May 6, 2010 12:04:00 PM
A convicted drug dealer who was deemed to be a habitual offender was sentenced Tuesday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court to serve 17 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections on two drug-related charges.
Judge Jim Kitchens sentenced Dexter Moore to 16 years in the MDOC without the possibility of parole for possession of cocaine as a habitual offender. Kitchens also sentenced Moore to 30 years in the MDOC, but suspended 29 years, for the sale of cocaine. Moore also faces a $5,000 fine and five years of post-release supervision.
In other court business Tuesday, Judge Lee Howard sentenced Isaac Starks to a combined seven years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections system for four counts of burglary of an automobile and two counts of identity theft. Starks also must pay $4,436.16 in restitution and a combined $2,000 in fines. Three additional counts of burglary of an automobile were dropped as part of a plea bargain.
Kitchens sentenced Trevor Edmonson to one year of house arrest and five years of post-release supervision for conspiracy to distribute marijuana. If Edmonson does not complete the house arrest program successfully, he must serve six years in the MDOC.
Kitchens sentenced Willie Rogers to five years in the MDOC for felony fleeing a law enforcement officer. The sentence is to run consecutively to a sentence Rogers already is serving. He also must pay a $500 fine.
Kitchens sentenced Larry Smith to two years of house arrest for possession of a weapon by felon. If Smith completes the house arrest program successfully, he faces five years of post-release supervision. If not, Smith must serve 10 years in the MDOC.
Kitchens sentenced Tracy Jones to three years in the MDOC for false pretense. Kitchens also ordered Jones to pay a $100 fine and $978.81 in restitution.
Kitchens did not accept a guilty plea made by Nicholas Robinson for simple assault on a police officer, and instead gave Robinson five years of probation.
Howard sentenced Brandon Cannon to two five-year sentences in the MDOC, which are to run concurrently, for one count of burglary of a dwelling and one count of burglary of an automobile. Cannon will be enrolled in the MDOC''s Regimented Inmate Discipline Program as part of the sentence. He also faces a $1,000 fine and five years of post-release supervision.
Howard sentenced William McBride to three years in the MDOC, but suspended the sentence, for one count of felony false pretense. Howard gave McBride three years of probation, a $500 fine and ordered him to pay $988 in restitution.
Howard declined to accept the guilty plea of Sheritt Taylor for one count of embezzlement, and instead gave Taylor five years of probation. Taylor also must pay a $750 fine and $1,094.38 in restitution.
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