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January 17

Gina R. Stafford, 43, appeared before Deputy Magistrate Cris Morrison for an arraignment hearing on the charge of violating conditions of release. Stafford entered a plea of not guilty and a public defender was appointed. Trial is set for Feb. 19.

January 22

Jessica J.B. Ray, 25, appeared before Judge William Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing. Ray was charged with fourth degree assault and domestic violence. She entered a plea of guilty to harassment and was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 60 days suspended; 40 hours of community work service to be completed in 60 days, if not community work service hours will be served in jail; $100 jail surcharge with $50 suspended; $200 cost of counsel and one year probation.

Steve D. Homer, 53, appeared before Judge Carey for the disposition of two counts of petition to revoke parole. Homer was sentenced to three years in jail with credit given for January to May of 2012; $100 police training surcharge; $100 jail surcharge and Homer must report to corrections by March 1, 2013.

Susan R. Shorey, 23, appeared before Judge Carey for a felony arraignment hearing on the charges of two counts of issuing a bad check $500 - $24,999; two counts of issuing a bad check $50 and under and second degree theft with a value of $500 - $24,999. Shorey entered a plea of not guilty. Trial has been set for April 22, 2013 and she was released with conditions.

Josef A.M. Espeseth, 15, appeared before Judge Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing for the charge of minor consuming alcohol. Espeseth entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced with a fine of $300 with $100 suspended; $10 police training surcharge; complete alcohol information school and one year probation.

Guy G. Birchell, 19, appeared before Judge Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing for driving with license cancelled, suspended or revoked and reckless driving. Birchell entered a plea of guilty for no valid operator’s license and negligent driving. Sentence for no valid operator’s license was 30 days in jail with 25 days suspended; 40 hours of community work service can be done in lieu of jail time; $50 police training surcharge; $100 jail surcharge and one year probation. Sentencing for negligent driving was a fine of $300 and $200 public defender fee.

Brandon S. Estes, 19, appeared before Judge Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing for driving with license cancelled, suspended or revoked, habitual minor consuming alcohol and minor operating a vehicle after consuming. Estes entered a plea of guilty to driving with license cancelled, suspended or revoked and violating conditions of release. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail with 20 days suspended; $50 police training surcharge; 80 hours of community work service and two years probation for driving with license cancelled, suspended or revoked and 10 days in jail with credit for time served given; $50 police training surcharge; $50 jail surcharge and $200 public defender fees for violating conditions of release.

Stuart Meeks, 25, appeared before Judge Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing for furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 with a prior felony. Meeks entered a plea of guilty and a pre-sentencing report has been ordered and a time for sentencing is to be determined.

Christopher W. Miller, 44, appeared before Judge Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing on the charge of second degree felony theft. Miller entered a plea of guilty to third degree theft and was sentenced to 12 months in jail with six months suspended; $50 police training surcharge; $100 jail surcharge with $50 suspended and three years probation.

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