By Michael R. Moser
A guilty plea in a business burglary was entered last month with one of the defendants receiving a suspended sentence with one of the conditions being that he make $40,000 restitution to a Pleasant Hill area businessman.
Jason Dewayne Moore, 29, of the Pleasant Hill area, was in court to answer charges relating to a burglary at Cumberland Piano Works located off Hwy. 70 W. In that incident, Moore and a second man, Jimmy Franklin Brown Jr., were accused of breaking into a shop at the business and stealing metal.
In addition, they took the metal board from a piano being restored by the owner. Loss was placed at $40,000.
Moore also faced a second charge of theft that involved restitution of $1,800 to James Cunningham.
Moore pleaded guilty to theft of more $10,000 and theft of more than $1,000 and received a total of six years, suspended for supervised probation.
In other cases on the docket, the following took place:
The following cases are pending presentation to the grand jury and are continued.
•Thomas Lane Cobb, manufacture or possession of a controlled substance for resale, possession of methamphetamine for resale, possession of marijuana for resale, possession of a legend drug and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, continued to May 17.
•Ashley Teresa Flury, introducing contraband into a penal institution, continued to May 17.
•Ronnie William Kilby, introducing contraband into a penal institution, continued to May 17.
•John Lynn Lewis, two counts of aggravated assault and aggravated domestic assault, forfeiture and capias issued for failure to appear; ten days in jail and ordered held for bond hearing.
•Allen James Rogers, manufacture or possession of a controlled substance for resale and possession of a weapon, continued to May 17.
•Jerry Wayne Sherrill, possession of a weapon and failure to dim lights, continued to May 17.
The following indictments were handed down to replace indictments already in place, correcting technicalities.
•Karen Ann Hubbard, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, John Williams appointed to represent Hubbard; continued to May 10.
•Brian Andrew Melton, theft of more than $1,000, continued to July 3.
•Jacky Neal Jr., initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, continued to April 15.
•Jason Lee Slaven, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, Cynthia Davis appointed to represent the defendant; continued to the April 26 discussion docket and May 10 deadline docket.