2017-11-09 / Front Page

Hammond hears guilty pleas during October term of court

Several guilty pleas were recently heard at the Lincoln County court­house during October. Thomas Britt Hammond, judge for the Toombs Judicial Circuit, presided over the series of arraignments.

The following cases were dis­posed of during the proceedings:

Danny Alvin Lancaster pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (misde­meanor). He was charged as a first- time offender, and was sentenced to 12 months probation; he must pay a fine of $750 plus surcharges; go through substance abuse treat­ment; and must stay away from the victim.

April Eskew pleaded guilty to speeding (misdemeanor), and fail­ure to maintain lane (misdemeanor). For both counts, Eskew must pay fines of $125.

Several guilty pleas were also heard during a series of pre-trials, and were disposed of during the proceedings:

Nancy Shockey pleaded guilty to simple battery (misdemeanor), and was sentenced to 12 months of probation, along with 30 hours of community service.

Malia Amber Taylor pleaded guilty to simple battery (misde­meanor), and was sentenced to 12 months of probation, along with 30 hours of community service.

Devon Jones pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of an of­ficer (felony), and a second count of obstruction of an officer (mis­demeanor).

Regarding the first count, he was sentenced to five years, with the first two years in confinement, but will receive credit for time served, and a balance on probation; and he must pay a fine of $1,000 including surcharges.

On the second count, Jones was sentenced to 12 months probation to run consecutive to the first count; and he must pay a fine of $500 in­cluding surcharges.

David Brewer pleaded guilty to DUI (less safe and drugs). He was sentenced to 12 months probation; he must pay a fine of $300 plus sur­charges; complete 40 hours of com­munity service; and must complete a DUI treatment program.

George Mitchell Stokes pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (mis­demeanor), and was granted time served.

In a separate case, Mitchell like­wise pleaded guilty to criminal trespass (misdemeanor). He was sentenced to 12 months probation, and he must pay a fine of $150 in­cluding surcharges.

David Kelly Thetford pleaded guilty to harassing communications (misdemeanor). He was sentenced to 12 months probation; he must pay a fine of $500 including surcharges; and he must stay away from the victim.

Perry M. Zellars pleaded guilty to loitering or prowling (misde­meanor), and he was sentenced to 12 months probation, and must pay a fine or $250 including surcharges.

Several cases in the criminal status hearings held in October were also disposed of during the proceedings:

Alma Marie Lockhart pleaded guilty to simple battery (misde­meanor), and was sentenced to 12 months confinement to run concur­rent with the sentence she is now serving.

In a separate case, Lockhart also pleaded guilty to obstruction of an officer (felony).

She was sentenced to five years, with the first two years served in confinement, which will run concur­rent with the sentence she is now serving, along with a balance on probation. She must also pay a fine of $1,000 plus surcharges.

Jasmine Jones pleaded guilty to battery (misdemeanor), and was sentenced to 12 months confinement to run concurrent with the sentence she is now serving.

Carolyn Blackmon pleaded guilty to simple battery (misdemeanor), and was sentenced to 12 months probation, and she must pay a fine of $300 plus surcharges.

Callie Alana White pleaded guilty to simple battery (misdemeanor). She was granted first offender status, and was sentenced to 12 months probation, and she must pay a fine of $300 including surcharges.

Adrian Devin Reid pleaded guilty to obstruction of an officer (misde­meanor), and simple battery (mis­demeanor).

On the first count, he was sen­tenced to 12 months probation, and must pay a fine of $500 plus surcharges.

On the second count, Reid was sentenced to 12 months probation to run consecutive to the first count, and must pay a fine of $500 includ­ing surcharges. He was granted first offender status.

Erica Davis pleaded guilty to pos­session of marijuana, less than one ounce (misdemeanor), and speeding (misdemeanor).

On the first count, she was sen­tenced to 12 months probation; she must pay a fine of $500 including surcharges; and the drug package.

On the second count, Davis was ordered to pay a fine of $125 plus surcharges.

Stacey Alan Bramlett was charged with keeping a disorderly house (misdemeanor), and was sentenced to 12 months probation; he must pay a fine of $500 including surcharges; and the drug package.

Preston Graham Simpson pleaded guilty to criminal trespass (misde­meanor).

He was granted first offender sta­tus, and was sentenced to 12 months probation, and he must pay a fine of $500 plus surcharges.

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