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District Court Logs, Dec. 18 to 22, 2017


Friday, December 29, 2017
Greenfield, Dec. 18, Judge William Mazanec III

Donna L. James, 60, of River Street, Colrain. Found not guilty in a jury trail for violation of an abuse prevention order in Colrain by state police. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Greenfield, Dec. 19, Judge Michael Ripps

Amanda M. Thather, 40, of Wells Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to violation of an abuse prevention order, and miscellaneous municipal motor vehicle ordinance or bylaw, possessing of an open container/drinking alcohol in public in Greenfield. Motion to revoke filed by the Commonwealth was allowed. Ordered held without right to bail. Continued to 2/1/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Greenfield, Dec. 20, Judge William Mazanec III

Michael G. Richotte, 51, of Worcester Avenue, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a microwave, and assault and battery. Bail set at $100 cash. Continued to 1/29/18 for pretrial conference.

Shammah S. White, 30, of Bridge Street, Millers Falls. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and marked lanes violation, in Greenfield. Released on personal recognizance, must have no alcohol and subject to screens and testing, and must comply with the Scram program continued to 1/16/18 for pretrial conference.

Tiffany A. Hazim, 26, with restricted information approved by the judge. Charges of assault and battery, and disturbing the peace, were both found not guilty in a jury trial. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Jonathan D. Jordan, 40, of Colorado Avenue, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Greenfield by state police. Fined $200, plus head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50, and must have 60-day loss of license, or until the Registry of Motor Vehicles reinstates the license.

Jamel J. Bannister, 37, of Springfield. Pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, subsequent offense, in Greenfield by state police. Fined $400, plus $100 surfine. Found not responsible for marked lanes violation.

Luren L. Eldred, 27, of Jewett Road, Northfield. Pleaded guilty to negligent operation of a motor vehicle, placed on probation until 6/19/19 with head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50, and must take the safe driver course. Must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and take any after-care treatment recommended, and must have no alcohol and subject to screens and testing, and will have 60-day loss of license, Must pay $1,600 restitution. Found not responsible for and violation of state highway traffic regulations. Charge of operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the defendant is pleading guilty to negligent operation of the motor vehicle, as a result of this incident; given the facts of this case, along with the evidence the Commonwealth could proceed, or this is in the best interest of justice. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150 and $50 counsel contribution. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.

Greenfield, Dec. 21, Judge William Mazanec III

Walter H. Perry, 39, of Hatfield. Pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, subsequent offense, sentenced to six months in the house of correction, direct, and concurrent with another case. Found not responsible for having a motor vehicle that isn’t meeting Registry of Motor Vehicles safety standards. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Greenfield, Dec. 21, Judge Michael Ripps

Dylan J. Morgan, 29, of Pine Meadow Road, Northfield. Pleaded innocent to unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to signal in Bernardston. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 1/31/18 for pretrial conference.

Kurt W. Jobst, 61, of Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield. Charge of assault and battery, in Greenfield, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the Commonwealth states that this is in the best interests of justice.

Greenfield, Dec. 22, Judge Patrick Sabbs

Steven E. Babineau, 64, of Oaklawn Avenue, Orange. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, in Gill by state police. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 12/21/18 with 45-day mandatory loss of license, plus OUI fee of $250, OUI victims assessment of $50, head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Must take and complete the driver alcohol education program, and pay the fee of $726.80, and the loss of license is to run concurrent with a following count. Pleaded guilty to negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Placed on probation until 12/21/18 with 60-day loss of license, to run concurrent with the previous count. Must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and take any after-care treatment recommended. Must have no drugs and subject to screens. Charge of leaving the scene of personal injury dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for violation of state highway traffic regulations. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.

Andrea Schempp, 38, of Northfield Road, Bernardston. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault and battery on family/household member. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 6/22/18, with no alcohol and must continue with therapy at CHD. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Erica A. Martin, 25, of Elm Street, South Deerfield. Pleaded innocent to possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 2/1/18 for pretrial conference.

Daniel J. Ellis, 28, of Kratt Avenue, Buckland. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, rate of speeding exceeding the posted limit, no license in possession, and failure to signal in Greenfield by state police. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 1/24/18 for pretrial conference.