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Starkville man sentenced to 25 years for DUI fatality

 

Kristin Mamrack

 

 

A Starkville man charged with leaving the scene of a May 2011 accident in which an 11-year-old boy was killed and three others injured this week was sentenced in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. 

 

Curtis Chandler, 43, of 18 Canal St., also was charged with multiple counts of aggravated DUI in the accident, which occurred about 3 p.m. May 21, 2011 when Chandler's green 1995 Toyota 4-Runner overturned several times on Oktoc Road, ejecting two juveniles before stopping against a fence. 

 

In addition to the 11-year-old boy who was killed, a 12-year-old girl and 39-year-old woman were injured, as well as another 15-year-old occupant. 

 

Chandler, this week, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated DUI. For the first count, he was sentenced to serve 25 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. For the second count, he was sentenced to serve 25 years in MDOC and to pay a $1,000 fine. His sentence is to run concurrently with the sentence for count one. Counts three, four and five were retired to the files. 

 

The following cases also were disposed of this week in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court: 

 

  • Carson Coombs, of 1102 Highway 15 N. in New Albany, pleaded guilty to possession of amphetamines and was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. 

     

  • Bryce Brown, of 209 Lynne Lane, Apt. 7D in Starkville, pleaded guilty to felony fleeing of a law enforcement officer and was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. 

     

  • Jarvis Ellis, of 514 West Main Street in Starkville, pleaded guilty to simple assault on a law enforcement officer and was sentenced to serve one year in MDOC and to four years of post-release supervision. Additionally, Ellis was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. 

     

  • Rachel Norman, of 1865 Oliver Jackson Road in Starkville, pleaded guilty to uttering forgery and was sentenced to five years of probation. Norman also was ordered to pay $1,601 restitution and a $250 fine. 

     

  • John Kwoka, of 407 Mary Lee Lane, Apt. 203 A in Starkville, pleaded guilty to sale of marijuana and sentenced to three years of probation. Kwoka also was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine. 

     

  • Anthony Watt pleaded guilty to burglary of a shed and was sentenced to serve four years in MDOC and three years of post-release supervision. Watt was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $1,5000 restitution. 

     

  • Kenneth Price, of 50 N. Oakwood Lane in Columbus, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, in an amount less than .1 gram.Price was sentenced to serve four years in MDOC and is ineligible for parole, early release, good-time credit, weekend or overnight passes. 

     

  • Garry Johnson, of 217 Rogers Circle in Brookhaven, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to serve 10 years in MDOC. Johnson was ordered to pay $6,225.97 restitution and a $500 fine. Because Johnson had no prior felony convictions, his sentence was suspended and he was sentenced, instead, to five years of probation and to spend one year in the Oktibbeha County Jail, with credit for time served. 

     

  • Nathan S. Rowell, of 1401 Golf Course Road in Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon on educational property and was sentenced to one year of non-adjudicated probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. 

     

  • David Nichols, of 1300 Old Highway 12, Apt. 206, in Starkville, pleaded guilty to malicious mischief and was sentenced to five years of non-adjudicated probation. Nichols also was ordered to pay $5,000 restitution and a $1,200 fine. 

     

  • Donnie Harris, of 405 10th St. N., Apt. C, in Columbus, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and was sentenced to serve 10 years in MDOC to be followed by four years of post-release supervision.

     

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