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Judge Locke hears court docket
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Sentences were handed down Tuesday by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke, including jail time for a man who assaulted his wife at her place of work.
The husband, Dustin Gushwa, 23, was ordered to serve 90 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must attend anger management classes for domestic assault.
His sentence comes after he entered Short Stop Market on New Smithville Highway and grabbed his wife, who is an employee there, by the throat. Then, when she went outside, Gushwa reportedly threatened to “bring her down” and threw a drink at her.
In other court action Tuesday:
• Kenneth Hathcock was instructed to serve 60 days of an 11-29 sentence for theft.
• Christie Scott was ordered to serve 32 days of an 11-29 sentence, pay $150 plus costs and stay out of Walmart for shoplifting. She must also serve the balance of her sentence for violation of probation in addition to her new jail time.
• Jerry Travis Ferrell was instructed to serve 10 days of an 11-29 sentence and pay $131 restitution for shoplifting. He must also stay out of Walmart.
• Geneva J. Alfaro was directed to serve two days, pay $50 plus costs and stay out of Walmart for criminal trespass.
• Dedra Tarrant was placed on house arrest for 30 days of an 11-29 sentence and must attend anger management classes for assault.
• Timothy Pinegar was instructed to serve 10 days of an 11-29 sentence, attend anger management classes, and undergo a drug and alcohol assessment for domestic assault.
• David Flanagan was bound to the grand jury on charges of initiating the process to manufacture meth, possession of drugs and violating an order of protection.
• Lori Malay was granted an 11-29 judicial diversion and must perform 48 hours public service work and undergo a drug and alcohol assessment for possession of drugs.
• Angela Womack was bound to the grand jury on the charge of possession of a legend drug without prescription.
• Roy Gipson was instructed to serve seven days of an 11-29 sentence, pay $50 plus costs and lose his driver license for one year for second-offense driving on a suspended license and failure to appear in court.
• Jeremy Mayfield must serve 48 hours for failure to appear.
• Charles Dennis Jr., must serve 30 days for violation of probation.
• Laura Dennis must serve 10 days and have her probation extended by a year for violation of probation.
• Jonathan Whitman must serve five days for violation of probation.