Judge Luann Cooperrider

A 15-year-old Thornville boy charged with drug possession was fined court costs. He is now unable to obtain his license until age 18. He was placed on intensive probation and in residential treatment for drugs.

A 17-year-old New Lexington girl charged with a probation violation failed to pay court costs. He was placed at ALPHA. The youth and family paid all court costs.

A Thornville youth charged with being unruly was fined court costs. The youth was ordered to attend counseling. The youth was placed at ALPHA, in detention and on intensive probation.

A 14-year-old Shawnee boy charged with theft was fined $50 and court costs. He was ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and write a letter of apology. He must complete the Theft Program.

A 16-year-old Thornville girl charged with a probation violation was fined court costs. Her driver’s license is suspended for a year and she must complete the Choices Program. She was placed on intensive probation and in the Intensive Outpatient Program.

A 17-year-old New Lexington boy charged with being unruly was fined court costs. He was ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and attend counseling. He was placed at ALPHA and on intensive probation.

Court News

Judge Cooperrider conducted the Perry County Free Legal Clinic on Oct. 6. The Perry County Free Legal Clinic is held the first Tuesday of each month, beginning at 4 p.m. in Judge Cooperrider’s courtroom.

Judge Cooperrider coordinates the clinic each month. Volunteer lawyers helping were Rolf Whitney and Tom Walser. Both are attorneys that volunteer their time to help the Perry County Free Legal Clinic.

Judge Cooperrider heard three emergency cases this week. All three cases involved emergency removal of children. Judge Cooperrider held hearings and removed the children, placing them in homes of relatives and kinship care.

Five children services cases were heard by Judge Cooperrider this week. Three children were placed in foster care and two children were returned home under protective supervision.

All parents were ordered to complete drug and alcohol counseling, mental health counseling and counseling especially for the children.

September Statistics

During the month of September, under the direction of Judge Luann Cooperrider, there were a total of 70 new cases filed with the Perry County Juvenile Court. There were three delinquency cases, eight juvenile traffic cases, no unruly and no permanent custody cases filed.

There were three cases of abuse, neglect, dependency and no cases of Adult Contributing cases filed.

In the Paternity-Custody Division, there were 56 cases that were new or reactivated.

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