District Court Roundup
Shanafelt case postponed
Raymond T. Shanafelt appeared at the Madison County Courthouse on March 12 for an initial appearance. Shanafelt is being charged with one count false claim to public agency after an incident in Madison County in March 2014.
Shanafelt appeared without council and his case was postponed.
Smithson pre-trial conference
Jeb Floyd Smithson appeared at the Madison County Courthouse on March 12 for a final pre-trial conference. Smithson is being charged with one count criminal possession of dangerous drugs (methamphetamine), one count unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, one count seatbelt violation, one count criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, one count driving while license to do so is suspended or revoked, one count operating without lawful liability insurance in effect, one count fail to properly secure license plates and one count speeding on non-interest public highway exceeding daytime speed limit of 70 miles per hour, according to a Filed Information.
Wallace changes plea
Stephen Christopher Wallace appeared at the Madison County Courthouse on March 12 for a change of plea hearing. Wallace pleaded guilty to one count assault with a weapon and one count criminal mischief after an incident in Madison County in October 2017. Counts of criminal endangerment and reckless driving were dropped per the plea agreement.