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District Court Logs, July 18, 2017


Saturday, July 22, 2017
Greenfield July 18, Judge William Mazanec III

Jaquan Lewis, 25, of Elm Street, Greenfield, at Franklin County House of Correction. Pleaded innocent to being a fugitive from justice on a court warrant, from the state of New York, bail set at $15,000 cash or $150,000 surety, continued to 8/3/17 for pre-trial conference.

Orange, July 18, Judge Paul Smyth

Robert A. Woods, 37, of Everett Street, Athol. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery on family/household member, and strangulation or suffocation in Orange. Sentenced to 2.5 years in the house of correction on both charges, one-year direct, balance suspended. Placed on probation until 7/16/19. Must abide by any 209A restraining order in existence. Must have GPS applied, must have no drugs or alcohol, and subject to screens/tests, and must attend and complete the batterer’s program, Pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of property damage, sentenced to two years in the house of correction, one-year direct, balance suspended. Placed on probation until 7/16/19, and concurrent with the previous two cases and with all the same conditions. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month, or perform eight hours a month to community service, but this is waived while the defendant is incarcerated.

Robert A. Woods, 37, of Elm Street, Franklin County House of Correction, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to violation of an abuse prevention order, and intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official in Orange, different date from previous case. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 8/15/17 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Melvin Jones, 46, of Whitinsville. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, amended to subsequent offense, sentenced to 60 days in the house of correction, suspended, placed on probation until to 9/18/17. Found not responsible for motor vehicle lights violation.

Eleanor Donahue, 55, of Chestnut Hill Avenue, Athol. Pleaded innocent to disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, and possessing a Class B drug, to wit, Percocet. Released on personal recognizance, must have no alcohol and subject to screens and testing, and must report to probation at requirement of that office, advised of right to drug examination. Continued to 8/8/17 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Anthony Scott, 46, of cottage Street, Athol. Charge of violation of an abuse prevention order, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the defendant is currently on probation with the federal authorities in Washington, D.C. He is alleged to have violated his probation, and now faces committed time with the federal system. In order to facilitate his return, the Commonwealth is nolle prossing this case.

Greenfield, July 19, Judge William Mazanec III

Christopher M. Fournier, 35, of Franklin Street, Millers Falls. Pleaded guilty to negligent operation of a motor vehicle, in Whately by state police, placed on probation until 7/18/19 with victim witness assessment of $50, head injury assessment of $250, and 60-days loss of license. Must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and take any aftercare treatment recommended. Must have no alcohol and subject to screens and testing. Charge of operating under the influence of liquor or .08%, second offense, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the defendant is pleading to a negligent operation with stricter conditions than the Cahill disposition to which he is entitled. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.

Christopher M. Fournier, 35, of Franklin Street, Millers Falls. Pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, in Whately by state police, different date from previous case, placed on probation until 7/18/19 with conditions in previous case.