The following cases were heard last week in Webster County District Court before Judge Daniel Heady:• James B. Mason pleaded not guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence. A pretrial conference was scheduled for 9/15/20.

• Gregory Baker pleaded not guilty to charges of disregarding stop sign, rear license not illuminated, operating on a suspended/revoked license, no/expired registration receipt and failure of owner to maintain insurance. A pretrial conference was scheduled for 10/20/20.

• Deanna Paige Evans was given a $30 fine for speeding at 15 mph over the limit.

• Filana N Miller was given a $20 fine for speeding at 10 mph over the limit.

• Donald Ray Harmon Jr. pleaded not guilty to a charge of flagrant non support. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 9/22/20.

• Steven Cordell Hutcherson pleaded not guilty to charges of trafficking in meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of a forged instrument. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 9/22/20.

• Shawn Michael Lemley pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and allowing a load to escape. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 9/15/20.

• James Robert Shanks pleaded not guilty to violating a Kentucky EPO/DVO. A pretrial conference was scheduled for 10/27/20.

• Joshua Curtis Lee Snow pleaded not guilty to two charges of wanton endangerment. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 10/20/20.

• Sarah J. Wright pleaded not guilty to a charge of allowing a vicious dog to run at large. A pretrial conference was scheduled for 10/20/20.

• Ellen Dishman was given two years deferred prosecution on a charge of harassment.

• Andrew Lee Hill was given a $250 fine and 45 days in jail (probated) on a charge of possession of marijuana.

• Kevien Pennington was given 365 days in jail with 180 days to serve (185 days probated) for a charge of attempted theft by unlawful taking of an automobile.

• A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 10/20/20 Michael L. Brown on charges of fourth degree assault, fourth degree child abuse, second degree strangulation, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, second degree terroristic threatening and unlawful imprisonment.

• Andrew Sweet pleaded guilty to possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to three years in prison for the first charge and given a $500 fine and twelves months in prison on the second, both to run concurrently for a total of three years in jail.

• Andrew Sweet pleaded guilty to charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to three years on the first charge, a $250 fine and 45 days n the second, and a $500 fine and 12 months on the third, all to run concurrently for a total of three years, but consecutively with other sentences.

• Andrew Sweet pleaded guilty to a charge of theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000. He was sentenced to one year in prison to run consecutively with other sentences.

• Andrew Sweet pleaded guilty to possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to three years on the first charge and a $500 fine and 12 months on the second, to run concurrently with each other but consecutively with all other charges.

The following cases were heard in Webster County Circuit Court before Judge Rene Williams:• Waylon Cole Boucher pleaded guilty to charges of public intoxication, possession of meth, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to a $100 fine and 90 days in jail for the first charge, a three year sentence for the second, a $250 fine and 45 days in jail on the third and twelve months in jail for the fourth, all to run concurrently for a total sentence of three years. The sentence was probated.

• Gasparad A. Mendoza pleaded guilty to charges of theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000 and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to 3.5 years on both charges, to run concurrently for a total of 3.5 years in jail.

• Michael David Gray pleaded guilty to charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended license and possession of meth. He was sentenced to 12 months on the first charge, 90 days on the second and three years to the third, all to run concurrently for a total of three years.

• Michael David Gray pleaded guilty to charges of possession of marijuana, possession of synthetic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth. The first charge was dropped following the plea. He was sentenced to 12 months on the second and third charges and three years on the fourth, all to run concurrently but consecutively with other sentences.

The Webster County Grand Jury heard the following cases and passed down the following rulings on Sept. 9:• Charges against Michael Shayne Barnett Jr. for third degree burglary, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking more than $500 but less than $10,000 were dismissed when Deputy Ronnie Braden failed to appear in court.

• Crystal Dawn Davis was indicted on charges of theft of identity and possession of a forged insrument.

• Christopher Glenn Downs was indicted on a charge of flagrant non support.

• The Grand Jury ruled that there was insufficient evidence to indict Bradley Dunbar on charges of criminal mischief and wanton endangerment.

• Charges against Jason Carl Greenwell for third degree burglary, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking more than $500 but less than $10,000 were dismissed when Deputy Ronnie Braden failed to appear in court.

• A charge of wanton endangerment against John Thomas Jones was dismissed.

• Dakota McVay was indicted on a charge of bribery of a public official.

• Roy Gene Sigler was indicted on charges of possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Ashlynne N. Welch was indicted on a charge of promoting contraband.

• Ashlynne N. Welch was indicted on charges of possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Charges against Sara Williams for hindering prosecution, tampering with physical evidence were dismissed and bribery of a public servant were dismissed.