Reports – 2/11/2005

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 11, 2005

Panola County Reports: February 8, 2005

  From the 2/11/05 issue of The Panolian  

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Court Report
By Rita Howell

A preliminary hearing in Batesville City Court Wednesday resulted in Gary Milton, address unknown, being bound over to the Panola County Grand Jury on a charge of armed robbery at the Texaco/Shell station on Highway 6 East.

In an unrelated contempt of court charge, Judge Pro Tempore Jay Westfaul ordered Milton to pay old fines of $1,630. Milton is presently incarcerated at the Panola County Jail.

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In a case that had been postponed for a year, Charles Justice of 412 West Rd., Oxford was found guilty of DUI (first offense) and careless driving. He was arrested on Highway 6 East on February 8, 2004.

Judge Westfaul imposed a fine of $786, due in 30 days.

Mary Gentry of 200 Broad St., Batesville, was found guilty of reckless driving in a charge that stemmed from a December 26 incident on College St. The judge dismissed a second charge of driving under the influence of prescription medication.

Ms. Gentry was fined $165.

Aaron Handy of 150 Martin Luther King Dr., Batesville, was found guilty of expired driver’s license and was fined $265.

Samantha Beavers of 112 #5 Eureka St., Batesville, pleaded guilty to shoplifting and was fined $595.

Contempt of court
Four people were found guilty of contempt of court for failure to pay previously imposed fines.

Judge Westfaul imposed the following fines:
Tracy Benson of Pope, $234, to be paid within 48 hours;
Barbara Cook of 605-E Chestnut, Charleston, $529, within 48 hours;
Ella Battle of 2690 Cotton Plant, Batesville, paid a fine of $393 prior to court.

Also paying a contempt of court fine before court was Jason Kitchkeg of 219 Vance St., Batesville, who paid a fine of $565.

A fifth defendant, Eric Towns of 705 Jones St., Crenshaw, failed to appear to answer the contempt of court charge. His bondsman was notified.

Other cases
The judge remanded to the files a charge of disorderly conduct filed against Martarsha Johnson of Louisville.



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