The latest news from Nottinghamshire's courts...
TREMAYNE McKenzie, 20, of Meredith Close, The Meadows, denied two charges in relation to drugs. It is alleged he had cocaine and diamorphine with intent to supply in Morrell Bank, Top Valley, on June 20 this year. Magistrates in Nottingham sent his case to be heard at Nottingham Crown Court on December 6. He is in custody.
JOSEPH O'Neill, 21, of Fairmaid Grove, Clifton Estate, is to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on drugs charges. It is alleged he possessed cannabis with intent to supply to another on May 31. He is further charged with supplying cannabis in Nottingham between April 30 and May 31 this year. His case will be heard on December 21. He is on unconditional bail.
LEE Francis, 39, of Bye Pass Road , Beeston, pleaded guilty to driving a Mercedes in Nottingham when disqualified on October 16. He received a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, because the offence was so serious. Francis will be supervised by the Probation Service and is required to take part in a Thinking Skills Programme. He must pay costs of £85. He further admitted driving the Mercedes without insurance on October 16. Magistrates in Nottingham ordered his licence be endorsed with six penalty points. No separate penalty was imposed for a third offence, which he admitted, of failing to surrender to custody at the magistrates' court on October 29.
THE case against Darren Cooper, 45, of Kensington Gardens, Carlton, was dismissed by magistrates in Nottingham. He denied using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour in Forman Street, Nottingham, on June 13 this year at a trial on November 22. Magistrates found him not guilty of the offence under the 1986 Public Order Act. Mr Cooper's costs will be paid from central funds.
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JOANNE Cooper, 43, of Kensington Gardens, Carlton, was found guilty of two assaults in Forman Street, Nottingham, on June 13. She was fined £450 and ordered to pay compensation of £100 to a victim, of Sneinton. She is further required to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £600. the total to pay is £1,165.
SCOTT Briggs, 30, of Lyndhurst Road, Sneinton, was fined £200 for a road traffic offence. The case was proved in his absence at Nottingham Magistrates' Court. He was driving a Renault Clio when he went through a red light at the Lower Parliament Street and Southwell Road junction, Nottingham, on November 14 last year. He is required to pay a £15 victim surcharge and costs of £85. His licence will be endorsed with three penalty points.
GARY Selwood, 22, of Hethbeth Court, The Meadows, was fined £600 by magistrates in Nottingham. He failed to provide police with information about the identity of the driver of a Ford Transit. The driver was allegedly guilty of a road traffic offence. The case was proved in his absence at Nottingham Magistrates' Court. He is required to pay a £15 victim surcharge and costs of £85. His licence will be endorsed with six penalty points.
KIERAN Sheargold , 18, of Brook Gardens, Arnold, is to be sentenced in relation to two charges on December 13. He pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in the Front Street and Smithy Crescent area, of Arnold town centre, on August 25. He further admitted using threatening, abusive words or behaviour at Bridewell Police Station, Nottingham, on August 25. He is on unconditional bail to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on December 13.
DEYONTA Grant, 19, of Morrell Bank, Top Valley, is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on December 13. He is accused of possessing cannabis in Cinderhill Road, Bulwell, on July 11. He is also accused of assaulting a Special Constable in Bulwell on July 11. He is on conditional bail.
DEREK Denton, 46, of Gabrielle Close, Highbury Vale, pleaded guilty to having a loaded air rifle in Bulwell on May 14 this year. Magistrates in Nottingham gave him a community order, with an 18-week curfew. He has to remain at his flat between 9pm and 7am. He will be tagged between November 22 and March 28 next year. He is required to pay costs of £85.
JERONE Varcianna, 24, of Victoria Road, Netherfield, denied causing an unknown person harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour in Talbot Street, Nottingham, on November 9. Magistrates in Nottingham gave him unconditional bail, to return to court for a trial on January 31.
MARC Webster, 23, of Curzon Avenue, Carlton, denied using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, causing harassment, alarm or distress, in Talbot Street, Nottingham on November 9. Magistrates in Nottingham adjourned until January 31 for a trial and granted him unconditional bail.