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General Sessions
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Judge Bill Locke heard a number of cases Tuesday with crimes ranging from shoplifting to domestic assault. Included in General Sessions Court action:• Melinda Taylor was ordered to serve 90 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and attend batterer intervention for domestic assault. She must serve the balance of her sentence for violation of probation.• Michael Staggs was ordered to serve 45 days of an 11-29 sentence and make $150 restitution for joyriding.• Matthew Sullivan was given an 11-29 probationary sentence and must pay $400 plus costs and perform 24 hours public service work for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.