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Chief Magistrate Rebecca Pitts reports the following individuals were brought before the Magistrate Court of Butts County for a first appearance bond hearing during the period of January 3-9, 2022:

Dwight Stodghill♦ on charges of Obstruction of an Officer, Possession of Marijuana (less than one ounce) and No Tail Lights.

Derrick Hammonds♦ on the charge of Obstruction of an Officer.

Dontravious Moore♦ on charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Driving without a License.

Jonathon Beamon♦ on charges of Battery Family Violence.

John Day♦ on charges of Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana Less than One Ounce and Possession of Drug Related Objects.

James Cobb♦ on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Related Objects.

Jody Payne♦ on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Related Objects.

Jordan Leanne Perkins♦ on charges of Criminal Trespass Family Violence, Battery Family Violence, Cruelty to Children in the Third Degree Family Violence, Simple Assault, Criminal Damage to Property in the Second Degree and Interfering with Call for Emergency Assistance.

Michael Fields Poore Jr.♦ , on charges of Possession of Schedule II Controlled substance and Possession of a Drug Related Object.

Bond was granted in six cases and denied in one case. Judges held five civil hearings and one preliminary hearing. Judges issued 39 arrest warrants. The Clerk filed 20 civil cases.

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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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