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February 27, 2018


Several cases were resolved in Circuit Court on Friday, February 23rd. They were mostly drug offenses, but Steven Prater who faced 20 plus years for Sexual Crimes, could possibly receive probation with home confinement.

Several warrants were issued on the indictments for February, and status hearings or pre-trial conferences were also held on this date.

From Lawrence Circuit Clerk Jodi Webb Parsley's office

 

Heather Adkins, 34 was present for a Motion For Diversion Completion, motion was Granted.


Alexis J. BoydAlexis J. BoydAlexis Boyd, 24 was present on a Motion to Reduce Bond for Engaging in Organized Crime/ Criminal Syndicate. Motion was granted, defendant given a In Home Incarceration Bond.

 

 

 

 

 


James Stephen BurchetteJames Stephen BurchetteJames Burchett, 39 was present on a Motion to Revoke Probation, hearing scheduled for 3/9/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jeffrey M. CopleyJeffrey M. CopleyJeffrey Copley, 46 was arraigned on Complicity Trafficking In A Controlled Substance, 1st, Methamphetamine And Complicity Possession Of Marijuana.

Pre-trial set for 3/23/18

 

 

 

 


Matthew Diamond, 33 was on the docket to be sentenced for Flagrant Non Support, defendant was not present in a bench warrant to be issued.

 

 

 

 


Shawn A. FitzpatrickShawn A. FitzpatrickShawn Fitzpatrick, 23 was present on a Motion To Reduce Bond on Engaging in Organized Crime/ Criminal Syndicate and Persistent Felony Offender.

The motion was denied.

 

 

 

 

 


Bradley A. FraleyBradley A. FraleyBradley Fraley, 47 was arraigned on Complicity Trafficking In A Controlled Substance, 1st degree, methamphetamine and Complicity Possession of Marijuana.

Pre-trial set for 3/23/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Paul S. HackneyPaul S. HackneyPaul Timothy Shane Hackney, 36 was present on a service of bench warrant for Engaging In Organized Crime/Criminal Syndicate.

Hearing set for 3/9/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Donald K. HarrisDonald K. HarrisDonald Harris, 30 pled guilty to 2 separate cases per offer by the Commonwealth the defendant will get 3 years and 270 days of in Home incarceration probated over 5 years on Complicity Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree, consecutive to other case.

Separate Case: The defendant pled guilty and was sentenced to 10 years/probation supervised for 5 years and 270 of in Home incarceration, consecutive to other case.

Final sentencing to be held on 3/23/18. Bond changed to in home incarceration until final sentencing.

 

 

 

 

 


David Bryan JohnsonDavid Bryan JohnsonDavid Brian Johnson, 40 was arraigned on Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree, Attempted Escape 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree, Persistent Felony Offender 1st Degree. Defendant remains incarcerated and an order to be submitted about medical issues.

Pre-trial set for 3/23/18.
On a separate case: The defendant was arraigned on Assault 3rd degree/Police/Probation Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Falsely Reporting An Incident, And Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.

Pretrial set for 3/23/18.

 

 

 

 


Travis E. LayTravis E. LayTravis Lay, 22 pled guilty and per offer by the Commonwealth will be sentenced to 1 year for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd or greater offense, 30 days for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs, 30 days for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, with failure to wear seatbelt and No Operators License Dismissed.

Final sentencing to be held on 3/23/18.


Separate Case: Defendant also pled guilty and took a plea of 1 year for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd or greater offense, 30 days for Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs and Failure to Wear Seatbelt, Failure to Maintain Insurance and No Operators License being dismissed. Both cases to run concurrent, but consecutive to next case.

Separate Case: Per offer by the Commonwealth the defendant took 18 months on Possession Of A Controlled Substance 2nd Or Greater Offense, Escape, 2nd Degree, 60 Days For Operating On Suspended/Revoked License, 60 days for Illegal Possession of Legend Drug and 60 days for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica McKinneyJessica McKinneyJessica McKinney, 36 was arraigned on 1st degree Possession of Cocaine, 1st offense and Use/Possess Drug Paraphernalia, 1st offense. Bond was changed to in Home Incarceration.

Pretrial to be held on 3/23/18.

 

 

 

 

 


STEVE MEEKS STEVE MEEKS Steve Meeks, 62 was arraigned on Attempted Robbery, 1st Degree, Fleeing Or Evading Police, 1st Degree, Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Operating A Motor Vehicle Under The Influence Of Alcohol/Drugs, And Persistent Felony Offender 1st degree.

Bond to remain at $10,000 and pre-trial set for 3/23/18.

 

 

 

 

 


Gary Cochran MillsGary Cochran MillsGary Cochran Mills, 51 was present in court on a motion for medical treatment and a motion for jail time credit.

Docket does not reflect the outcome of the motion.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Timothy NapierTimothy NapierTimothy Brian Napier, 50 was on the docket for a Motion to Revoke Probation, The defendant was not present in a bench warrant to be issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Charles D. PerkinsCharles D. PerkinsCharles Perkins, 26 was on the docket for a status hearing on termination from drug court for the charges of 2 counts of engaging in organized crime/criminal syndicate. The defendant was not present in a bench warrant to be issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lillian N. PerryLillian N. PerryLillian Perry, 38 pled guilty to an amended charge per Commonwealth’s offer, they amended Fraudulent Use of ID Card for Electronic Code for Benefits to a misdemeanor charge, sentenced to 60 days and other conditions. Time already served.

Separate Case: pled guilty to the same charge and received the same sentence.

 

 

 

 

 


Steven PraterSteven PraterSteven Prater, 49 pled guilty to several sexual charges:

Rape 2nd degree and Sodomy 2nd degree was dismissed.

The defendant received 3 years for each count of 5 counts of Rape, 3rd degree, 3 years for each count of 5 counts of Sodomy, 3rd degree, The defendant received 3 years for each of 10 counts of Sexual Abuse, 1st degree.

The sentence was probated over 5 years with 180 days of Home Incarceration.

 

 

 

 

 


Ronald RatliffRonald RatliffRonald Ratliff, 50 was present on a motion for Diversion Completion, to be heard on 3/23/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Joe Roberts, 36 was on the docket for a motion to revoke probation. Defendant was not present and a bench warrant to be issued.

 

 

 

 


Winfred S. ScottWinfred S. ScottWinfred Scott, 28 case was reset for sentencing on 3/23/18 for Theft By Unlawful Taking And Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jesse TaylorJesse TaylorJessee Taylor, 37 was on the docket for a motion to revoke felony probation.

The defendant was not present and a bench warrant to be issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Brett M. ThomasBrett M. ThomasBrett Michael Thomas, 28 on the docket for service of a bench warrant, a probation violation.

A hearing was set for 3/9/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Matthew ThompsonJeremy Matthew ThompsonJeremy Thompson, 37 was schedule for arraignment on Complicity Trafficking In A Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine And Complicity Possession Of Marijuana.

The defendant was not present warrant to be issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Melissa R. Thompson ChafinMelissa R. Thompson ChafinMelissa Thompson, 42 was scheduled for a motion to revoke probation. The defendant was not present a bench warrant to be issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ricky VanceRicky VanceRicky Vance, 50 was arraigned on 2 counts of Burglary, 3rd degree and Wanton Endangerment 1st degree.

Pre-trial date set for 3/23/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alisha N. WhittAlisha N. WhittAlisha Whitt, 34 was present for a motion to revoke probation.

Hearing was set for 3/9/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hansel WileyHansel WileyHansel Wiley, 48 was arraigned on Criminal Possession Of A Forged Instrument, 1st degree.

Pre-trial date set for 3/23/18.

 

 

 

Comments  

+3 #16 So 2018-03-05 19:04
This makes me sick. Who in their right mind would sentence s pedi file to home confinement, I wonder if some if these judges are child predators and that's why they let these evil people by like they do.
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+6 #15 Bill 2018-03-05 06:15
Ted I totally agree, the police are wasting tax dollars while Preston is the judge....Presto n is incompetent,sof t,spineless,and probably illiterate.
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-3 #14 Darrel C 2018-03-04 19:09
{Louisa police officer} is a disgrace to the badge. He once detained me for 20 minutes in the freezer aisle at walmart to search my cart for contraband. I stood cuffed to the door in front of god and sam walton. HE then said my glitter glue was to be confiscated. I had to tell my grandson he couldn’t do his art project. I told my pastor the next Sunday and he said it was my fault and to NOT disrespect the law.
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+8 #13 Ted 2018-03-02 22:01
If a candidate wants my vote they need to speak out and get Preston removed.
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+9 #12 Bob Barker 2018-03-01 22:03
Home incarceration?! ?!? For the charges against him? WTH?! Who is this judge??? They must be some good ol' boys. Throw the book at these idiots! All of them. This is why we continue to have the crime issues here in Lawrence County. All they get are a slap on the wrist, and they are free to go. To traffic more meth, rape more kids, and steal more things from hard working people. This place is ridiculous!!

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+6 #11 Jail 2018-03-01 16:10
What do you have to do to get put in jail in Lawrence county. Let some of the jailed scumbags out that has a least served some time and put these losers away. Enough is enough .Judge you are a joke. The police are doing their job do yours.
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+7 #10 Ridiculous 2018-03-01 02:44
What is the point of even catching these people if the Judge wants to let them go OVER AND OVER AGAIN! Alexis Boyd gets home Incarceration and then Shawn Fitzpatrick gets denied. I don't want either one of them out but seriously if you are going to let her out, why keep the others, she will be doing the same crap with Matthew Caudill in a matter of days. And then the RAPIST.... Pathetic that this Judge doesn't feel that his victims should get some sort of justice for what they did to him. Honestly from the amount of things they "charged" him with, he is probably going to be a repeat offender the DAY he is off home incaceration.
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+7 #9 angie b 2018-02-28 22:31
Preston SOFT child sex CRIMES........ on children the worlds most innocent victims.....HE HAS TO GO !!!!!!!!!!
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+7 #8 Ted 2018-02-28 19:12
Does anybody knows the process on how to get rid of a judge? The county is looking to sinks lots of money into tourism but who wants to visit a town where criminals face no repercussion from crimes, especially perverts. I am guessing a request for a judge dismissal starts with the governor correct?
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+13 #7 Oh My 2018-02-28 18:05
60 years probated to 6 years with 6 months home confinement. WHAT? That is just a poor justice system. There's plenty of room for rapists and sexual offenders in our jails, they are worse than a simple drug user who was caught with a little meth or pot (which I don't support either and they should go to jail - but not for more time than Mr. Prater!)....God help America!
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+13 #6 Bernard 2018-02-28 17:46
How in the world does a person get home incarceration for all those sex crimes ??? What in the H__L will that help anyone, who calls this punishment ?????? Rape & sodomy, this person should be doing time in prison at the very least 20 yrs to life, no questions ask....//////// ///// What has happened to our justice system or do we still have one ?? SHAMEFUL...
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+14 #5 Mad 2018-02-28 17:45
Judge Preston needs to go..He's an idiot.. smack a child predator on the hand and send him home to serve his time. THATS A SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID!!!! I'm surprised he didn't give him unsupervised visitation with the victims.. This isn't fair to the victims. How many more are you going to let him rape or sodomize before you really Lock him up? The court system needs to change and protect the children.
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+15 #4 What? 2018-02-28 17:12
Home confinement on 20 sex charges? Wth is this judge thinking? He’s gotta go, smh.
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+5 #3 Regrets 2018-02-28 16:14
Hey Steve, I bet that neck tattoo seemed like a good idea at the time huh? Lol
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+15 #2 Big Tom 2018-02-28 06:15
If these tough guys ever went to prison they would cry like babies. Is there a way to get rid of judge preston?
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+15 #1 Citizenu893d 2018-02-28 03:23
How on earth does one get home incarceration and probated sentence for rape and sodomy if a child?????????? ?
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