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Ashe District Court decisions

September 5, 2013

The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held Aug. 29, with the Honorable David V. Byrd presiding.


These decisions were handed down by the court:


Robert G. Anderson: (T) Driving while impaired. (P) guilty. (J) guilty. One year NC DOC suspended sentence. 18 months unsupervised probation. $500 plus CC.


Timothy Shane Barnes: (T) Operate vehicle with no insurance (P) guilty (J) guilty. 20 months ACJ suspended sentence. 12 months unsupervised probation. CC.


Gary James Brown: (T) Failure to report accident. (P) guilty (J) guilty. 30 months suspended sentence. 12 months unsupervised probation. 18 hours CWS. CC.


Van Tyler Cornett: (M) Possession of marijuana up to half ounce (P) no contest (J) guilty. Supervised probation six months. 24 hours CWS. CC. (T) Drive after consuming under 21, (M) resisting public officer - cons. (P) no contest (J) guilty. 45 weeks suspended sentence. 12 months supervised probation. $50 plus CC.


Lisa Gail Hardy: (T) Driving while impaired, (P) No contest (J) guilty. 60 weeks ACJ suspended, 12 months supervised probation. 24 hours CWS. $100 plus CC. Must surrender drivers licence.


Zoe Haywood: (M) Simple assault (P) guilty (J) guilty. 10 weeks suspended sentence. 12 months unsupervised probation.


Jesus Mendoza: (M) school attendance violation law - two counts (P) guilty (J) guilty. 30 weeks suspended sentence. 18 months unsupervised probation.


John Royal: (M) communicating threats, (M) resisting public officer - cons. (P) no contest (J) guilty. 45 weeks suspended sentence. 18 months supervised probation. (M) Assault on government official/employee, (M) communicating threats - cons. (P) no contest (J) guilty. 75 weeks ACJ suspended sentence. 18 months supervised probation.$100 plus CC.


Abbreviations: (F) felony; (M) misdemeanor; (T) traffic violation; (I) infraction; (P) plea; (J) judgment; PJC: prayer for judgment continued; 90-96: 1st offense conditional discharge; MCP: Misdemeanant Confinement Program; ACJ; Ashe County Jail; DOC: N.C. Department of Corrections; DAC: Division of Adult Corrections; CRV: confinement in response to violation; CWS: community work service; CC: pay court costs; cons.: charges consolidated