CITY COURT 7/5/2013

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 7, 2013

Job seeker fined for damaging trucks

By Emily D. Williams

A Courtland man entered a guilty plea to smashing truck windows out of company trucks belonging to Wishcamper and Patton Taylor Enterprise.

The construction companies are in Batesville to start renovating the Skyview Apartments.
Reginald Chapman, 170 Greenbriar, Courtland, admitted breaking the windows out of a 2008 Chevy Silverado, property of Patton Taylor Enterprises, and also windows out of a company truck belonging to Wishcamper.

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The construction just started this week.

Property manager Vonnie Carroll explained to the judge that Chapman had been turned down when he asked for a job and that may have been the reason he was mad.

The damages estimated $2,280 on one truck and $450 on the other.

“Let me see that estimate,” Chapman asked Judge Bill McKenzie.

McKenzie told him no and ordered that he pay restitution.

“I have seen him (Chapman) work. He’s a good worker, but we just got on the premises,” Carroll said as she explained the construction had barely started before the malicious mischief occurred.

Chapman was fined $626 and ordered to pay restitution and stay off of the premises.

Dameon Sanford, 207 Gordon St., Batesville, failed to appear to answer charges for simple possession of marijuana and old fines of $417 that have been due since April 2013.

Melvin Smith, 550 Railroad, Sledge, entered a guilty plea to simple possession of marijuana. He was fined $428.

The judge continued the case of John M. Whitten, 184 Taylor Rd., Courtland, charged with possession of paraphernalia, public drunk and open container continued.

He asked the judge a few legal questions about the officer.

McKenzie advised Whitten to get a lawyer.

James C. Norwood, 200 Foxgate Ave. 8 G, Hattiesburg, had a case remanded to the files for simple possession of marijuana.

Joshua Hines, 289-A Ruby Rd., Batesville, entered a not guilty plea to resisting arrest, disorderly conduct-failure to comply. A trial was set for July 17.

Kenneth Lyons Jr., 179 Earnest Becon Rd., Sardis, had a case for domestic violence-simple assault continued.

Tavis Steel, 311 Lincoln St., Sardis, was fined $1,131 for shoplifting at NAPA and had old fines of $3,348. He was told he cannot go to NAPA. The items were returned to NAPA, said City Prosecuting Attorney Bob Morris.

Steel was given 60 days to have his fines paid in full.

Angela West, 1004 Morrow Rd., Courtland, entered a guilty plea to DUI-other and simple possession of controlled substance. She was fined $425.

Jasmine Jones, 211 Arizona St., Batesville, was fined $205 for no proof of insurance.

Austin Payne, 5187 Barnacre Rd., Sardis, entered a not guilty plea to driving on the side of the road. A trial was set for July 24.

Antonio Mister, was fined $306 for no driver’s license.

Roberanne Chapman, 225 Butler Rd., Batesville, was fined $605 for no proof of insurance.