Two terms of Jackson County Superior Court were held recently at the Justice Center.

Judge Brad Letts presided at an administrative term that convened March 7 Judge Daniel Kuehnert  presided at a regular term that convened March 15.

Results of the terms are listed below, with information obtained from records on file with the Jackson County Clerk of Court office. Defendants pleaded guilty unless indicated otherwise. In addition to dismissals, dispositions included:

 

March 7

Jody Murrell Stanfield, 54, Franklin, possess drug paraphernalia, sentence of 120 days suspended for 12 months and placed on supervised probation on condition he pay fine of $25 and costs; possess methamphetamine, judgment continued from term to term for one year.

Melinda Murphy Howell, 50, Wrights Creek Road, Cherokee, possess methamphetamine, sentence of not less than six nor more than 17 months suspended for 12 months and placed on supervised probation on condition she pay fine of $25 and costs and obtain substance abuse assessment, given credit for 65 days served.

Dwayne Edward Swayney, 52, Wolfetown Road, Cherokee, possess heroin, sentence of not less than six nor more than 17 months suspended for 24 months and placed on special supervised probation on condition he serve 13 days active time and pay fine of $25 and costs, given credit for 13 days served; also admitted to a probation violation, probation revoked and sentence of 45 days activated, given credit for 45 days served.

Jesse Daniel Pruitt, 35, Blackwood Road, Cullowhee, admitted to two counts of probation violation, on each count probation terminated.

Jeffrey Allen Best, 32, Clyde, possess methamphetamine, sentence of not less than six nor more than 17 months suspended for 24 months and placed on special supervised probation on condition he serve 85 days active time, pay fine of $25 and costs, obtain GED and assigned to electronic house arrest for 90 days, given credit for 85 days served.

Grayson Lee Shuler, 48, Love Avenue, Sylva, possess methamphetamine, placed on unsupervised probation for 12 months, ordered to pay costs and obtain substance abuse assessment.

Loretta Moss Watson, 61, Pine Creek Road, Cullowhee, was found in violation of probation, probation revoked and sentence of not less than 16 nor more than 29 months activated, given credit for 41 days served, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric and/or psychological counseling and DART program recommended; also admitted to two other counts of probation violation, on each count probation extended 24 months.

Charles Shannon Bryson, 48, Rivendell Road, Sylva, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, sentence of 120 days suspended for 12 months and placed on supervised probation on condition he pay fine of $50 and costs.

 

March 15

Bryan Lynn Brugman, 45, Franklin, possess methamphetamine, placed on supervised probation for 12 months, ordered to obtain substance abuse assessment, given credit for 73 days served; larceny, sentence of 30 days, given credit for 30 days served.

Gary Shannon Russell, 48, Yellow Mountain Road, Cullowhee, was found in violation of probation, sentence of 90 days, probation extended 30 months, assigned to TASC.

James Robert Justice, 44, Joe Branch Road, Whittier, two counts failure to register as sex offender, sentence of not less than 20 nor more than 33 months.

Clarence Roosevelt Wheeler, 45, Old Fort, larceny of motor vehicle and elude arrest with motor vehicle, sentence of not less than 18 nor more than 30 months, assigned to DART Cherry program, substance abuse treatment recommended, given credit for 113 days served; breaking and/or entering and larceny, sentence of not less than 18 nor more than 30 months.

Shawn Michael McQuaig, 25, Waynesville, possess methamphetamine, sentence of not less than six nor more than 17 months suspended for 36 months and placed on supervised probation on condition he obtain substance abuse assessment.

Baron Houston Sutton, 35, Bryson City, possess controlled substance on prison/jail premises, sentence of not less than 10 nor more than 21 months, given credit for 19 days served, substance abuse treatment recommended; admitted to a probation violation, probation revoked and sentence of not less than 10 nor more than 21 months activated, sentences to run concurrently.

William Preston Roach, 35, Keener Road, Cherokee, possess drug paraphernalia, sentence of 46 days, given credit for 46 days served.

Boris Pesikan, 32, Lawrenceville, Ga., possess methamphetamine, placed on supervised probation for 12 months, ordered to complete 20 hours community service and obtain substance abuse assessment.

Hunter Lee Lewis, 25, Maynor Drive, Sylva, larceny of motor vehicle and possess methamphetamine, sentence of not less than 10 nor more than 21 months suspended for 60 months and placed on special supervised probation on condition he serve 30 days active time, given credit for 66 days served.

Jackson Alexander Bradley, 25, Regal Avenue, Sylva, possess methamphetamine, sentence of not less than six nor more than 17 months suspended for 36 months and placed on supervised probation on condition he obtain substance abuse assessment, given credit for two days served; break or enter a motor vehicle, sentence of not less than six nor more than 17 months suspended for 36 months and placed on supervised probation.

Jeanna Michelle Gates, 38, Luker Branch Road, Tuckasegee, possess methamphetamine, sentence of not less than six nor more than 17 months and placed on supervised probation, ordered to obtain substance abuse assessment.

Steven Cody Moore, 30, Fisher Creek Road, Sylva, identify theft, sentence of not less than 14 nor more than 46 months, given credit for 214 days served; possess stolen goods, two counts identify theft, two counts obtain property by false pretense, sentence of not less than 18 nor more than 31 months suspended for 60 months and placed on supervised probation, ordered to obtain substance abuse assessment, assigned to electronic house arrest for six months.