Boone County courtroom news
by Fred Pace
Danville man receives probation following guilty plea
A Danville man received probation following his guilty plea to drug charges.
Gary Wayne Cooper, 54, pled guilty to delivering oxycodone in December of 2010.
Cooper sold 3 oxycodone pills to a confidential police informant for $105 on Marshall Avenue in Danville.
The investigation was led by Deputy R. B. Dotson and the U.S. 119 Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force.
Cooper was later indicted by a Boone County Grand Jury in April 2011.
Following his guilty plea, Cooper was placed on 3 years probation. If Cooper violates his probation, he faces 1-15 years in prison.
Seth man pleads guilty to grand larceny
Jonathan A. Adkins, 30, of Seth, pled guilty to Grand Larceny for stealing over 400 feet of high line cable from Black Castle Mining in June 2011.
Adkins was arrested by Trooper J. R. Brewer following an investigation into the theft. According to the criminal complaint, Adkins admitted to the theft and told Trooper Brewer that the copper cable was “cashed in” at Route 3 Recycling in Seth.
The cable was valued at $15,000.
Following his guilty plea, Adkins was placed on probation for 4 years. If he violates his probation, Adkins faces 1-10 years in prison.
Wyoming County man pleads guilty to writing bad check
Mickey Wayne Crouse, 41, of Kopperston, Wyoming County, pled guilty to writing a worthless check at a local business.
Corporal L. J. McClung was called to Byrnside Hardware in Danville last August to investigate the purchase of a lawn mower with a worthless check.
According to the criminal complaint, Crouse purchased a Cub Cadet Zero Turn mower and paid with a check for $3,709.99.
Cpl. McClung determined that Crouse had $25 in his checking account at the time of the purchase.
Crouse was later indicted by a Boone County Grand Jury for writing a worthless check. Following his guilty plea, Crouse was placed on 5 years probation and ordered to make restitution to Byrnside Hardware. If he violates his probation, Crouse will face 1-10 years in prison.
Madison woman headed to prison
A Madison woman is headed to prison after violating the terms and conditions of her alternative sentence.
Jo Ann Jarrell, 52, admitted that she violated her home incarceration by not using prescribed medication in its intended manner.
According to Court documents, Jarrell had an unexplained absence of 84 oxycodone pills from a prescription she had filled in May.
Following her admission, Judge Thompson ordered Jarrell to prison.
Jarrell was indicted by Boone County Grand Jury in April 2011 for delivering oxycodone to a confidential police informant.
The investigation into Jarrell was led by Deputy R. B. Dotson and the U.S. 119 Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force.
Records indicate that a confidential informant bought the oxycodone from Jarrell in an apartment overtop the business formerly known as Video World in Madison.
The confidential informant purchased a total of 30 milligrams of oxycodone for $30.
Jarrell pled guilty to the delivery last November, and she was placed on home confinement. Following her admission in Court, Jarrell will now face the next 1 – 15 years in prison.
South Charleston man sent to prison
A South Charleston man was sent to prison for violating the terms and conditions of his probation.
Jeffrey Scott Burdette, 36, admitted to violating his probation by failing numerous random drug screens.
Records indicate that Burdette failed seven different drug screens from June 25th to July 23rd of this year.
Burdette was placed on probation in May 2011 after pleading guilty to possessing precursors used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
He was arrested by Troopers J. R. Brewer and M. L. Vance in February 2010 after the Troopers received an anonymous tip of a methamphetamine lab in the Little Horse Creek area of Boone County.
Upon arrival at the scene, Troopers Brewer and Vance discovered that methamphetamine had been “cooked” an hour before their arrival.
Burdette was sentenced to prison following his admission.
He will spend the next 2-10 years in prison.
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