First court appearances for Sept. 1


Inmates arrested over the last week in Jackson County had first appearances before a judge to set bail amounts and court dates at the Jackson County Jail on Thursday.

Among those who stood before the judge was Joshua Chester, 25, of Lone Wolf. Arrested with two counts of domestic abuse, Chester pleaded not guilty to the charges. Officials requested a welfare referral from the Department of Human Services and issued a bond of $10,000. His court date is set for 2:45 p.m. Sept. 25.

Connie Wayne West, 55, of Lawton, also came before the judge for failing to pay court costs and fines from a previous offense this year. His court date is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 27. Bond set at $25,000.

John Robert Ashely, 47, of Altus, pleaded not guilty to charges of petty larceny and driving under the influence, His bond is set for $750 with conditions that he refrain from driving a motor vehicle, visiting bars or liquor stores and adheres to a 9 p.m. curfew. His court date is set for 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

Also among those making first appearances were:

* Michael Isham, 27, of Altus, with a court date set for 3 p.m. Sept. 29,

* April Croy, 26, of Mangum, with a court date set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13, and

* Gerald Diaz, 33, of Altus, for failure to pay fines on a burglary charge from 2009 with a release date set for Sept. 17.

First appearances are typically 9 a.m. Thursdays at the Jackson County Jail at 600 S. Main St. in Altus.

For more information, contact the jail at 580-482-0408.

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