January 19 - MITCHELL - The following cases were heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Center for Public Safety, presided over by Judge Chris Giles:
* Richard Espinoza, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault (domestic abuse) with a deadly weapon, a Class 3 felony with a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, and $2,500 and $5,000 vandalism and reckless use of weapons According to testimony accompanying the arrest, Espinoza pulled out a gun in front of his ex-girlfriend and threatened to hurt himself. The affidavit says that he told authorities that he keyed up the victim's vehicle and wrote "cheater" on the car. He is due to appear before a jury on April 3 unless he changes his mind before trial.
* Calice Archambault, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to larceny totaling $1,000 to $2,500, a Class 6 felony carrying a maximum penalty of up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Archambault stole a dog from Eds Pet World in Mitchell, according to Davison County District Attorney Alicia Odland. The dog was valued at $1,495, Odland said. Archambault received a suspended sentence Tuesday. Judge Giles awarded him approximately 10 months in prison since her arrest. She was sentenced to two years probation on the robbery charge.
* Melissa Livingston, 43, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to entering or refusing to leave property without notice, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Livingston's attorney, Deva Wermers, told the court that Livingston believes she planted a drug needle. She received a personal acknowledgment statement Tuesday to allow her release from prison. She is due to appear in court on January 31.
* Brenda Dwyer, 50, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), each a Class 5 felony carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison. She was granted permission to participate in an inpatient treatment program before her February 28 hearing.
* Tyra Small Bear, 25, of Mitchell, admitted to violating her probation. You face up to five years in prison. Small Bear's next hearing is scheduled for February 28.
* Jose Arias-Aquino, 21, of Mitchell, received a two-week extension on his case. He previously pleaded guilty to distributing marijuana in an amount between one pound and one pound with intent, a Class 4 felony with a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison, and possession of a firearm, a precursor felony, a felony Class 4.5 felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Arias-Aquino also admitted to violating the terms of his probation. Arias-Aquino faces up to 17 years in prison for the charges to which he pleaded guilty.
* Alfred Walters, 51, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a Class 5 felony carrying a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He was sentenced to five years in prison with five years of probation. He also received a two-year suspended sentence. Walters received credit for serving 10 days in jail.
* Jason Dion, 29, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to violating an order of protection and domestic violence, simple assault with intent to cause bodily harm, a Class 1 misdemeanor. Dion is believed to be the victim who had a protective order against you. . attacked, prosecutors said. He was granted public relations bail on Tuesday pending his next hearing.
* Brandee Jackson, 31, of Valentine, Nebraska, had lost ties to her father. She had previously failed to appear on three counts of possession of a controlled substance, license plate substitution, possession of marijuana in an amount of 2 ounces or less, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Jackson was recently arrested in Rapid City.
* Carlos Negrón Dávila, 43, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a Class 5 felony. He received a suspended sentence and a two-year suspended sentence.
* Robert Hemmah, 39, of Mitchell, scheduled his next hearing for Jan. 31. Hemmah was due to be sentenced this fall for sexually exploiting a minor, but he did not appear for the hearing. After being arrested and taken into custody for missing the hearing, it is alleged that he committed a new charge in prison. Hemmah was charged with possession of methamphetamine in prison, a Class 5 felony.
* Courtney Stork, 42, of Mitchell, is scheduled for trial in early April in connection with possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana in an amount of 2 ounces or less and driving with a revoked driver's license. . Previously, she pleaded not guilty to all charges.
* Kevin Hedrik, 42, of Platte, pleaded guilty to a Class 5 felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). He is due to be sentenced on February 28.
* Mynor Andrade, 33, of Mitchell, was sentenced to 16 days in jail for his third offense of driving under the influence (DUI), a Class 6 felony. He was also sentenced to a two-year suspended sentence and had his driver's license suspended for one year.
* Roberta Woodside, 44, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to manufacturing, distributing and possessing a Schedule IV drug, violating a drug-free zone and being a habitual offender. Her bail amendment was denied Tuesday because Davison County District Attorney Jim Miskimins lobbied against a bail amendment due to the seriousness of the crimes and her criminal history.
* Warren Rowley, 28, of Mitchell, was appointed as an attorney for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
* Nellie Cribben has pleaded not guilty to manufacturing, distribution and possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance and violation of a drug-free zone. She was awarded a PR bonus on the condition that she participate in a 24/7 alcohol screening test.
* Tyler Hardy, 36, of Portland, Oregon, pleaded not guilty to charges of theft of $2,500 to $5,000, a Class 5 felony, and malicious damage to property. An affidavit states that Hardy allegedly stole a vehicle from a Mitchell gas station that was unlocked with the keys inside.
* Theodore Moran, 49, of Mitchell, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), deposit for use or sale of a controlled substance, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. He was granted public relations bail on Tuesday. Moran is due to appear before a grand jury in early April.
* Shane Smith, 31, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to aggravated escape, a Class 6 felony carrying a maximum sentence of up to two years in prison and a $4.00 fine. Smith was leading officers on a vehicle chase through the Mitchell residential areas and collided with another vehicle during the chase. The victim, struck by Smith at an intersection near Sanborn Boulevard and Second Avenue, was injured. The South Dakota Highway Patrol led the chase. Smith was called earlier that night for erratic driving on Interstate 90. Smith is due to be sentenced on January 31.
* Allisha Abdo, 25, of Mitchell, did not appear in court Tuesday. An arrest warrant was issued against her.
* Jonah Boese, 37, of Mitchell, admitted to violating the terms of his probation. He was serving a suspended sentence for possession of a controlled substance. Boese was placed in the James Valley Drug Court program. He was ordered to complete the program and serve on probation. Boese received credit for his 50-day sentence.
* Jeremy Zwetzig, 42, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
* Larry Abdo Jr., 44, of Mitchell, had a jury date set for Feb. 6. He is facing identity theft, a class 6 felony, larceny, and criminal theft of a motor vehicle.
* Dorothy Hansen, 42, of Mitchell, had a jury trial in early April. She is facing Felony with a Deadly Weapon, Class 3 Felony, Serious Bodily Injury (Domestic Violence) with a Deadly Weapon, and Mild Bodily Injury (Domestic Violence). According to a police report, Hansen has been convicted of assault seven times in the past 10 years.
* Anthony Zotti, 26, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (domestic abuse), a Class 3 felony that carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison. Zotti's charge is that he stabbed three victims and inflicted lacerations on them. He is due to be sentenced on February 28.
* Allen Thomson, 30, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault (domestic abuse), a Class 3 felony carrying up to 15 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to an affidavit accompanying the arrest, Thomson slapped her girlfriend 10 times across the face and lacerated her, requiring eight stitches. The victim was treated at the local hospital. The statement states that the doctor who treated the victim believes that he may have suffered a fractured eye socket. Thomson is facing marijuana-related crimes in a separate case for which he has yet to enter a plea. A hearing against Thomson is scheduled for April.
* William Frederick, 27, of Mitchell, admitted to violating a valid court order. He was sentenced to 14 days in jail.
* James Waldon, 34, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to five years in prison with five years of probation. Waldon was also sentenced to two years probation.
* Allen Downey, 35, of Mitchell, was charged with possession of child pornography, a Class 4 felony with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, and sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony of Class 6. According to a statement accompanying the arrest, Downey allegedly sent videos of himself to a minor showing him masturbating and requested nude photos of the minor.
* Elias Jackson-Polk, 22, of Mitchell, did not appear in court Tuesday on charges of domestic violence, assault and emergency communications disruption. An arrest warrant was issued against him.
* Casey Charging Hawk, 21, of Mitchell, denies probation violation. The charging hawk is scheduled to appear at a status hearing on January 31.
* Kelli Ott, 44, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a Class 5 felony. She is due to be sentenced on February 14.
* Vernon Merritt, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony. He is due in court on February 28.
* Ezra Dozier, 25, of Mitchell, is scheduled for a grand jury hearing on April 3 for aggravated assault (domestic abuse), a Class 3 felony.
* Bianca Walker, 41, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). She was sentenced to five years in prison with five years of probation. Walker was also sentenced to two years probation.
* David Larvie, 31, of Mitchell, has pleaded not guilty to escaping a prisoner in the second degree, a Class 5 felony. Larvie is believed to have escaped from an inpatient treatment facility.
* Michael Wermers, 39, of Dimock, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with intent to inflict bodily harm and contempt for life, a Class 3 felony carrying a maximum penalty of up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $20,000. Wermers is due to be sentenced on February 28.
* Dave Nelson, 54, of Mitchell, was sentenced to 31 days in jail with 30 days probation for a misdemeanor, a Class 1 misdemeanor.
* Nikole McCarty, 34, of Mitchell, received a two-week suspension for possession of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony. She is due to be sentenced Jan. 31.
* Christopher Sudbeck, 48, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in prison with a five-year suspension for possession of a controlled substance. He also received a two-year suspended sentence.
* Kolton Colombe, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony. Colombe was sentenced to two years probation.
* Zeraya Sellers, 19, of Mitchell, was scheduled for a jury trial on April 3 in connection with possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
* Aria Uthe, 25, of Mitchell, did not appear in court Tuesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), use or possession of drug paraphernalia and unauthorized use of a controlled substance. A warrant for Uthe's arrest was issued.
* John Ridgeway, 59, of Mitchell, received a two-week extension. He is facing possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. He is due to appear in court on January 31.
* Jackson Streetman, 27, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance, each a Class 5 felony. He is due to be sentenced March 28. According to an affidavit, officers searched Streetman's home and discovered three 1-gallon bags containing psychedelic mushrooms, foil-wrapped LSD, methamphetamine and marijuana items.
* Melissa Hedger, 47, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony. She is due to be sentenced March 28.
* Brian Johnson, 61, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender every six months, a Class 6 felony. He was sentenced to two years in prison with two years probation. Johnson was sentenced to two years probation.
* Drakkar O'Neal, 22, of Mitchell, is scheduled for his next hearing on March 14 in connection with a larceny charge valued between $5,000 and $100,000, a Class 4 felony.
* Tory Morrow, 32, of Mitchell, had her next hearing scheduled for March 28. She faces first degree robbery, a Class 2 felony with a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a $50,000 fine, violation of an order of protection, and possession of unauthorized items in prison. According to an affidavit accompanying the arrest, Morrow allegedly broke into a victim's home and started a fight. After her arrest and incarceration, Morrow allegedly smuggled peppermint liquor into her prison cell.
* Brian Odegard, 41, of Sioux Falls, did not appear in court Tuesday. He previously pleaded not guilty to possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony that carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
To search criminal court records, use the Case Search tool on the website of the Criminal Court Clerk's Office. Visit the Dockets and Reporting page to find links to court dockets, bond information, and attorney calendars.How do I look up criminal charges in Tennessee? ›
Go to MyTN for a list of services available and a link to download the app. After you have downloaded the app, click on Public Safety to access FOIL. Official statewide background checks are available from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.How do I find criminal records in Nashville TN? ›
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The Metropolitan General Sessions Court of Nashville-Davidson County is a high-volume limited jurisdiction Court that hears civil, misdemeanor, felony, traffic, environmental, and metropolitan ordinance violations. This Court is served by eleven judges that are elected to an eight-year term.Can you see local court cases online? ›
Electronic Case Files
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The Find Your Court search portal on the California courts website provides access to all the state courts' websites and contact information. This enables requesters to gain remote access to electronic court records over the internet on their computers, smartphones, and tablets.How do I look up a case in Tennessee? ›
You can search the Public Case History database using one of four items: (1) the Case Number of the appeal, (2) the Case Style, (3) the first or last name of a party to an appeal; or (4) an organization. For example: When searching by case number, you can search using the sequence number listed in the appeal.Are TN court records public? ›
The Library and Archives will, for a fee, search a five year date span in the indexed minutes from the County or Quarterly Court, Circuit Court, or Chancery Court. Please go to Ordering Records for instructions on ordering a court record. The records at the Tennessee State Library and Archives are open to the public.How do I find my criminal data? ›
- (Indian Police in service of the nation) www.police.gov.in.
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Civil court proceedings in England and Wales are, as a general rule, open to the public. In addition, the public can access certain court documents, and apply for further access to other court documents or documents referred to in court.
The County Court deals with civil (non-criminal) matters. Unlike criminal cases – in which the state prosecutes an individual – civil court cases arise where an individual or a business believes their rights have been infringed.What is the jurisdiction limit for Tennessee general sessions? ›
It is a court of limited and special jurisdiction that hears civil, criminal, traffic, and metropolitan ordinance violations. The civil jurisdiction includes civil lawsuits up to $15,000.00 except for Actions to Recover Personal Property where possession and alternative money judgments up to $25,000.00 may be awarded.Do district judges sit in the County Court? ›
District Judges can be full or part time but they do not undertake work outside of their judicial role. They deal with most cases in the county courts. They are assigned on appointment to a particular circuit and may sit at any of the county courts or district registries of the High Court on that circuit.How do you find out someone's sentence? ›
If you are a victim or witness in the case and have left the court before the trial has ended and would like to know the outcome of the case, you can contact the person who asked you to come to court. They will be able to give you the information on the sentence.What is the best free website for public records? ›
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If the judge determines that there is enough evidence, the defendant will be “held to answer” for the charges and the case will move forward. The case will be scheduled for another arraignment, in Superior Court, and dates will be set for a pretrial conference and a jury trial.How do I find cases online? ›
The 'Judgment Search' segment could be reached at https://judgments.ecourts.gov.in, which encapsulates the features such as search by Bench, Case Type, Case Number, Year, Petitioner/ Respondent Name, Judge Name, Act, Section, Decision: From Date, To Date and Full Text Search.How do I search for a case on Google? ›
Using Google Scholar
From the main Google Scholar search page, select the radio button for "Case law." Type your case citation or case name in the search box and click the Search button. Keyword searches of the full text of case opinions may also be conducted from this screen.
- Your arguments must make logical sense. ...
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- Know your case.
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Generally speaking Statements of Case and Judgments and Orders that are a made 'in public' are public documents and are available from court record.
Those required to be keep by law, for example death, birth, or marriage certificates, MV records, weather records, civil or criminal judgment or recorded real property deed and mortgages.What databases are used by police? ›
CJIS systems include the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), the National Data Exchange (N-DEx), the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP), Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), Next Generation Identification (NGI), and other FBI-maintained databases that support law enforcement operations in Indian country and ...What is a crime database? ›
National Crime Information Center (NCIC) – a criminal records database allowing criminal justice agencies to enter or search for information about stolen property, missing or wanted persons, and domestic violence protection orders; to get criminal histories; and to access the National Sex Offender Registry.What is police database? ›
The databases contain millions of records with information on individuals such as names and fingerprints; stolen property such as passports and vehicles; and weapons and threats such as firearms.Can you get old court records? ›
Generally, records are only held for 5 years. If you have previously had your case referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, they may be able to provide you with a copy of your court transcripts.Can anyone go to court to watch? ›
Visitors who wish to watch court proceedings from the public galleries are requested to dress appropriately or entry to the court building will be refused. No large bags or rucksacks are allowed in the building, though handbags are acceptable. Also no electronic devices, food or drink are allowed.What is an extract conviction? ›
An extract from the register of a magistrates' court, authenticated by the court or clerk to the justices, which can be used to establish a conviction, acquittal, order of the court, etc.Can you ignore County Court cases? ›
If you don't respond to the claim and the court can't take your circumstances into account, they'll still enter a judgment against you. This is called a judgment in default and might be a judgment by instalments or a judgment forthwith.How long does a County Court claim take? ›
“A small claim would typically take about six months to conclude. Sometimes it can take longer than that but, from start to finish, you'd be aiming for about six months by the time you get to trial and get a judgement.Who pays costs in County Court? ›
The general rule in relation to costs is that the loser in litigation will be ordered to pay the winner's costs irrespective of who brought the claim. Therefore the loser will not only have to meet its own costs but also those of its opponent.
- the Outer House, which deals with complex cases of divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership or separation. ...
- the Inner House, which deals with people who are appealing against decisions of either the Sheriff Appeal Court or the Outer House of the Court of Session.
- jurisdiction over the parties or things (usually referred to as personal jurisdiction);
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- proper venue.
In Tennessee, there is a one-year statute of limitations for personal injury, professional malpractice claims; but contract disputes and debt collection claims have a six-year limit. For Tennessee criminal charges, there is no limit for murder charges but a one-year statute of limitations for most misdemeanors.What cases do district judges deal with? ›
District Judges (Magistrates' courts) hear criminal cases, youth cases and also some civil proceedings in Magistrates' courts. They can be authorised to hear cases in the Family Court. Some are authorised to deal with extradition proceedings and terrorist cases. They are also authorised to sit as prison adjudicators.How do you address a district judge? ›
District Judges (civil and criminal) and tribunals
These are addressed as “Sir” or “Madam”… Quite nice if there are more than one, when referring to the court as a whole is either to call it “the court” or say “you sir and you colleagues”. They are written to as “Dear Judge.”
Recorders may sit in both Crown and County Courts, but most start by sitting in the Crown Court. Their jurisdiction is broadly similar to that of a circuit judge, but they will generally handle less complex or serious matters coming before the court.How do I find my local court case? ›
- Go to the courthouse and ask to look at paper records.
- Go to the courthouse and look at electronic court records.
- If your court offers it, look at electronic records over the internet. This is called “remote access.”
SEARCHING FOR YOUR CASE
When searching by case number, you can search using the sequence number listed in the appeal. To find case: M2012-05656-COA-R3-CV, enter 5656 and the system will return all cases where 5656 is listed in the appeal number.
TBI allows the general public to obtain a Tennessee adult criminal history on any individual.What cases are heard in the local court? ›
- Types of cases. Criminal and civil cases heard by NSW Local Court include bail applications, AVOs, some family law, RMS appeals.
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There is no fee to register for a PACER account. There is no charge for accessing up to $30 in charges per quarter (January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December). Charges apply after users accrue more than $30 each quarterly billing cycle.Can anyone use PACER? ›
Anyone can access PACER to view federal court records, but first you need to register for a PACER account. Case information is available through PACER 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays.How long does a civil Judgement last in Tennessee? ›
10-Year Lifespan for Tennessee Judgments
According to Section 28-3-110(a)(2), Tennessee Code Annotated, actions to enforce judgments must be commenced within ten years of the date the judgment was entered.
Are Criminal Records Public in Tennessee? Yes. The Tennessee Freedom of Information Act allows individuals to access public criminal records provided they make requests to the approved record custodian—Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).How much does it cost to file a civil suit in TN? ›
|Civil Warrant, Civil and Replevin (Possessory Action)||$144.50||$44.00|
|Civil Warrant (Extra Territorial)||$102.50||$44.00|
|Civil Warrant (Out of County Sheriff) $42.00 per DFT, Separate Check Payable to Sheriff||$102.50||$44.00|
|Civil Warrant (Private Process)||$102.50||$44.00|
The consent of at least one party to a conversation is required to record “any oral communication uttered by a person exhibiting an expectation that the communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying that expectation.” Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-601, 40-6-303.What shows up on a background check in Tennessee? ›
A TBI background check shows a history of adult criminal activity within Tennessee–typically misdemeanor and felony arrests and convictions; out-of-state data does not appear. Juvenile criminal records are excluded unless the subject was tried as an adult in criminal court.Will pending charges show up on a background check in Tennessee? ›
Do Background Checks Show Pending Charges? In general, a pending charge will appear on an employment background check.