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Ashe District Court decisions

Staff report

February 28, 2013

The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held Feb. 21, the Honorable Jeannie Houston presiding. These decisions were handed down by the court:


Violet Young Beck: (M) larceny, (P) no contest, (J) guilty, 45 days suspended, 12 months unsupervised probation, CC, not to be on Walmart premises.


Jason Michael Benfield: (T) driving with license revoked, (P) no contest, (J) guilty, 45 days suspended, 12 months unsupervised probation, $25 fine plus CC.


Preston Joel Bingham: (M) possession drug paraphernalia, (P) no contest, (J) guilty, 90 days suspended, 12 months supervised probation, $50 fine plus CC; (T) driving with license revoked, (P) no contest, (J) PJC, CC.


Robert Zachary Bratton: (T) operate vehicle without insurance, (P) no contest, (J) guilty, 90 days ACJ suspended, 12 months unsupervised probation, $50 fine plus CC.


James Matthew Church: (M) larceny, (P) not guilty, (J) guilty, 45 days ACJ suspended, 18 months supervised probation, pay $150 restitution, $50 fine plus CC.


Cody Johnson Dillard: (M) hunting from a state road, (P) no contest, (J) guilty, 24 hrs CWS, hunter safety course.


Jerry Thomas Dillard: (M) hunting from a state road, (P) no contest, (J) guilty, CC, hold weapon for 12 months


Gary Dean Dillard: (M) school attendance law violation, (P) no contest, (J) guilty, 45 days suspended, 18 months supervised probation, not to have any unexcused absences, CC.


Larry Thomas Greer: (M) assault on a female, (P) not guilty, (J) guilty, 150 days MCP active; (M) assault to inflict serious injury, (P) not guilty, (J) guilty, 150 days MCP suspended, 18 months supervised probation, 40 hours CWS, CC, stay 200 feet away from victim, surrender firearms — sentences consecutive.


Casey Dylan Holt: (M) simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance — two counts, (P) guilty, (J) guilty, 90-96, 9 months supervised probation, 24 hrs CWS; (M) larceny, (P) guilty, (J) guilty, 45 days suspended, 12 months supervised probation, pay $450.28 restitution, $50 fine plus CC; (T) driving with license revoked, (P) guilty, (J) PJC.


Cheryl Ann Jones: (M) larceny, (P) not guilty, (J) PJC, one day active in lieu of CWS.


Manuel Marquez Luna: (T) driving with license revoked, (P) no contest, (J) guilty, 45 days suspended, 12 months unsupervised probation, $100 fine plus CC.


Joshua Trent Martin: (M) possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, (P) guilty, (J) guilty, 90-96, six months supervised probation, 24 hours CWS.


Brian Scott Shepherd: (M) possession of stolen goods, (P) no contest, (J) guilty, 120 days suspended, 18 months supervised probation, $50 fine plus CC; (M) larceny, 120 days suspended, 18 months supervised probation, CC, not to be on Walmart premises — sentences consecutive.


Myranda Sue Trivette: (M) larceny, (P) no contest, (J) guilty, 45 days ACJ suspended, 18 months supervised probation, 11 days active, credit for time served, $25 fine plus CC.


Abbreviations: (M) misdemeanor, (F) felony, (T) traffic violation, (J) judgment, (P) plea, PJC: prayer for judgment continued, 90-96: 1st offense conditional discharge, MCP: Ashe County Sheriffs Office Misdemeanant Confinement Program, ACJ: Ashe County Jail, DOC: N.C. Department of Corrections, CRV: confinement in response to violation, CWS: community work service, PO: probation officer, CC: court costs, DL: drivers license, MV: motor vehicle, cons.: charges consolidated