WILLIAMSON - Mingo County Chief Magistrate Dallas Toler conducted hearings on a variety of criminal charges on Wednesday, with a total of 15 defendants scheduled to appear in his courtroom.
Kristy M. Hatfield, who was arrested on charges of fraudulent scheme and destruction of property, had her case continued to a later date, per the request of her attorney. Jennifer L. Gillman, charged with child neglect creating risk of injury, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident, also had her case continued based on the same grounds, along with the case against Brian K. Davis, on charges of possession with intent to deliver.
Kayla Cook, who had been taken into custody after charges of fleeing and obstructing were filed against her entered a guilty plea to the obstructing charge while the other was dismissed, per the prosecuting attorney, Eugene Cisco. Credit for time served was given.
A capias warrant was issued for John Huff who was charged with DUI, second offense, after he failed to appear in court for his hearing.
Joseph M. Hatfield, charged with obstructing and public intoxication, was given credit for time served after agreeing to enter a plea of guilty the count of public intoxication.
Tommy J. Fletcher, who had been arrested on a single count of DUS/DUI first offense, did not appear in magistrate court for his scheduled hearing, and Magistrate Toler issued a capias warrant for his arrest.
Carla Michelle Ailiff, charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer had her case continued after her attorney requested the court to do so. Bobby Lester pleaded guilty to a charge of trespassing and was issued a jail sentence of 30 days. Ricky Spears pleaded guilty to one count of trespassing and was given credit for time served.
Darrell Meade entered a guilty plea to driving on a suspended license and was given credit for time he has already served on this charge. Nelson Reddington, was had faced charges of reckless DUI and no proof of insurance, was offered a plea to one count of reckless driving. Bobby Gravely, was had been arrested and charged with assault brandishing a deadly weapon pleaded guilty to the assault and was given a 14 day jail sentence.
Magistrate court will reconvene at 9 a.m., with another full docket of criminal cases to be heard before the chief magistrate.