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Busy Circuit Court term wraps up

August 7, 2010

The summer Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term wrapped up Friday with a down-to-the wire rush of sentencings and arraignments on Grand Jury indictments.
The two-week court term, which had been preceded by a week-and-a-half-long session of the Grand Jury, saw a total of 117 arraignments on Grand Jury indictments and the sentencings of 101 suspects after guilty pleas were made or revocations of suspended sentences and post-release supervision occurred, according to a tally by the Daily News staff.
Judges Lee Howard and Jim Kitchens were on the bench during the court term. The next Circuit Court term is scheduled for mid-October.

Sentencings

In Circuit Court action Thursday and Friday, the following defendants were sentenced after pleading guilty or having prior suspended sentences, probation or post-release supervision revoked. They are listed by name, charges, sentence, fines and restitution (any similarities in name to other individuals in the community is purely coincidental):
• Joshua Turnage, burglary of a building, 5 years of non-adjudicated probation, $750 in restitution.
• Tristan Conner, sale of Benzylpiperazine, 1 year in the Oktibbeha County Jail and 5 years of probation (on a 12-year suspended sentence), $5,000 fine.
• Whitney Houry, identity theft, sentencing set for Oct. 18.
• Brian Whitfield, possession of 10 dosage units of amphetamine, 1 year in the Intensive Supervision/House Arrest program followed by 5 years of probation (on a 15-year suspended sentence), $500 fine, $250 in restitution to the Starkville Police Department.
• Alexander Gibson, three counts of sale of between 30 and 250 grams of marijuana, 2 years in the Intensive Supervision/House Arrest program (on a 3-years suspended sentence), $1,500 fine.
• Andrew Marino, possession of 3 dosage units of LSD, 5 years of probation, $2,000 fine.
• Jessica Sephus, two counts of felony false pretense, two counts of identity theft, 3-year suspended sentence, $1,000 fine, $650 restitution.
• Brad Kidder, conspiracy to distribute between 30 and 250 grams of marijuana, 6 months in the county jail and 5 years of non-adjudicated probation, $1,000 fine.
• Keylon Pittman, conspiracy to distribute between 30 and 250 grams of marijuana, 6 months in the county jail and 5 years of non-adjudicated probation, $1,000 fine.
• John Campbell, possession of between 2 and 10 grams of cocaine, 10 years in prison, $1,000 fine.
• Jeramie Toney, three counts of false pretense, identity theft, 5 years of probation (on a 10-year suspended sentence), $750 fine, $500 in restitution.
• Terrian Cannon, uttering a forgery, 1 year in the Intensive Supervision/House Arrest program followed by 5 years of probation (on a 10 year suspended sentence).
• Samuel Gilmer, sale of between 30 and 250 grams of marijuana, sale of less than 30 grams of marijuana, 4 years in prison (12 years of a 16-year sentence suspended), $1,500 fine.
• Jared Henley, sale of cocaine, 1 year in the county jail and 5 years of probation (on a 15-year suspended sentence), $5,000 fine.
• Kashonda Elliott, felony shoplifting, 5 years of non-adjudicated probation, $250 in restitution.
• Clayton Thigpen, burglary of a building, 5 years of non-adjudicated probation, $750 fine.
• Tommy Croft, 5 years in prison after post-release supervision revoked for a prior burglary of an automobile conviction.
• Delmetric Henderson, 5 years in prison after post-release supervision revoked for a prior conviction for possession of between .1 and 2 grams of cocaine.
• Bruce Rice, possession of between .1 and 2 grams of cocaine, 5 years of probation, $750 fine.
• Mark Sutton, sale of less than 30 grams of marijuana, 3 years of probation, $500 fine.
• Amy Salyer, conspiracy to sell between 30 and 250 grams of marijuana, 5 years of non-adjudicated probation, $500 fine.
• Rochquel Johnson, uttering a forgery, sentencing set for Oct. 18.

Arraignments

In Circuit Court action Thursday and Friday, the following suspects were arraigned on various Oktibbeha County Grand Jury indictments and are listed by name, charges, bond and date of next court action (any similarities in name to other individuals in the community is purely coincidental):
• Barron Withers, two counts of sale of less than 30 grams of marijuana, $10,000 bond, Oct. 21.
• Larry Smith, arson, $25,000 bond, Nov. 3.
• Jarrard Gibson, possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana, $5,000 bond, Oct. 19.
• Thomas Davis, possession of cocaine, $5,000 bond, Nov. 2.
• Richard Whitman, possession of a controlled substance, $15,000 bond, Nov. 2.
• Tomeka Chandler, false pretense, $5,000 bond, Oct. 20.
• Keith Spivey, DUI (third offense), $5,000 bond, Oct. 21.
• Emily James, possession of cocaine, no bond granted, Oct. 21.
• Carlos Lane, grand larceny, $5,000 bond, Oct. 20.
• Barron Hubbard, armed robbery, $25,000 bond, Nov. 1.

Clarification

• An earlier Circuit Court report incorrectly identified a suspect charged with sale or transfer of diazepam. The correct suspect is Danny Fulgham Jr.
• Another Circuit report also may have caused confusion in the arraignment of a suspect charged with possession of less than 3 dosage units of LSD. The John T. Foley arraigned that charge is not the John T. Foley in the community who is 61 years old.

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