Five Sentenced In DeKalb County Criminal Court

November 21, 2006
by: 
Dwayne Page

Five defendants were sentenced in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Friday after entering guilty pleas under negotiated settlements.

The presiding judge was Leon Burns, Jr.

20 year old Danny Hugh Kennedy III pleaded guilty to simple possession and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days all suspended. He will be on supervised probation for six months and unsupervised probation for six months if all fines, fees, and costs are paid. He must perform 25 hours of community service work and undergo an alcohol and drug assessment.

22 year old Melody K. Mencer pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days all suspended. She was fined $150. The case is to run concurrently with a criminal court case against her in Warren County.

29 year old Walter Ray Pedigo pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance. He received a three year sentence all suspended to DOC probation. The fine was waived.

53 year old Julie Murphy pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance, sale of a counterfeit controlled substance, and two counts of sale of a schedule III controlled substance. All the sentences are to run concurrently for a total of four years but she was given credit for time served and will be on supervised probation for the remainder of her term. All fines were waived in the case but she must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment and follow the prescribed treatments.

60 year old James Edward Murphy pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of a schedule II controlled substance and two counts of sale of a schedule III controlled substance. All the sentences are to run concurrently for a total of four years, all suspended to one year of probation supervised by community corrections and the remaining three years on DOC probation.. All fined were waived in the case and he was given credit for time served.

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