Judge Luann Cooperrider

A Corning boy charged with theft was fined court costs and $958 restitution. His driver’s license is suspended until all costs are paid in full. He must write a letter of apology and have been committed to the Department of Youth Services for six months. The youth is placed on Intensive Probation, in a work apprentice program after his commitment and in a Residential Treatment Program.

A 14-year-old New Lexington boy charged with assault was fined court costs. He was ordered to complete Community Service and attend counseling. He was placed at ALPHA and on Intensive Probation.

A Corning youth charged with being unruly was fined court costs. The youth was ordered to attend counseling. They were places at ALPHA and on Intensive Probation.

A 13-year-old Crooksville girl charged with being unruly was fined court costs. She was ordered to complete 20 hours of Community Service and attend counseling. She was paced at ALPHA and on Intensive Probation.

A New Lexington youth charged with underage consumption was fined $150 and court costs. The youth’s driver’s license is suspended until age 18 and they must complete the Choices Program. The youth was placed on Intensive Probation and in the Youth and Family Program.

A 13-year-old Roseville boy charged with probation violation was ordered to attend counseling. He was placed at ALPHA and on Intensive Probation.

A Somerset youth charged with theft was fined $50, court costs and $25 restitution. The youth is now unable to obtain a driver’s license until all costs are paid in full. They were ordered to write a letter of apology and complete the Theft Program.

A 17-year-old Thornville boy charged with possession of alcohol was fined $150 and court costs. His driver’s license is suspended until age 18. He was ordered to complete the Theft Program. He was placed on Intensive Probation and in the Intensive Outpatient Program.

A Crooksville youth charged with domestic violence was fined court costs. They must attend counseling and complete the Choices Program. The youth was placed at ALPHA, on Detention and with relatives.

A 16-year-old Mount Perry girl charged with being unruly was fined court costs. She was ordered to attend counseling. She was placed at ALPHA and on Intensive Probation.

Court News

Judge Cooperrider and Sherry Barker from Legal Aid coordinated the Perry County Free Legal Clinic on Feb. 4. Seven cases were assisted by helping Perry County folks with four divorces, one dissolution, one probate matter and one identity theft. The clinic could not function without Judge Cooperrider and volunteer lawyers T.J. Rugg and Valerie Wiggins, who volunteer many times throughout the year.

Judge Cooperrider hosted New Lexington school children into courtroom to talk about good behavior and how important it is to do their homework each day and to not be afraid to ask for help from their teachers, as well not to ever be afraid to ask for help from Judge Cooperrider.

Six Children Services cases were heard this week. One child was placed with his grandfather. Three children were placed with their aunt and two children were placed in Foster Care. All parents were ordered to complete their court-ordered case plans, which include random drug screening, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health counseling and they were all ordered to work with Integrated Services to find appropriate housing.

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