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The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held Dec. 19, with the Honorable Michael Duncan presiding.


These decisions were handed down by the court:


Chelsea Biddix: (F) possession of methamphetamine (P) guilty (J) 90-96. 6 months supervised probation, 24 hours CWS. Can’t violate any laws.


Mathew D. Coldiron: (F) larceny of a firearm, (F) breaking and/or entering - 3 counts, (F) larceny after breaking and entering - 3 counts — cons. (P) no contest (J) guilty. 8-19 months NC DOC active.


Steven Lee Fortner: (M) second degree trespassing (P) no contest (J) guilty. 10 months ACJ suspended sentence, credit time served. Cannot be on Camp New Hope without written permission. (M) false report to police station (P) no contest (J) guilty. 10 days ACJ suspended sentence, credit time served.


Kevin Wesley Matkins: (F) possession of stolen goods, (F) breaking and/or entering, (M) misdemeanor larceny — cons. (P) guilty (J) guilty. NC 5-15 months suspended sentence, 18 months supervised probation, 10 days ACJ suspended sentence, credit time served. $400 restitution to victim, stay 250 feet away from property. $150 plus CC.


Steven Wesley Matkins: (F) possession of stolen goods, (F) breaking and/or entering, (M) misdemeanor larceny, (M) assault on a female — cons. (P) no contest (J) guilty. NC DAC 5-15 months suspended sentence, 10 days active, credit time served. 18 months supervised probation. $400 restitution to victim, stay 250 feet away from property. $150 plus CC.


Chad P. Mitchell: (F) obtain property under false pretense (P) no contest (J) PJC. PJC will be fully considered if $3,999.97 in restitution is paid and no contact with victim or violate any laws. CC. (T) driving while impaired (P) no contest (J) guilty. 60 days ACJ suspended sentence, 12 months unsupervised probation, $250 plus CC.


Jamie Laura Motsinger: (M) possession of drug paraphernalia (P) no contest (J) guilty. 45 days suspended sentence, 12 months unsupervised probation, paraphernalia must be destroyed. $25 plus CC.


John Michael Scott: (T) driving while impaired (P) no contest (J) guilty. 60 days ACJ suspended sentence, 12 months supervised probation, 24 hours CWS. $200 plus CC.


John Edward Shatley: (M) simple assault, (T) no operator’s licence — cons. (P) no contest (J) guilty. 30 days suspended sentence, 12 months unsupervised probation. $250 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


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