Estep agrees to pleas


By Jan Runions - jrunions@civitasmedia.com



Judge Robert Estep agreed to several pleas during recent hearings in Claiborne County Sessions Court, including one for Buddy E. Haun, 37, charged with attempted domestic assault.

Haun was sentenced to six months ETHRA supervised probation with 90 days confinement. He must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines. This case runs concurrently with a violation of probation case.

Susan Simpson, 34, charged with escape, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with 35 days confinement (credit for any jail time served). Simpson must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines. This case runs consecutively to a Violation of Probation case in which Simpson was sentenced to an additional six months supervised probation and 35 days in jail. Her violations include failure to complete an alcohol and drug assessment, to submit to random drug screenings, to report to probation and nonpayment of court costs and supervision fees while on probation.

Sherry Robertson, 44, charged with resisting arrest, possession of a schedule II drugs and driving on a revoked license, was sentenced to a concurrent 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with 17 days confinement (credit for jail time served). Robertson must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and fines. This case runs concurrently with prior ones.

Ricky L. Buttery, 58, charged with driving under the influence (second offense), was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with 45 days confinement. Buttery must attend a MADD Victim Impact Panel and must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and fines. His driver’s license is revoked per the Department of Safety.

William Smiddy, 65, charged with driving under the influence (second offense), was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with 45 days confinement. Smiddy must attend a MADD Victim Impact Panel and must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and fines. His driver’s license is revoked per the Department of Safety.

Elvis Brooks, 42, charged with driving under the influence, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with 15 days confinement (credit for jail time served). Brooks must attend the MADD Victim Impact Panel and DUI School. He must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and fines. His driver’s license is revoked for one year, per the Department of Safety.

Cara Renee Sparks, 28, charged with driving under the influence, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with two days confinement (credit for any time served). Sparks must attend the MADD Victim Impact Panel and DUI School. She must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and fines. Her driver’s license is revoked for one year, per the Department of Safety. Sparks is eligible for unsupervised probation once found fully compliant.

James Robert Johnson, 54, charged with driving under the influence, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with two days confinement (credit for jail time served). Johnson must attend the MADD Forum and ETHRA sponsored DUI School. He must pay at least $100 per month in court costs and fines. His driver’s license is revoked for one year.

Tiffany Faye McGeorge, 23, charged with possession of a schedule VI drugs and drug paraphernalia, was sentenced to a concurrent 11 months, 29 days at 75 percent confinement. McGeorge was given credit for any time served since the original offense date of Aug. 11, 2013. This case runs concurrently with violations of probation cases in which McGeorge failed to submit to random drug screenings, complete an alcohol and drug assessment, report to probation and for nonpayment of court costs, fines and supervision fees while on probation.

Benjamin Collins Sr., 54, charged with simple possession of a schedule VI drugs, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation. Collins must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines. He is eligible for unsupervised probation once found fully compliant.

Glenda K. Thacker, 38, charged with two counts theft under $500 and one count of driving on a revoked license, was sentenced to a concurrent 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation with 30 days confinement (credit for 26 days jail time served). Thacker must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines and forfeits $150 to the Economic Crime Fund. Restitution will be determined during a hearing on Aug. 13. This case runs concurrently with a violation of probation case in which Thacker failed to submit to random drug screenings, complete an alcohol and drug assessment, to report to probation and for nonpayment of court costs and supervision fees while on probation.

Jackie B. Overbay, 37, was charged with theft under $500 and driving on a suspended license. Estep determined Overbay has served his sentence. He was given credit for all time served in the Marion (Kentucky) Reformatory, Green River and Blackburn Corrections. His original sentencing was 11 months, 29 days confinement. This case runs concurrently with prior ones.

Reach Jan Runions at 423-254-5588 or on Twitter @scribeCP.

By Jan Runions

jrunions@civitasmedia.com

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