A local man who pleaded guilty to multiple instances of taking a motor vehicle is set to serve eight years.

Richard Johnson, 39, pleaded guilty to three separate indictments for taking a motor vehicle during the recently completed term of Alcorn County Circuit Court. In one of the cases, he was sentenced to serve eight years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with two years of probation and a $1,000 fine, according to court records.

Johnson received suspended five-year sentences and a $1,000 fine in each of the other two indictments.

In other cases from the term:

Zendra Johnson, 33, embezzlement and two separate indictments for shoplifting – Johnson entered an open plea to all three charges, receiving a suspended five-year sentence on each. She also received five years of probation and must pay restitution of $2,200 to the Corinth Academy of Cosmetology; $1,787 to Walmart in Corinth jointly with a codefendant; and $1,607.12 to Walmart in Booneville.

Cortez Keith, 32, possession of methamphetamine – Keith pleaded guilty to a criminal information and was sentenced to serve three years and fined $1,000.

Charles Dwayne Leggett, 41, possession of methamphetamine – Leggett pleaded guilty to a criminal information and was sentenced to serve four years with five years of probation and fined $1,000.

Whitney Homister, 28, burglary of a dwelling – Homister entered an open plea and received a suspended 25-year sentence with five years of probation and a $1,000 fine. She must complete the Recidivism Reduction Program.

Mickey Robinson, 29, false pretense – Seven years to serve with three years of probation, a $500 fine and $1,500 restitution to an individual. He also pleaded guilty to a separate indictment for grand larceny and received a suspended five-year sentence and a $500 fine.

Zachary Sawyer, 40, burglary of a dwelling and robbery – Four years to serve concurrently on each count with five years of probation and a $1,000 fine

Timothy Dewayne Crum, 46, contributing to the neglect of a child – Crum pleaded guilty to a criminal information and received a suspended five-year sentence with five years of probation and a $1,000 fine.

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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