Grand Jury Indicts 8; 22 Cases Resolved In January

By BOB PALMER
Jimplecute News Editor

Criminal district court action in Marion County resulted in 22 cases being resolved, 11 cases added to the docket and 8 true indictments returned by the Grand Jury during January, according to reports released by District Clerk Susan Anderson.

The indictments included three burglary charges – two of a building and one of a residence. Two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon were also returned true, as well as a charge of injury to a child and a charge of a sex offender’s duty to register.

In the January resolved cases, two persons completed their community service obligations, one received an amended probation, three had probation revoked, seven were convicted and four received deferred adjudication. Five received probation sentences.

Courts levied $7,000 in fines and $4,338 in court costs against defendants.

Indictments included a charge of a sex offender’s duty to register against Michael Henry Cossman. The court revoked Cossman’s probation, returning him to confinement.

Other indictments included two assault complaints, three burglary complaints, a felony DWI and a complaint of injury to a child/elderly or disabled person.

New cases filed included six motions to revoke probation, three motions to reduce bonds, as well as an assault against a family/household member, and a charge of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

Of the 22 cases resolved in January, five received probation, two completed community service, one had amended probation, probation was revoked on three, seven were convicted and four received deferred adjudication.

All of the deferred cases were for assault. Five of the cases that resulted in convictions were for assault, one was for burglary and one was for possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility.

 

 

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