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District Court with Judge Evans

Leon County District Court was held Friday, November 17, in Centerville. The Honorable District Judge Deborah Oakes Evans presided over a long docket. Representing the state were Leon County District Attorney Hope Knight and Assistant District Attorney Keith Cook.

Robert Lee Weathered, who has been held in the Leon County Jail, pled guilty to a charge of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance in a plea bargain agreement. In exchange for the guilty plea, Weathered was sentenced to 5 years deferred adjudication. Judge Evans warned Weathered that noncompliance with the terms of the probation period could result in a life sentence in prison.

Weathered is required to pay $375 in court costs, a $500 fine, $50 to Crime Stoppers, $50 to Crime Victims, and $180 in restitution. Weathered is also required to perform 300 hours in community service and testify truthfully in another case related to his charges including one case of Assault. The attorney for Weathered is Joel Hardy.

Demarcus Devontrey Sherman pled guilty to a charge of Assault of a Public Servant, a felony offense, and also pled guilty to misdemeanor charges of Resisting Arrest and Possession of Marijuana. Sherman was sentenced to 54 days in the county jail which he has already served, and 5 years probation. The judge warned Sherman that non compliance with the terms of the probation can lead to a prison sentence.

Sherman is required to pay $341 in court costs, $219 in restitution, $50 to Crime Stoppers, and $50 to Crime Victims. Sherman must also write a letter of apology concerning the assault, complete community service hours and successfully complete an anger management class. The attorney for Sherman is Hutton Ask.

Jabraun Donche Washington entered a guilty plea to two charges of Aggravated Robbery. Washington was sentenced to 6 years deferred adjudication and warned that noncompliance to the terms could lead to a prison sentence.

Washington was ordered by the judge to not have contact with certain named individuals and to complete 250 hours of community service. Washington must pay $220 in court fees, $1,500 fine, $50 to Crime Stoppers, $50 to Crime Victims, and complete a drug education course. The attorney for Washington is Lloyd V. Harrelson, Jr.

The cases against Dustin Bresko, Matthew Blake Cowan, Brandon Monk, and Christian Negron were all set for a status hearing in January and assigned a trial date of February 5. All four are former Leon County Law Officers and are charged with Misuse of Official Information. Each defendant has retained his own attorney for court representation.

Cullen Shane Pate, who is currently being held in the county jail, appeared in court for a Status Hearing in his case and to request a bond reduction. Pate is charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery. The next court date was set in January. The attorney for Pate is Steve Keathley.

A Status Hearing for Stephanie Ann Rabalais was reset for December. Rabalais is charged with Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Under the Age of 15. Attorney Michael Davis is representing Rabalais.

Rohnny Steven Steele was in court on a Motion to Adjudicate. A hearing for that motion was set for December 15. Steele is charged with Injury to An Elderly Individual and also facing an earlier charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. The attorney for Steele is Whitney Smith.

Jonathan Michael Boyd appeared in court for a pretrial hearing in his case. No motions were made and the case was set for Status on December 15. Boyd is charged with False Statement Property/Credit. The attorney for Boyd is John Bankhead.

Shawn Lee Christianson, who is being held in the county jail, was in court for a pretrial hearing. The attorney for Christianson, Stanley Sokolowski, said that the state had made a plea offer in the case which, at that time, had not been accepted. The next proceeding was set for December 15. Christianson is charged with Assault Family/Household Member with Previous Conviction and with Assault of a Public Servant.

The case against Norman Freeman was set for Status on December 15. Freeman is charged with Timber Purchase as Trustee with Intent to Defraud. The attorney for Freeman is Michael Dahlenburg.

Terrelle Dontrae Mason, currently housed in the county jail, was in court for a pretrial hearing. Mason is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and with Burglary of a Habitation. The attorney for Mason is Hutton Ask.

Arraignments

Floyd Aaron Bowman, charged with Sexual Assault of a Child, appeared in court without an attorney. Judge Evans instructed Bowman to fill out paperwork to determine his eligibility to have a court appointed attorney. After a review of paperwork, the judge did not appoint an attorney to Bowman.

Mario Saul Canales pled not guilty to a charge of Theft. The attorney for Canales is Bill Bennett. The next court date was set for December.

Steven Charles Crow was in court for arraignment without an attorney. Judge Evans assigned Attorney Hutton Ask to represent Crow who pled not guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Brandon Dewayne Johnson failed to appear for arraignment on a charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. The attorney for Johnson is Joel Hardy who indicated that he did not know why Johnson failed to show.

Robert Earl O?Daniel entered a not guilty plea to the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Attorney Hutton Ask is representing O?Daniel.

Wendal Oneal Williams, who is being held in the county jail, entered a not guilty plea to the charge of Aggravated Assault and also not guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Williams requested a bond be set in his case, but Williams had failed to appear to an earlier notice for court.

Stanley Allen Gray was in court without an attorney. Gray pled not guilty to a charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The judge appointed Attorney John Bankhead to represent Gray.