Ivan Finley of Jonesboro pleaded guilty to second degree battery during his March 31 court date. Finely was sentenced to five years probation, a $2,500 fine and $420 in other fees.
Finley, a former Williford bus driver, was originally charged with the rape of a 13-year-old student more than two years before. He was charged in November 2007.
Richard Shawn Winters of Cherokee Village pleaded guilty to residential burglary, forgery and theft of property during his March 31 appearance in court. He received five years suspended jail sentence. He was also ordered to pay a $250 fine, $392.46 in restitution and $420 in other fees.
Winters was arrested Dec. 31 in connection to another incident. Winters was later found to be in possession of a checkbook reported stolen Dec. 28. Winters wrote three checks on the account and later confessed to the burglary and theft.
Jonathon C. Bunch, 20, pleaded guilty to all the charges against him -- reckless driving, no seat belt, expired tags, no proof of insurance, gas drive off, DWI and resisting arrest -- during his court appearance May 1. He was ordered to pay $2,173.87 in fines.
Bunch of Batesville was arrested March 24 in Cave City after he led police on a high speed chase through town and school property.
Donald Patrick, 39, of Cherokee Village was found guilty of third degree domestic battery and endangering the welfare of a minor during an April 18 court appearance. He was ordered to pay a $605 fine and $355 in fees. He was also ordered to attend drug counseling and family counseling.
His girlfriend, Roseanne Bond, 38, faced the same charges. Bond's charge of battery was later not processed. She was then found guilty of endangering the welfare of a minor. She was sentenced to one year probation, drug counseling, family counseling and $355 in fees.
Police were called to the couple's home April 2. Both claimed the other had assaulted the other. Both had been drinking. Bond's preliminary breath test results were .119. Patrick's were .030. Patrick later admitted to police he had "shot up" crystal methamphetamine.
Inside the home was the couple's 2-year-old child. The child, who police say was filthy along with the home, was with the couple when the incident occurred.
Clayton Heath Lesley, 37, was also arrested at that time. Lesley of Ash Flat is charged with public intoxication, fleeing on foot, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. His case has been continued.
Richard Lee Rushin failed to appear in court March 6. A warrant has been issued for failure to appear.
Rushin is charged with DWI, second offense; reckless driving; leaving the scene of an accident; obstructing governmental operations; possession of marijuana; fleeing on foot; and driving on a suspended license.
Rushin of Jonesboro was arrested in Ash Flat Dec. 23 after he allegedly struck a camper trailer and three vehicles parked at Dillard-Fowlkes Motor Company and then fled from police. When he was captured he refused to comply with Officer Bobby Woods' orders and was stunned three times. While searching Rushin, Woods found a small bag of marijuana in his pocket, he said.
Tamara Lester, 48, appeared in court May 1 and paid her total of $525 in fines which includes $250 in restitution to Wal-Mart.
Lester, a former Wal-Mart cashier allegedly stole money from her station. Wal-Mart security contacted Ash Flat Police Chief Mike Zeiger March 10 about the theft. Lester was then cited.
The court is awaiting a ruling from the judge in the case brought against Cheryl Ward. Ward is charged with aggravated assault and pled not guilty in Sharp County District Court Dec. 6. The incident spawned from a report that Ward assaulted her elderly neighbor over a property line dispute.
John Henry Gilmer, 43, of Hardy will appear in Sharp County Circuit Court in July. Gilmer is charged with criminal attempt to commit rape, a class A felony. He is free on a $10,000 bond.
Hardy Assistant Police Chief James Hutchison met with a woman March 8 who claimed Gilmer had sexually assaulted her two days before at her home, said Sharp County Detective Mark Counts.
John Rutledge will appear in court in July on charges of attempted kidnapping, a class A felony; and criminal attempt to influence a public servant, a class A misdemeanor.
Rutledge of Williford allegedly tried to kidnap the daughter of a Sharp County deputy who had arrested him Dec. 9 for driving while intoxicated. Rutledge was in possession of a shotgun when he was arrested Dec. 15.
Patrick D. Treadway, 35, will also appear in court in July on charges of residential burglary, a class B felony; theft of property, a class B felony; possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of an instrument of crime, a class A misdemeanor. He was arrested Jan. 25. On Jan. 29 Treadway was additionally charged with arson, a class A felony.
Joshua Huckabee, 26, of Cherokee Village will appear in court June 25 on charges of first degree battery, second degree domestic battery and three counts of second degree endangering the welfare of a minor.
Huckabee allegedly beat another man with a tire iron after he found him in bed with the mother of his three children.
James Meeks, 25, and Robert Meeks, 54, will both appear in court in July. James Meeks is charged with false imprisonment, a class C felony. Robert Meeks was cited for assault, a class D felony.
James Meeks allegedly held two men at gunpoint in Hardy while his father, Robert Meeks, beat his brother-in-law.
Jason E. Stover, 30, of Stamps will appear in court in July for charges of theft by receiving, a class B felony Jan. 16. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication (drugs) and obstructing governmental operations, all misdemeanors.
All of the charges stem from an incident that occurred Dec. 8 in Highland in which Stover fled from police and was found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle.
Thomas Doyle Whitten will also appear in court in July on his charges of aggravated residential burglary, two counts of third degree battery and resisting arrest.
Whitten of Evening Shade was arrested Nov. 28 after he allegedly broke into a home his estranged wife was house sitting and threatened to kill her.
Blake Beardsley, 43, of Cherokee Village will appear in court in July on his three charges of theft by deception, a class B felony.
The investigation into Beardsley's dealings began when the Sharp County Sheriff's Office was contacted late last year by two groups of people who claimed that Beardsley never paid off the vehicles they had traded in to purchase new ones from him in 2006. In addition, another couple told police they had never received the title to their car they had paid for in cash.
Patrick Roger Clayton, 43, of Horseshoe Bend will appear in court in July on his charge of theft of property, a class C felony.
Clayton allegedly stole a wallet from an individual inside Advantage Home Center Feb. 12.
Tommy N. Pierson, 62, of Evening Shade will appear in court during the July session on the charge of aggravated assault, a class D felony.
Pierson turned himself into police Feb. 27 after he allegedly assaulted his sister with a pistol the afternoon before.
Benjamin Trawic, 41, of Hardy will appear in court in July on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a class Y felony. He is also charged with fleeing on foot, a class C misdemeanor.
Trawic allegedly fled from a Cherokee Village officer during a traffic stop Jan. 26.
Margaret Winningham, 32, of Cave City will appear in court during the July court session on the charge of theft by receiving, a class B felony.
She was arrested in January and charged in connection with a burglary in Sidney after police found a trailer of stolen goods in her possession.
Andre Tyree Williams, 24, of Indianapolis, Ind., paid his fees locally that resulted from his arrest in Ash Flat Feb. 22. Williams was charged with driving on a suspended license, fleeing by foot and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Williams allegedly stole his brother's car from Indiana and then made his way to Richwood Apartments. His brother later dropped the charges in Indiana against Williams.