Taylor Gets Eleven Year Prison Sentence For Aggravated Sexual Battery

August 7, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Judge Leon Burns, Jr. handed down sentences to several people in DeKalb County Criminal Court Monday.

60 year old Ceylon Taylor entered a best interest plea to a charge of aggravated sexual battery and was sentenced to 11 years to serve in prison. He must abide by all sex offender requirements. He was given jail credit of seventeen months.

21 year old Johnnie L.Mitchell pleaded guilty to statutory rape and was sentenced to two years to serve. He must perform 100 hours of community service work . He will not be on the sexual offender registry, under terms of his plea agreement. Mitchell's case will run concurrently with a theft conviction for which he is facing three years in Putnam County.

19 year old Homer Anthony Petty, II, charged with burglary other than a habitation and theft over $1,000, was granted supervised judicial diversion probation for a period of two years. The cases are to run concurrently. He must perform 100 hours of community service work and pay $2,575 restitution to Young's Plant Farm.

34 year old Arthur Dawson pleaded guilty to sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (Hydromorphine), sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (cocaine), and sale of a schedule II controlled substance over .5 grams of cocaine. The sentences are to run concurrently. He received an eight year sentence, split confinement, with one year to serve and was fined a total of $2,000. He must make restitution of $200 to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office and was given jail credit of eight months.

44 year old Berna D. Barnes pleaded guilty to possession of a schedule IV controlled substance for sale and delivery. She received a three year sentence, all suspended, and she was fined $2,000 but the fine was waived.

20 year old Joshua L. Batey, charged with sale of a schedule VI controlled substance over half an ounce, was granted judicial diversion probation for a period of two years. He must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment, make restitution of $175 to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, and pay a $2,000 fine. Batey may seek employment after two years of successful probation.

24 year old Christopher Martin, charged with sale of a schedule II controlled substance, was granted judicial diversion for a period of three years. He must perform 100 hours of community service work, make restitution of $20 to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, and pay a $2,000 fine.

25 year old Daniel Edward Agee pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (1st offense). He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to 48 hours incarceration in the DeKalb County Jail with the balance on PSI supervised probation. Agee was fined $360 and he must attend DUI school.

40 year old Patricia Lynn Durham, charged with sale of a schedule III controlled substance, was granted pre-trial diversion probation for a period of two years under a memorandum of understanding. She must pay $60 restitution to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office and undergo an alcohol and drug assessment.

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