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Oktibbeha County Circuit Court ends 1st week of term

October 20, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Circuit Court wrapped up the first week of its fall term yesterday.

The cases of Trent Crump, Duntae Harvey and Mason Perry Jones were continued. They are each charged with one count of capital murder in connection to the fatal shooting of former Mississippi State University student John Sanderson on the MSU campus in March.

The trial of Austin Poole, who was scheduled to appear before Judge James Kitchens on Oct. 29, was also continued. Poole is charged with six counts of aggravated DUI after a vehicle accident in May which killed former Starkville High School student Treasure Huffman and injured six other passengers.

Lance Kennedy’s trial was also continued until the winter term. He is charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance. Former MSU student Teresa Veal was found dead at Kennedy’s apartment in February. Investigators later ruled her death an accidental drug overdose. Kennedy’s counts include possession of marijuana, Xanax, heroin and cocaine.

The case of Branded Gordon, who was charged with two counts of simple assault on a law enforcement officer, was declared a mistrial.
The following cases were resolved:

Micah Gillum was found guilty of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay a $1,200 fine.

Deondrick Dantzler was found guilty of felony possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to one year in prison, a two-year suspended sentence and a $750 fine.

Craige Lewis was found guilty of possession of cocaine. He was sentenced to serve four years in prison followed by a four-year suspended term and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Parrish Bishop was found guilty of possession of cocaine. He was sentenced to eight years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Jerry Henderson was found guilty of statutory rape. He was sentenced to five years in prison followed by a five-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

Christopher Sellers was found guilty of malicious mischief. He was sentenced to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine and $2,173.52 restitution.

Angelique Beasley was found guilty of grand larceny. She was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $1642.89 in fines and restitution.

Janeen Armsteed was found guilty of grand larceny and was sentenced to five years of probation and $1,534.04 in fines and restitution.
Karen Jones was found guilty of possession of contraband in jail. She was sentenced to five years in prison and a $500 fine.

Tracey White was found guilty of an uttering counterfeit instrument charge and was sentenced to two years of probation and a $500 fine.
Anthony Robertson was found guilty of possession of cocaine and found to be a habitual offender. He was sentenced to eight years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

William Daniel Prince was found guilty of aggravated assault. He was sentenced to two years in prison followed by a 13-year suspended sentence. He is also ordered to pay $2,497.65 in fines and restitution.
Marvin Moore was found guilty of accessory after the fact. He was sentenced to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine.

Domeiko Eubanks was found guilty of aggravated assault. He was sentenced to five years in prison and $1,677 in fines and restitution.
Thomas Curie was found guilty of robbery. He is sentenced to five years of probation and a $500 fine.

Max Logan Yates was found guilty of possession of weapon on school property. He was sentenced to two years probation and a $500 fine.
Andrew L. Ivory was found guilty of burglary of a dwelling. He was sentenced to six years in prison to be followed by a five-year suspended sentence. He is also ordered to pay $2,475 in fines and restitution.
Devon Riley was found guilty of two counts of burglary of an automobile. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Monique Hemphill was found guilty of possession of cocaine. She was sentenced to five years of probation.

Marilyn Kelly was found guilty of false pretense. She was sentenced to one year in prison and two years of probation. She was also ordered to pay $2,111 in fines and restitution.

Derrick Louis Hill was found guilty of armed robbery. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison followed by a five-year suspended sentence. He was also ordered to pay $2,612.50 in fines and restitution.

Darius Lee Hill was found guilty of armed robbery and simple assault. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison followed by a 10-year suspended sentence. He was also ordered to pay $2,612.50 in fines and restitution.
Herschel Isaac was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by a five-year suspended sentence. He was also ordered to pay $2,000 in fines and restitution.

Troy Gandy was found guilty of two counts of sale/transfer of hydrocodone. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by a five-year suspended sentence. He is also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.
Christopher Gibson was found guilty of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was sentenced to five years in prison followed by a 10-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Benton Houser was found guilty of possession of methamphetamines. He had his suspended sentence revoked and was ordered to serve four years in prison.

Natasha Lester was found guilty of embezzlement. She was sentenced to a five-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay $1,986 in fines and restitution.

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