Municipal Court note: “Waived” means that defendant chose not to contest the citation, admitted responsibility and paid the ticket. “Dismissed” means that the charges are dropped, almost always at the request of the prosecutor with good cause shown. “Bound over” means that the court has found sufficient cause to hold the defendant on bond or in jail until the case is presented to the grand jury. “Diversion” means that prosecutor has chosen to allow defendant to be under supervision of the probation department without suffering a conviction. Defendant is also ordered to pay a fee, do community service and meet other goals. “Nolle prosequi” is a declaration made by a prosecutor before or during trial, meaning the case is being dropped. The declaration may be made because charges cannot be proved, evidence has demonstrated either innocence or a fatal flaw in the prosecution’s claim, or the prosecutor no longer thinks the accused is guilty, and/or the accused has died. It is generally made after indictment, but is not a guarantee the person will not be re-indicted.
Wednesday, May 22
Marty L. Kellough, assault, diversion; pay diversion fee of $400; no contact with victims; obtain a drug and alcohol assessment; 30 hours of community service.
Tuesday, May 28
Patricia D. England, child endangering, guilty, $200 fine, $258 court costs; two years reporting probation; mental and chemical counseling; drug court; children contact through Children Services.
Amy J. Taylor, petty theft, guilty, $100 fine, $216 court costs; two years reporting probation; drug/Vivitrol court; mental/chemical assessment; assessment for program; no drugs/alcohol/paraphernalia; no contact with Walmart.
Brie D. Smith, disorderly conduct, diversion, $99 court costs; pay $100 diversion fee and costs; mental health assessment and follow up; recommendations including anger management; peaceful contact with victim.
Editor’s note: In addition, there were 18 cases dismissed from May 22 through May 28; 5 case bound over for Grand Jury indictments; 10 miscellaneous cases; and 41 minor traffic violations.