Lancaster County Circuit Court Report

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—The Lancaster County Circuit Court convened Friday, December 9, with the Hon. Steven S. Smith presiding.

Michele W. Smith of Deltaville was arraigned on a felony for possession of a Schedule I/II substance. A trial is scheduled for February 24.

In the case of Alkendra Coleman of Mollusk, who previously pleaded guilty to an amended felony charge of distributing to accommodate a Schedule I/II substance and was given a deferred disposition, a hearing was scheduled for June 9. Coleman also is charged with a felony for violating probation. A hearing on that charge also is scheduled at that time.

In the case of Bresiane’ I. Dobbins of Warsaw, appealing a General District Court misdemeanor conviction of permitting an unlicensed person to drive, the trial was continued to February 24.

Thomas W. Hathaway of Reedville pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for driving while intoxicated, first offense; and a misdemeanor for failing to stop at the scene of an accident, with damage greater than $500. He received a 90-day suspended sentence and 12-month suspended sentence respectively and was ordered to pay a $250 fine and $353 in court costs. A misdemeanor charge of reckless driving was nolle prossed and a status hearing related to a remaining felony charge of eluding/disregarding police was scheduled for December 8, 2023.

Dausha D. Nutt of Heathsville, appealing a General District Court misdemeanor conviction of driving 52 mph in a 35 mph zone, pleaded no contest to an amended charge of defective equipment. She was ordered to pay a $50 fine and $161 in court costs.