JEFFERSON — Ashe County District Court was held Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Ashe County Courthouse, where more than 150 charges were heard. Amanda C. Bowlin, Garry F. Burns, Chad R. Coldiron, Brian K. Dishman, Charles A. Dishman, Lannie L. Hoppers, Clinton E. Mahala, Lindsay E. Milam and Wesley S. Pennington were among those whose cases were seen.

Bowlin, 33, of North Wilkesboro, was charged with five counts of first degree trespassing enter and remain, two counts of misdemeanor aiding and abetting larceny and misdemeanor larceny. The State took a dismissal on two first degree trespassing enter and remain charges with the misdemeanor larceny charge as well. Bowlin was sentenced to 120 days in jail suspended for 30 months while on supervised probation for one of the aiding and abetting larceny charges. All other charges were consolidated with the other aiding and abetting larceny charge, for which she was sentenced to an additional 120 days in jail suspended for 30 months while on supervised probation.

Burns, 60, of Lansing, is charged with four counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, felony possession of stolen goods or property, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce, possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine. Burns’s case was continued to May 2.

Coldiron, 36, of Fleetwood, was charged with breaking and/or entering, larceny after breaking/entering, assault by strangulation, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault and communicating threats. Coldiron was sentenced to six to 17 months suspended for 30 months while he is on supervised probation for the possession of methamphetamine charge. Coldiron was sentenced to eight-19 months suspended for 30 months while on supervised probation for the breaking and/or entering charge. All other charges were dismissed by the State.

Brian K. Dishman, 31, of Jefferson, is charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine, selling methamphetamine, delivering methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance. Dishman’s case was continued to May 2.

Charles A. Dishman, 36, of Crumpler, is charged with two counts of second degree burglary, larceny after breaking/entering, safe cracking and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dishman’s case was continued to May 2.

Hoppers, 47, of Jefferson, is charged with failure to pay monies, two counts of violating a domestic violence protective order, intoxicated and disruptive, felony breaking and/or entering, larceny after breaking or entering and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods. Hoppers’ case was continued to Feb. 21.

Mahala, 36, of Creston, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of driving while license revoked and possession of methamphetamine. Mahala’s case was continued to April 4.

Pennington, 23, of Lansing, is charged with driving while license revoked impaired, driving left of center, failure to report an accident, exceeding safe speed, first degree burglary, two counts assaulting a government official/employee, resisting a public officer and possession of a firearm by a felon. Pennington’s case was continued to Feb. 21.

Ashe Post & Times will continue to provide updates for these cases as they are made available.

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