Numerous defendants recently entered pleas in Alcorn County Circuit Court. With a trial that was set for this week getting continued, the current term is winding down.

It has been another time of moving around for the court, with both the Corinth Coliseum and former Tad’s building being used at times during the current term.

Sentences handed down on recent pleas include:

n Stella Wilbanks, possession of methamphetamine – Suspended eight-year sentence with five years of probation and a $1,000 fine

n Lisa Ann Jones, 35, robbery – Five years to serve in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, five years of probation and a $1,000 fine. She must have no contact with the victim.

n Michael Woodruff, 45, failure to register – Three years to serve, with credit for time served; two years of probation and a $1,000 fine

n Ross Spears, 58, DUI fourth offense – Ten years to serve and a $3,000 fine

n Brian Keith Hill, 40, grand larceny of a value between $1,000 and $5,000 – Suspended five-year sentence with four years of probation and a $1,000 fine. He must pay restitution of $1,499.48 to a State Line Road resident.

n Timothy Wayne Westbrooks, 44, grand larceny of a value between $1,000 and $5,000 – Westbrooks entered an open plea of guilty and received a suspended five-year sentence with four years of probation and a $1,000 fine. He must pay restitution jointly with co-defendants totaling $72,179 to Corinthian Wholesale Furniture.

A number of defendants entered guilty pleas under the non-adjudication statute, which allows the court to withhold acceptance of the plea and sentence pending successful completion of certain conditions. Defendants made those pleas on offenses such as taking a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, burglary of a building and grand larceny.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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