Batesville Municipal Court 8/23/2013

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 23, 2013

Woman caught using sister’s i.d.

By Emily D. Williams
A woman charged with false identification made a paperwork mess during Batesville Municipal Court held Wednesday.

Laneshia Holmes, 207-A Leonard, Batesville, appeared before Judge Bill McKenzie using the name of her sister, Latorius Holmes.

On August 19 Laneshia alledgedly gave BPD Officer Jon Horton false information, identifying herself as her sister, Latorius Holmes, and supplying Latorius’ social security number.
“We need to get this straightened out so this isn’t on her (Latorius’) record,” McKenzie said.

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Laneshia was charged with false information, no child restraint, driving while license suspended and improper equipment, all charges going to her sister’s record.

“Do you have any identification?” McKenzie asked Latorius.

“My name was in the paper,” Latorius told the judge as she handed him her license.
“Well, that was a nice thing for your sister to do,” the judge replied.

After viewing her identification he let the sisters talk privately.

Afterward the judge said to Laneshia, “It’s going to take a while to fix this mess you have caused. We also found out you have a county warrant.”

She was found guilty of all charges and was taken into the custody of the police officers. Fines totalled $1,323.00.

Jeremy D. Owens, 226 Gordon, Batesville, entered a guilty plea to open container. He was fined $312.

Hunter Hynum, 6826-A Barnacre Rd., Sardis, had a simple assault charge withdrawn by the affiant, David Bell.

Justin K. Ross, 758 Northwood West, Hernando, had a simple assault case continued.
Elizabeth LeMaire, 210 Van Voris, Batesville, entered a not guilty plea to disorderly conduct-failure to comply. A trial was set for September 4.

Jonathan Walton, 122239 Hwy. 51 South, Oakland, failed to appear to answer a charge of possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle. Alright Bonding was notified.

Jacob Lee Gertz, 202 Fisher, Batesville, was fined $402 for domestic violence-simple assault by strangling his spouse.

The charge was originally a felony but was reduced to misdemeanor charges.

After a short preliminary hearing, Rodney L. Johnson, 148 Shiloh Rd., Courtland, was referred to the grand jury for possession of firearm by a felon, DUI-refusal and loud music.
His bond is $5,000.

Robert Pinkins, 216 Noble St., Batesville, had a stop sign violation dismissed.

Melvin Vaughn, 120 Field St., Batesville, was found guilty of possession of marijuana in a vehicle and improper equipment.

Officer Will Parrish testified when he turned his blue lights on to stop the truck Vaughn was driving, a bag of marijuana was thrown from the passenger window.

Parrish also testified Vaughn’s tag lights weren’t working properly.

Video evidence was entered.

Randy Brassell was the passenger of the vehicle and had entered a guilty plea to possession of marijuana in municipal court previously.

Vaughn testified it was not his marijuana.

Brassell was subpoenaed to be in court but he failed to show.

The judge ruled there was  probable cause to find Vaughn guilty and he was fined $668.

Haven McGee, 209-B Pamela St., Batesville, was found guilty in his absence of simple possession of marijuana (second) and stalking.
He was fined $658 after a short trial.

Seon Buckley, 106 Field St., Batesville, returned to court with proof of insurance he purchased after the ticket was issued. His fine was lowered to $205.

Leonard McGhee, 208 Claude St., Batesville, was fined $487 for expired driver’s license and a stop sign violation.

Brittany L. Forshee, 10 CR 477, Paris, had a no driver’s license charge dismissed after she provided a valid driver’s license.

Minnie B. Perry Holmes, 928 Lawrence Brothers Rd., Batesville, was fined $306 for no driver’s license.

Stephen Martin, 125 Tubbs Rd., Batesville, had a no proof of insurance and no tag lights charges continued.

“I had insurance but no proof in the car,” Martin said.

Martin also contested the tag light charge.

A trial was set for September 14.

Marcus Hughes, 4987 Old Panola Rd., Sardis, was fined $543 for driving while license suspended and loud music.

Marvin K. Ellis, 109 Everette, Batesville, had a ticket dismissed for no headlight.

Marcus Wheatley, 102 Magnolia, Batesville, had a trial set for September 18 for no headlight.
Gregory Harris, 628 Bill Wallace, Sardis, was fined $605 for no proof of insurance.

Jefferica Robinson, 37 CR 106, Batesville, had a trial set for September 18 for an obstructing traffic ticket.