Sixteen defendants entered a guilty plea in Caldwell County Circuit Court on Tuesday, August 3, before Judge C.A. Woodall III.

Proceedings were as follows on the docket before Judge Woodall.

Guilty plea

• Jaryonlee J. Wells entered a guilty plea and was set for sentencing Sept. 7 on no operator’s/moped license, failure to wear a seat belt, possession of marijuana, purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence. In a second case, he entered a guilty plea to second-degree manslaughter and DUI. One charge of PFO second was dismissed. A jury trial set for Sept. 16 was cancelled.

• Raeanna Cox entered a guilty plea and had probation granted on charges of first-degree possession of methamphetamine.

• Austin Robert Powell entered a guilty plea and had sentencing set for Oct. 5 on operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of methamphetamine and purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Charles E. Riley entered a guilty plea, waive PSI and was sentenced to five years, five years, respectively on cultivation of marijuana, and first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine, amended to first offense. The sentence is to run consecutive to any sentence he is now serving. A charge of first-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

• Timothy A. Wells entered a guilty plea, waived PSI and was sentenced to five years, enhanced to 10 years on PFO concurrent to Lyon County indictment but consecutive on any now serving, and 10 years respectively on complicity to theft by unlawful taking/disposition auto — $500 or more but under $10,000, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Vicki Lynn Phillips entered a guilty plea and was set for sentencing Sept. 7 in two cases on first-degree possession of methamphetamine, purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Scotty Trey Brown entered a guilty plea and had sentencing set for Sept. 7 on second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot and hindering apprehension, amended from custodial interference. A charge of second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

• Andrew N. Carrera entered a guilty plea and was granted unsupervised probation for 12 months. He was fined $25 on a charge of all terrain vehicles violations, had a charge of first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle amended to disorderly conduct, and a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment amended to second-degree.

• Thomas Quentin Towery entered a guilty plea and had probation granted on first-degree wanton endangerment, and fourth-degree assault — domestic violence with minor injury, and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. Charges of convicted felon in possession of a handgun, and first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

• Deja M. Murphy entered a guilty plea and had sentencing set for Sept. 7 on one headlight, failure to dim headlights, license to be in possession, operating a vehicle with expired operator’s license, trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, amended from enhancement and purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Austin Bender entered a guilty plea, waived PSI and was sentenced to 30 days, a $200 fine, and $425 service fee, as well as attending ADE classes, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and 10 years on first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine. Sentence is run consecutive to a Lyon County indictment for a total of 15 years.

• Travis James Fluaitt Jr. entered a guilty plea in two cases and had sentencing set for Sept. 7 on charges of public intoxication on a controlled substance excluding alcohol, first-degree possession of methamphetamine, and two counts of theft of motor vehicle registration, plate/renewal decal.

• John M. Oliver entered a guilty plea and was set for sentencing Sept. 7 on first-degree possession of methamphetamine and purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Brandi K. Asbridge entered a guilty plea and had probation granted on first-degree possession of methamphetamine and purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Jennifer L. Day entered a guilty plea and had probation granted on public intoxication on a controlled substance excluding alcohol, and receiving stolen property under $10,000.

• Shawn Edward Stallins entered a guilty plea in two cases and had sentencing set for Oct. 5 on theft by unlawful taking/all others $500 or more but under $10,000, first-degree persistent felony offender, first-degree possession of methamphetamine, purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree persistent felony offender.

ContinueD

• Chasity S. Brown was continued for review to Sept. 7.

• Todd Kattenbraker was continued for review to Sept. 7.

• Stacie D. Merritt was continued for review to Nov. 2 on two counts of false statement/misrepresent to receive benefits over $100.

• Terry R. Oliver was continued for review to Sept. 7.

• Betty F. Paz was continued for review to Sept. 7 on theft by unlawful taking/disposition all others.

• Gregory W. Walker was continued for review to Sept. 7 in three cases.

• Sabrina Faye Wilkerson was continued for review to Sept. 7.

• Timothy P. Mosier was continued for review to Feb. 1, 2022.

• Alexander R. Ramirez was continued for review to Oct. 5 on first-degree possession of methamphetamine. In a second case, he entered a not guilty plea and was set for a pretrial conference Oct. 5 on second degree assault.

• Billy Don Waynick was continued to Sept. 7 on charges of fourth-degree assault — domestic violence with minor injury and first-degree strangulation. In a second case, he entered a not guilty plea and was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on reckless driving, license to be in possession, enhancement of first-degree possession of methamphetamine and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

• Richard Faulconer was continued to Oct. 5.

• Matthew Gregory Jackson entered a not guilty plea and was continued to Nov. 2 on second-degree arson, and first-degree criminal mischief.

• Robyn Nicole Duff was continued to Sept. 7 in two cases, one for a charge of first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine.

• Shelden Alicia Adams was continued to Nov. 2 on complicity to first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, complicity to possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence.

• Andrew A. Avendano-Judd was continued to Nov. 2 on fourth-degree assault — domestic violence with minor injury, and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.

• Michael B. Hinman was continued to Nov. 2 on first-degree possession of methamphetamine.

• Nathaniel S. Yingling was continued to Nov. 2 on two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, illegal possession of a legend drug, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.

Pretrial conferences…

• Binnie Young Bryant Jr was appointed a public advocate, entered a not guilty plea and was set for a pretrial conference Oct. 5 on public intoxication on a controlled substance excluding alcohol, enhancement of possession of marijuana and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

• Courtney Davis entered a not guilty plea and was set for a pretrial conference Oct. 5 on complicity to first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine, complicity to possession of synthetic drugs, first offense, complicity to possession of marijuana and complicity to purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Shawn M. Lemley was appointed a public advocate, entered a not guilty plea and was set for a pretrial conference Oct. 5 on theft by deception including cold checks under $10,000.

• Sherry Lynn Lindle entered a not guilty plea and was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on 13 counts of complicity to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, complicity to possession of a forgery device, complicity to possession of first-degree possession of methamphetamine, complicity to purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia, theft of identity of another without consent and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Zindell Remone Lindle entered a not guilty plea and was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on 13 counts of complicity to second-degree possession of a forged instrument, complicity to possession of a forgery device, complicity to first-degree possession of methamphetamine, complicity to purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Joshua Roger Stroede entered a not guilty plea and was set for a pretrial conference Oct. 5 on fourth-degree assault with minor injury, resisting arrest, and third-degree assault of a police/probation officer.

• Michael Greene entered a not guilty plea and was set for a pretrial conference Oct. 5 on first-degree possession of methamphetamine, purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a legend drug and controlled substance prescription not in original container.

• Henry Harris III entered a not guilty plea and was set for a pretrial conference Nov. 2 on theft by unlawful taking/all others $10,000 or more but under $1,000,000.

• Angel Marie Burnett was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, theft by unlawful taking/disposition shoplifting under $500, purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree possession of methamphetamine.

• James Delane Tucker was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on violation of a Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., menacing, and first-degree stalking. In a second case he entered a not guilty plea and was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on first-degree stalking, violation of a E.P.O./D.V.O., alcohol intoxication in a public place and second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.

• David Lee Buchanan was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on receiving stolen property under $10,000.

• Steven J. Downs was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on fourth-degree assault — domestic violence with minor injury, first-degree strangulation and resisting arrest.

• Michael B. Riley was set for a pretrial conference Oct. 5 on operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, first-degree possession of methamphetamine and first-degree promotion contraband.

• Lawrence Joseph Florentine was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on abuse of corpse.

• Wayne McGee was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on theft by deception including cold checks under $10,000.

• Jonathan G. Milstead was set for a pretrial conference Dec. 7 on receiving stolen property under $10,000, and receiving stolen property $10,000 or more.

• William T. Byarly was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, first-degree wanton endangerment to a police officer, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, speeding 26 miles per hour over/greater, reckless driving, improper passing and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Amy N. Corne was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on first-degree criminal mischief. A summons is to be mailed.

• Matthew G. Jackson was set for a pretrial conference Nov. 2 on first degree burglary, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Jacori L. Thompson was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on complicity to first-degree arson, and complicity to first-degree wanton endangerment.

• Phillip W. Adams was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• David Mitchell was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on theft by failure to make required disposition of property $10,000 or greater.

• Andrew D. Smothers was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, two counts of third-degree assault of a police/probation officer and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Brian Spry was set for a pretrial conference Oct. 5 on first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine and purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Joseph Utley was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on complicity to first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine.

• Joe Ray Curnell was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on murder, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree persistent felony offender. In a second case, he was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on first-degree promoting contraband and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Darnetta V. Foster was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 in on first-degree promoting contraband. In a second case she was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on second-degree burglary and violation of a Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O.

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• Shawn P. Caraway was set for a pretrial conference Oct. 5 on driving on a DUI suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, theft by unlawful taking/disposition auto — $500 or more but under $10,000 and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Jeffrey Alexander Williams was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on tampering with physical evidence and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Timothy J. Daniel was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on theft by unlawful taking/disposition controlled substance under $10,000.

• James R. Felkins was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 and is to have a summons mailed on charges of theft by unlawful taking/disposition auto — $500 or more but under $10,000, no/expired registration plates, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and operating a vehicle with expired operator’s license.

• Billy W. Newberry was set for a pretrial conference Oct. 5 on fourth-degree assault — domestic violence with minor injury and second-degree strangulation.

• Preston Lee Nichols was set for a pretrial conference Oct. 5 on third degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and third-degree assault of a police/probation officer.

• Jason Christopher Richter was set for a pretrial conference Nov. 2 on second-degree burglary.

• Cecil Shawn Brown was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, prescription not in original container, first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Gregory Allen Ezell was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 and is to have a summons mailed on third-degree criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking/disposition shoplifting $500 or more but under $10,000, purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

Arraignment set

• Rashad Lamar Coker was continued for arraignment Nov. 2 on first-degree possession of methamphetamine, no/expired other state registration receipt or plate and operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license.

• Jacob Tyler Cox was set for arraignment Sept. 7 on receiving stolen property (firearm).

• Awstyn Gage Lamar was continued to Sept. 7 for arraignment on speeding 25 miles per hour over the limit, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure to or improper signal and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.

• Earl Ray Cook was continued to Sept. 7 for arraignment on theft by deception including cold checks under $10,000 and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Brian W. Holt was continued to Oct. 5 for arraignment in two cases on two counts of first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine.

Commonwealth to do order

• Denzel Lee Aldrich is to have the commonwealth do an order on a charge of first-degree possession of methamphetamine.

• Joseph C. Hill is to have the commonwealth do an order on a charge of first-degree possession of methamphetamine and purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Kutron M. Gray is to have the commonwealth do an order on first-degree criminal trespass, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault — domestic violence with minor injury.

• Sebastian Hughes is to have the commonwealth do an order in two cases on complicity to third-degree burglary and third-degree burglary.

To enter plea

• Lori Jo Blades is to enter a plea Sept. 7 in two cases on theft by unlawful taking/disposition shoplifting under $500, second-degree disorderly conduct, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, and second-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, first-degree possession of opiate, illegal possession of a legend drug, and second-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified..

Passed to trial date

• C. J. Brummett was passed to trial date on first-degree assault — domestic violence.

• Eladio Casteneda was passed to trial date on operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, no/expired registration plates, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, resisting arrest, first-degree possession of methamphetamine, first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine, first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence, purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Christopher S. Mullinix was passed to trial date on theft by unlawful taking/disposition auto — $500 or more but under $10,000, disregarding a stop sign, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, driving on a DUI suspended license and first-degree persistent felony offender.

Sentenced

• Heather Lynette Cardwell was sentenced to six years and five years respectively on first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine and first-degree promoting contraband.

Motion granted

• A motion was granted to surety holder to be removed and a refund be given of cash bond posted on a charge of third-degree burglary in the case of Shannon M. Copeland.

To enter a plea…

• Ciera Lynn Gibbs is to enter a plea Nov. 2 on second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• James Glass is to enter a plea Sept. 7 on first-degree possession of opiate and possession of marijuana.

No action taken

• No action was taken in the case of Michael T. Earley.

• No action was taken in the case of Danny J. Matthews on charges of first-degree possession of cocaine, first-degree, first offense, of possession of methamphetamine, purchase or possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

• No action was taken in the case of Celeste Marie Rustin.

Summons to be mailed

• Steven McKenzie is to have a summons mailed for Sept. 7 on a charge of first-degree possession of methamphetamine.

Probation granted

• Samuel Evan Long had probation granted on fraudulent use of a credit card and theft/receipt of stolen credit/debit card.

• Mark Steven Poling had probation granted on third degree burglary.

Trial date set

• Jay Lindsay Paris was set for a pretrial conference Dec. 7 and a trial Jan. 20, 2022, on first-degree sodomy, victim under 12 years of age, first-degree attempted sodomy, victim under 12 years of age, and first-degree sexual abuse, victim under 12 years of age.

Bench warrant issued

• Stacia Johnson was issued a bench warrant for failed to appear on a charge of complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000.

• Stacy L. McKinney was issued a bench warrant in two cases for failure to appear on charged of first-degree possession of opiate, second-degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000.

• James Aaron Sutton had a bench warrant issued for failure to appear and was set for a pretrial conference Sept. 7 on first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree persistent felony offender.