Fourteen plead guilty, sentenced in court

Fourteen defendants pled guilty to their respective criminal charges in Pontotoc County Circuit Court last week and were sentenced by Judge James L. Roberts, Jr.

Defendant Michael Tyler Walls pled guilty to the crime of possession of precursors and was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison, unless he successfully completes one year in the state’s Intensive Supervision/House Arrest Program.

If Walls completes the Intensive Supervision Program the court has the option of suspending the remaining 19 years and placing him on four years post release supervision.

Judge Roberts also fined Walls $5,000, suspending $4,000, and ordered him to pay $445.50 court costs and $360 restitution to the North MS Narcotics Unit.

Walls also pled guilty to burglary of a building and was sentenced to a seven years suspended prison term which runs concurrently with the other prison term.

The court ordered Walls to pay $11,675.00 restitution to Terry Wages, plus court costs and assessments.

Defendant Andrea D. Bean pled guilty to false pretense (bad check), but the court withheld adjudication of guilt and sentence and placed Bean on three years probation.

Bean was ordered to pay a $500 fine, $420 court costs, and pay $680 restitution.

Defendant Reggie Lynn Dixon pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent and received a 20 years suspended prison sentence.

Judge Roberts placed Dixon on five years supervised probation, fined him $1,000 and ordered him to pay costs and fees totaling $925.50.

Defendant Harold Green pled guilty to burglary of a vehicle and was senteced to serve five years in prison, a sentence which will run concurrently with additional sentences handed down in Lee, Monroe and Union Counties.

Green was also fined $500 and ordered to pay $420.50 court costs.

Defendant Veronia Gurley pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

However, Gurley was given credit for time served and the balance of the sentence was suspended.

Gurley was placed on five years post release supervision, fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs totaling $835.50.

Defendant Keith Thayer pled guilty to burglary of a dwelling and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, with 20 years suspended.

Thayer was placed on five years post release supervision.

His sentence will run concurrently with count two (simple assault of a law enforcement officer) of this same cause number, but consecutively with an earlier sentence.

Thayer was fined $500 and ordered to pay costs, fees and restitution totaling $1,345.50.

Defendant Reginald D. Henderson pled guilty to burglary of a vehicle and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

However, Henderson was given credit for time already served and the balance of the sentence was suspended.

Henderson was placed on five years post release supervision, fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs and fees totaling $720.50;

Defendant James M. Cox pled guilty to burglary of a vehicle and was sentenced to seven years in prison, but was given credit for time served and the balance suspended.

Cox was placed on five years post release supervision and fined $500.

He was ordered to pay costs and fees totaling $720.

Defendant Santerika M. Cooperwood pled guilty to burglary of a vehicle, but the court withheld adjudication of guilt and imposition of sentence.

Cooperwood was placed on three years probation and fined $1,000, plus ordered to pay $750.50 in court costs and fees.

Lorenzo Donezal Jones pled guilty to grand larceny, but the court withheld adjudication of guilt and imposition of sentence.

Jones was placed on three years probation and fined $1,000.

Jones was ordered to pay $1,647.69 restitution and pay fees and costs totaling $720.50.

Defendant Bryan Douglas pled guilty to possession of marijuana with intent and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but was given credit for time served and the balance suspended.

Douglas was placed on five years post release supervision and fined $1,000.

Douglas was ordered to pay court costs, fees and restitution totaling $835.50.

Defendant Patsy Pannell Nichols pled guilty to sale of a controlled substance (Oxycodone) and was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison, unless she successfully completes one year in the state’s Intensive Supervision/House Arrest Program.

If Nichols completes the program, the court has the option of suspending the remaining 19 years and placing her on four years post release supervision.

Nichols was fined $5,000, with $4,000 suspended, and ordered to pay court costs, fees and restitution totaling $1,065.50.

Defendant Courtney Omar Gilbert pled guilty to a fondling charge and was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison.

Gilbert was given credit for time already served and the balance was suspended, howeverthis cause shall run consecutive to another sentence that he is currently serving.

Gilbert was ordered to register as a sex offender as directed by state law.

The sentencing order also noted that “this crime is a day for day crime if brought back before the Circuit Court for a formal revocation hearing.”

Gilbert was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs and fees totaling $720.50. He was also placed on five years post release supervision.

Defendant Rebecca Bean pled guilty to uttering a forgery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, however she was given credit for time served and the balance was suspended.

Bean was placed on five years post release supervision and ordered to pay $1,197.74 restitution to First National Bank.

She was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs and fees totaling $720.50.

Bean also pled guilty to a second count of uttering a forgery and was sentenced to a 10 years suspended prison term, which will run concurrently with the other cause
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