Judge Luann Cooperrider

On Friday, Jan. 22 Judge Cooperrider signed a bench warrant for the Perry County Drug Task Force concerning a drug overdose.

During that week, Judge Cooperrider heard three Children Services cases. Two children were placed with their father, and one child was placed with his grandmother. The parents were drug tested by Children Services and drug/alcohol services as well as counseling for all parties and the children were ordered. A trial was scheduled on the issues of custody and visitation.

• A 16-year-old girl was charged with truancy. She was ordered to attend family counseling and pay court costs, put on probation, and placed in the custody of her grandmother.

• A 16-year-old girl from New Lexington was charged with assault. She was ordered to pay court costs and attend individual and family counseling, put on probation, placed in detention, and placed in residential treatment facility for six months.

• A 17-year-old from New Lexington was charged with a second moving violation for speeding. They were ordered to pay court costs and complete a remedial driving program, and their driver’s license was suspended for 90 days.

• A 14-year-old boy from Crooksville was charged with theft. He was fined $50 and court costs, ordered to make restitution to the owner of the stolen property, write a letter of apology to the victim and complete a theft program.

• A 17-year-old was charged with underage consumption. They were fined $150 and court costs, had their driver’s license suspended until age 18, placed in the Youth Family Services program for counseling for the entire family, ordered to complete the Choices program, and put on probation.

• A 13-year-old girl from Shawnee was charged with theft. She was fined $50 and court costs, and ordered to make restitution to the owner of the stolen merchandise, write a letter of apology to the victim, and complete a theft program.

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