Two Enter Pleas in Criminal Court

December 2, 2008
Dwayne Page

Two people appeared for sentencing in DeKalb County Criminal Court Monday before Judge Leon Burns, Jr.

23 year old Brandon C. Bias pleaded guilty to escape and driving on a suspended license.

He received a one year sentence on the escape charge, all suspended to TDOC probation except for 60 days. He must pay $100 to the economic crime fund.

Bias also received a sentence of 5 months and 29 days on the driving offense, all suspended. He must pay a fine of $50.

The sentences are to run consecutively

27 year old Sabina Solano pleaded guilty to attempt to sell a schedule II controlled substance and theft over $1,000.

She received a two year sentence in the drug case, the first year of which she will be in the community corrections program with the balance on DOC probation. She received a two year sentence in the theft case to run concurrently with the drug case. She must make restitution of $490 to DeKalb Community Bank and $120 to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. She was given 30 days jail credit.

Solano also pleaded guilty to an amended charge of casual exchange. She received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, to serve 30 days on weekends beginning December 5th, with the balance on probation to run concurrently with the community corrections in the other drug case. She must pay a $750 fine and undergo an alcohol and drug assessment and perform 40 hours of public service.

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