Superior court criminal trials begin Monday
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Jun 08, 2014 | 2658 views | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
When Bartow County Superior Court convenes Monday, child molestation and drug cases are among those expected to be heard first in Judge Suzanne Smith and Judge David Smith’s courtroom.

District Attorney Rosemary Greene’s office released a list of those cases expected to sound first during jury trials.

For Suzanne Smith’s courtroom A, the following, in no particular order, are expected to be heard:

• Ronnie Merrill Ashby — incest, felony statutory rape, two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation.

• Martina Dixon — forgery in the first degree.

• Brian Scott Ranson — theft by shoplifting.

• William Sparks — terroristic threats and acts.

• Michael Anthony Smith — aggravated assault, terroristic threats and possession of firearm by convicted felon.

• Bill Joe Anderson — two counts of driving under the influence, laying drags.

• Cynthia Ann Slocum — driving under the influence of alcohol, expired or no drivers license and motor vehicle sound volume violation.

• Garry Shaun Roberson — disorderly conduct, driving under the influence less safe and driving under the influence per se.

• Steven Lamar Romans — disorderly conduct and obstruction of an officer.

• Jonathan Scott Sullivan — two counts of child molestation and public indecency.

For David Smith’s courtroom B, the following, in no particular order, are expected to be heard:

• Linwood Earl Cox — possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; manufacture, deliver, distribute, administer, sell or possess with intent to distribute controlled substance; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; and contempt of superior court; and

• Jonathan Marcus Hall — possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

• Jordan Yates Hamby — first-degree forgery, three counts of financial transaction card fraud and two counts of theft by deception; and

• Michelle Marie Ritchey — first-degree forgery, three counts of financial transaction card fraud.

• Benjamin Franklin Clayton — theft by taking, and

• Ashley Elizabeth Evans — theft by taking.

• Jimmy Charles Pinion — driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane, failure to wear seat safety belt and open container.

• Matthew Truman Laughridge — driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane and too fast for conditions.

• Tevius Stafford Turner — giving false information to a law enforcement officer and failure to wear seat safety belt.