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Rockwell woman pleads guilty to using motherís child support card

By Shavonne Potts
spotts@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY ó A Rockwell woman pleaded guilty in probable cause court and was convicted of using her motherís child support credit card.
Roberta Darlene Billotte was charged in August after deputies found her hiding in her attic. The ceiling of her Happy Hollow Road home fell in as deputies began searching the home.
According to the report, Billotte was wanted for 20 counts of using her motherís child support credit card.
Her mother, Iris Boucher, told authorities she never received the card in the mail, but it had been used.
Boucher told investigators she suspected her daughter of taking the card because she had a ěhistory of taking things from her.î
Investigators were able to obtain ATM camera footage from where the card had been used and matched DMV photos with camera footage.
They also obtained copies of the cardís transaction history.
Billotte was originally charged with felony financial card theft and was found guilty of a lesser offense of misdemeanor larceny. She was also convicted of misdemeanor resisting a public officer and an original charge of felony obtaining property by false pretense was reduced to a lesser conviction of misdemeanor larceny.
Charges of financial card fraud, identity theft, 16 counts obtaining property by false pretenses, all felonies, were dismissed by the court.
Billotte was given 45 days in the N.C. Department of Correction, which was suspended to two years of supervised probation, six months of which is intensive. She was ordered to pay $265 in court costs and court appointed attorney fees as well as $1,616 in restitution to her mother.
Billotte is also to seek available employment and/or pursue educational opportunities.
She received credit for 10 days in jail.
The following cases were also disposed of in probable cause court:
Mason Garrett Disbrow, 16, was sentenced to 48 hours of community service, ordered to pay $285 court costs and court appointed attorney fees. He was also ordered to stay in school.
He was in court for charges of disorderly conduct and larceny, both misdemeanors. He is accused of taking pills, a firearm and other items from homes.
Disbrow will be back in court Wednesday to further address larceny and disorderly conduct as well as the drug trafficking and the breaking and entering charges.
He received credit for three days in jail.
David Curtis Gentle, pleaded not guilty and was found guilty misdemeanor larceny. His sentence was activated and he was given 90 days in the N.C. Department of Correction.
Rowan Sheriffís deputies arrested him in April along with a family of four involved in break-ins and a marijuana growing operation.
Christopher Guyer, pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Officials found no probable cause for a felony drug possession charge.
He was stopped in May 2010 after his truck was seen weaving on U.S. 52. Guyer was charged with drug offenses and driving while impaired. Guyer told authorities he had some marijuana stalks in his truck.
Guyer pleaded not guilty and was found not guilty of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of driving while impaired and misdemeanor carrying a concealed gun. The courts dismissed a charge of open container after consuming an alcoholic beverage.
He was given 25 days in the N.C. Department of Correction for the marijuana possession, which was suspended to a year of supervised probation. Guyer was ordered to pay a $1,200 lab fee and $240 in attorney fees. He was given credit for one day in jail. Guyer was also ordered to complete a substance abuse assessment, 24 hours of community service, be of general good behavior. He was also given 60 days with the Department of Correction for the DWI, which was suspended to one year of unsupervised probation.
Benjamin Jefferies, aka Benjamin Jeffries, pleaded no contest to felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury and was convicted on the lesser offense of misdemeanor assault inflicting serious bodily injury.
In July authorities said Jefferies assaulted Theo Casey, fracturing his right cheek bone, causing broken blood vessels in his right eye causing 4 percent vision loss as well as causing permanent scaring to his shoulder and back. The victim was treated at Rowan Regional Medical Center.
He was sentenced to 150 days in the Department of Correction, which was suspended to one year of supervised probation. The probation was transferred to Forsyth County.
He was ordered to pay a $200 fine, $250 community service fee, $235 in court costs and $294 in restitution, complete 24 hours of community service and have no contact with the victim.
Trenton Romon Jordan or Jordon, was found guilty of two counts driving while license revoked; a charged from 2007 and 2009.
In October 2009, a Salisbury Police officer indicated Jordan went through a checkpoint with a suspended license near West Horah Street.
Jordan was given 120 days in the Department of Correction in the 2009 matter, which as suspended to one year of supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay $205 in court costs and $100 court fine. He is also to not operate a motor vehicle. He was given one day jail credit.
He was also given 120 days in the Department of Correction in the 2007 matter, which as suspended to one year of supervised probation. Upon compliance, Jordan may transfer to unsupervised probation. He was ordered to pay $100 in court fines and $220 court costs.
The court dismissed fictious/cancel/revoked registration card/tag, no liability insurance also hit and run failing to stop property damage.
Jordan was sentenced to nine to 11 months in the N.C. Department of Correction for felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. He was given credit for 30 days in the Rowan County jail and one day in a Cabarrus County jail.
He must pay $265 in court appointed attorney fees as a condition of work release.
Sakelo Marquise Lilly, felony possession of drugs on jail premises, which was reduced to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced 45 days with the Department of Correction, which was suspended to 18 months of supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $315 in court costs and attorney fees. He was given credit for 15 days in jail. Lilly was also ordered to have a substance abuse assessment.
He was also given 45 days with the Department of Correction for possession of drug paraphernalia, which was suspended to 18 months of supervised probation. Probation was transferred to Pitt County.
The court dismissed the charge of felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.
He was arrested while deputies were conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of Choate Road and McCanless Road. Lilly was searched and officers found 0.15 ounces of marijuana and a set of black digital scales.
Aaron Levi Smith, pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of two counts misdemeanor larceny, two counts misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor simple possession of a controlled substance. His sentence was activated and Smith was given 90 days with the corrections department. He was given credit for one day in jail.
He and other family members ó Coty Smith and Scott Smith were charged in April with breaking into several outbuildings and larcenies and having a marijuana growing operation.
Coty Dale Smith, 90 days in the corrections department, which was suspended to 36 months of supervised probation.
He was ordered to pay $365 court costs and attorney fees. Smith is to remain away from the victim, complete 24 hours of community service and be of general good behavior. He gave notice of appeal. He pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of two count misdemeanor larceny.
Scott Allen Smith, pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of resisting public officer, simple possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.
His sentence was activated and he was sent to the correction department for 30 days. He gave notice of appeal.
Brandon Crosland, pleaded guilty and was found guilty of two counts misdemeanor sexual battery stemming from a 2009 incident. The court dismissed two counts felony first-degree sex offense of a child.
He was sentenced to 150 days in the corrections department for each count, which was suspended to two years of supervised probation.
Crosland must register as a sex offender, submit to a psychological evaluation, he cannot reside in a household with children other than his own children and provide a DNA sample. He was given credit for 56 days in jail. Heís also not to have contact with the victims.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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