(01/20/2018)

Alisha Dawn Walker - Alex Justin Dunn

By Bob Weaver

1/19/2017 - Sentencing was issued Thursday before Judge Anita Ashley in Calhoun Circuit Court to two individuals connected to the murder of Lewis Bartlett III, 37, who was shot to death on Hardman Fork in July, 2016.

Alex Dunn had appeared earlier and entered a no contest plea to second degree murder, a felony, and attempt to commit kidnapping, a felony.

Prosecutor Shannon Johnson said Dunn was sentenced to twenty years in the state penitentiary for his conviction of murder, second degree, and to fifteen years on his conviction of attempt to commit kidnapping.

The court ordered that these sentences be served concurrently and gave Dunn credit for five hundred forty four (544) days time served.

Alicia Walker had appeared and entered a no contest plea to attempt to commit kidnapping without injury, a felony.

Prosecutor Johnson said Walker was sentenced to one to three years in the state penitentiary for her conviction of attempt to commit kidnapping without injury, a felony. The court gave Walker credit for five hundred forty four (544) days time served.

See UPDATE: DUNN AND WALKER PLEAD IN CALHOUN MURDER - Bartlett Killed In 2016, Sentencing Set For January

Michael Hall, Jr., appeared for a hearing on the state's motion to revoke his bond. The defendant admitted that he had violated his bond. The Court revoked his bond and ordered that he be placed in the custody of the Regional Jail pending his trial.

David Allen Bailey appeared for arraignment on his charges of driving revoked for DUI, third offense, a felony; receiving stolen goods, a felony; possession of a stolen vehicle, a felony; possession of a motor vehicle without a serial number, a felony; fleeing from an officer, a misdemeanor; and reckless driving, a misdemeanor.

Bailey's case was set for trial on April 3, 2018.

Michael Wayne Cain appeared for arraignment on his charge of child abuse resulting in injury, a felony. His case was set for trial on April 3, 2018.

Dylan Paul Little appeared for arraignment on his charges of receiving or aid in concealing stolen goods, a felony; possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and four counts of possession by prohibited person of a firearm, a misdemeanor.

His case was set for trial on February 13, 2018. The court also considered the state's motion to revoke Little's bond. After hearing the evidence, the court revoked the defendant's bond and remanded him to the custody of the Regional Jail pending trial.

James Edward Nichols appeared for arraignment on his charge of failure to meet an obligation to provide support for a minor, a felony. His case was set for trial on April 3, 2018.

Joshua Michael Settle appeared for arraignment on his charges of attempt to disarm a law enforcement officer, a felony; obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor; fleeing from an officer, misdemeanor; battery on an officer, a misdemeanor; defective equipment, a misdemeanor; driving while license suspended, third offense, a misdemeanor; possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and destruction of property, a misdemeanor.

Settle's case was set for trial on March 13, 2018.

The court also heard eleven juvenile cases.


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