Court with Judge Evans

The Honorable District Judge Deborah Oakes Evans presided over the proceedings in the 87th District Court in Centerville, November 15th. Present in the courtroom to represent the state were Leon County District Attorney Hope Knight and Assistant District Attorney Keith Cook.


Tressa Christine Harrison plead guilty to a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Harrison was sentenced to 5 years Deferred Adjudication and must report to a probation officer during that time. Harrison was also charged with a fine and fees and ordered not to have contact with the co-defendant in the case.

Weslee Megan Anneler plead guilty to a charge of Credit Card Abuse and was sentenced to 5 years Deferred Adjudication and will report to a probation officer during that period. Anneler was fined $200 and additional fees. The lawyer representing Anneler was Greg Tate.

Other Proceedings

Jay Ben Taylor was in court for a Motion to Adjudicate. The hearing for the motion was set for December 3rd. The original charge against Taylor is Aggravated Assault Date/Family/Household Member with a Weapon. The attorney for Taylor is Chris Martin.

Larry Guynes, who is currently being held in the Leon County Jail, was in court with his attorney, John Bankhead, seeking a reduction in his bail bond. For the time being though the judge did not reduce the bond. Knight informed the judge of multiple convictions against Guynes. Guynes is charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.

Zeckariah Otto Orndorff was in court for a status hearing in his case. Orndorff is charged with Injury to a Child/Elderly/Disabled with Intended Bodily Injury. The attorney for Orndorff is William Bennett, Jr.

Randy Lynn McCoy, charged with Assault Family/Household Member Impeding Breathe/Circulation, was in court on a status hearing. McCoy, who is being held in the county jail, is represented by Attorney Christopher Grier.