Skip to main content

Circuit court term finishes first week

January 27, 2012

By COLLEEN MCCARTHY

The Oktibbeha County Court wrapped up the first week of the January term yesterday.
The following cases were resolved:
- Al Rickey Edwards Jr. was found guilty of possession of cocaine, less than 30 grams. Edwards was sentenced to 24 years in prison with 12 years suspended, five years of post-release supervision, a $5,000 fine and $80 restitution.
- Jonas Andrews Jr.’s post-release supervision was revoked on a count of grand larceny. Andrews was sentenced to five years in prison and five years post-release supervision.
- Randolph Fancher was found guilty of sale of marijuana, less than 30 grams. Fancher was sentenced to three years of probation, a $2,000 fine and $153.04 restitution.
- Selena Davis was found guilty of felony false pretense. Davis was sentenced to three years probation, a $250 fine and $1,598.92 restitution.
- James Sudduth received a partial revocation for a charge of uttering forgery. Sudduth had a 10 year suspended prison sentence which was revoked and he was sentenced to five years in prison.
- Allen Shaw’s post-release supervision on a charge of uttering forgery was revoked. Shaw was sentenced to two years in prison.
- Kishawn Rogers was found guilty of conspiracy. Rogers received a sentence of five years in prison, a $500 fine and $2,899.55 restitution.
- Deseane Robinson was found guilty of burglary of an automobile. Robinson received a suspended seven year sentence, five years of probation, a $250 fine and $20 restitution.
- Justine E. Kent was found guilty of uttering forgery. Kent received a suspended sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $10,517.41. A hearing is scheduled for April to determine whether Kent will receive probation or be ordered to complete a restitution center program.
- Coby P. Jones was found guilty of possession of marijuana, greater than 30 grams, less than 250 grams. Jones received a suspended sentence of three years in prison, three years of probation, a $250 fine and $30 restitution.
- Gabriel Debrice Davis was found guilty of cyberstalking. Davis received a suspended sentence of two years in prison, two years of probation, a $250 fine and was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
- Andre Fitzgerald Hall’s post-release supervision on a charge of grand larceny was revoked. Hall was sentenced to five years in prison.
- Bradley Thaggard was found guilty of possession of marijuana, greater than 30 grams, less than 250 grams. Thaggard received a suspended sentence of three years in prison, three years of probation and a $2,000 fine.
- John Cunningham was found guilty of DUI third. Cunningham was sentenced to five years in prison and a fine of $3,000.
- Justin Clay Powers was found guilty of grand larceny. Powers was sentenced to give years of probation and a $1,000 fine.
- Clint Stinson was found guilty of felony DUI third. Stinson was sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of $2,000.
- Reo Dinning was found guilty of sale of marijuana, less than 30 grams within 1,500 feet of a school. Dinning received a suspended sentence of five years in prison and a $500 fine.
- Alexious Poe was found guilty of burglary of a dwelling. Poe was sentenced to three years in prison, a $500 fine, $5,450 restitution and five years of post-release supervision.
- Georgia Mullins’s post-release supervision on a charge of false pretense was revoked. Mullins was sentenced to five years in prison.
- Barcus Evans’s post-release supervision on a charge of sale of cocaine was revoked. Evans was sentenced to five years in prison.
- Robert Gagnon’s post-release supervision on a charge of felony taking of a motor vehicle. Gagnon was sentenced to three years in prison.
- Ahmed Manning was found guilty of possession of stolen property. Manning was sentenced to three years in prison, a $500 fine, $217.50 restitution and five years of post-release supervision.
- Tyrone Macon was found guilty of sale of cocaine. Macon was sentenced to 20 years in prison with eight years suspended, a $5,000 fine and five years of post-release supervision.
- Kenneth Pittman was found guilty of possession of cocaine, greater than .1 gram, less than two grams. Pittman was sentenced to four years in prison, a $250 fine and four years of post-release supervision.
In addition to the criminal cases, the court also handled a number of civil cases.
On Wednesday, the city of Starkville won an eminent domain case against J. Prate Montgomery Sr. over two easements on Montgomery’s property for a sewer line. The city had offered Montgomery $1,808 for the easements in 2006, but Montgomery refused the offer because he felt the land was worth much more.
Attorney Chris Latimer argued that the city wanted to pay Montgomery for the easements, but it had to be conscious of taxpayer money. A jury agreed and ordered the city to pay Montgomery the original amount of $1,808.
Bobbie R. Watt was ordered to pay the Starkville Surgical Associates $438.46.
James W. Mackey was ordered to pay Mississippi State University $3,409.15.
The court term will continue on Monday at 9 a.m. at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.

The memories of April 21, 2008 when we went to the Boston Marathon still lingered in our hearts and souls on April 15...
Emily Jones Deluded Diva My neighbor, (I'll call her Brenda for the sake of anonymity), is one of the best things that...
By RUTH MORGAN For Starkville Daily News General Wiley Norris Nash was one of Mississippi as well as Starkville’s most...
Creation is imagination, and being a visual artist I'm attempting to be creative, inventive, and imaginative. To...
Monday was a really bad day.  Huey P, my oversized HP laptop computer, just up and died. He had no symptoms indicating...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes