Judge Luann Cooperrider
Judge Cooperrider heard three probation violations and three detention hearings. Three youths failed drug tests. Judge Cooperrider placed the youths in detention and ordered them into residential drug/alcohol treatment.
Judge Cooperrider heard four Children Services cases; all children were placed with relatives. She ordered drug/alcohol services for all the parents, mental health counseling for all the parents and caregivers, and family counseling.
Judge Cooperrider sentenced a parent for not sending two children to school, ordering 30 days in jail if the children do not attend school as ordered. The parent was assessed court costs.
• A 17-year-old boy from Thornville was charged with disorderly conduct. He was ordered to pay court costs, perform 25 hours of community service at the Perry County Fair, and write a letter of apology to be sent to the victim with a copy to the court within three days. The youth was placed at the Alpha school as of August.
• A 17-year-old boy from New Lexington was charged with underage consumption. He was ordered to pay court costs, his driver’s license was suspended until age 18, he was ordered to complete the Choices program and pay its cost, he was placed on probation, and he was placed in the in the Youth Family Services program.
• A 14-year-old girl from Somerset was charged with theft. She was fined $50 plus court costs, and ordered to pay $20 restitution to Walmart, to write a letter of apology to be sent to the victim with a copy to the court within three days, and to complete a theft program and pay its cost.
• A 13-year-old boy from Crooksville was charged with assault. He was ordered to pay court costs, perform 25 hours of community service at the Perry County Fair, attend counseling for anger management, and write a letter of apology to be sent to the victim with a copy to the court within three days, and family counseling was ordered.
• A 17-year-old girl from Mt. Perry was charged with speeding, her second moving violation. She was fined $35 plus court costs, her driver’s license was suspended for 90 days, and she was ordered to complete a remedial driver’s program.
Judge Cooperrider heard one appointment hearing for an estate and one contested inventory hearing. Judge Cooperrider also heard one motion to remove an executor in the probate court. She performed one wedding ceremony.
Judge Cooperrider signed a search warrant for the Perry County Drug Task Force regarding alleged illegal drug activity involving a vehicle.