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• Michael Steven Villeda was charged on March 3 with obtaining and using personal identifying information of another person to avoid or delay prosecution; driving under the influence of alcohol; driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended; vehicle entering highway or roadway from private way; and vehicle entering intersection marked ‘stop’ or ‘yield.’

• Rosemary Joslyn was charged on March 5 with resisting public officer.

• Bobby James Kruse was charged on March 7 with burglary and injuring or tampering with a motor vehicle.

• Robert Scott Lynn was charged on March 7 with unlawful trespass upon land.

• Larry R. Dial was charged on March 7 with annoying telephone calls.

• Joyce Margo Bunting was charged on March 7 with trafficking in schedule I controlled substance and conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substances act.

• Shari Larene Lewis was charged on March 12 with possession of a controlled substance.

• Betty Ann Bates was charged on March 17 with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to maintain travel lane.

• O’Ryan Philip Ray was charged on March 17 with possession of a controlled substance; unlawful use of a controlled substance; and carrying concealed weapon(s).

• Gina Maria Batsford was charged on March 17 with driving under the influence of alcohol.

• John Gary Oldham was charged on March 17 with possession of a controlled substance.

• Gerald J. Mead was charged on March 17 with reckless driving.

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