Courthouse 5-20-14

District Court
CRIMINAL
 Estelle N. Parsons appeared May 19 and was found Guilty and convicted of Unlawful Possession or Consumption of a Cereal Malt Beverage by a Minor. She was ordered to pay a fine of $200 and the costs of the action, $96 forthwith. The Court directed the Division of Motor Vehicles to suspend Defendant's driving privileges pursuant to statute.
 Bobby L. Holt Jr. appeared May 15 and was found Guilty and convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, Second Offense. He was sentenced to 11 months in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay the costs of the action in the sum of $96, a fine of $1,000, a community corrections fee (DUI) fine, of $250, an alcohol/drug testing fee of $40, a probation supervision fee of $60 and all other assessed fees. His sentence was suspended with the exception of a five-day term, with Defendant being placed on supervised probation with Court Services for 11 months following specific terms and conditions.
 Dawn Michelle Nelson appeared May 15 and was found Guilty and convicted of Driving While License Suspended. She was sentenced to 30 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $100, attorney fees of $125 and costs of the action, $158. Defendant's sentence was suspended on condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by July 17.
Defendant shall reappear before the Court at 9 a.m., July 17, if all costs and fine are not paid in full.
 Michelle Elizabeth Treanor appeared May 15 and was convicted of Disorderly Conduct. She was sentenced to 10 days in the Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay a fine of $50 and costs of the action, $158. The Court found that Defendant's sentence shall be suspended on condition that all fines and costs are paid in full by July 17. Defendant shall reappear before the Court at 9 a.m., July 17, if all costs and fine are not paid in full. Pursuant to State v. Robinson, no attorney fees are assessed in this case.

NEWS

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SPORTS

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OPINIONS

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