John Raymond Roberts, Jr., 33, entered a plea of no contest to felony battery and trespassing after warning and violation of probation on an earlier case that involved resisting an officer with violence. Roberts was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 24 months with the Department of Corrections. The sentence, however, was suspended as part of a negotiated plea with the state. Roberts was given 26 months probation on the two charges and his probation was reinstated. The judge also imposed other conditions, including that he serve 10 months in the county jail and have no contact with the victim. Roberts was given credit for 221 days served in the county jail.
Sandra Chapin, 70, entered a plea of no contest to neglect of a child, and as part of the negotiated plea, the state dropped a second charge of tampering with a witness/victim. Chapin was adjudicated guilty and given three years probation. For the first six months of probation, visitations with the child are to be supervised by her husband. Afterwards, Chapin will be allowed peaceful contact with the child in the presence of HRS personnel.
Lyndon Dawson, 20, entered a plea of no contest to two counts of carrying a concealed firearm and one count of battery on a law-enforcement officer as part of a negotiated plea. He was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 24 months probation on the charges and credited with 176 days for time served in jail toward the probation. The court also imposed a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and admonished Dawson that if he violated his probation, he could get up to a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Develon Deandra Tribue, 47, entered a plea of no contest to four of six charges, with the state dropping two other charges as part of the negotiated plea. The charges Tribue pleaded no contest to were two counts of possession of contraband in a county detention facility, possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI, a 2nd degree misdemeanor. Dropped were the charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis. The judge adjudicated Tribue guilty of the four charges, sentenced him to 183 days in the county jail and gave him credit for 183 days served.
James Allen Hays, 41, entered a plea of no contest to the lesser included charge of petit theft and trespassing on a structure as part of a negotiated plea. The original charges were dealing in stolen property and burglary of a structure. The state dropped a third charge of possession of burglary tools as part of the deal. The judge adjudicated Hays guilty of the two charges, sentenced him to three days in jail and credited him with three days served. The sentence also stipulated that Hays have no property claim to an outboard motor and that the $348 in cash seized from him go toward his court costs.
Jeremy Michael Griffith, 43, entered a plea to the lesser included charge of improper display of firearm and violation of probation on an earlier charge of burglary of a conveyance as part of a negotiated plea. The original charge was possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The judge adjudicated Griffith guilty of the two charges, revoked his probation and imposed a new one-year probation and stipulated that Griffith have no contact with the victim. The judge also sentenced Griffith to 253 days in jail and credited him for 253 days served.
Bryan Allen Eubanks, 30, had a bond of $10,000 set after his defense attorney provided the court with an evaluation showing that Eubanks was competent. Eubanks is charged with violation of probation on a violation of injunction and sending written/electronic threats to kill. The judge warned Eubanks that he was to have no contact with the victim or any of her family members. That meant, the judge said, no phone calls, texts, emails, letters, flowers or any form of communication. The judge said if he violated the stipulation he would find himself back in jail.
Johnny Joseph Day, 40, entered a plea of no contest to three of seven charges, with the rest of the charges dropped as part of the negotiated plea. Day pleaded no contest to felony fleeing or attempt to elude an officer, DWLS/R habitual, and violation of a domestic violence injunction. Dropped were the charges of aggravated battery on law-enforcement officer, criminal mischief 3rd degree felony, resisting an officer without violence, and reckless driving. The judge adjudicated Day guilty of the charges and sentenced him to a year of community control to be followed by two years of probation. Additionally, she imposed a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew for the first year and ordered that he pay $2,106.74 in restitution, complete an inpatient treatment plan, abstain from illegal drug use, submit to random urinalysis tests, and have no contact with the victim. The judge also ordered that Day remain in jail until a bed became available in the inpatient treatment program.
Brian Lewis Green, entered a plea of no contest to a lesser included charge of improper exhibition of a weapon (original charge was aggravated assault with a firearm) and DUI 2nd degree misdemeanor. The judge adjudicated Green guilty of the two charges and sentenced him to one year of control probation followed by a year of regular probation, 150 hours of community service, and suspension of his driver's license for six months.