Circuit court closes January session with 31 sentences issued

 

Itawamba County Circuit Court recently wrapped up a busy January session. Over the course of two weeks, 31 people were sentenced. The following represents the final 15 of those sentences. The first half were published in the Feb. 10 edition of “The Itawamba County Times” and online at itawambatimes.com.

JEFF LESLEY, 733 Highway 371, Mooreville, pleaded guilty before Judge Thomas J. Gardner III to grand larceny of an individual property valued at more than $500. He was sentenced to five years, with two years suspended, three years to be served and two years probation. He was also ordered to pay $1,673.89 in restitution, plus a $1,000 fine and $421.50 in court costs.

Lesley is currently being housed in the Itawamba County Jail.

JAMIE RAY MILLS, 6970 Van Buren Road, Nettleton, pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender. He was sentenced by Judge Gardner to five years, was given credit for time served and had the remaining balance suspended, plus four years and 361 days of probation.

Mills was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, plus a total of $1,031.50 in court costs and restitution.

KENNETH W. MILNER, 907 Martin Luther King Drive, Fulton, pleased guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, distribute and/or manufacture and possession of a controlled substance while incarcerated.

Judge Gardner sentenced Milner to 20 years for the first charge, with 14 years suspended, six to be served and five years probation. For the second sentence, Milner was sentenced to seven years, with four years suspended and three years to be served.

On a second set of charges, Milner pleased guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, distribute and/or manufacture and possession of a controlled substance while incarcerated. Judge Gardner retired the first charge; for the second, Milner was given a seven-year sentence, with four years suspended and three to be served.

All of Milner’s sentences are to run consecutively.

In addition to jail time, Milner was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, plus a total of $1,581.50 in court costs and restitution. He is currently being housed in the Itawamba County Jail.

LARRY RICKY MINK, 8270 Fairview Banner Road, Golden, pleaded guilty to two counts of malicious mischief and a count of shooting into a dwelling. Judge Gardner sentenced him to a total of 10 years for both malicious mischief charges, but suspended all of that time. For the shooting charge, Mink was sentenced to 10 years, with five years suspended, five to be served and five years probation.

The sentences are to run consecutively. Judge Gardner ordered Mink to be immediately transported to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, where he is currently being housed.

In addition to serving jail time, Mink was ordered to pay $5,387.26 in restitution, plus $1,431.50 in court costs and a $1,000 fine.

OZZIE LEE NAILS, 199 Whitefield Circle, Fulton, had his bond revoked on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender. Judge Gardner sentenced him to four years, with all time to be served. He is currently being housed in the Itawamba County Jail.

FELICIA OSWALT, 1255 Northeast Brown Road, Golden, entered a guilty plea to a charge of burglarizing a vehicle, boat or building other than a dwelling. She was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge James L. Roberts to seven years, with all time suspended, and five years on probation. The sentence is to run consecutively with one issued by the Tishomingo Circuit Court.

In addition to her sentence, Oswalt was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, plus a total of $946.50 in court costs and restitution.

TERESA ANN POTEET, 849 Mount Gilead Road, Golden, pleaded guilty to two charges of malicious mischief, plus a charge of shooting into a dwelling.

Judge Gardner sentenced Poteet to a total of 10 years for the malicious mischief charges, eight years of which were suspended, two of which will be served and eight years probation. Poteet will serve one her years on house arrest and the other under judicial review.

The shooting charge was retired. Both of Poteet’s sentences are to run consecutively.

In addition to her sentence, Poteet was ordered to pay $5,387.26 in restitution, plus $421.50 in court costs and a $1,000 fine.

AMANDA REYNOLDS, 6260 Nita Lake Road, Fulton, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary of a train, boat, vehicle or building other than a dwelling. She was sentenced by Judge Gardner to seven years, with all time suspended, and five years probation. She will spend one year under judicial review.

Reynolds was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, plus $421.50 in court costs.

WILLIAM FLOYD ROGERS JR., 201 North Rose Street, Fulton, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced by Judge Gardner to three years, with one year and six months suspended, one year and six months to be served, and one year and six months probation. The sentence is to run consecutively with one previously issued by the Itawamba County Circuit Court.

Rogers is currently in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

In addition to his sentence, Rogers was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, plus a total of $1,051.50 in court costs and restitution.

CHARLES SHELLS, 913 Martin Luther King Drive, Fulton, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance. Judge Gardner sentenced him to eight years on the first count, with all time suspended and five years on probation. The second charge was retired.

Shells was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $1,476.50 in court costs and restitution.

KAYLA MARIE SHIELDS, 9015 Stateline Road, Tremont, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to eight years by Judge Gardner, was given credit for time served and had the remaining balance suspended, plus five years probation. She was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, plus a total of $941.50 in court costs and restitution.

FARRAH STEPHENS, 3081 John Rankin Highway, Fulton, was sentenced to 20 years by Judge Gardner after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, distribute and/or manufacture. She was given credit for time served and had the remaining balance of her sentence suspended, plus five years probation. She will spend a year under judicial review.

In addition to her sentence, Stephens was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, plus a total of $1,251.50 in court costs and restitution.

DAVID THOMAS, 344 Hospital Circle, Apt. 163, Guin, pleaded guilty to false pretenses. He was sentenced by Judge Gardner to 10 years, all of which was suspended, plus five years probation. Thomas was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, plus a total of $1,331.50 in court costs and restitution.

JEFF K. WILEMON, whose last known residence is simply listed as “Itawamba County Jail,” pleaded guilty to four charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Judge Gardner sentenced Wilemon on two of these charges: 20 years for both, with 16 years suspended, four to be served and five years probation. The sentences are to run concurrently.

The judge retired the other two weapon charges.

In a separate case, Wilemon pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance while incarcerated. Judge Gardner sentenced him to seven years for this charge, four of which were suspended and three of which will be served. This sentence is to run consecutively with the two issued on the weapons charges.

Wilemon is currently housed in the Itawamba County Jail.

In addition to his sentences, Wilemon was ordered to pay a total of $3,000 in fines, plus $1,988 in court costs and restitution.

JESSIE ROBERT YOUNG, 143 Harbor Road, Tremont, entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance. Judge Gardner sentenced him to 16 years, 15 of which were suspended and one of which will be served on house arrest and under judicial review, plus five years probation. Young was also fined $1,000, plus ordered to pay court costs and restitution totaling $1,406.50.

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