Four not guilty, or not true, pleas were given, last Wednesday in the regular day for criminal court in Nashville.
On the bench was Judge Charles Yeargan.
Mitchell McKnight, 34, white male, Nashville pleaded not true to a charge of failure to meet the terms of his probation on a July 2012 conviction for breaking or entering, and for theft of property, class D and C felonies, respectively. His probation revocation trial will be May 14. He will be represented by the public defender.
A not guilty plea was given by Gregory Boeckman, 36, white male, 1003 Walters Ave., Dierks, who is charged with class B felony theft by receiving. Pretrial motions will be heard July 2.
Not guilty pleas were given to two felony criminal actions against Edmond Lewis, 42, white male, Hwy. 317, Lockesburg. Lewis is facing multiple counts of commercial burglary and theft of property in connection to thefts from rural churches in Howard County and in Sevier County. He will be represented by the public defender. Pretrial motions will be heard June 4 with a trial date set for June 17.
Dominique Trevon Brumfield, 29, black male, 3106 Hw. 26, Nashville, was granted a continuance in one criminal case, and entered a not true plea in another. He is charged with failure to meet the terms of his probation on a July 2013 conviction for commercial burglary, a felony, and criminal attempt of theft of property, a misdemeanor. His probation revocation trial was set for April 30, and he will be represented by the public defender.
Brumfield faces additional felony charges of commercial burglary and theft of property. His trial on that charge was set for May 20.
Two defendants pleaded guilty and received sentences.
Maron Ray Bohon, 51, white male, 392 Mt. Carmel Road, Dierks, pleaded guilty to a class Y felony charge of rape. He was sentenced to 25 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) with seven years suspended.
The state moved to nolle prosse (not pursue) one criminal charge in return for guilty pleas to three others in the case of Delonte Armstrong, 20, black male, 410 W. Henderson, Nashville.
Armstrong was charged with possession of Schedule VI drugs, a class C felony; possession charge enhanced by location; possession of a defaced firearm, class Y felony; simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, a class Y felony; and criminal use of a prohibited weapon, class D felony. Count 4 was dismissed. He was sentenced to 15 years with five years suspended on Count 1; 6 years on Count 2; and 15 years with five suspended on Count 3. All sentences to be served concurrently. He must make restitution of $3,307 to the sheriff’s office.
Eight requests for continuances were granted.
A failure to appear warrant was ordered for Lee L. Harris, 31, black male, 432 Rosston Road, Prescott, who missed his court appearance on charges of hindering apprehension, theft of property and fleeing. When Harris is apprehended he will not be granted bond.