Batesville Municipal Court 12/2/2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 5, 2014

Shoplifting offender ordered to stay out of Walmart

By Emily D. Williams
Judge Bill McKenzie ordered a defendant to stay away from all Walmart  stores after he entered a guilty plea to shoplifting during Batesville Municipal Court Wednesday.

Joshua Goodnight, 23130 Hwy. 51 South, Sardis, was returning to court with an attorney announcement.

When Goodnight approached the bench he told the judge he couldn’t afford a lawyer and wanted to enter a guilty plea to shoplifting-second offense (two counts) by taking a desk worth $89 and nine PC games from Walmart, and trespassing (two counts).

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“What is it going to take to get you to stop stealing?” the judge asked.

Instead of sentencing Goodnight to 30 days in jail he ordered him to work 54 days on the city’s work program.

The judge told him if he misses one day, he will have to serve the 30 days in jail.

He was also ordered to stay away from all Walmarts.

Turkessa Curtis, 205 Milam Rd., Batesville, entered a guilty plea to embezzlement from It’s Fashion.

Detective George Williford told the judge the case was a felony and was now handled as a misdemeanor.

Curtis was ordered to pay restitution of $1,054 for the shoes, shirts and other items taken on November 19.

Raymond Roper, 115 File Rd., Oxford, had a case dismissed for simple assault after the affiant, Mickle Wright, failed to appear to prosecute.

Kendron Faulkner, 208 Pearson St., Batesville, had a case dismissed for domestic violence-simple assault after the affiant, Kalbreanna Milan, failed to appear to answer.

Aaron Hawkins, 22700 Hwy. 51 North, Sardis, failed to appear to answer charges of disorderly conduct-failure to comply. Pugh Bonding was notified.

Roy G. McGhee, 130 Williams St., Batesville, entered a not guilty plea to disorderly conduct-failure to comply. A trial was set for December 17.

Victor Ibarra, 216 Broadway #3, Batesville, entered a guilty plea to public drunk and open container. He was fined $552.

Michael D. Corley, 138 Greenbriar, Courtland, told the judge he needed more time to answer charges of DUI-second (refusal), driving while license suspended, open container, expired tag and careless driving.

“I need time to get an attorney,” said Corley.

“Be back two weeks from today,” McKenzie said.

Courtney McCullar, 157 Wildwood Dr., Batesville, entered a not guilty plea to taking a black Otter Box from Walmart. A trial was set for December 10.

Earnest Leverson, 125 Vance St., Batesville, entered a guilty plea to shoplifting $225 worth of items from Dollar General. She was fined $1,146.

Stephanie Tribble, 105 Tubbs, Batesville, entered the city’s work release program for 11 days in lieu of paying $634 for contempt of court-old fines due since March 2013.

Charlotte Brinson, 1464 Havens Rd., Enid, entered a guilty plea to shoplifting. She was fined $1,146.

Tra’Kiffany Anderson, 3994 Seven Rd., Batesville, was told to have her old fines of $487 that have been due since January 2014 paid in full within two weeks or serve time in jail.

Anderson told the judge she had not paid her fines because she was told she could not make monthly payments to the court.

“You’ve had a year. You could have put the money in a sock and paid it by now,” the judge said.
Three cases set for trial were rescheduled because the city’s prosecuting attorney was sick.

Armistead Creasy, 401 Willow Oak, Roanoke, Va., had a case continued for DUI-other, following too close and simple possession of paraphernalia.

Charles Woodall, 371 Grandview St., Memphis, had a case for simple possession of controlled substance and careless driving continued. He is being represented by attorney Tom Womble.

Michael Harmon, #17 Harmon Circle, Batesville, had a case for DUI-refusal, reckless driving and disorderly conduct-failure to comply continued. He is being represented by Tom Womble.