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Felony Case Summary (Nov 2017)

On November 1, 2017, Brandon Barnhart appeared in FECR307941 and plead guilty to the charge of Forgery. He admitted he tried to pass a forged currency for the purchase of pizza with the intent to defraud. The parties agreed the Defendant should be given the opportunity of a deferred judgment even though he was on probation for a misdemeanor when he committed this offense. The defendant agreed to comply with mental health services as a condition of his probation. The defendant also stipulated he violated his probation in AGCR305579. He was given 60 days contempt of Court in jail and continued on probation. 

On November 1, 2017, Conrad Smith entered a plea of guilty in FECR309282 to the charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  He admitted he was in possession of a firearm having been convicted in 1985  of a felony Burglary.  The Court released the Defendant from jail pending sentencing.  He will appear for sentencing in December.

On November 1, 2017, Domenik Deshawn Kinley appeared in FECR308331 and FECR308632.  He entered pleas of guilty to Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver and felony Eluding.  He will be sentenced November 30, 2017.

On November 1, 2017, James Earl Bush appeared in FECR305897 and pled guilty to the charges of Burglary in the 3rd Degree as an habitual offender and Theft in the 2nd Degree.  He was sentenced to probation for consecutive terms not to exceed twenty (20 years.  He was revoked from his misdemeanor probation in SRCR300693 and given credit for 30 days served in jail.  

On November 9, 2017, Katrina Eubanks appeared for bond review hearing in FECR306345.  She is charged with Kidnapping 1st and two counts of Neglect of a Dependent. Bond was set on her initial appearance at $1,000,000 cash only for the kidnapping and $100,000 cash only each for the Neglects.   Eubanks requested the Court set her bond at a standard level.  The Department of Corrections Pretrial Release Program interviewed the Defendant and reviewed her history and advised the Court they were not willing to post her bond and supervise her due to her apparent attempt to avoid prosecution by fleeing the state, as well as her criminal history in New York, Indiana and Florida.  The State resisted any modification to her bond given the allegations that she severely injured the victim by bathing her in bleach and Epson salts, failed to get her medical treatment, caused her additional injuries by transporting her in a vehicle to Florida which resulted in her developing an infection.  The Defendant, when arrested in Florida refused to cooperate with extradition.  Inspite of her history, the Court agreed to modify her bond to $250,000 cash or surety on the kidnapping and $10,000 cash or surety on each of the neglect charges.  Before she could be released, she would have to post the bond, either in cash to the Court or by posting collateral to a bondsman.

On November 20, 2017 Jesus Medina appeared for sentencing. He previously pled guilty to (AGCR304616) Eluding, Assault on a Peace Officer with a Dangerous Weapon, Interference with Official Acts Resulting in Bodily Injury, (OWOM082985) OWI 2nd Offense, Child Endangerment and (SRCR305080) Domestic Assault Causing Injury.  He was sentenced to seven (7) years in prison.

On November 20, 2017, Corey Smith appeared in FECR304749 to enter a plea of guilty to the charge of Burglary in the 2nd Degree.  The Defendant admitted he broke into the residence of Ben Ortiz with the intent to assault him or damage his property. He will be sentenced in February.

On November 20, 2017, Tamra Satlzman appeared for sentencing in FECR306921.  She previously pled guilty to Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree.   She was granted a suspended sentence and placed on probation with the conditions that she comply with mental health and substance abuse treatment programs and obtain employment.

On November 20, 2017, Joseph Pollard appeared for disposition of his probation in FECR293453 and SRCR289871.  The Defendant previously stipulated to violating the terms and conditions of his probation by using illegal substances.  The Defendant has twice previously violated his probation by using illegal substances and twice before been found in a motor vehicle, as the only occupant, passed out from using heroin.  The Department of Corrections and the State argued strongly for revocation of his deferred judgment and revocation of his probation.  The Defense requested he be continued on probation but conceded his deferred judgment should be revoked. The Court revoked his Deferred judgment and probation and sentenced him to 6 years in prison.

On November 21, 2017, John Bartley plead guilty and was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Offense, a Class D felony, as a habitual offender, in case number FE303562.  He was sentenced to a maximum indeterminate term of incarceration of fifteen (15) years with a mandatory three year term he must serve prior to becoming eligible for parole. This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

On November 28, 2017, Donnell Pearl plead guilty and was sentenced for the crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, a Class C felony, in case number FE309039.  He was sentenced to a maximum indeterminate term of incarceration of ten (10) years. This defendant was prosecuted by the Polk County Attorney’s Office Drug and Gang Bureau.

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