Batesville Municipal Court 10/9/2015

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 8, 2015

Four cases referred from municipal court to grand jury

By Emily D. Williams
Judge Bill McKenzie referred several cases to the grand jury during Wednesday’s sesssion of Batesville Municipal Court.

Summer P. Sullivan, John Harmon Rd., Sardis, was allowed a bond reduction from her original $100,000 to $50,000 for charges of armed robbery using a hand gun and sale of counterfeit substance.

The detective explained to the judge a confidential informant was sold a gun which led to the arrest of Sullivan and James C. Mosley Jr., 91-B Elbert Smith, Batesville, was also referred to the grand jury for armed robbery, sale of counterfeit substance (sale of crack cocaine to to a confidential informant) and taking $695 from the city of Batesville by using a handgun on September 23.

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Mosley also had old fines of $1,465.50 and his bond remained at $200,000.

Anthony S. Peavy, 626 Meadowview, Batesville, was returned to Rankin MDOC and referred to the grand jury for burglary of an occupied dwelling and grand larceny.

Theron L. Hervey Jr., 204 Panola Ave., Batesville, had a bond of $150,000 for charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling and grand larceny.

Hervey told the judge his boss told Detective Justin Maples that Hervey was at work when the incident occurred. Maples was in special training classes and was unable to speak in court.
Hervey has county charges for kidnapping so the judge told him to return to court Wednesday when Maples could testify before they referred the case to the grand jury.

Joanne T. Hardin, 407 Darby Ave., Lambert, bonded out prior to court for felony embezzlement from Murphy USA and was referred to the grand jury.

Tyrone Ellis, 109 Everette St., Batesville, had a case for simple assault dismissed after a short trial.

Affiant Eddie Harris said he filed the charges on August 8 stating Ellis hit him and kicked him knocking his teeth out.

“It happened on August 1. I was talking to his cousin “Starvin Marvin”, we used to work together in the cotton field. He (Ellis) just came and hit me and I don’t know what he was talking about but he went to stomping me in front of his mother’s home. I had a broken nose, teeth knocked out of my mouth and was in the emergency room all evening,” Harris testified.

Harris had a stack of hospital papers to show the judge.

There were no witnesses to testify on Harris’ behalf.

“So you are wanting money? Is that why you are in here? You are not really worried about the criminal charges?” the judge asked.

Harris told the judge he wanted his teeth paid for that amounted to over $1,300.

“You need to file civil charges,” the judge explained.

Ellis testified he never touched Harris and the reason Harris was in front of his house was because he was barbecuing when Harris came over trying to score crack from “Starvin Marvin” aka Marvin Ellis.

Ellis had Carlos Miller as a witness to testify the same thing. That no one touched Ellis and he was over there trying to buy drugs.

Eddie B. Webb, 635 Honduras, Memphis, was found guilty in his absence after Officer Greg Jones testified.

Webb was found guilty and fined $2,323 for receiving stolen property, driving while license suspended, no CDL, no proof of insurance, expired tag and improper equipment.

Webb also had old fines of $593 due since August 2014.

Carlos D. Rudd, 236-B MLK, Batesville, entered the city’s work release program for seven days in lieu of paying $647 after entering a guilty plea to disorderly conduct-failure to comply on September 21 by refusing to remain quiet and throwing a shoe as police were investigating a domestic violence call.

“What had you so worked up?” McKenzie asked.

“It was my brother and sister fighting,” Rudd replied.

“Who owns the house?” the judge asked.

“My mama,” Rudd replied.

“Sounds like y’all need to grow up,” the judge replied.

Dominique A. Patterson, 318 Panola Ave., Batesville, entered a guilty plea to disorderly conduct-failure to comply and simple possession of marijuana on September 25. He was fined $1,090 and told he could be released from jail once he paid his fines in full.

Kevin A. Winfield, 205 Vaughn St., Batesville, paid his old fines of $901 in full prior to court that have been due since April 2015. He entered a guilty plea to disorderly conduct-failure to comply on September 20 and now owes $647.

Edward J. Scott, 1142 McKinney Rd., Sardis, was fined $984 for DUI and no proof of insurance.
His fines are due in 30 days. He was also enrolled in MASEP classes.

Alonzo Jones Jr., 105 CR 432, Coffeeville, failed to appear to answer charges for simple possession of controlled substance and running a red light.

Robert Lee Willis Jr., 925 Tennessee St., Coffeeville, failed to appear to answer charges for simple possession of controlled substance.

Geraud Shegog-King, 119 Field St., Batesville, had a case set for trial for October 21 after entering a not guilty plea to shoplifting from Kangaroo gas station on July 2.

King told the judge the clerk told him all the products he was paying for were tax free.
The judge ordered a supeona for the clerk, Brian Mullen, who is out on felony bond.

Richard D. Williams, 432 Tubbs Rd., Batesville, had a switched tag charge dismissed and entered the city’s work release program for eight days in lieu of paying $482 after being found guilty of simple possession of marijuana after a short trial.

Officer Greg Jones testified that on September 4 he pulled Williams over after he noticed the front and rear lights flashing.

Jones said they found marijuana on the female passenger in the car but Williams said it was his.

In court Williams told the judge it wasn’t actually his marijuana but it was in his car in his possession.

The judge told him to leave the drugs alone.