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Sharp County Sheriff's Department releases list of past due fines

Thursday, July 5, 2012

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Tammy Curtis

Staff Writer

Each week, space permitting, the Villager Journal will be running a list of delinquent fines owed to the Sharp County Circuit Court.

The names of those responsible will be posted along with the amount due.

Judy Qualls, Administrative Deputy with the Sharp County Sheriff's Department said those who owe these fines may pay them at the Sheriff's office only, not the Circuit Clerk's office.

The list is an attempt to collect the over $2 million in past due fines the county is owed for fines and court costs.

If a person's name appears on the list, it is advisable to contact the office at 870-994-7356 to get the matter taken care of.

The Sheriff's office is actively working to collect these monies by issueing Show Cause Orders.

The orders are issued for contempt of court for non payment of fines and/or court costs.

The process begins with a letter signed by Sheriff Mark Counts that is taken to the judge by Tina Hall of the prosecuting attorney's office. After the judge signs the orders declaring the defendant has failed to pay the fine, the paperwork is filed with the Circuit Court Clerk's office, where the Show Cause Summons is issued and delivered to the officer to serve.

Initially, the defendant will be served papers documenting they have been served and will appear in court on the given court date to answer the charges regarding lack of payment.

If after being served the papers, the defendant fails to appear in court, the cost escalates. In addition to the original fines or costs, a warrant may be issued for failure to appear, which results in more fines, court costs and possibly jail time.

Qualls stressed the importance of making payments when they are initially set up by the court. She said the prosecutor's office is supportive of the effort to help recoup money the county is owed.

Once the defendant appears before the judge, they are asked to explain the reason for not making payments. The judge can order them to once again begin paying a designated amount on the charges to the Sheriff's Department, allow them to pay in full, or, if the defendant fails to appear, a warrant will be issued for their arrest.

This list is provided by the Sharp County Sheriff's office, any questions regarding them should be directed to the department, not the newspaper.

Joseph Edward Brown

$400.00

Billy Joe Arrivett, Jr

$1,266.17

James Naldo Arnold

$2,640.00

William G. Anderson

$4,950.00

Maria Ables

$43,923.00

Kasey L. Liggett

$2,790.00

Timothy Brady

$5,078.00

Duane Hamm

$5,595.88

Elizabeth Baker

$2,101.35

Aaron Matthew Burrough (10)

$4,295.00

Edgar Hernandez Cruz

$2,920.00

Aimee Beth Blansett

$2,900.00

Travis J. Huckabee

$505.00

Phillip D. Barnett

$7,253.92

James Henry Beke

$2,650.00

Dustin A. Davis

$1,150.00

Steven W. Bell

$892.00

Fritz Joe Bendele

$2,695.00

Dawn Lea Alexander

$3,990.00

Tammy Jo Davis

$3,485,00

John Berryhill

$252.15

Candy Ann Bridges

$2,539.22

Justin Young

$1,095.00

Tresa Horton

$2,820.00

Jamie Rudick (25)

$990.00

Rex Applegate

$4,875.00

Joel Henley

$6,505.81

Michael Robertson

$1,755.00

Chrisie Dodds

$1,585.00

Joseph Wilkerson

$1,930.74

Preston Tyler French

$3,910.20

Colton Broadwater

$775.00

Jason Madrid Jones

$6,720.00

Dexter Inman

$2,420.00

David Matthew Bates (35)

$4,935,00

Jonathan Booth

$7,735.00

Earl F. Skiles

$1,112.50

Douglas R. Stephens, Jr.

$679.33

Kenneth Bramlett

$5,195.00

Misty Brightwell

$2,983.00

Richard Patton, Jr.

$3,295.00

Joshua Luke Brumley

$2,431.35

Richard Burrow

$400.00

Raymond Lee Dixon

$2,140.00

James Biby

$8,744.21

Gary Wayne Butler

$2,520.00

Ronnie Burge

$780.00

Jimmy Wayne Bogard

$400.00

Sherry Dawn Friday

$21,264.42



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