Municiple Court

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 17, 2015

Woman fined, ordered to forfeit gun in domestic dispute case

By Emily Williams
A domestic disturbance October 1 between a former Batesville Police Department intern and a current police officer resulted in a ruling by Municipal Judge Bill McKenzie Wednesday that the woman, Shanwic R. Coleman, was guilty of simple domestic violence and discharging a firearm in city limits.
Testimony during City Court revealed that the two were formerly romantically involved, and that Coleman became upset after seeing Officer Alex Aikens at lunch with his current girlfriend.
Matters escalated and Coleman and Aikens ended up at Trussell Park, where Coleman admitted pulling a gun on the officer.
“She (Coleman) pulled a gun out on me. I told her to put the gun up,” Aikens said.
“She threw the gun out and I turned the safety on and picked up the gun. I didn’t want a child to find it. She returned to the park and wanted her gun back. Her coworker was there so I gave the gun to her coworker, but the coworker gave her the gun back,” Aikens said.
“There’s little doubt in my mind domestic violence occurred,” the judge told Coleman. “The proof is overwhelming. You don’t need to be carrying a gun. You have a bad temper and that gun is going to get you in trouble.”
She was fined $1,063 and her gun was forfeited to the city.
Coleman, whose address is 890 Quitman Ave., Crowder, was represented by attorney Aski Shaw.
In other cases, Quendarius B. Robinson, 105 Browning, Batesville, was in court for contempt of court-old fines of $443 due since January 2015.
He told the judge he’d been in jail 23 days.
“What did you get picked up on?” the judge asked.
“Murder,” Robinson replied.
“What kind of bond do you have?” McKenzie asked.
“None,” Robinson replied.
The judge sentenced Robinson to 30 days in jail to satisfy his fines.
(Robinson is charged with the murders of Cearea Jackson and Emma Jackson in Como November 27.)
Cedric Curry, 6040 Curtis Rd., Batesville, returned to court after he wouldn’t sign his waiver the last court session.
“I’m willing to give you a preliminary hearing, but you won’t sign the waiver. You are here on felony charges,” McKenzie told Curry.
Curry was charged November 20 with domestic violence-aggravated assault. He also had old fines due since December 12, 2012 and was given a six month suspended jail sentence pending his payment of his fines.
Detective George Williford and Officer Rickie Terrell both testified.
Officer Terrell testified he was dispatched to 102 Atwell Street on November 20 and when he arrived there was a female bearing marks on her face and neck.
“She stated Cedric Curry assaulted her leaving bruises on her neck, slammed her on the bed and wouldn’t let her leave. When I arrived, she said he just left,” the officer said.
Pictures were entered into evidence showing marks on her face and neck.
“I called Medstat and they transported her to Merit Health. The next day she went to the Crisis Center and has been there since,” the officer added.
Detective Williford testified that he interviewed the victim and she stated she and Curry dated on and off for five years and he was upset because she was dating someone else.
Curry testified that he didn’t do any of it.
“I went over there to check on her. Her boyfriend did that. She was mad because she wanted my money. She wanted $12 to go to Hoskins Road to get some crack.”
“There is sufficient cause to refer this to the grand jury the judge ruled.
Antonio Crump, 113 Boyd St., Batesville, was referred to the grand jury for felony domestic violence. He was already out on a prior felony bond. Crump now has no bond.
Ann M. Robinson, 226 Gordon Dr., Batesville, was found guilty of public drunk after a trial. Video footage showed Robinson admitting to drinking to the officer. She was fined $225.
Tiffany Frierson, 4 Rubin Dr., Oxford, was found guilty of disorderly conduct-failure to comply. She was fined $647.
Terry S. Callicutt, 85 Willow Rd., Sardis, failed to appear to answer charges for simple possession of marijuana. Al Williams Bonding was notified.
Willie E. Joiner, 107 MLK Dr., Batesville, was found not guilty of disorderly conduct-interfering with a business and trespassing after the affiant, Lanisha Fox of Snack Escape, failed to appear to prosecute.
Joiner also pleaded not guilty to additional charges of disorderly conduct-failure to comply and public profanity. A trial was set for January 20.
Bridget Moore, 201 Gordon Dr., Batesville, entered a not guilty plea to shoplifting on December 4 from Begin Again. A trial was set for January 6. She entered a guilty plea to possession of paraphernalia.
Marsha Miller, 507 Montgomery St., Winona, entered a guilty plea to shoplifting knife sets, lighter package, USB Drives and other items worth $424.11 from Walmart on December 2. She was fined $1,146.
Bobby Joe Tipton, 300 N Central Ave., Winona, entered a guitly plea to shoplifting the same items as Miller worth $424.11 from Walmart on December 2 while they were together.
The judge asked the couple why they came from Winona to steal.
“We were just getting out of the house. Been under a lot of stress,” Tipton replied.
“Everyone has stress in life,” the judge said. Tipton was also fined $1,146.
George Ards, 106 Bradford, Batesville, had a domestic violence-simple assault charge dismissed after the affiant, Jeanette Langston, failed to appear to prosecute.
Timothy Bledsoe, 103 Sunrise Cove, Batesville, was on the docket twice for two different domestic violence-simple assault charges. He was represented by attorney Helen Kelly. A trial was set for both incidents for February 17.
A “no contact order” was also filed for the victim of the domestic violence.
Ralph C. Pollard Jr., 10 Elm St., Charleston, had a case for DUI-first, driving while license suspended and no proof of insurance continued.
Levest Echols Jr., 111 Hoskins Rd., Batesville, told the judge he was going to get a lawyer. He faces charges of  DUI, no seat belt and simple possession of marijuana charges. The case was continued.
The judge continued the case of Calvin Clark, 310 Arizona St., Batesville, charged with DUI-second (refusal) and leaving scene of an accident.

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