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Criminal trials begin Monday in superior court

Criminal jury trials are expected to begin Monday in Bartow County Superior Court.

Convening at 9 a.m. in the courtrooms of Judge David Smith and Judge Carey Nelson, the District Attorney's Office released this week a list of cases expected for first sounding.

In Smith’s courtroom, the following trials are among those expected first:
• Nathan Howard Emery — first-degree burglary, four counts of possession of firearm during commission of a felony, seven counts of tampering with evidence, two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, two counts of entering an automobile, two counts of identity fraud, financial transaction card theft, possession of firearm by convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than an ounce.

• Tonya Lynn Gibson — possession of meth.

• Carie Christina Chitwood — four counts of sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of firearm during commission of a felony and possession of marijuana less than an ounce.

• Khrystin Hope Chitwood — possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, crossing the guard line with contraband and possession of marijuana less than an ounce.

• Jasmyn Nichole Owens — two counts of financial transaction card theft and 15 counts of financial transaction card fraud.

• Stephen Curtis Chapman — driving under the influence drugs/alcohol, driving under the influence, driving while license suspended and two counts of speeding.

In Nelson’s courtroom, the following trials are among those expected first:
• Carl Michael Mohon — terroristic threats and acts.

• Amy Rena Ingram — possession of meth with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana.

• Joel Louis Ingram — possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, giving false information to a law enforcement officer and failure to appear.

• Ricky Lee Brawner Sr., Randy Joshua Foster and Patricia Arlene McLendon — possession of meth and possession of drug-related objects.

• Matthew Christopher Mastrom — two counts of aggravated child molestation, statutory rape, nine counts of child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, interstate interference with purposes and obstruction of an officer.

• Anthony Joe Mulkey — simple battery under the Family Violence Act.

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