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Defendants enter guilty pleas
by Jebb Johnston
Aug 16, 2014 | 61 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A number of defendants entered guilty pleas during the recently completed term of Alcorn County Circuit Court.

Sentences handed down on guilty pleas include the following:

• Eugene Brian Beckman, two indictments for burglary and larceny of a dwelling — Concurrent sentences of 25 years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 23 years suspended, leaving two years to serve followed by five years of probation and a $1,000 fine. Beckman must pay restitution of $2,000 in one indictment and $4,000 in the other jointly with a co-defendant.

• Juanita Gingery, sale of hydrocodone — Eight-year sentence with four years suspended, leaving four years to serve; four years probation; $1,000 fine

• Angelo Copeland, two counts of sale of cocaine — Suspended eight-year sentence with five years probation

• Charles Schmidt, 44, manufacture of methamphetamine — Suspended eight-year sentence, five years probation and $1,000 fine

• Tonya Ray Cummings Russell, 40, sale of marijuana — Suspended three-year sentence, two years probation and $1,000 fine

• Randy Wayne Follin, 58, burglary of a dwelling — Suspended 10-year sentence with five years probation and $1,000 fine. He must pay restitution of $3,500.

• Hillary Kepple, 37, two-count indictment for prescription fraud — Suspended five-year sentences imposed on this indictment and another indictment out of Prentiss County. She must serve five years of probation, and she was referred to drug court.

• Ronnie Chad Arnold, 32, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon — Suspended 10-year sentence with five years probation and $1,000 fine

• Jerry Lee Patterson Jr., 40, burglary and larceny of a vehicle and possession of cocaine — Suspended seven-year sentences with five years probation and $1,000 fine

• Heather May Price, 26, uttering a forgery — Suspended five-year sentence with two years probation and $1,000 fine; must pay restitution of $1,775 to Trustmark Bank. On a separate indictment for credit card fraud, the judge imposed a suspended three-year sentence with two years of probation, and the defendant must pay restitution of $2,639.82 to Trustmark Bank.

• Marcus Kyle Dawson, 25, possession of cocaine — Suspended eight-year sentence with five years probation and $1,000 fine

• Amanda Ellen Russell, 36, prescription fraud — Suspended five-year sentence with five years probation and $1,000 fine; referred to drug court.

With two jury trials taking place during the July-August term, fewer cases than normal were completed. The next term of circuit court is set to begin in October.
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