Chief Magistrate Rebecca Pitts reports the following individuals were brought before the Magistrate Court of Butts County for first appearance bond hearings Nov. 18-24:

Clyler Lawrence♦ on charges of Criminal Attempt, Theft by Taking and Obstruction of an Officer.

Ashlee Morgan Diaz♦ on charges of Battery Family Violence.

Howard Jeffery Stanley♦ on three counts of Theft by Taking Motor Vehicle.

Dallas R. Fountain♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Related Object and Open Container Violation.

Hope Lane Middleton♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Related Object.

Westlee Whitley♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance.

Tyler Wright Jones♦ on charges Battery Family Violence, Cruelty to Children in the Third Degree Family Violence and Criminal Trespass Family Violence.

Ronald Bruce McHone♦ on charges of Simple Battery Family Violence.

Matthew Russell Watt♦ on charges of Terroristic Threats Family Violence

Amarcus Quentez Head♦ on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction of an Officer.

Dydricuous B. Harps♦ on a charge of Suspended License or Speeding.

Bond was granted in nine cases and denied in one case. Judges held one civil hearing as well as arraignment and trials in cases involving county ordinance violations with the court disposing of 10 cases. Judges issued 13 arrest warrants and the clerk filed 54 civil cases.

Managing Editor

Michael Davis has been the editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus since 2010. He previously worked as an editor and reporter for the Henry Daily Herald and Clayton News-Daily.