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Several local people who are facing criminal charges in Spencer County appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Dec. 6. The results of several of those appearances appear below:
• Robert Anthony Divine, 33, of Taylorsville, who faces charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest, had been presented a plea offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney, but declined that offer and his attorney presented a counteroffer.
The terms of those offers were not disclosed in court, but Divine is scheduled for a disposition hearing on Thursday at 9 a.m.
In September, after Divine’s indictment on the above charges, the Kentucky State Police Post 12 issued a news release that included descriptive information about Divine and information regarding how to contact the post with information on his whereabouts.
Divine was arrested in Nicholasville after the Nicholasville Police Department responded to a separate complaint.
•Christopher T. Meadors, 27, of the 2700 block of Yoder Tipton Road, entered a guilty plea in Spencer Circuit Court on Dec. 6 to two counts of second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking and being a persistent felony offender.
Pending a pre-sentencing investigation, Meadors is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 24 at 9 a.m.
• Eric D. Adams, 37, of Bonnie Brae Drive in Shelby County, faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine - first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) - first offense, and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia. Pending a separate Shelby County case, Adams is scheduled for a disposition hearing on Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. to set a trial date.
• Mark A. Chesser, of the 1300 block of Cooks Lane, was indicted on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana in March. Chesser is set to go to trial on Feb. 28, 2013, with a final pretrial conference set for Feb. 21, 2013.
• Joseph T. Anderson, 22, of Bluebell Drive in Jefferson County, was arrested March 27 and faces one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of first-degree attempted sexual abuse for an incident that allegedly occurred Feb. 21 in the 200 block of Evelyn Drive. Anderson is scheduled for a jury trial on Feb. 28, 2013, with a final pretrial conference set for Feb. 21, 2013.
• Stanley D. Carney Jr., 30, of Taylorsville, and April N. Netherton, 28, of Louisville, face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine stemming from an April 24 incident on Little Union Road. Carney and Netherton’s attorney told Judge Charles Hickman that his clients were ready to “outright reject” an offer made by the Commonwealth’s Attorney, but needed more time.
The cases were continued to Jan. 24 at 9 a.m.