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General Sessions
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A 41-person docket was heard Tuesday by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions Court.Included in court action:• Rodney Lapoint was bound to the grand jury after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing on four counts of grand theft, aggravated burglary, vandalism and criminal trespass. His charges come for a rash of burglaries which included hitting three homes in the same day. Lapoint and his alleged partner in crime, Savanna Jean Mahan, who is awaiting hearing, were arrested when a witness got a tag number off Mahan’s vehicle as the couple was leaving the scene of the one of the break-ins.• Richard Cripps was ordered to serve five days, pay $50 plus costs, and perform 16 hours public service work for unlawful use of an inhalant and underage consumption.• Tracy Harding was instructed to serve five days of a six-month sentence for criminal impersonation.• Debbie Hunter was bound to the grand jury on the charge of assault.• Bobby Ashburn was bound to the grand jury on the charge of domestic assault.• Natasha Burrus was issued an 11-month, 29-day probationary sentence and must perform 24 hours public service work for filing a false report.• Jason Wright was ordered to serve 48 hours of an 11-29 sentence, pay $750 plus costs, and perform 24 hours public service work for possession of meth.• Terry Jones was issued an 11-29 probationary sentence and must pay $250 plus costs for simple possession of marijuana.• John Lillard was bound to the grand jury on the charge of possession of marijuana.• Leann Brooks was handed an 11-29 judicial diversion and must perform 48 hours public service work for possession of drugs.• Tamika Crisp was handed an 11-29 probationary sentence and must make restitution for theft.• Kacey Swan was directed to serve five days of an 11-29 sentence, undergo a drug and alcohol assessment, and must stay out of Walmart for shoplifting.• Carl Martin was handed an 11-29 probationary sentence for passing five worthless checks.• Melinda Thompson was given an 11-29 probationary sentence and must undergo anger management for harassment.

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