Judge Hands Down Sentences in DeKalb County Criminal Court

June 28, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Judge David Patterson

Several defendants appeared for sentencing Tuesday in DeKalb County Criminal Court after entering pleas under negotiated settlements.

Judge David Patterson presided.

26 year old Margie Drennan pleaded guilty to simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days suspended to six months of supervised probation and six months of good behavior probation. She must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment and follow the recommendations for treatment. Her fine is $750.

45 year old James Adcock pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance and received a four year sentence, all suspended to supervised probation. The sentence is to run concurrently with his current probation. Adcock was fined $2,000 and he must make $25 restitution to the Smithville Police Department.

31 year old Danny Ray Murphy pleaded guilty to attempting to initiate a process to manufacture methamphetamine and received a six year sentence to serve at 30% before parole eligibility. He was fined $2,000. Murphy was given jail credit .

29 year old Amanda Maxwell pleaded guilty by information to manufacturing methamphetamine and received a four year sentence reduced to time served as of June 30. She will then be on probation. She must pay a fine of $2,000. Maxwell was given jail credit from November 10, 2012 to June 25, 2013

23 year old Christopher Garrett pleaded guilty to introduction of contraband into a penal facility (jail) and received a six year sentence, all suspended to supervised probation by community corrections. The sentence is to run concurrently with his current sentence in another case. Garrett was given jail credit of 119 days.

30 year old Crystal Baker pleaded guilty by information to promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine. She received a three year sentence suspended to judicial diversion supervised probation. She must complete drug court and pay a $2,000 fine. Baker was given ten days of jail credit.

24 year old Lance Rollings pleaded guilty to simple possession of a schedule VI drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days in each case to run consecutively with each other for a total of two years. He will be on supervised probation for the first year and good behavior probation the second year. He was fined $500.

38 year old Micah Murphy pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance and received a five year sentence, all suspended to TDOC probation except for 30 days to serve on weekends. He was fined $2000 and must make restitution of $150 to Smithville Police Department and $25 to the Smithville Police Department. He was given ten days jail credit.

48 year old Karen Edwards pleaded guilty to a second offense of driving under the influence. She received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days all suspended to supervised probation except for 45 days to serve. Twenty eight days of the sentence may be served in a rehabilitation facility. Edwards was fined $610 and she will lose her driver's license as per Tennessee Department of Safety regulations. She must also undergo an alcohol and drug assessment.

56 year old Neil Bernard Keenan pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days to serve two days in jail. He was fined $365 and he will lose his driver's license for one year.

26 year old Jennifer Ferrell pleaded guilty to filing a false report and received a three year sentence suspended to probation.

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