Judge Patterson Hands Down Sentences in Criminal Court

March 22, 2011
by: 
Dwayne Page

Judge David Patterson sentenced several people in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Monday after they entered pleas in negotiated settlements with the prosecutors.

37 year old Anthony Wayne Cantrell pleaded guilty by information to reckless driving and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days on probation except for six days of jail time. He was fined $350.

24 year old Justin Clyde Hale pleaded guilty to theft over $10,000 and received a three year sentence to serve. The case is to run concurrently with a Putnam County case against him. He must also make $100 restitution.

24 year old Johnny Murphy, Jr. pleaded guilty to simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to supervised probation. Murphy was fined $250 and must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment and follow the recommended treatment. He was given jail credit of six days.

25 year old Jordan Thomas Adams pleaded guilty by information to reckless endangerment and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to 90 days to serve with the balance on supervised probation. A second offense DUI charge against him will be dismissed. He must report to the jail on Monday, April 18th.

29 year old Michael Chad Owen pleaded guilty to three charges of aggravated burglary and received a three year sentence in each case, all suspended to community corrections. The cases are to run consecutively with each other for a total of nine years. He was given jail credit of approximately 13 months.

39 year old Pamela Jo Kelly pleaded guilty to a first offense of driving under the influence and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to 48 hours to serve with the balance on supervised probation. She will lose her license for one year and she must pay a fine of $365. The term is to run concurrently with a violation of probation sentence she is serving in Cumberland County. Her probation here will run concurrently with her probation in Cumberland County.

32 year old David Gaines pleaded guilty to promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and received a two year sentence at 30% and then be on supervised probation by TDOC. He was given credit for time served from September 8th, 2010 to March 21st, 2011. Gaines was fined $2,000 and he must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment and pay for any cleanup costs.

50 year old Nickey Cantrell pleaded guilty to two counts of manufacture, sale, and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance. He received a three year sentence on each count to run consecutively with a current sentence against him for a total of six years probation.

32 year old Michael S. Saylors pleaded guilty by information to possession of a schedule II controlled substance for resale and received a three year sentence, suspended to supervised probation. He also pleaded by information to promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and received a two year sentence, suspended to supervised probation. He was released to time served.

24 year old Kenny W. Dyal, Jr. pleaded guilty to five charges of burglary. He faces an eight year sentence but a hearing will be held later to determine how the sentence is to be served.

34 year old Lynda M. Neville pleaded guilty in information to two counts of simple possession and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days in each case, all suspended to CPS probation. The sentences in the simple possession cases are to run concurrently with each other but consecutively with the drug paraphernalia sentence for a total of two years.

31 year old Jeremy Edward Woodard pleaded guilty to a first offense of driving on a suspended license and received a sentence of five months and 29 days, all suspended to supervised probation for a period of six months. He will lose his license for a period of time

62 year old David R. Driver pleaded guilty to a first offense of driving under the influence. He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days to serve 48 hours and then be on probation. He was fined $365. Driver will lose his license for a period of one year although he may apply for a restricted license. He must complete the Alcohol Safety Education Program and complete an alcohol and drug assessment and follow any recommended treatment.

52 year old Eddie Lynn Taylor pleaded guilty to a second offense of driving under the influence and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended to 45 days to serve. He will lose his license for two years and he must pay a fine of $615. Taylor must complete the DUI drug court program. After serving seventeen days, he will be furloughed into treatment.

53 year old William B. Seals, Jr. pleaded guilty to a first offense of driving under the influence and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended except for 48 hours to serve. Seals will lose his license for one year but he may apply for a restricted license. He must pay a fine of $365 and complete the Alcohol Safety Education Program and an alcohol and drug assessment and follow any recommended treatment.

30 year old Christopher Sayle pleaded guilty to a first offense of driving under the influence and simple possession. He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days all suspended to 48 hours to serve on the DUI offense and 11 months and 29 days, all suspended to CPS probation on the simple possession charge, but he'll be on unsupervised probation after six months if there are no further problems.. The two sentences are to run consecutively for a total of two years. Sayle must pay a fine of $615 and he will lose his license for one year but he may apply for a restricted license. As a condition of probation, Sayle must pay the balance of his probation fees in another case in the amount of $2,450.

54 year old Terry W. Kent pleaded guilty to a first offense of driving under the influence and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended to supervised probation except for two days to serve. He was fined $365.

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