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  • Mom violates probation with Today Show appearance

    05/27/2005 9:16:41 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 1,994+ views ^ | 5 27 05 | wndu
    Elkhart, IN - An Elkhart boy who climbed into a crane machine last week has garnered national attention including an appearance on the Today Show but the media spotlight almost landed his mother in jail. According to our reporting partners at The Truth, the boy's mother, 22-year-old Danielle Manges, violated her probation Monday when she went to New York and appeared on the Today Show with her son. Manges pleaded guilty last year to a felony charge of auto theft and was sentenced last October to 18 months of probation. Her Today Show appearance was her third violation in...
  • Minister had hope for ex-con in Maine

    05/23/2005 6:06:18 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 45 replies · 1,177+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | May 23, 2005 | Associated Press
    Monday, May 23, 2005 Minister had hope for ex-con in Maine Associated Press ©Copyright 2004 Associated Press. E-mail this story to a friend MONTPELIER, Vt. — The pastor who drove Kent Hanson to Maine after he was released from prison had high hopes for the ex-convict. The Rev. Pete Fiske of The Church at Prison holds services at the St. Albans prison and helps offenders after they leave prison. On the morning of May 12, the 63-year-old Hanson had just served the last minutes of a 20-year sentence for the 1985 murder of Helena Warner. Fiske was taking the man...
  • Meth-feeding mom sentenced to probation

    05/12/2005 10:21:54 AM PDT · by holymoly · 7 replies · 641+ views
    News-Review ^ | May 12, 2005 | AP
    BEND, Ore. (AP) — A mother was sentenced to five years probation because her baby ingested methamphetamine from breast milk. Kristy Meialoha Davis, 30, of Redmond is one of three women who have been charged in Deschutes County with this type of offense in recent months. Two have been sentenced to probation and a third is awaiting trial. Prosecutor Victoria Roe said at Wednesday’s sentencing that the baby’s father — who faces drug charges of his own — reported Davis to authorities in November. The baby tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine. Roe told Judge A. Michael Adler that the...
  • Nude Man Covered in Cheese Gets Probation

    02/28/2005 8:10:01 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 50 replies · 1,463+ views
    ap ^ | 2-28-05
    Nude Man Covered in Cheese Gets Probation 39 minutes ago Strange News - AP MARYVILLE, Tenn. - A man caught by police last summer on his 23rd birthday running naked and covered in nacho cheese pleaded guilty Monday to burglary and four other charges. Michael David Monn of Maryville appeared before Blount County Circuit Court Judge D. Kelly Thomas and pleaded guilty to burglary, theft, vandalism, indecent exposure and public intoxication. In a plea bargain with prosecutors, Monn was sentenced to three years in prison but was given supervised probation. He also was given a judicial deferral, which means if...
  • Confusing Rules Deny Vote to Ex-Felons, Study Says

    02/21/2005 10:17:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 140 replies · 2,600+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 20, 2005 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 - An estimated 1.5 million former convicts are unable to vote in 14 states around the country because of state policies that make it cumbersome, confusing and difficult for them to return to voter rolls after completing their sentences, according to a new study. Fewer than 3 percent of felons in those states have managed to register to vote after finishing their sentences, according to the study released Wednesday by the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit research group that favors more liberal sentencing policies for criminals. In Mississippi, for instance, just 107 of more than 82,000 felons have...
  • Mother Gets Probation In Toddler's Death

    12/15/2004 7:29:08 AM PST · by Ellesu · 11 replies · 700+ views
    The mother of murdered three year old Myia George will serve no time in prison, despite being ordered by a judge not to leave her daughter in the care of the man who killed her. In September of 2003, Myia's mother, Melissa Turnage, left the toddler in the hands of Jessie White. Prosecutors say that's when White beat and sexually abused Myia. She died two days later in a hospital. White was convicted of Myia's death and is now serving a life sentence at Angola. Thirty-one year old Turnage was charged with second degree cruelty to juveniles in connection with...
  • "Private Ryan" actor's probation revoked

    09/02/2004 7:07:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 559+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/2/04 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - Actor Tom Sizemore's probation in a domestic abuse case involving former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss was revoked Thursday because he failed to complete a drug test. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Antonio Barreto Jr. allowed Sizemore to remain free pending an evidence hearing on Nov. 8. But in the meantime, the judge said, the actor's probation "is in a revoked status." Authorities said Sizemore refused to provide a urine sample for a drug test at a probation office last month. "He simply walked out," prosecutor Robert Cha said outside court. Sizemore's attorney said the actor went to...
  • Woman gets five years probation in hot-car death [killed her three-year old]

    08/21/2004 7:58:16 AM PDT · by HawkeyeLonewolf · 7 replies · 555+ views
    A woman whose 3-year-old daughter died after being left inside a hot car received a sentence of five years probation in Fulton County Superior Court Friday. Prosecutors wanted Nakia Burgess to spend six years in prison. The sentencing came after Burgess took the stand, accepted responsibility for Asan'te Burgess' death, and said there was no worse punishment than watching your own child die. “I have images of her calling for me, grabbing for the window when I know she was calling for me because I was the one that always protected her, I was the one that loved her. Even...
  • Sizemore Arrested on Probation Violation

    08/11/2004 7:44:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 565+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/11/04 | AP - Hollywood
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Actor Tom Sizemore was arrested Wednesday on a probation violation and released after posting $10,000 bail, authorities said. Sizemore, 42, was arrested for a narcotics violation when probation officers conducting random visits discovered drugs at his residence, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Vance Duffy. Sizemore, who has appeared in such films as "Black Hawk Down" and "Saving Private Ryan," was sentenced in October to six months in jail on misdemeanor charges of harassing, annoying and physically abusing former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss during their two-year relationship. Superior Court Judge Antonio Barreto Jr. stayed the jail...
  • Warrant Leaves Md. Roofer Dazed, Jailed

    08/02/2004 3:08:12 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 37 replies · 1,723+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, July 25, 2004 | Paul Schwartzman
    The Caribbean cruise ship docked at Port Canaveral, Fla., that morning, and Patrick and Bernadette Clerkin and their three children awoke tanned and relaxed and ready for their trip home to Maryland. There was a knock at their cabin door. Patrick Clerkin, owner of a Brandywine roofing company, was about to take a shower, so his wife answered to find three U.S. customs agents. Politely and almost apologetically, the agents announced that they were there to arrest Patrick Clerkin. "This must be some kind of mistake," Bernadette Clerkin told herself as the children giggled at seeing their churchgoing father being...
  • Murder defendant was on probation (gotta see pic of perp)

    04/27/2004 9:20:45 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 31 replies · 293+ views
    Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin ^ | 04/27/04 | Nancy Dooling
    <p>BINGHAMTON -- Richard V. Lawrence broke a board against his former girlfriend's head and kicked her in the face in a Sept. 19 attack at her Clinton Street apartment.</p> <p>For that crime, he was given five years of probation on Feb. 4 in Broome County Court. He was originally charged with first-degree burglary, but it was reduced to attempted second-degree burglary as part of a plea bargain with the district attorney's office.</p>
  • Woman Gets Probation for Bomb Threats Against German Airports

    04/09/2004 2:57:09 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 6 replies · 148+ views
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 8 April 2004 | unknown
    A 29-year-old woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for calling German airports with bomb threats in order to avoid a vacation with her boyfriend. Marina Busbosnjac, a student, had admitted on Wednesday that she made calls to the airports in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Cologne last September, claiming al Qaeda wanted to bomb them. The Croatian-born woman said hoped to get the flight cancelled because her parents disapproved of her relationship with her Polish boyfriend. "I couldn't say to my boyfriend that we couldn't travel," Busbosnjac said, according to the Associated Press. The bomb threats shut down Düsseldorf...
  • Federal Judge Orders Probation In Baldwin (County) Immigrant Tax Case (Illegal Immigrants)

    02/13/2004 4:43:34 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 184+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 2-13-2004 | Joe Danborn
    Federal judge orders probation in Baldwin immigrant tax case Kamil Miarka sentenced for failure to withhold taxes from employees of his janitorial service 02/13/04 By JOE DANBORN Staff Reporter Kamil Miarka, a former manager for a Gulf Shores janitorial service, will serve four years of probation for failing to collect Social Security and withholding taxes from wages paid to the company's employees, a federal judge in Mobile ruled Wednesday. Miarka, 26, recruited employees for Coastal Cleaning Service from Eastern European countries, get ting them into the United States on visitor visas that did not allow them to work, according to...
  • Ex-juvenile probation officer indicted

    02/13/2004 5:57:03 AM PST · by em2vn · 3 replies · 259+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 02-12-2004 | melody mcdonald
    Feb. 12, 2004, 11:17PM Ex-juvenile probation officer indicted By MELODY McDONALD Copyright 2004 Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH -- A former juvenile probation officer who gave birth to a son fathered by a teenager under her supervision was indicted Thursday by a Tarrant County grand jury. Laura Hernandez, 32, is now awaiting trial on a charge of sexual assault of a child under 17, stemming from accusations that she had a romantic relationship with a Euless youth whose probation she was supervising. Hernandez, who is free on bond, was arrested in October after a DNA test showed her infant son...
  • Probation Officer Tried To Put Kidnap Suspect In Jail

    02/05/2004 2:15:09 PM PST · by Samwise · 10 replies · 204+ views
    WRTV ^ | February 5, 2004
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- If a Florida probation officer had been successful -- Joseph Smith could have been back behind bars more than a month ago. Instead, he's suspected of being the man who kidnapped an 11-year-old girl on Sunday. According to an official at the Florida Department of Corrections, a probation officer had asked a judge to declare Smith in violation of his probation on Dec. 30. That's because Smith hadn't paid all his fines and court costs. But the official says a judge refused to find Smith in violation, which could have returned him to jail. Carlie Brucia hasn't...
  • Jersey tops U.S. in prison disparity Black incarceration rates outpace white

    01/18/2004 7:15:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies · 254+ views
    <p>Blacks are 13 times as likely as whites to be behind bars. It is the largest racial disparity in rates of incarceration of any state, and New Jersey has the dubious distinction of claiming it.</p> <p>How did a state that celebrates its diversity and trumpets its commitment to civil rights come to lead the nation in sending whites and blacks to jail at different rates?</p>
  • Winona Ryder Wins Praise From Judge (Only in LaLa Land Alert!)

    12/15/2003 5:18:41 PM PST · by buzzyboop · 12 replies · 197+ views
    AP / Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 15, 2003 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    AP Special Correspondent   (enlarge photo) Actress Winona Ryder appears at Beverly Hills Superior Court April 7, 2003 in Beverly Hills, Calif. for a progress report following her conviction for shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Ryder was commended by a judge Monday, Dec.15, 2003, for abiding by the rules of her probation in a shoplifting case. (AP Photo/Mel Bouzad, Pool) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. &mdash; Actress Winona Ryder was commended by a judge Monday for abiding by the rules of her probation in a shoplifting case.Ryder's lawyer, Shepard Kopp, said outside court that the judge plans to review...
  • French judge handy with penal code

    10/17/2003 7:53:05 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies · 211+ views
    SAPA-AFP via IOL ^ | 10/16/03 | UNK.
    [If I post ONE WORD of this it'll get zotted for sure, but it's too good to miss!]
  • Driver who hit teens had 3 DWIs

    10/17/2003 5:52:35 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 64 replies · 572+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2003 | By Jason Embry
    Luling police await results of blood test in wreck that killed boy By Jason Embry AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, October 16, 2003 The man who police say drove into a group of Luling High School students on a roadside Saturday was convicted of driving while intoxicated last year, according to police and court records. Juan Flores Jr., 64, was stopped by a state trooper on U.S. 183, 10 miles north of Gonzales on July 19, 2002, an official with the Gonzales County clerk's office said Thursday. In county court two months later, Flores pleaded guilty to drunken driving and was sentenced...
  • 'Whizzinator' Gets Texas Men in Trouble

    10/08/2003 12:58:53 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 109 replies · 2,126+ views
    1010wins ^ | 10/8/2003 | BETSY BLANEY, AP
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Some West Texas men on probation are in trouble again, this time for using the Whizzinator to help them pass court-ordered urinalysis tests. In the past six months, five men on probation were caught using a realistic-looking prosthetic that dispenses synthetic, drug-free urine, Lubbock County sheriff's officials said. One was caught by an alert officer who heard something unusual in the restroom. "A body part when it's up against a plastic cup isn't going to go 'clink,'" said Tom Madigan, interim assistant director of the Lubbock County adult probation office. The device, reusable and available in...