According to information released by the District Attorney’s office, eight cases per courtroom are listed as those expected to first sound.
Court proceedings will begin at 9 a.m. Monday in the courtrooms of judges David Smith and Carey Nelson.
Among the cases expected to be tried this week in Nelson’s courtroom is the case of two people charged in the sexual battery and battery of an 82-year-old.
According to the court documents, Mark Steven Kent and Thelma Helen Riddle are charged after Riddle hired Kent, a homeless individual, to care for her elderly mother. In the indictment, the grand jury said both parties exhibited reckless conduct when Kent, who had “no training or expertise,” took over care for the victim.
The warrants state that Riddle struck her mother in the back of the head with a milk crate and also in the face with a glass after the victim requested milk.
The pair also face charges stemming from Kent’s alleged sexual assault and aggravated sodomy of the victim while she was in his care.
Kent is charged with aggravated sodomy, sexual battery, two counts of battery under the Family Violence Act and reckless conduct — special presentment. Riddle is charged with the same counts, with the aggravated sodomy and sexual battery being special presentments in reference to her.
Also in Nelson’s court, the following cases are listed among those expected to sound first:
• Katrena Elaine Evans is charged in the alleged stabbing of a Wal-Mart asset protection agent in December 2011. According to the court documents, Evans attempted to shoplift more than $500 in merchandise from the retailer when the agent attempted to stop her. She allegedly stabbed him in the stomach with a knife and fled. She is charged with aggravated assault, giving false information to a law enforcement officer, theft by shoplifting and criminal trespass.
• Samuel Justin Kennedy, who was 19 when he allegedly molested and committed incest with a 14-year-old girl in December 2011. He is charged with incest and four counts of child molestation.
• Joshua Ray Hall, Franklin Hardman, Justin Jenkins and Kenneth Jenkins are charged with theft by taking. The four allegedly were behind the theft of a 1966 GMC school bus in April 2011.
• Michael Jerome Hudson is charged with simple battery and false imprisonment after he allegedly tied a victim’s hands behind her back with a shoestring in January 2012.
• Joshua Ray Hall faces three counts of peeping Tom, driving under the influence, hindering a law enforcement officer, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and driving without a license.
• In the case of Ronald Mark Hunt, he is charged with burglary, theft by taking, stalking, terroristic threats and harassing phone calls.
• Billy Fowler is charged with DUI, no proof of insurance and failure to appear.
In Smith’s courtroom, the case of Thomas Joseph Madrie is among those expected to be sounded.
According to Bartow County Sheriff’s Office information at the time of the incident, a “Be On the Lookout” alert was issued for a stolen vehicle — a Jeep Cherokee from Cobb County — in Cartersville. When a patrolling deputy saw the Jeep in a fitness center parking lot on Collins Drive, he approached the vehicle, thinking it was unoccupied. Madrie sat up and then fled the parking lot in the stolen Jeep.
He drove onto U.S. Highway 41 and then onto southbound Interstate 75. The chase lasted approximately 10 minutes and reached more than 100 mph.
As Madrie crossed over into Cobb County he struck a tractor-trailer, which ended the pursuit.
He is charged with kidnapping — special presentment, four counts of aggravated assault, theft by taking, cruelty to children in the second degree, two counts of battery, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, driving without a license, failure to maintain lane, disregarding a traffic control device, improper passing on the right, two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer — special presentment, interference with government property — special presentment, leaving the scene of an accident, improper lane change and failure to wear seat safety belt.
Also expected to be sounded in Smith’s courtroom are:
• Thomas M. Bell, charged with two counts of simple battery.
• Jason Sinclair Beasley is charged with sale of schedule I controlled substance and illegal use of a communication facility after he allegedly arranged the sale of Ecstasy.
• Paul Edward Barrett and Bradley Reece White are charged with drug counts after the pair allegedly sold a trafficking amount of cocaine to a Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force agent. Barrett is charged with three counts of sale of cocaine. White is charged with three counts of sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana less than an ounce and possession of marijuana by ingestion.
• Jason Sinclair Beasley and Kelly Sinta McConnell are charged in connection with the alleged sale of crack cocaine. Beasley is charged with four counts of sale of cocaine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, illegal use of a communication facility and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. McConnell is charged with sale of cocaine and distribution of cocaine.
• Jessice Neandra Hazelwood is charged after an alleged sale of meth to a DTF agent. She is charged with sale of methamphetamine — special presentment, possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of meth by ingestion and possession of amphetamine by ingestion — special presentment.
• In the case of Willie Benjamin Troupe III, he is accused of assaulting a victim with a chunk of concrete to the head and a stun gun to the chest before robbing the man of medication and cash. He is charged with armed robbery, armed robbery — special presentment, aggravated assault, three counts of aggravated assault — special presentment, aggravated battery — special presentment and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony — special presentment.
• Michael Anthony Nugent is charged with DUI, speeding and failure to maintain lane.