Docket set for next court session
by Chance Wright
May 13, 2012 | 3937 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The court docket for weeks two and three of the May-June session of the Bolivar County Second Judicial District Court has been set and trials will be presented before the honorable Albert B. Smith, III starting on Monday.

The week's docket begins on the May 14 with Harvey Jackson, standing member of the Cleveland School District's Board of Trustees, scheduled to stand trial on 18 counts of false pretense and one count of general fraud.

Jackson's charges stem from allegations from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office that he carried on a fraudulent scheme involving two people with monetary figures over $200,000.

He is accused of taking investor money for Lampton Street Church of Financial Services under the guise the money would be invested. According to the indictment, Lampton Street Church of Financial Services did not exist.

Cody Bowen, Tyler Burnside, Rodney Shelton Fulghum, Jason Hamilton and Jacob Webb are scheduled to stand trial for the September 22, 2010, breaking and entering of a dwelling that occurred at 766 Sandpit Rd. in Shaw.

Robert Boxley, III is scheduled to stand before the court on charges of grand larceny and felony fleeing. The incident in question occurred on February 22, 2011, and Boxley is accused of taking possession of a Cleveland Police Department Ford Crown Victoria cruiser owned by the city of Cleveland.

John Fields is scheduled to stand trial on Monday on the charge of embezzlement. The charges stem from an arrest on April 3, 2011.

Emmett Weathersby is scheduled to have his trial on charges of two counts of grand larceny. His arrest cites incidents that occurred on May 4, 2011, and May 19, 2011.

Rounding out Monday's scheduled appearances is Timothy Wade Oakes who stands accused of vehicular homicide stemming from a March 27, 2011, accident that killed Lakayla Hodges.

Kendrick Collins is the first name on the docket for Friday, May 18th. Collins is scheduled to stand trial on the charge of an October 29, 2008 arrest on possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, with the intent to distribute. Collins will also be tried as a habitual offender.

Also on Friday, Antonio Cannon, another to be tried as a habitual offender, and Jessica Twomey are scheduled to stand trial on one count of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, with intent to distribute within 1500 feet of a public park and one count of possession of marijuana with intent within 1500 feet of a public park. There initial arrest occurred at Bear Pen Park in Cleveland.

On the scheduled slate for Monday, May 21, 2012, in front of Judge Smith is Marc Allen Brown.

Brown is scheduled to stand trial for one count of false pretense stemming from an incident that occurred on September 17, 2010, where he is accused of cashing a check in the amount of $2,400 at the Southern Bancorp branch in Shelby.

On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Jimmie Griffin, III. is scheduled to stand trial, as a habitual offender, on one count of possession of stolen property.

The weeks in Friday, May 25, 2012, with Larry X. Roberts scheduled to stand trial for one count of possession of marijuana with intent and one count of possession of a deadly weapon by a convicted felon. His charges stem from an incident that occurred on July 7, 2010.

Criminal complaints and affidavits of probable cause are not evidence of guilt in a criminal case. Defendants are entitled to legal representation and have the right to question the witnesses and evidence presented against them during preliminary hearings in the district court and at trials in the county court.