Circuit Court: Judge palms down sentences to Columbia County inhabitants | Public Records

Christopher Walker pleaded guilty in Circuit Court and received eight a long time in the Arkansas Division of Corrections, and suspended imposition of sentence for 10 a long time.

Walker’s criminal offense was two counts of domestic violence on February 18, 2021. He threatened and strike his sister with a shovel and knocked his 79-calendar year-old mom into a wall. These rates are equally battery in the 2nd diploma.

Judge David Talley requested Walker immediately after sentencing if medicines experienced been a part of his earlier and if so, did they add to this attack. Walker, 37, claimed he has been executing drugs due to the fact the age of 19 and reported the medicines did lead to the episode.

“There is drug counseling there and you have the reward of education, learning a trade and other points moreover lying on a bunk (in jail),” Talley claimed. “Before your parole, I would like you to acquire the material abuse system. This has to be voluntary. But if you really do not do it the prosecutor can mail you back. I am hoping you want to keep away from medication in the long term.”

Dexter Ray Harper gained 5 many years in the ADC and a canceling of his SIS due to the fact he was located responsible of terroristic acts immediately after being a habitual offender with four prior felonies.

Harper, 50, admitted he dedicated terroristic functions on September 29, 2020, when he threatened to eliminate Demetria Lewis by throwing rocks at her and her auto.

Jim Wesley, 21, in courtroom for battery II and revocation, was sentenced to a few decades in the ADC and his SIS was taken away.

Arkansas Local community Corrections Parole Officer Thomas Fenske reported he tested Wesley on June 21 and June 25 and that he was good for methamphetamine on both instances. Fenske said Wesley mentioned he bought the drug on the avenue but would not disclose from whom he gained it.

Fenske stated when he requested him about a very first title and a last identify, Wesley reacted.

“When I reported his past name, his body language claimed the relaxation,” Fenske reported.

Community Defender Jessica Yarbrough stated Wesley advised her there were being factors he was using the medication.

“He did admit he was self-medicating and he designed me conscious of his psychological wellbeing concerns,” Yarbrough said. “He did point out he manufactured get hold of with his counselor and his mom assisted him with counseling.”

Wesley mentioned he was trying to find assistance at the South Arkansas Regional Wellness Heart, and they were being producing positive he was taking his prescriptions instead than having self-medication.

Sarah Pratt been given five years’ probation for chasing her boyfriend around the entrance yard in Taylor with a knife. Her court expenses and service fees incorporate a $25 demand for domestic violence.