2007-02-15 / News of Record

Court news

Dispositions in Newport

District Court

+ Jerome McDevitt, 20, of 20 Pemberton Ave. pleaded no contest a charge of conspiracy to commit minor assault at a Feb. 2 pre-trial hearing in the Newport District Court..

He was sentenced to a one-year filing, which means his record will be erased if he stays out of trouble for a year, 10 hours of community service, and he must pay court costs, according to the court report.

+ Joseph Mendelsohn, 18, of 29 Marine Ave. pleaded of no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol with a Breathalyzer test of .15 or greater at a Feb. 2 pre-trial hearing in Newport District Court. Mendelsohn was also charged with driving without a license. He was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and a four-month loss of license. He must also attend drunk-driving school and pay court costs and a $500 fine, according to the court report.

+ Todd Messinger, 32, of 77 Cole St. was arraigned Feb. 2 in Newport District Court for driving after denial of a suspended license. The charges were dismissed and his license was re-instated, according to the court report.

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