Judge Luann Cooperrider
Judge Cooperrider heard an adult contributing charge relating to a parent charged for not sending the children to school. The judge sentenced her to 40 days in jail to be served if she fails to send her children to school. Judge Cooperrider explained the importance of, and the law regarding, sending children to school as required. The children were also adjudicated and placed in the Alpha School.
Four Children Services cases were heard during the week. Three children were placed with a grandmother and the parents were placed in drug/alcohol treatment programs. One child was placed in protective supervision. All parents, children and caregivers were ordered to receive counseling and services.
• A 14-year-old was charged with a probation violation for having failed to appear for a probation meeting. They were ordered to pay court costs and perform 20 hours of community service at the Perry County Fair, placed at the Alpha School, and placed on probation.
• A 13-year-old boy from Somerset was charged with unruliness. He was ordered to pay court costs and attend counseling with Integrated Services, placed at the Alpha School, and placed on probation.
• A New Lexington youth was charged with underage consumption. They were fined $150 plus court costs; their driver’s license was suspended until age 18; they were ordered to complete the Choices program; placed on probation; and placed in the intensive outpatient program.
• A 12-year-old girl from Mt. Perry was charged with truancy. She was ordered to pay court costs and attend family counseling; placed at the Alpha School, and placed on probation.
• An 18-year-old girl was found eligible for the Bridge Program, a federal program to help aging-out foster children who become adults. Judge Cooperrider found that it was in the best interests of the girl, who has an apartment and a job, and is enrolled in college.
• A 15-year-old boy from Roseville was charged with disorderly conduct. He was ordered to pay court costs, perform 20 hours of community service at the Perry County Fair, attend counseling with Perry Behavioral Health, and complete the Choices program; placed at the Alpha School; and placed on probation.
Judge Cooperrider performed one wedding ceremony and heard two guardianship hearings and one name change.
• Dean L. Dickson, Junction City
• Marian Eileen Ralston, New Lexington
• Caleb Christopher Caudill and Destiny Starr Tobin, Shawnee
Judge Cooperrider signed a bench warrant for the Perry County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, July 3, regarding an alleged felony occurring that morning in Perry County.