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Man sentenced in battery case
by Jebb Johnston
Aug 13, 2014 | 300 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The recently completed term of Alcorn County Circuit Court included a guilty plea on a sexual battery charge.

Mamiz Domingo Martinez, 21, pleaded guilty to the charge before Judge Jim Pounds and was sentenced to 25 years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 17 years suspended, leaving eight years to serve day-for-day, followed by five years of post-release supervision, according to court records. He must register as a sex offender and pay $1,000 to the Children’s Trust Fund and a $500 fine, as well as other assessments.

He gets credit for time already served.

The indictment returned against Martinez in August 2013 states that Martinez engaged in sexual penetration of a 12-year-old in April 2013.

The term also included a conviction on an aggravated assault charge.

A jury trial ended in a guilty verdict for Amy Denise Towles, who was accused of aggravated assault in the June 2012 shooting of William Clay Wells.

Judge Thomas Gardner III imposed a sentence of 20 years in custody of MDOC with 15 years suspended, leaving five years to serve, followed by five years of post-release supervision. She must also pay a $1,000 fine.

A grand jury returned an indictment on the charge in September 2012. The indictment states that Towles shot Wells in the abdomen with a .22 caliber rifle.

The term also included a guilty plea in a sexual battery case.
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