Courthouse Calendar

The courthouse calendar will carry guilty, not guilty, NP and stet verdicts.

NP (nolle prosequi): A formal entry upon the record by the prosecuting officer in a criminal case by which he declares that he “will no further prosecute” the case.

Stet: Stay of a decision that may not be entered over the defendant’s objection and may be reinstated within the year for trial at the request of either party. After one year’s time, it may be rescheduled only upon good cause shown.

The only district court motor vehicle cases that are published here are those related to impaired driving. 

District Court

Judge Bonnie Schneider

Oct. 16, 2019

Criminal cases

Shuron Latay Douglas, 37, Denton. Possession of drug paraphernalia (three counts). Plea not guilty to all counts. Verdict guilty, all counts. CDS possession, not marijuana. Plea not guilty. Judgment of acquittal. Second-degree assault. Plea not guilty. Judgment of acquittal. Disorderly conduct. Plea not guilty. Judgment of acquittal. Resist/interfere with arrest. Plea not guilty. Judgment of acquittal.

Jerry Thomas McGinnes, 65, Chestertown. The following charge is placed on the stet docket: possess more than 10 grams of marijuana. The following charge is dismissed: manufacture CDS.

Donna Marie McGinnes, 61, Chestertown. The following charge is placed on the stet docket: possess more than 10 grams of marijuana. The following charge is dismissed: manufacture CDS.

Motor vehicle cases

Ronald Wayne Hynson Jr., 37, Galena. Driving while impaired by alcohol. Plea guilty. Verdict guilty. The defendant is sentenced to 60 days in jail, with 30 days suspended. Upon release he will be placed on supervised probation for 18 months. The following charges are dismissed: driving while under the influence of alcohol; exceeding posted maximum speed limit, 44 mph in a posted 30-mph zone; and negligent driving.

Stephanie Nicole Swartz, 30, Wilmington, Del. The following charges are placed on the stet docket: driving while impaired by alcohol; driving while under the influence of alcohol; negligent driving; reckless driving; driver failure to obey properly placed traffic control device instructions; failure to drive vehicle on right half of roadway when required; and driver turning vehicle without giving appropriate signal as required.

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