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Fayette Superior Court

Judge Paul Freed

Possession of a syringe: Vanessa Keen, 24, Vandalia, Ohio, pleaded guilty and sentenced to two years in the Indiana Department of Correction, suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $185 court costs; $125 initial and $15 monthly probation user fee. Ordered to submit to substance abuse evaluation and comply with all recommendations.

Battery on a public service officer, battery on a public service officer, battery on a public service officer, battery by bodily waste on a public service officer, intimidation, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with a .15 or greater blood alcohol level, disorderly conduct: Brittany Fish, 22, 411 Water St., pleaded guilty to Counts I, V and VII. Sentenced on Count I to 30 months in IDOC, to serve eight months through Community Corrections, balance suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $185 court costs; $125 initial and $15 monthly probation user fee. Sentenced concurrently on Count V to 30 months in IDOC, to serve eight months through Community Corrections, balance suspended and placed on probation. Sentenced concurrently on Count VII to one year in the Fayette County Jail, to serve eight months, balance suspended and placed on probation. Ordered 180 days suspended license.

Possession of marijuana: Shandra Fairchild, 21, 2334 Grand Ave., pleaded guilty and sentenced to 180 days in FCJ, suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $385 court costs; $75 initial and $15 monthly probation user fee. Ordered to submit to substance abuse evaluation and successfully complete all recommended counseling and classes.

Civil Dispositions

Connersville Credit Bureau v. Shawna R. Richter, agreed judgment for plaintiff for $1,501.83 plus interest

CCB v. Brenton Jolliff, agreed judgment for plaintiff for $1,048.15 plus interest

CCB v. Jason R. Gill, default judgment for plaintiff for $5,438.83 plus interest

CCB v. Mary E. Higgs, default judgment for plaintiff for $1,073.83 plus interest

CCB v. Herbert G. Horn, default judgment for plaintiff for $3,816.08 plus interest

CCB v. Robert A. Scott, default judgment for plaintiff for $852.92 plus interest

Fayette Circuit Court

Judge Hubert Branstetter Jr.

Stanley R. Allen, 42, 1101 Central Ave., pleaded guilty and sentenced to two years, to serve one year with Community Corrections, balance suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $185 court costs. Ordered to submit to substance abuse evaluation. Sentence to be served consecutively to Cause 21C01-1502-F5-176.

Dealing in a narcotic drug: Tessa Hux, 28, no address provided, pleaded guilty and sentenced to six years at IDOC Purposeful Incarceration. Assessed $185 court costs. Ordered to pay $200 drug interdiction fee.

Neglect of a dependent: Janet L. Ingels, 54, 921 W. 5th St., pleaded guilty and sentenced to one year in IDOC. Assessed $185 court costs. Sentence to be served consecutively to Cause 21D01-1410-F6-788. 

Dealing in methamphetamine, dealing in a narcotic drug: Christopher D. Hottman, 1009 Beech St., pleaded guilty and sentenced on Count I to 10 years in IDOC, to serve two years, balance suspended and placed on probation. Assessed $185 court costs; $50 initial and $20 monthly probation user fee; $100 administrative fee. Ordered to pay $200 drug interdiction fee; perform 30 hours of community service and pay $40 Community Corrections fee. Sentenced consecutively on Count II to 10 years in IDOC. Assessed $185 court costs. Ordered to pay $200 drug interdiction fee.

Civil Dispositions

Whitewater Regional Federal Credit Union v. Dustin Murrell, default judgment for plaintiff for $15,145.13 plus interest and costs

Marriage Dissolutions

Amber L. Kirkendall and Branden M. Kirkendall

Marlene Thompson and Max Thompson