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The following cases were heard by the Honorable Judge Corey K. Herron on-December 21, 2017, at the Atchison County Courthouse, Rock Port, Mo.

State vs. Andrade Montero Andres – Plea/Trial Setting on state traffic ticket for exceeded posted speed limit by 16 – 19 mph. Plea/Trial Setting scheduled for January 11, 2018, at 9 a.m.
State vs. Andrade Montero Andres – Plea/Trial Setting on state traffic ticket for operated vehicle on highway without a valid license – 1st offense. Plea/Trial Setting scheduled for January 11, 2018, at 9 a.m.
State vs. Damon W. Barnhill – Counsel Status Hearing on felony domestic assault – 2nd degree. Arraignment scheduled for January 2, 2018, at 9 a.m.
State vs. Darrick N. Bell – Plea/Trial Setting on State Traffic Ticket for Refusing To Weigh Commercial Motor Vehicle Or Submit To A Driver/Vehicle Inspection.
State vs. McKale S. Burke – Plea/Trial Setting on Misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia – prior drug offense.
Case called. State appears by P.A. Hurst, Defendant appears in person with counsel Sundell and files waiver of rights and plea of guilty, pursuant to plea agreement. Plea agreement approved. Sentenced to two days incarceration in the county jail. Payment Review Hearing scheduled for January 11, 2018, at 9 a.m.
State vs. Jeremy S. Bywater – Probation Violation Hearing on misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Warrant issued for Failure to Appear. Bond amount $100 cash bond. Bond Forfeiture Hearing scheduled for January 25, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.
State vs. Jeremy S. Bywater – Counsel Status Hearing on misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia – prior drug offense. Warrant issued for Failure to Appear. Bond amount $1,500 cash or corporate surety bond.
State vs. Lashanna Shontae Carter – Motion Hearing on misdemeanor exceeded posted speed limit by 20 – 25 mph.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant fails to appear. Motion to set aside is denied for want of prosecution.
State vs. Lashanna Shontae Carter – Motion Hearing on misdemeanor operated vehicle on highway without a valid license – 1st offense.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant fails to appear. Motion denied for want of prosecution.
State vs. Kelly Lea Christensen – Traffic Arraignment on state traffic ticket for failed to equip vehicle with muffler/adequate muffler/properly attached muffler. Costs and/or fines paid in full.
State vs. David D. Constantine – Arraignment on misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended – 1st offense.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant fails to appear. Warrant ordered.
State vs. David E. Craig – Payment Review Hearing on misdemeanor exceeded posted speed limit by 11-15 mph.
Case called. Defendant fails to appear. Bond ordered applied to costs and fines. Costs and/or fines paid in full.
State vs. Aaron Lee Crawford – Traffic Arraignment on state traffic ticket for failure to drive on right half of roadway when roadway was of sufficient width, resulting in an accident.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant fails to appear. Warrant ordered. Warrant issued for Failure to Appear. Bond amount $346 cash only.
State vs. Eric B. Engle – Arraignment on misdemeanor exceeded posted speed limit by 11 – 15 mph.
Case called, State appears by P.A. Hurst. Defendant appears in person. Formal Arraignment is waived. Defendant is advised of right to counsel and to remain silent. Plea of guilty to plea agreement entered. Plea agreement approved by court. Fined $500. Payment Review Hearing scheduled for January 25, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.
State vs. Troy Lynn Farrens – Plea/Trial Setting on state traffic ticket for failed to equip vehicle with muffler/adequate muffler/properly attached muffler.
Case called. State appears by P.A. Defendant appears in person and files waiver of assistance of counsel and plea of guilty, pursuant to plea agreement. Plea agreement approved. Fined $280.50. Payment Review Hearing scheduled for January 18, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.
State vs. Justin JD Gish – Arraignment on Misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended – 1st offense.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant fails to appear. Warrant ordered. Warrant issued for Failure to Appear. Bond amount $200 cash only.
State vs. Daniel Phillip Hagerman – Plea/Trial Setting on state traffic ticket for failed to equip vehicle with muffler/adequate muffler/properly attached muffler. Fined $230.50. Traffic cost paid.
State vs. Jeremy M. Harkreader – Counsel Status Hearing on felony domestic assault – 2nd degree. Arraignment scheduled for January 2, 2018, at 9 a.m.
State vs. Daniel R. Heard – Counsel Status Hearing on Felony Domestic Assault – 3rd Degree. Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant appears in person and with Attorney Euler. Case continued to January 11, 2018, at 9 a.m. for Setting of Preliminary Hearing.
State vs. Joanna G. Hopkins – Arraignment on misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended – 1st offense.
Case called. State appears by P.A. Hurst. Defendant appears in person. Formal Arraignment is waived. Defendant is advised of right to counsel and to remain silent. Plea of Not Guilty is entered. Case continued to January 25, 2018, at 9 a.m. for Entry of Counsel and Plea/Trial Setting.
State vs. Illya Irymesku – Motion Hearing on misdemeanor drive commercial motor vehicle while commercial driver’s license is revoked/suspended/cancelled (two counts). Guilty plea withdrawn. Bond conviction set aside.
State vs. Cody D. Joesting – Plea/Trial Setting on misdemeanor operated motor vehicle having bumper(s) as standard equipment without front/rear bumpers.
Case called. State appears by P.A. Hurst, Defendant appears in person with Attorney Smith and files waiver of rights and plea of guilty, pursuant to plea agreement. Plea agreement approved. Fined $500. Costs and/or fines paid in full.
State vs. April L. Kindle – Counsel Status Hearing on felony possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid; unlawful possession of a firearm; endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs – 1st degree – 1st offense; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant appears in person. Case set for January 25, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. for Preliminary Hearing.
State vs. William Arthur Lindgren – Traffic Arraignment for State Traffic Ticket for Failed To Equip Motor Carrier Vehicle With/Maintain Required Brake System. Fined $230.50. Costs and/or fines paid in full.
State vs. Alejandro A. Luna – Counsel Status Hearing on felony receiving stolen property; possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; operate vehicle on highway without a valid license – 1st offense; and exceeded posted speed limit by 11 – 15 mph.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant’s attorney, Richard Euler, appears. Defendant fails to appear. Summons ordered for appearance January 11, 2018, at 9 a.m.
State vs. Martin Jay Lytle – Counsel Status Hearing on Felony Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid. Counsel Status Hearing scheduled for January 11, 2018, at 9 a.m.
State vs. Daniel Martinez – Arraignment on misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended – 1st offense; and failure to display plates on motor vehicle/trailer.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant fails to appear. Warrant ordered. Warrant issued for Failure to Appear. Bond amount $300. Bond text cash only.
State vs. Wol A. Mathaing – Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant fails to appear. Warrant ordered. Warrant Issued for Failure to Appear. Bond amount $201.00 cash only.
State vs. Wol A. Mathaing – Traffic Arraignment on state traffic ticket for operate vehicle on highway without a valid license – 1st offense and Traffic Arraignment on state traffic ticket for exceeded posted speed limit by 6-10 mph.
Cases called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant fails to appear. Warrants ordered. Warrants issued for failure to appear. Bond amounts $201 and $351 cash only.
State vs. Christopher J. Miller – Plea Hearing on misdemeanor violation of order of protection for adult, charged August 23, 2017.
Defendant sentenced, two days incarceration in the Nodaway County Jail. Costs &/or fines paid in full.
State vs. Andrea E. Moffatt: Plea/Trial Setting for DWI – Persistent and operated a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, involving an accident. Filed July 17, 2017.
Case called. Public Defender Application form completed and handed to PD. PD reviews application and enters appearance for Defendant. Case set for January 11, 2018, at 9 a.m. for Setting of Preliminary Hearing. Defendant’s Attorney is not licensed in Mo., which fact she says she found out only this morning though case is five months old.
State vs. Rodolfo Morales Jr.- State traffic ticket arraignment for misdemeanor – Operate vehicle on highway without a valid license – 1st offense.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant appears in person and enters a plea of guilty. Defendant is assessed $351 fine and costs. Per Defendant, bond to be applied to fine & costs. Fines &/or costs paid in full.
State vs. Jacob E. Parsons: Plea/Trial Setting for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less, from October 3, 2017.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant appears in person. Case set for January 18, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. for Bench Trial.
State vs. Linda Smith: Plea or Trial Setting for DWI, exceeded posted speed limit by 26 mph or more, failed to drive on right half of roadway when roadway was of sufficient width and owner operate motor vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility (motor vehicle required to be registered) – 1st offense.
Case Called. State appears by P.A., Defendant appears in person with counsel and files waiver of rights and plea of guilty, pursuant to plea agreement. Plea agreement approved. Defendant is sentenced to two years of supervised probation with a PPS.
State vs. Jeremy L. Smyser – Arraignment for assault – 1st degree or attempt.
Case called, State appears by P.A. Hurst. Defendant appears in person. Formal Arraignment is waived. Defendant is advised of right to counsel and to remain silent. Plea of not guilty is entered. Case continued to January 25, 2018, at 9 a.m. for Entry of counsel and setting of Preliminary Hearing.
State vs. Mark W. Stanton: Counsel Status Hearing for charges of possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid, possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less – prior drug offense, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to drive on right half of roadway when roadway was of sufficient width, from November 7, 2017.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant appears in person. Defendant appeals finding of non-indigency, finding upheld. Defendant states private counsel will be employed. Case set for January 11, 2018, at 9 a.m. for Entry of Counsel and Setting of Preliminary Hearing.
State vs. Mark W. Stanton: Counsel Status Hearing for charges of Class D Felony, delivery or possession of a controlled substance at county/private jail/correctional center except with written prescription.
Notice: In Court, Defendant acknowledges, signs and is handed a copy of the Court Docket Entry indicating that the Defendant is aware of their next scheduled Court appearance date and time. Case set for January 11, 2018, at 9 a.m. for Entry of Counsel and Setting of Preliminary Hearing.
State vs. Kaley W. Struthers: Counsel Status Hearing for resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid, burglary – 2nd degree, delivery or possession of a controlled substance at county/private jail/correctional center except with written prescription, violation of order of protection for adult and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant appears by attorney, Richard Euler. Case set for January 25, 2018, at 9 a.m. for Setting of Preliminary Hearing. On December 26, 2017 – Bond Reduction Order – Court, on its own motion, clarifies conditions of bond to make clear that if Defendant successfully completes all substance abuse treatment requirements that signature bond is satisfied so long as all other conditions are met.
State vs. Edward P. Swanson: Arraignment on tampering with motor vehicle – 1st degree.
Case called, State appears by P.A. Hurst. Defendant appears in person. Formal Arraignment is waived. Defendant is advised of right to counsel and to remain silent. Plea of Not Guilty is entered. Case continued to January 25, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. for Preliminary Hearing.
State vs. Sarah J. Vaughn: Criminal Setting for theft/stealing (value of property or services is less than $500).
Bond Appearance Hearing Held – costs &/or fines paid in full.
State vs. Jason V. Young: Arraignment on DWI.
Case called, State appears by P.A. Hurst. Defendant appears in person. Formal Arraignment is waived. Defendant is advised of right to counsel and to remain silent. Plea of Guilty Entered to Plea Agreement. Plea Agreement approved by Court. Defendant Sentenced – two years supervised probation with PPC.
Jaclyn K. Lutz vs. Damon W. Barnhill: Adult abuse hearing, cc adult abuse w/o stalking.
Case called. The Plaintiff appears in person and with Attorney Moore, the Respondent also appears in person. Hearing held and the Respondent consents to the entry of a full order of protection without admission that any of the allegations contained in the petition are true. Court enters a full order of protection with additional Orders by Court, Terms of additional orders – not within 100 feet of pet, which will be effective until December 21, 2018, and replacing the Ex Parte Order entered on December 13, 2017, unless sooner terminated or renewed.
State of MO/Division of Family Support vs. Nancy A. Beck: Show Cause Hearing.
Case called. The Respondent appears in person, no appearance by APA Klima. Case continued to February 18, 2018, at 10 a.m. for review.
DFS/Teresa A. Murry vs. Rocky L. Murry: CC Reg Foreign Judgement – Dissolution
Case called. No appearance by APA Klima, and the Defendant appears not. Case continued to February 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. for review or dismissal.
State vs. Randy L. Baker: Criminal Motion Hearing on DWI and failure to drive on right half of roadway when roadway was of sufficient width.
Case called. State appears by PA Hurst. Defendant appears in person and with attorney, Dan Smith. Motion to Suppress taken up and evidence received. Matter taken under advisement. Case set for January 25, 2018, at 9 a.m. for Plea/Trial Setting.
Chivon J. Conley vs. Timothy J. Shaffer: Show cause hearing. CC Dissolution – w/Children.
Case called. The Petitioner appears by Attorney Hurst and cause continued to January 18, 2018, at 9 a.m. to obtain service.
State v Leo D. Holmes: Payment Review Hearings for operate vehicle on highway without a valid license – 1st offense, guilty plea written, fined $80.50.
Failure to Appear Issued and Warrant Issued Failure to Appear. Warrant Served – Bond Appearance Hearing Scheduled For February 1, 2018, 9 a.m. Bond-Cash Bond Posted Full Amount.
State vs. Kristofer L. Riley: Payment Review Hearing for Assault – 4th Degree – Pursuant To Subdivisions (3), (6) – Special Victims, sentence of 2 years probation supervised by PPS, no communication with victim. Fines/costs Paid in Full
Probation Violation Report Filed by PPS Steve Marshall. Motion to revoke probation filed. Probation Viol Hrng Scheduled For January 25, 2018, at 9 a.m. December 27, 2017, Criminal Summons Issued.
State vs. Michelle R. Ritchie: Case Review on owner operated motor vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility (motor vehicle required to be registered) – 1st offense. Guilty Plea pursuant to plea.
Criminal Summons Issued on December 27, 2017.

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