According to Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard by Judge James J. Rowe on Thursday October 25:
State vs. Selina Goode. Prosecuting attorney Donna Meadows Price related that in exchange for admission of and incarceration for charges, Goode is to be placed on home confinement as an added condition of bond with Day Report. Price added that Goode is also referred to Drug Court.
Defense attorney Eugene Simmons asked for a reduction of fees due to the defendants financial situation.
Judge Rowe accepted the defendant’s waiver of a preliminary hearing and stipulation to charges in petition to revoke bond. The defendant may remain on present bond with added condition of Home Confinement.
The matter is set for a status conference November 16.
State vs. Travis Loudermilk. Price noted that defendant was referred to Drug Court but he did not want to participate. The plea provided by Price has been declined.
Price requested three to four weeks in order to receive lab work. Defense counsel E.L. Morgan, Jr. explained that the defendant is participating in a Suboxin Program and would be finished in three months. Morgan asked that the matter be set for trial at the beginning of 2013.
The trial is set for January 22, 2013 and the defendant remains on bond.
State vs. Timothy McGinn. Defense counsel Morgan said the defendant and his family have a financial burden and requested he be released from Home Confinement. Price said the defendant has done well in the program and she had no objections.
Rowe denied the request pursuant to the defendant being outside of scope of time frame for reconsideration. Defense may bring the request before the court again upon acquiring assessment results or details of the number of hours served.