Reports – 2/4/2005

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 4, 2005

Panola County Reports: February 4, 2005

  From the 2/4/05 issue of The Panolian  

Police Report
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Court Report
By Rita Howell

A defendant in Batesville City Court on Wednesday pleaded guilty to shoplifting a pair of Reebok shoes from Factory Brand Shoes on January 24. Shenika Brown of 367 S. Laura St., Webb, was fined $595, due in 30 days.

Judge Bill McKenzie told Brown, "Do this again, come back in here and you’re going to jail."
Contempt of Court

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Two defendants came before Judge McKenzie to answer charges of contempt of court for failure to pay previously imposed fines.

Melvin Short of 706 Letha Wiley, Sardis, told the judge he would pay his fine of $1,175 within 30 days. Judge McKenzie suspended a 90-day jail sentence provided Short pays his fine on time.

Brian Griffin of 2446 Barnacre Rd., Batesville, paid a fine of $525, which he has owed since October.

James D. Johnson of 203 Draper St., Batesville, paid in full prior to court total fines of $1,766 for DUI (refusal) and no proof of insurance.

Other charges
A charge of embezzlement was remanded to the court files at the request of the affiant, a manager for the Sherwin Williams paint store.

The defendant, Justin Bright of 1601 Henderson Road, Batesville, had been a model employee for four years and had returned the money in question, the manager said.

Judge McKenzie complied with the store manager’s request and no action was taken.

Four people were ordered to pay fines for failure to have proof of insurance for their vehicles.

Mississippi law requires operators of automobiles to have in the vehicle proof that it is insured. The four had purchased insurance after they were stopped. Judge McKenzie reduced the fines from $1055 (no insurance) to $155 (no proof of insurance).

Ordered to pay the lesser fines were: Amanda M. McClain of 562 Meadowview Dr., Batesville; Joseph Morris of 21374 Highway 6 East, Batesville; Cynthia R. Pugh of 190 Cammile St., Sardis; and Ular C. Smith of 9805 Shell Rd., Batesville.

Judge McKenzie dismissed a "no proof" ticket issued to Annie M. Owens of 108 Jackson St., Batesville, after Owens showed proof that she had insurance when stopped.

He also dismissed a "no insurance" charge against Bennie Lee Young of 209 Kent St., Winona, who, on January 28, had the misfortune of being involved in an accident as he was driving away from the bank in the car he had just purchased.

The judge allowed Officer Michael Roberts to withdraw an improper equipment ticket issued to Christopher D. Nesbit of 204 Deaton St., Batesville, after being satisfied that the loud pipes had been modified.

Edward G. Barber of 2009 Van St., Tupelo, was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident and was fined $160, due in 30 days.

Norah James Pugh of 223-C Gin Rd., Batesville, asked for and received an extension on the deadline for payment of a previously imposed fine of $380. It is due February 28.

Continued cases
Cindy J. Anderson of 116 Ivy Gordon, Courtland, is to appear in city court February 16 on charges of driving while her license is suspended and improper equipment. She told the judge she was unaware her license had been suspended, and he gave her time to investigate the problem.

Judge McKenzie set a trial date of February 23 for Jayson Dishmon of 428 Taylor St., Como. He is charged with shoplifting a $9.99 movie from Movie Gallery. He pleaded not guilty.

Lonnie Fuqua of 200 Calvary, Batesville, will come to court February 23 for a trial on charges of DUI (refusal) and no tag. He has pleaded not guilty.


Sheriff’s Report    
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Marriage Licenses
The Panola County Circuit Clerk’s office issued the following marriage licenses in January:
In Sardis
      Jimmie W. Glover, 59, and
          Margie D. Ray, 50
     Oscar J. Barlow Jr., 39
          and Heather Ann Davis, 28
     Mack Arthur Norwood, 52
          and Verlene Baker Thompson, 40
     Jason E. Smith, 31, and
          Tammy L. Fosher, 27
In Batesville
     Anthony L. Jones, 27, and
          Adrianne Johnson, 24
     Charles Thomas Traywick, 48 and
          Anita Darlene Newman, 41
     Mark Davidson Willey II, 37, and
          Sabrina Dale Farrish, 24
     Terence Dwight Tielman, 29, and
          Ora Rose White, 17
     Michael Daniel Westerfield, 21, and
          Jessica Holly Houston, 22
     Bobby Watson, 45, and
          Patricia Kennedy, 54
Divorces Granted
The following divorces were granted during December according to records in the Panola County Chancery Clerk’s office:
Kelvin Darnell Cole vs.
     Vergia Mae Baker Cole

Carol Boyle Spaur Harrison vs.
     Murry Andy Harrison

Kelvin Taylor vs.
     Sheatonya Pollard Taylor
Josie Kay (Rhodes) Austin vs.
     Dennis Wayne Austin
Thomas C. Leverett vs.
     Carol A. (Carlisle) Leverett
Rachel Kathryn White Burns vs.
     Jeffrey Allen Burns

Peggy Jane Whitmer Todd Boyette vs.
     Jimmy Dale Boyette

Health Inspections
The following restaurant inspections are for the month of January. Results are taken from the Mississippi Department of Health website. Results will not be withheld upon request.

Jan. 4
  Fifty-One Restaurant
209 Highway 51 South, Sardis
  Happy Days Lounge
598 East Lee St., Sardis
  Mimi’s Quick Stop
201 Highway 51 South, Sardis
Jan. 5
  Popeyes Chicken
671 Highway 6 East, Batesville
  Waffle House
699 Highway 6 East, Batesville
Failed, but passed follow-up inspection on Jan. 19.
693 Highway 6 East, Batesville
  Batesville Lions Club
524 Tiger Dr., Batesville
Jan. 6
10136 Highway 6 West, Batesville
  Goodtimes Pizza
25485 Highway 315 East, Sardis
  Batesville Job Corps
821 Highway 51 South, Batesville
Jan. 13
  Draper’s Country Store
1700 Terza Rd., Batesville
  Chevron Gas Mart
710 Highway 35 North, Batesville
  B’s Quick Stop
259 Highway 51 North, Como
  Tri-Lakes Medical Center
303 Medical Center Dr., Batesville
Jan. 18
  Robinson’s Crossroads
27789 Highway 6 East, Batesville
  Quiznos Subs
440 Highway 6 East, Batesville
  Beverly Healthcare
154 Woodland Rd., Batesville
5700 Eureka Rd., Courtland
  North Panola Community Childcare
215 Highway 51 North, Sardis
Jan. 20
  Mr. Jiffy
229 Pearson St., Batesville
  New China Buffet
180 Keating Rd., Batesville
  Rascal’s Express
309 Highway 6 West, Batesville
Jan. 26
  55/315 Gas Mart
551 East Lee St., Sardis
  Dale’s Smokehouse
105 Highway 51 South, Batesville
  The Dawg House
209 Deaton St., Batesville
  Sonic Drive-In
525 East Lee St., Sardis
  The Ranch
223 Main St., Como
Jan. 27
  Pizza Hut
306 Highway 6 East, Batesville
  Powell’s Country Store
41 Mt. Olivet Rd., Batesville
  Sunny’s Country Store
12568 Highway 6 West, Batesville
Jan. 28
  Wal-Mart Bakery and Snack Bar
205 House Carlson Dr., Batesville


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