Five guilty and four not guilty pleas at arraignments

By JOSH COTTON

jcotton@timesobserver.com

Five guilty pleas and four not guilty pleas were entered during arraignment and change of plea proceedings before President Judge Maureen Skerda on Thursday.

The following defendants entered guilty pleas:

¯ Jeremy L. Anderson, Sheffield, to theft by unlawful taking. Charges of receiving stolen property and persons not to possess, use, etc. firearms were not prosecuted. At a second docket, he pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and theft by unlawful taking. A count of receiving stolen property was not prosecuted.

¯ Aaron R. Benson, Warren, to recklessly endangering another person. Seven counts of recklessly endangering another person had previously been withdrawn.

¯ Timothy S. Cornell, Youngsville, to recklessly endangering another person. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault and harassment were not prosecuted.

¯ David N. Curry, Warren, to conspiracy (receiving stolen property). A count of theft by unlawful taking was not prosecuted.

¯ John M. Griffin Warren, to possession – small amount of marijuana, registration card to be signed/exhibited on demand, driving while under suspension and restraint systems. Charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying and exhibiting driver’s license on demand and general lighting requirements were not prosecuted.

The following defendants pleaded not guilty:

¯ Shawn A. Handley, Bear Lake. Handley has been charged with two counts each of terroristic threats and simple assault, four counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of harassment.

¯ Adreana J. Eck, Warren. Eck has been charged with DUI: General impairment/incapable of safe driving – first offense, DUI: Highest rate of alcohol – first offense, accident involving damage attended vehicle/property, fail to stop and give information/render aid and careless driving.

¯ Katera E. Murphy, Youngsville. Murphy has been charged with contraband/non-controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

¯ Joshua D. Swarm, Warren. Swarm has been charged with corruption of minors – defendant age 18 or above and indecent assault person less than 16 years of age.

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