According to Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard by Judge J.C. Pomponio, Jr. on Friday, October 26, and Friday, November 2:
State vs. Jarrell Lee Clifton, II. Prosecuting Attorney Donna Price noted five or six motions have been received from defense counsel J. Wooton and B. Johnson. Price said she has disclosed all matters up to this point and would like defense to ask, in writing, for discovery needed and would like a response concerning their motions.
Price requested 14 to 21 days to file responses on either side. Johnson related that the State has provided adequate discovery, and will provide outstanding discovery to the State. Johnson said his client wishes to exercise his right to a speedy trial and would like a discovery cut-off date.
The matter is set for December 17 trial. A motions hearing will be held December 6 with motions/discovery/witness disclosure/all to be in by November 30.
State vs. Harley F. Dickinson. The matter was continued for a change of plea hearing on December 12.
State vs. Timothy L. Keene. Price tendered the plea agreement to Judge Pomponio. The defendant pled to the misdemeanor charge of failure to register as a sex offender. Pomponio accepted the plea and plea agreement. Price moved to dismiss the felony charge of child abuse. Pomponio granted the dismissal. Pomponio fined the defendant $250 for the misdemeanor charge with no jail sentence.
State vs. Wanda L. Harris. Defense counsel J.L. Clifton, II, did not have time to review the plea change offered by the State. The matter is set for a change of plea hearing December 12.
State vs. Jonathan Darrell Williams. Pomponio granted Price’s motion to extend probation for one year from August 24, 2012.
State vs. April Gumm. The State made a motion for a Rule 48 dismissal. Defendant is a co-defendant with husband; primary complainant has competency issues. With no substance analysis, only field test results offered as evidence, the State could not make a good faith effort to try the case. Pomponio granted the motion and dismissed the charge.
State vs. Carla Johnson. Matter is set for a plea hearing on December 12.