(10/11/2014)
A number of dispositions have been made in Calhoun Circuit Court, Judge David W. Nibert presiding.

Jason Levi White entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to operate a clandestine methamphetamine drug lab, a felony. He waived a pre-sentence investigation and was sentenced to the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders, according to Prosecutor Shannon Johnson.

Prosecutor Johnson, in a related case, said Ashley Mariah Easton also entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to operate a clandestine methamphetamine drug lab, a felony. She will be sentenced on November 20, 2014 following an investigation by the probation officer.

Josh Whipkey’s drug related case will go to trial to November 18th. Matthew Rapp, who is facing drug charges, entered a guilty plea to two counts of conspiracy, both felonies. He was sentenced to one to five years on each charge, but the Court will consider a final disposition on November 20th.

Prosecutor Johnson said James Scott Morford appeared for sentencing on his guilty plea of attempt to commit possession of precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, a felony.

He was sentenced to three years supervised probation with a special condition that he attend the programs at the Roane County Day Report Center.

He was ordered to complete twenty hours of community service per week until he is employed. He was also ordered to pay 2.50 per week for a community corrections fee and 2.50 per week for supervised probation. He also has to pay the courts costs associated with his case.

Angel Bowers appeared with a no contest plea to intimidation of a witness, a misdemeanor. She was sentenced to three years supervised probation and was to have no contact with the victim in this case. Further, she was to pay $5 per month for a community corrections fee and $5 per month for supervised probation. She also must pay the costs of this case.

John Fisher’s case related to drug charges was set for trial on November 18th.

Leon Kerby’s sexual abuse case was continued to November 18th for trial.

Jacquelyn Hannah appeared for an arraignment on her charges of welfare fraud. Her case was set for trial on March 3, 2015.

February Michelle Williams appeared for an arraignment on her charges of embezzlement. Her case was set for trial on March 3, 2015.

There were ten juvenile hearings on the two-day docket.

The next court date is October 21 with Judge Thomas Evans presiding over several possible trials.


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