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Chief Magistrate Rebecca Pitts reports the following individuals were brought before the Magistrate Court of Butts County for consideration of bond or a first appearance bond hearing during the period of May 28-June 6, 2021:

Ronald Chadwick Dean♦ on charges of Simple Battery Family Violence.

Maura N. Price♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance.

Marc T. Rommelman♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance.

Sonya Colene Borton♦ on charges of Simple Battery (two counts), Littering, Public Drunkenness, Cruelty to Children in the Third Degree (Family Violence), Obstruction of an Officer and Expired Tag.

Jacob Edward Lee Chavis, Jr.♦ on charges of Battery Family Violence.

Gregory Allen Chappell♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Related Objects.

Johnny Andrew Wheeler♦ on charges of Theft by Taking.

Margaret Jean East♦ on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.

Kenneth Richard Cook♦ on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon.

Shepherd Darnell Turner♦ on charges of Possession of Marijuana.

Stephen Dean Buice♦ on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Drug Related Object, Battery and Obstruction of an Officer.

Aleasha F. Collins♦ on charges of Possession of Marijuana (less than one ounce) and Possession of a Drug Related Object.

Jonathan Bonner♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Related Objects.

Kenneth Donalson♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Related Objects.

Brooke N. Slocum♦ on charges of Possession of Marijuana (less than one ounce) and Possession of Drug Related Objects.

Tiera S. Whitehead♦ on charges of Possession of Marijuana (less than one ounce).

Anthony L. Cook♦ on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude, Driving on Suspended License, Reckless Driving and Cruelty to Children in the Second Degree.

La’Shey Murphy♦ on charges of Speeding, Seat Belt Violation and Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance.

Kenneth Lamar Anthony♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony.

Lynel Nasir Jones, Sr.♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana (less than one ounce).

Michael James Digh♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana (less than one ounce).

Bradley Kyle Couch♦ on charges of Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance.

Xavier Demond Walker♦ on Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault.

Niara Nicole Mills♦ on charges of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Firearm During Commission of Crime.

Joseph A. Jones♦ on charges of Possession of Marijuana (less than one ounce), Possession of Drug Related Object and Violation of Taillight Requirements.

Billy Ray Holloway♦ on charges of Battery Family Violence.

Taleena Alexander♦ on charges of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Crime.

Laura Farmer♦ on charges of Obstruction of an Officer.

Cobi Ryan Masters♦ on charges of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony, Failure to Maintain Lane and Open Container.

Bond granted in 28 cases and denied in two cases. Judges held three civil hearings and one criminal extradition hearing. Judges issued 68 arrest warrants and the Clerk filed 21 civil cases.

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Senior Reporter

I have worked for community newspapers in Butts, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, and Upson counties for 30 years. I was Editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus from 1993-1999, and returned to the Progress-Argus as Senior Reporter in 2019.

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