anderson was ordered to enter and successfully complete a court program, as per the formal order entered. As part of the agreement, two charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and a second possession of a controlled substance charge was dismissed.
Andrew Brandt Clay, originally charged with discharging/shooting a firearm at or from a motor vehicle, at a person or in a building / habitable structure, appeared for an arraignment hearing. Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrandt filed amended information that charged Clay with unlawful use of a weapon-exhibiting instead of the original charge, which he pleaded guiltily to. He was given a four-year suspended execution of sentence and placed on supervised probation for a term of five years.
Kaleb L. Hoots pleaded guilty to burglary and stealing of $750 or more and was ordered to pay $500 in restitution and complete 80 hours of community service.
Joshua A. Long pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid. He was given a five-year suspended execution of sentence and placed on five-year supervised probation for the felony possession charge. He was given a six-month suspended execution of sentence in the county jail and placed on one-year probation for the misdemeanor marijuana charge.
William McAbee, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and was given a suspended imposition of sentence and placed on supervised probation.

Probation or payment hearings
Frederick J. Buell, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance other than 35 grams or less of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid, appeared for a case review. He was continued on probation.
Donald Dixon, who was found guilty in a court trial of burglary in May 2015, appeared for a probation-violation hearing. Carter ordered that any court costs paid by Dixon should be applied to restitution instead.
Estevon Dockins, who pleaded guilty to domestic assault and possession of a controlled substance in November 2016, appeared for a probation-violation hearing. The hearing was continued to April 4.
Devin Dorsten, who pleaded guilty to stealing a motor vehicle in December 2014, had a case review. He was discharged from probation.
Sean B. King, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in February, appeared for a case review. A trial setting is scheduled for April 4.
Julie M. Lazorchak, who pleaded guilty to five counts of forgery in April 2015, appeared for a probation-violation hearing. She has completed an inpatient treatment program. Her hearing was continued to April 4.
John Wesley McCullough, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in January, appeared for a probation-violation hearing. The hearing was continued to April 4. He was scheduled to appear for the court program in the afternoon after Law Day.
Nathan Harley Poland, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, appeared for a probation-violation hearing. He was ordered to have electronic monitoring. Three probation violations were filed two days after Law Day, on March 9. Poland is scheduled to return April 4.
Kelley Mitchell Risley, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in November 2016, appeared for a probation-violation hearing. He admitted to violating his probation and is scheduled to reappear May 9 for sentencing on the probation violation. (See additional case, below.)
Gesse Wray Scheinert, who pleaded guilty to domestic assault in February 2016, appeared for a probation-violation hearing. He has completed a 10-day shock jail sentence and is continued on probation.
Archie Vincent, who pleaded guilty to non-support of a child with total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under a child-support order, appeared for a probation-violation hearing. He made a $400 payment in his case. Another hearing was scheduled for April 4.

Continued or scheduled for April 4
Logan Bazzle, charged with possession of a controlled substance other than 35 grams or less of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid, appeared for a plea hearing or trial setting. His hearing was rescheduled for a court program plea agreement next month.
Alexander E. Everhart, charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, had his plea hearing or trial setting continued.
Catlin Friend, charged with driving while intoxicated with alcohol (persistent offender), operating a motor vehicle on a highway without a valid license and failure to register a motor vehicle, appeared for a hearing. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to return for a plea hearing or trial setting.
John Lawrence Jentzen,  charged with possession of a controlled substance, had his plea hearing or trial setting continued.
Johnathan W. Latham, charged with two counts of arson, two counts of property damage and damage to jail/jail property, appeared for a plea hearing or trial setting. His hearing was continued based upon Latham’s hiring of counsel for a fee dispute with a previous attorney. He provided proof that he is seeking counsel. Latham filed a motion to amend the conditions of his pretrial release.
Summer Loberg, charged with driving while intoxicated (persistent offender), was arraigned. A plea hearing or trial setting is scheduled.
Ashley White, charged with assault, was arraigned. A plea hearing or trial setting was scheduled.
Joshua R. Hardison, charged with five counts of possession of a controlled substance, waived formal arraignment and is scheduled to return for a plea hearing or trial setting.

Other cases
Amy L. Smith, charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, had her plea hearing continued to May 9.
Joshua Toscano, charged with burglary, theft/stealing of property or services valued between $500 and $25,000, armed criminal action, purchase or possession of liquor by a minor, assault of a law enforcement officer and damage to jail/jail property appeared for a hearing. He has a pre-trial conference scheduled for Sept. 5.
Eric Vandiver, charged with possession of any controlled substance other than 35 grams or less of marijuana, was arraigned. He is currently in a treatment program. A case review was set for July 11.
Kelley Risley, charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated resulting in personal injury, leaving the scene of an accident with physical injury and owner/operator of a motor vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility (motor vehicle required to be registered), appeared for a plea hearing or trial setting. A sentencing advisory report was ordered. He is scheduled to reappear May 9.

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