(04/03/2018)
On March 28, Judge Anita Harold Ashley held Circuit Court in Grantsville.

Adam Miller appeared for sentencing following his plea to burglary, a felony, according to Prosecutor Shannon Johnson.

Miller was involved with a group of people related to the murder of Lewis Bartlett, III, 37, in July, 2016.

Miller was sentenced to one to fifteen years in the state penitentiary. The court also recommended that Miller complete a residential substance abuse treatment program in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

Prosecutor Johnson said Dennis Sears appeared for post trial motions, with his motion for new trial being denied. Sentencing was set for May 17.

Sears was found guilty related to sexual abuse charges, the court saying he engaged in sexual activities with a female juvenile in his care.

Levi Harris appeared for status hearing. His attorney reported that his client had paid his restitution due to the victim in the case, and Harris was set for review in August for probation. The case was related to the destruction of a vehicle.

Rickey Carpenter, Jr. appeared for post trial motions. His motion for new trial was denied and sentencing was set for May 17.

Rickey Carpenter, Jr. appeared before a Calhoun jury Tuesday and Judge Anita Ashley.

Carpenter was found guilty of multiple drug and other related charges.

He faces a potential sentence of three years to 24 years in the state penitentiary and a minimum fine of three thousand dollars up to forty five thousand five hundred dollars.

Denzil Lee McKay, Jr. appeared for a hearing to review his criminal responsibility and competency evaluation. The court found that the defendant lacked competency to stand trial at this point and ordered that he be sent to Sharpe Hospital until he has regained competency.

David Bailey appeared for a pre-trial hearing. The Defendant moved to continue his trial, now set for this case on August 21, 2018.

Richard Talley appeared for a review of the status of his criminal responsibility and competency evaluation. The parties noted that the evaluation had not yet been received, and the court set this case for May 16.

Talley was facing charges related to assault and battery.

James Nichols appeared for a pre-trial hearing. He entered a plea of guilty to Failure to Pay Child Support, a misdemeanor. His Sentencing is set for May 17.

The Court also heard twenty one Juvenile hearings.


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