City Court 6-8-12

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 8, 2012

Shoplifter contends she was found not guilty the first time around

By Emily Williams

Four defendants faced shoplifting charges in Batesville City Court on Wednesday.

Tyler Lewzader, 2049 CR 413, Houlka, failed to appear to answer shoplifting charges from Wal-Mart. Al Williams Bonding was notified.

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Raven Farmer, 150 MLK, Batesville, entered a not guilty plea to shoplifting clothes worth $22.75 from Wal-Mart.

Tanasia Farmer, 58 Otto Sanford, Courtland, entered a guilty plea to shoplifting $22.75 worth of clothes from Wal-Mart.

The court records showed it was her second offense but she said she was found “not guilty” the first time.

Judge Bill McKenzie told her to return to court next Wednesday along with Raven Farmer.

“We’ll check our records,” the judge said.

Second offense shoplifters have a mandatory jail sentence if found guilty.

Patichel B. Porter, 905 Sasse St. Apt. No. 1, Clarksdale, was fined $1,124 after entering a guilty plea to shoplifting from Wal-Mart.

Towand Crowder, 4593 Eureka, Batesville, was fined $650 for possession of marijuana in a vehicle.
Jessie Adams, 104 Gowdy, Batesville, entered a guilty plea to disorderly conduct-failure to comply by not putting a cigarette out while sitting inside McDonald’s and resisting arrest.
He was fined $200.

Kashundra S. Henderson, 125 Jackson St., Batesville, had a charge for telephone harassment dismissed after the affiant failed to appear to pursue the charges.

Terry W. Adair, 200 Fisher, Batesville, entered a not guilty plea to domestic violence-simple assault. A trial was set for July 5.

Travius Butler, 206 Pearson St., Batesville, entered a guilty plea to domestic violence-simple assault. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with six days credit for time already served.


Larry Eugene Gray, 189 Sullivant Rd., Batesville, was fined $194 for no proof of insurance. He was given the lower fine for proving he purchased insurance after the ticket was issued.

Lucas Armstrong, 532 West Pearl St., Sardis, was fined $330 for no seat belt and no driver’s license.