Circuit judges hand down sentences
April 29, 2010 11:44:00 AM
The Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term is in recess until Monday, but judges Jim Kitchens and Lee Howard issued a handful of sentences earlier this week.
- Kitchens sentenced Sarita Alred to 20 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, but suspended 10 years, for the manufacture of methamphetamine. Alred also faces five years of post-release supervision and a $5,000 fine.
- Howard sentenced John Lucas to eight years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, but suspended the sentence, for possession of cocaine more than .1 gram but less than 2 grams. Howard gave Lucas five years of probation and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine.
- Howard sentenced Martha Britt, aka Darrell McClendon, to three years in the MDOC, which he subsequently suspended, for possession of marijuana more than 30 grams but less than 250. Britt now faces three years of probation and a $1,000 fine.
- Kitchens sentenced Shasta Bateman Varner to 15 years in the MDOC, but suspended the sentence, for identity theft. Varner now faces five years of probation and a $200 fine.
- Kitchens ordered Ladedrick Deshaun Owens to pay $480.45 in restitution and a $500 fine for misdemeanor simple assault.
- Kitchens declined to accept Arthur Brantley''s guilty plea to one count of larceny of timber and instead gave Brantley five years of probation. Brantley also must pay $19,300 in restitution and a $1,000 fine.
- Kitchens sentenced Randy Thompson to one year in the custody of the Oktibbeha County Sheriff''s Department, but suspended the sentence, for misdemeanor possession of Alprazolam. Thompson also must pay a $500 fine and $250 in restitution.