Circuit court terms ends with more sentences

The second week of the June term of circuit court ended Friday with about two dozen cases being handled in addition to those reported this past week. Many of the cases came out of indictments returned by the Union County grand jury in April, a large percentage of which were drug-related.

Judge John Gregory heard pleas and issued sentences during the second week.

Cases included:

  • Jeremy Chism, 1253 CR 126, New Albany, 7-12-83, who pleaded guilty to burglary of a dwelling. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with credit for time served and the balance suspended. He was ordered placed in a long-term therapeutic alcohol and drug treatment program with 365-day right of review with successful completion a condition of sentencing. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 to the DA’s office for prosecution and $60 restitution to Tony Brooks.
  • Nathan Curtis, 1224 CR 16, Myrtle, 10-30-89, who pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of a controlled substance, Schedule III drug. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with credit for time served and the balance suspended for each. He was ordered placed in a long-term therapeutic alcohol and drug treatment program with 365-day right of review with successful completion a condition of sentencing. Afterwards, he will be placed on five years’ post-release supervision and will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $600 bond fee, $100 to the DA’s office and $2,000 restitution to the New Albany Police Department Drug Fund. His sentences for both counts will run concurrently.
  • Timothy Curtis, 1100 St. Hwy. 370, Dumas, 9-3-90, charged with sale of a controlled substance, Schedule III drug. He withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with six of those years suspended and ordered to then be placed on five years’ post-release supervision. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $300 bond fee, $100 to the DA’s office and $2,000 restitution to the New Albany Police Department Drug Fund.
  • Nathan Adair, 210 Sycamore St. or 1802 CR 81, Blue Mountain, 11-10-85, charged with possession of a controlled substance, Schedule III drug. He withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 14 of those years suspended and ordered to later be placed on five years’ post-release supervision after that. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 to the DA’s office and $1,000 restitution to the Union County Sheriff’s Department Drug Fund.
  • Zedrick Owens, 932 S. Willette, Memphis, 1-22-77, charged with two counts of uttering a forgery. He withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with eight of those years suspended and ordered to later be placed on five years’ post-release supervision for each count. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 to the DA’s office, $4,381.16 restitution to Renasant Bank and $1,956.04 restitution to BancorpSouth. The two sentences will run concurrently.
  • Robert Carruthers, 232 CR 217, 9-26-80, charged with three counts of sale of a controlled substance. He withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty. For count one, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 10 of those years suspended and ordered to later be placed on five years’ post –release supervision. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 to the DA’s office and $2,000 restitution to the Union County Sheriff’s Department Drug Fund. Counts two and three were retired to files and his sentence for count one will run concurrently with sentences in Lafayette County cases.
  • Thomas “Buck” Mardis, 1055 CR 90, New Albany, 9-17-50, who pleaded guilty to sale of a controlled substance, Schedule III drug. He was sentenced to five years in prison with credit for time served and the balance suspended and then ordered to later be placed on five years’ post-release supervision. He was ordered placed in a long-term therapeutic alcohol and drug treatment program with 365-day right of review with successful completion a condition of sentencing. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 to the DA’s office and $2,000 restitution to the Union County Sheriff’s Department Drug Fund. A separate case was retired to files.
  • David Graham, 804 Buncomb, New Albany, 2-3-70, who pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of a controlled substance. His sentencing was deferred to Sept. 2.
  • Angela Hancock, 975 Hwy. 30 E., New Albany, 12-29-68, who pleaded guilty to manufacture of methamphetamine, reduced from a charge of conspiracy. She was placed on unsupervised probation for three years and will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $500 bond fee, $100 to the DA’s office and $1,000 restitution to the Union County Sheriff’s Department Drug Fund.
  • Glen C. Beverly, 1310 D Coral Rd., Waycross, Ga., 7-1-70, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, cocaine. He was sentenced to five years in prison, reduced to time served, and ordered to later be placed on post-release supervision for the balance of the original sentence. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 to the DA’s office and $2,000 restitution to the New Albany Police Department Drug Fund.
  • Tavonte Polk, 604 New St., 12-15-93, who pleaded guilty to sale of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years’ post-release supervision, but also was ordered placed in the Regimented Inmate Discipline program. Upon successful completion of the R.I.D. boot camp program the remainder of the sentence will be suspended but he will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 to the DA’s office and $2,000 restitution to the New Albany Police Department Drug Fund.
  • Jessica Blaine AKA Patterson, address and age unavailable, who pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine. She was sentenced to three years in prison, suspended, and then ordered to later be placed on three years’ post-release supervision. She will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 bond fee, $100 to the DA’s office and $1,000 restitution to the New Albany Police Department Drug Fund.
  • Julius Judon, 240 Cairo Loop, Ecru, 10-31-86. He was previously adjudicated guilty of two counts of sale of a controlled substance, marijuana. For count two he was sentenced to 15 years in prison but will serve one years under house arrest. Upon successful completion, 14 years will be suspended and he will be placed on four years’ post-release supervision. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $200 bond fee, $100 to the DA’s office and $1,500 restitution to the Union County Sheriff’s Department Drug Fund. Count one was retired to files.
  • Dierre Fryar, 1000 Ellis St., Myrtle, 2-9-87, charged with possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. He withdrew a not guilty plea and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, suspended to time served, and then ordered to later be placed on five years’ post-release supervision. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 to the DA’s office and $1,500 restitution to the Union County Sheriff’s Department Drug Fund.
  • Michael Williams, 304 Jackson, 8-4-72, charged with three counts of sale of a controlled substance, Schedule II drug. He withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for each count with 10 of those years suspended and ordered to later be placed on five years’ post-release supervision. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs and $2,000 restitution to the New Albany Police Department Drug Fund. Sentences for all three counts will run concurrently.
  • Roy Starnes, 2094 CR 961, Dennis, 9-28-72, charged with sale of a controlled substance, Schedule II drug. He withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with five of those years suspended and then placed on five years’ post-release supervision. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 to the DA’s office and $2,000 restitution to the Union County Sheriff’s Department Drug Fund.
  • Perry Rutledge, 273 CR 255, 1-31-88, charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance, Schedule II drug. He withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison on both counts with nine of those years suspended and then placed on five years’ post-release supervision. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 to the DA’s office and $2,000 restitution to the New Albany Police Department Drug Fund. Both sentences will run concurrently and also concurrently with a separate set of charges, below.
  • Perry Rutledge, 273 CR 255, 1-31-88, charged with two counts of grand larceny. He withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on each count with four of those years suspended and ordered placed on four years’ supervised probation. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $300 bond fee, $100 to the DA’s office and $275 restitution to Jenny Morrison. Sentences for both counts will run concurrently and with the case listed previously.
  • Edward Cole Mason, 258 Old Plantersville Rd., Plantersville, 8-6-91, charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance, Schedule II drug. He withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with five of those years suspended and then to be placed on five years’ post-release supervision. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 to the DA’s office and $2,000 restitution to the New Albany Police Department Drug Fund.
  • Jimmy Perkins, 1073 CR 47, Etta, 3-30-69, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with five of those years suspended and then to be placed on five years’ post-release supervision, contingent on successful completion of a long-term therapeutic alcohol and drug treatment program with 365-day right of review. He will have to pay $533.50 court costs, $100 bond fee and $100 to the DA’s office. A separate case will be retired to files.