The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held April 10, with the Honorable David V. Byrd presiding.
These decisions were handed down by the court:
James Eric Bennett: (M) assault with a deadly weapon (P) not guilty (J) guilty. 150 days suspended sentence, 24 months unsupervised probation, 72 hours CWS $100 plus CC. No contact whatsoever with victim, not be within 500 feet of victim. (M) communicating threats (P) not guilty (J) guilty. 120 days suspended sentence, 24 months unsupervised probation.
Richard A. Clark: (M) possession of methamphetamine, (M) possession of drug paraphernalia (M) possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce (P) no contest (J) 90-96, 6 months supervised probation, 24 hours CWS $75 plus CC.
Ricky Carroll Greer: (M) assault on a child under 12 (P) no contest (J) guilty. 150 days suspended sentence, 1 day active credit time served, 18 months supervised probation, 48 hours CWS.
Amanda R. Mallette: (M) resisting public officer (P) no contest (J) PJC. 6 months supervised probation, 24 hours CWS, pay $110 plus CC.
Brent Cecil Miller: (M) common law uttering — 2 counts, 120 days suspended sentence, 24 months supervised probation, pay $458.40 in restitution, 48 hours CWS, CC.
Steven A. Steelman: (T) drive after consuming (P) no contest (J) 30 days ACJ suspended sentence, 12 months unsupervised probation, 24 hours CWS, $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