Parole violators from Dunlap City Court were ordered to spend time in jail at the order of City Judge M. Keith Davis. He presided over the cases and others on Tuesday, November 12.
Austin Wade Andrew was sentenced to 120 days in jail for probation violation. He had previously received probation for an attempted theft charge, records state. Andrew failed to meet conditions including reporting for a meeting as scheduled and paying fines. He received approximately two weeks of jail credit for time served and his probation period was extended by seven months and 29 days.
Sentenced to 30 days in jail for probation violation was Heather Savannah Cannon, who had previously been sentenced for theft under $500. Cannon’s probation was extended for 10 months and 29 days, records state. She did not perform public service work as required or pay fines or court costs, resulting in the violation.
Also receiving jail time for probation violation was James Robert Lawhorn, Jr., who was arrested in September in Hamilton County on charges including evading arrest and theft of property. Lawhorn previously received probation for joyriding in Sequatchie where failed to return a vehicle after he reportedly borrowed it. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with six days jail credit for time served, and his probation was extended to 10 months and 29 days.
Pleading guilty to driving under the influence was Norman Dean Harris. He was sentences to 48 hours in jail along with 11 months and 29 days of unsupervised probation. Harris was fined $350 plus court costs, a total of $909.50.
Harold Fred Atwater, Jr. pled guilty to possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia. A charge of simple possession of marijuana was dismissed. Atwater was fined $250 plus court costs, a total of $585. He was ordered to serve 11 months and 29 days of unsupervised probation.
Fined a total of $70 plus court costs for driving while license suspended and child restraint violation was Claire Bell Louallen.
John Dewayne Sargent pled guilty to theft of merchandise: shoplifting. He was fined $20 plus court costs, a total of $193.75. Sargent is to serve 11 months and 29 days of probation under the supervision of the Southeast Tennessee Human Resources Agency (SETHRA) and complete 20 hours of public service work.
Fined a total of $347.25 for driving while license suspended, financial responsibility law violation, and child restraint violation was Hermilio Ramirez Palacios.
Fined $50 plus court costs, a total of $223.75, on a shoplifting charge was Pamela Denise Nelson Brice. She was ordered to serve 11 month and 29 days of SETHRA-supervised probation and perform 20 hours of public service work.
Ferney A. Tapasco pled guilty to theft under $500. Tapasco was fined $20 plus court costs, a total of $193.75, and will serve 11 months and 29 days of probation under SETHRA supervision. Tapasco was also ordered to perform 20 hours of public service work.
Joshua W. Lockhart was fined $50 plus court costs, a total of $136.25, for speeding.
Several defendants were found to be in contempt of court for failure to pay previously ordered fines. These individuals included Brandon Lee Copeland, Nathan Drew Barker, Delanie Gayle Cagle and Aaron Kyle Hickey.
Ashlee Davida Cotton was fined a total of $60 for texting while driving.
Fined $20 for a seatbelt violation were April Jeanean Stevens and Melissa Faye Sims.
A charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor against Nathaniel Seth Jones was dismissed, as conditions including public service work, six months of probation and court costs were completed.
An SR-56, also known as a compact, was issued on several drivers for failing to appear in court or pay a fine in advance. The ruling is an order of license revocation. These drivers included Martha Rae Pascoe, Kara L. Sandor and Louise Marrow Thomas.
Several cases were continued until future dates, with charges such as domestic assault, theft under $500, criminal trespass and multiple driving offenses to be heard later.