Carroll County General Sessions Court

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Carroll County General Sessions Court convened September 7 and 8 with new Judge Michael King presiding. The following cases were heard.

Cases that were bound over to the Grand Jury of the Carroll County Circuit Court include:

• Alicia Farrar, Broad Street, Hollow Rock, bound over to Grand Jury on charge of Contraband-Intoxicant/Drugs in a Penal Facility; dismissed, Probation Violation.

• John Bandon Hill, Hillcrest Circle, Horn Lake, Miss., bound over on Assault of a First Responder; Schedule II Drugs-Meth; Evading Arrest Flight-Vehicle; Reckless Driving; Reckless Endangerment-Vehicle/Felony; Criminal Simulation, Vandalism, Casual Exchange, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving on Suspended License, Resisting Arrest.

• James Edward Williams, Buena Vista Road, Huntingdon, bound over on Schedule II Drugs: Cocaine, Schedule IV and VI Drugs – Manufacturing, Deliver, Sell or Possession, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Domestic Assault, Vandalism.

The following cases resulted in a guilty verdict or plea.

• Macee Danielle Bailey, Highway 77, Huntingdon, guilty, Simple Possession, $750 fine, 11/29 jail with credit for time served upon successful completion of rehab.; dismissed, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

• Diana Lynn Ballentine, Park Circle, McKenzie, DUI-First Offense, $350 fine, 11/29 jail suspended to 48 hours, supervised probation; dismissed, Casual Exchange, Simple Possession, Implied Consent.

• Christopher Bell, Highway 79, Atwood, guilty, DUI-First Offense, $350 fine, 48 hours jail, supervised probation for 11/29, not to drive for one year; dismissed, Simple Possession, Implied Consent, Driving While Suspended, Light Law Violation.

• Marcos Hernandez, Hemlock Street, Bruceton, guilty, Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia, $150 fine, 11/29 jail suspended to 60 days, supervised probation; dismissed, Simple Possession.

• Ronnie Hayhew, II, High Street, Huntingdon, guilty, DUI-Third Offense, $1,100 fine, 11/29 jail suspended except 120 days; not to drive in Tennessee, complete DUI school and drug and alcohol assessment, can be furloughed to in-patient rehab after 65 days; dismissed, Driving While Revoked, Simple Possession, Seat Belt Violation, Registration Expired, Violation of Financial Responsibility.

• Roman Gregory Melnikoff, Nix Road, Alpharetta, Georgia, guilty, DUI-First Offense, 11/29 jail, suspended except 48 hours, 11/27 supervised probation, cannot have animals during period of probation.

• Shantea Late Bond, Woodlawn Cove, Jackson, guilty, DUI-First Offense, $350 fine, 11/29 jail suspended except 10 days, supervised probation, not to drive for one year; dismissed, Driving on Revoked, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Following too Closely.

• Michael L. Bynum, Trevathan Street, Gleason, guilty, Domestic Assault, 11/29 jail, suspended except 75 days, supervised probation.

• Michael Connell, Main Street South, McKenzie guilty, Probation Violation, 60 days jail.

• Mindyn L. Malone, Chaucer Lane, Bartlett, guilty, Criminal Simulation-Attempt; dismissed, Schedule II Drugs, Simple Possession, Drug Paraphernalia.

The following cases were adjudicated through Pre-Trial Diversion.

• Brianna Howard, Walnut Circle, McKenzie, pre-trial diversion, Aggravated Assault, Vandalism, no contact with victims, and $100 restitution to homeowner.

• Johnnyez Johnson, Raines Road, Memphis, dismissed, Simple Possession,; guilty,  Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia, 11/29 jail, suspended except 30 days. 

• Trina Owens, Walnut Circle, McKenzie, pre-trial diversion, Simple Possession/Casual Exchange, must pay court costs.

The following cases were dismissed.

• William Robert Killen, Smith Lane, Atwood, dismissed, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure of Driver to Exercise Due Care, Failure to Provide Immediate Notice of Accident.

• James Fred Warmath, Highway 105, Trezevant, dismissed, Failure to Appear.

• Donald J. Bradley, Highway 104, Cedar Grove, dismissed, Criminal Trespass, suspended sentence, 30 days unsupervised probation.

• Michael Cameron Hayes, Luray Circle, Luray, Tenn., dismissed, Simple Possession/Casual Exchange, Speeding, Violation of Financial Responsibility, alcohol and drug assessment required.

• James Darnell Hedge, Jr., Cotton Creek Road, Camden, dismissed, Failure to Appear.

• Amanda Mejias, Walnut Circle, McKenzie, dismissed, Possession of Firearm with Intent to Go Armed-Dangerous Felony; Dismissed, Schedule VI Drugs in Drug-Free Zone.

• Miguel Angel Mejias, Walnut Circle, McKenzie, dismissed, Possession Weapon-Convicted Felon, Schedule VI Drugs-Drug-Free Zone; Child Abuse

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