Reports – 1/26/2007
Published 12:00 am Friday, January 26, 2007
| Businessman charged with violating city’s junk ordinance
By Emily Williams
A Courtland woman told Judge Bill McKenzie during Batesville Municipal Court Wednesday that she had "no place" to go after serving seven days in jail.
Elizabeth Pinkston, 215 Pine St., Courtland, was sentenced to the time she had already served in jail instead of having to pay a fine of $265 for public drunk.
"I got out and did what I had to do to get put back in jail," Pinkston said.
Ellis Lloyd, 107 Armstrong, Batesville, was fined $265 for public drunk.
"If you are going to drink, stay off the streets," said McKenzie.
"We have received several complaints from his neighbors," said John McCollum, code enforcement officer.
"You let the neighbor run a daycare," Bryant said to McCollum.
"Does the neighbor have a certificate?" the judge asked McCollum.
"I am not sure, we don’t handle daycares," McCollum responded.
"I would just like to sit down with the neighbors and talk to them," said Bryant.
"If you want time to talk to the neighbors and come into compliance we can re-schedule," McKenzie said.
A warrant was issued for his arrest.
"Why did you run?" the judge asked.
"I just got out of jail the day before," Henderson said.
"I feel like I was being harassed," he said.
"You have an expired tag in plain view; how is that harassment?" the judge asked.
"Get a tag and you don’t have to worry," said McKenzie.
Cases set for trial
Shona Turner, 949 Wells Ext., Courtland, was found guilty of domestic violence-simple assault.
Lt. Billy Sossaman testified that he responded to a call and upon arrival at Timberidge Apartments, the only people he saw were Turner and James Scott IV, 192 M. Flowers Rd., Batesville, who was also found guilty of domestic violence-simple assault.
Sossaman said he saw the defendants in a vehicle and Scott was on top of Turner.
Officer Gray Nickels also testified that the two defendants had apparent marks that made them believe an altercation had occurred.
Turner admitted that she did bite Scott, but he didn’t hit her.
"It was about something that happened at the club," said Turner.
They were both fined $355.
He was also fined $356 for driving while license suspended.