The Transylvania Times -

By Lenora Carver
Staff Writer" 

Pleas Heard In Court

 

March 1, 2011



Judge Mark Powell heard the following cases during last Wednesday's Administrative Superior Court session.

• Jonathan Robert Bracken, who was charged with two felony counts of larceny and two misdemeanor courts of larceny, pleaded guilty to four counts of misdemeanor larceny.

He was sentenced to serve two consecutive 45-day sentences in jail. This sentence was suspended for 18 months of supervised probation.

• Charles Daniel Briggs was originally charged with one felony count of probation violation, five felony counts of breaking and entering, three felony counts of larceny, one felony count of being a habitual felon, one felony count of aiding and abetting to obtain property by false pretenses, one felony count of larceny after breaking and entering and two misdemeanor counts of injury to real property. He pleaded guilty to one felony count of probation violation, five felony counts of breaking and entering, one felony count of being a habitual felon and one felony count of larceny after breaking and entering. He was sentenced to serve 76 to 1,010 months in jail.

Daniel Matthew Brown was originally charged with one misdemeanor count of going armed to the terror of people, two misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and one felony count of a felon possessing a firearm. He pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon. He was sentenced to three days active jail time with credit for time served.

• Arthur James Butera pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of forging an instrument and nine felony counts of uttering a forged instrument.

He was sentenced to serve two consecutive 24 to 32 month sentences. This sentence was suspended to 30 months of supervised probation.

• Andrea Louise Bussey, who was originally charged with one felony count of violating a sex offender registry, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of obstructing justice. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail. All other charges were dismissed.

• Shaughn David Carroll was originally charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury, one misdemeanor count of assault on a female and one misdemeanor count of simple assault.

He pleaded guilty to one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon to inflict serious injury and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female and one misdemeanor count of simple assault.

He was sentenced to 150 days and a consecutive 25 to 39 days sentence in jail. The sentence was suspended for 36 months of supervised probation.

• Phillip Maurice Chastain was originally charged with one felony count of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and one felony count of selling a schedule II controlled substance.

He pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and one felony count of selling cocaine. He was sentenced to 11 to 14 months and a consecutive 19 to 23 months in jail. The sentence was suspended to 36 months supervised probation.

• James Austin Corn was originally charged with one felony count of larceny, one felony count of breaking and entering and one misdemeanor count of injury to real property.

He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of larceny and one misdemeanor count of injury to real property. He was sentenced to two consecutive sentences of 45 days in jail.

The sentence was suspended to 18 months of supervised probation.

• Billy Jack Gage III was originally charged with one misdemeanor count of probation violation and one traffic violation of driving while impaired.

He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of probation violation. His sentence was activated. The driving while impaired charge was remanded to district court.

• Ronnie Joe Lail's probation was terminated and the two felony counts of probation violation were dismissed.

• David Eugene McCall's one felony count of probation violation was activated.

He was sentenced to serve 24 hours in jail. Upon completion of his sentence, his probation will be terminated.

• Reymundo Ramirez Sr. was originally charged with one felony count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, one felony count of selling and delivering marijuana, two felony counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place to keep a controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia, one misdemeanor count of simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of failing to appear in court for a misdemeanor charge and four felony counts of failing to appear in court for a felony charge.

He pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, one felony count of selling and delivering marijuana and one felony count of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place to keep a controlled substance. He was sentenced to serve six to eight months in jail. The sentence was suspended to 36 months of supervised probation.

Ramirez opted to serve his sentence.

• Dolphus Ray Smith was originally charged with one felony count of probation violation and one traffic violation of having no operator's license.

He pleaded guilty to the probation violation, and his sentence was activated.

• David Michael Taylor Jr.'s one felony count of probation violation was activated.

• Henry Rufus Temple III was originally charged with one felony count of possessing marijuana, one felony count of manufacturing marijuana, one felony count of maintaining a vehicle of a dwelling place to keep a controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of possession a schedule VI controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia and one misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer.

He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of maintaining a place to keep a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession a schedule VI controlled substance.

He was sentenced to 120 days in jail. The sentence was suspended to 12 months of unsupervised probation.

• Allen Lynch Whitmire pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and one felony count of selling and delivering a scheduled VI controlled substance.

He was sentenced to six to eight months in jail. The sentence was suspended to 18 months of supervised probation in conjunction with serving 30 days in jail.

• Paul Carl Compton's one count of probation violation was activated due to a lack of court payment.• Bradley Wayne Privette, who was charged with three felony counts of probation violation, is to continue on probation but will be required to serve 45 days in jail.

 
 

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