NC Judicial Branch

JEFFERSON — Ashe County District Court was held Thursday, May 23, at the Ashe County Courthouse, hearing the cases of Anthony S. Anderson, Dustin G. Baker, Christina R. Boone, Jerry D. Carpenter, Jack J. Cobbler, Rickey L. Ellison, Mason C. Harris, Drew H. Hoffman, India D. Huffman, Andrew C. Jackson Jr., Tammy L. Lee, Timothy G. Lemly Jr., Lindsay E. Milam, Chad D. Miller, Jacob S. Moretz and Joe K. Neaves.

Anderson, 37, of Jefferson, is charged with two counts of first degree trespass/remain, two counts of misdemeanor larceny, simple assault, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony larceny, larceny by removing/destroying/deactivating component, driving while license revoked and giving/lending/borrowing license plate. Anderson’s case was continued to Aug. 29.

Baker, 31, of Crumpler, is charged with nine counts of driving while license revoked, possession/selling non-taxed alcohol, two counts of possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, two counts of possession of marijuana paraphernalia, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule III controlled substance, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, carrying a concealed gun, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance, two counts of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, driving while impaired, and reckless driving to endanger. Baker’s case was continued to Aug. 29.

Boone, 43, of West Jefferson, is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, selling methamphetamine, delivering methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for a controlled substance, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, two counts of driving while license revoked, unsafe tires, cancelled/revoked/suspended certificate/tag, expired/no inspection and five counts of obtaining property under false pretenses. Boone’s case was continued to June 27.

Carpenter, 45, of Taylorsville, is charged with operating a vehicle with no insurance, fictitious/altered title/registration card or tag, driving/allowing a motor vehicle with no registration, failure to wear a seat belt, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Carpenter’s case was continued to July 11.

Cobbler, 48, of West Jefferson, is charged with possession of a stolen automobile, two counts of possession of stolen goods and resisting a public officer. Cobbler’s case was continued to July 11.

Ellison, 54, of Lansing, is charged with two counts of felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, three count of possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a public officer, two counts of second degree trespass, assault on a female, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounces and simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Ellison’s case was continued to June 13.

Harris, 51, of West Jefferson, was charged with four counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, felony possession of schedule VI controlled substance, three counts of simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, three counts of selling a schedule VI controlled substance, three counts of delivering a schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling place for a controlled substance and three counts of sexual battery. For one of the possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance charges, Harris was sentenced to four to 14 months in jail, suspended for 18 months while on supervised probation. All other charges were dismissed or consolidated.

Hoffman, 45, of Lansing, is charged with assault on a female, communicating threats, violating a domestic violence protection order, two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and delivering methamphetamine, two counts of possession of methamphetamine, two counts of selling methamphetamine and two counts of delivering methamphetamine. Hoffman’s case was continued to June 13.

Huffman, 32, of Jefferson, is charged with misdemeanor larceny, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, two counts of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony serious injury by vehicle, speeding, driving left of center, reckless driving to endanger, aiding and abetting impaired driving and passenger fleeing accident resulting in injury/death. Huffman’s case was continued to May 30.

Jackson, 38, of Jefferson, is charged with driving while impaired and a civil revocation of a driver’s license. Jackson’s case was continued to June 6.

Lee, 54, of Sparta, is charged with three counts of selling methamphetamine, three counts of delivering methamphetamine, three counts of possession of methamphetamine and three counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine. Lee’s case was continued to June 6.

Lemly, 33, of Fleetwood, is charged with four counts of selling methamphetamine, four counts of delivering methamphetamine, five counts of possession of methamphetamine, five counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for a controlled substance. Lemly’s case was continued to June 6.

Milam, 55, is charged with misdemeanor larceny, breaking or entering into a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm, providing fictitious information to an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Milam’s case was continued to Aug. 29.

Miller, 36, of Jefferson, is charged with felony larceny, injury to personal property, two counts of felony breaking and/or entering, two counts of larceny after breaking and/or entering and larceny by merchant product code fraud. Miller’s case was continued to June 27.

Moretz, 21, of West Jefferson, is charged with two misdemeanor probation violations, two counts of obtaining property under false pretenses, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor larceny and possession of five or more counterfeit instruments. Moretz’s case was continued to June 6.

Neaves, 57, of Crumpler, was charged with two counts of intoxicated and disruptive, communicating threats, false ambulance request and simple assault. For the simple assault charge, Neaves was sentenced to 60 days in jail suspended for 12 months with unsupervised probation. All other charges were dismissed for consolidated.

The Ashe Post & Times will continue to provide updates for these cases as they develop.

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