NC Judicial Branch

JEFFERSON — Ashe County Superior Court was held Monday, May 20, at the Ashe County Courthouse for the first time since March 11. The Hon. Edwin G. Wilson Jr. of Rockingham County presided over the court.

Brian T. Aberle, 45, of Creston, was charged with two counts of felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture a precursor, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for a controlled substance, manufacturing a schedule I controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule I controlled substance. For the possession with intent to manufacture a precursor charge, Aberle was sentenced to 10-21 months in jail with 36 months of unsupervised probation. All other charges were consolidated or dismissed.

Anthony S. Anderson, 37, of Jefferson, is charged with breaking or entering, two counts of first degree trespassing entering/remaining, possession of burglary tools and habitual larceny. Anderson's case was continued to Aug. 26.

Dustin G. Baker, 31, of Crumpler, is charged with two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of/selling/buying an altered gun serial number, possession of a firearm by a felon, four counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, conspiring to traffic in methamphetamine, selling methamphetamine, delivering methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine and being a habitual felon. Baker’s case was continued to Aug. 26.

Christopher R. Barker, Barker, 29, of Jefferson, is charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, two counts of selling methamphetamine, two counts of delivering methamphetamine, conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance on prison/jail premises and being a habitual felon. Barker's case was continued to Aug. 26.

David P. Bartolini, 71, of Creston, is charged with four counts of second degree sexually exploiting a minor. Bartolini’s case was continued to Aug. 26.

Adam M. Boelke, 32, of West Jefferson, was charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child. Boelke plead down to just one count of crimes against nature and was sentenced to five to 15 months in jail with 24 months of supervised probation.

Joe I. Brooks, 33, of Warrensville, is charged with assaulting a handicapped person, assault by strangulation, assault on a female and violating a domestic violence protection order. Brooks's case was continued to September 23.

Billy J. Brown, 73, of West Jefferson, was charged with assault with deadly weapon, government official. Brown was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 18 months supervised probation.

James J. Brown, 37, of West Jefferson was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, two counts of indecent liberties with a child and four counts of statutory rape of a child 15 or younger. One of the statutory rape of a child 15 or younger charges was plead down to attempted statutory rape of a child 15 or younger, for which Brown was sentenced to 10-17 years in jail and will have to be on the sex offender's registry for 30 years. For one of the indecent liberties with a child charges, Brown was sentenced to 13-25 months in jail, which will run after the other sentence. All other charges were dismissed.

Garry F. Burns, 60, of Lansing, is charged with four counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, felony possession of stolen goods or property, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, 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 Aug. 26.

Jerry D. Carpenter, 45, of Taylorsville, is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, two counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and being a habitual felon. Carpenter’s case was continued to Aug. 26.

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 Aug. 26.

Charles A. Dishman, 36, of Crumpler, is charged with felony breaking and/or entering, two counts of larceny after breaking/entering, safecracking, second degree burglary and possession of stolen goods. Dishman’s case was continued to Aug. 26.

Brian D. Eller, 28, of Creston, is charged with four counts of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult and four counts of first degree sex exploit of a minor. Eller's case was continued to Aug. 26.

James H. Hendrix, 48, of Fleetwood, is charged with common law obstruction of justice. Hendrix's case was continued to Aug. 26.

Jessie R. Hubbard, 60, of Crumpler, is charged with murder and four counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. Hubbard’s case was continued to Aug. 26.

India D. Huffman, 32, of Jefferson, is charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, conspiring to traffic methamphetamine and five counts of breaking or entering into a motor vehicle. Huffman’s case was continued to Aug. 26.

Joshua W. Huffman, 31, of Piney Creek, is charged with six counts of indecent liberties with a child and six counts of first degree kidnapping. Huffman’s case was continued to Aug. 26, with Wilson ordering for him to receive psychiatric help.

Andrew C. Jackson Jr., 39, of Jefferson, is charged with 59 counts of secretly using or installing a photographic device. Jackson’s case was continued to Aug. 26.

James H. Hendrix, 48, of Fleetwood, is charged with common law obstruction of justice. Hendrix’s case was continued to Aug. 26.

Joshua D. Reber, 30, of Laurel Springs, is charged with four counts of rape of a child and six counts of sexual offense with a child. Reber's case was continued to Aug. 26.

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

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