Criminal and Civil Jury Trial Week At Houston County CourthouseRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Sep 30 2012 11:05 AM
HOUSTON COUNTY: This week jury trials will be held in the Houston County Courthouse.
Senior Circuit Judge Larry Anderson and Judge Kevin Moulton will hold a week of civil jury trials during this next week.
Circuit Judges Butch Binford, Mike Conaway, Mendheim will be holding criminal jury trials.
Judge Binford has 53 cases on is trial docket. These cases include cases such as Robbery 1st, Child Abuse, Attempted Murder, Shooting/Discharging A Firearm, Robbery 2nd, Theft of Property, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Cocaine, Fraud Use of Credit Card, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Marijuana, Domestic Violence and other cases.
Judge Conaway has 48 cases listed on his docket for the week. While many of the cases resemble the same as those on Judge Binford’s docket, some of the cases stand out that could be interesting. One case is a Domestic Violence/Strangulation/Suffocation case. The defendant, Rodney Earl Rhodes is being represented by Cada Carter. At this time we do not know any of the facts of the case.
On Judge Conaway’s docket is also a case of Rape in the first degree, Incest, Sex Abuse of a Child less than 12 years old, and Sodomy. The defendant is Jerry Lee Caraway who is being represented by Cada Carter.
Circuit Judge Brad Mendheim has 75 cases scheduled on his week long docket. One of the first cases scheduled is one where Todd Jonathon Whitehead, born in 1972, is on trial for Sexual Abuse 1st, three counts of Rape in the Second Degree ( consensual – just age is a factor ) and two counts of incest. The victim was born in 1994. The case has been investigated by Sgt. Rafferty of Houston County Sheriff Department. Whitehead is being represented by Attorney Joey Sheffield.
Arrive at the courthouse early because of the long lines. Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes works to have extra officers assigned to the doors of the courthouse in order to
Remember – leave your pocket knives and other items that could be considered a weapon in your car. The deputies will not hold anything for you.