Court case conclusions: Feb. 8-14, 2013

Published 12:01am Monday, February 18, 2013

Adams County 
Justice Court

Week of Feb. 8-14

William J. Terrell pleaded guilty to simple assault.
Cantrell Johnson charged with possession of a stolen item. Case bound over to a grand jury.
Terrell Hall charged with sale of a controlled substance. Case bound over to a grand jury.
Dura Lee J. Prater charged with sale of a controlled substance. Case bound over to a grand jury.
Jimmy Molphus charged with simple assault. Case remanded to files.
Travis R. Cade pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana.

Adams County 
Circuit Court

Friday, Feb. 8:

Latosha Yvonne Jefferson pleaded guilty to count I, felony shoplifting (third offense) and the lesser offense of count II, simple assault of a law enforcement officer in Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson’s court. Sentenced to two years on count I and two years on count II to be consecutive in the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Must pay all court costs and fees to include a $200 prosecution fee. The defendant is pregnant and the Adams County Jail is not able to provide suitable confinement. The court finds that the defendant should be forthwith transported to the MDOC on an emergency basis.

Friday, Jan. 18:

Jessie Tageant, who was charged with grand larceny, has his case entered nolle prosequi in Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders’ court because the victim in this case lives out of town and no longer desires to pursue this case.

Thursday, Jan. 17:

C.E. Frazier, who was charged with two counts of embezzlement, has his case entered nolle prosequi and dismissed in Johnson’s court because the victim in this case has indicated to the District Attorney’s Office that it no longer wishes to pursue this matter.

Wednesday, Jan. 16:

Garrick Johnson pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen firearm in Sanders’ court. The court withholds acceptance of the defendant’s plea and enters an order of non-adjudication of guilt, provided successful completion of the conditions imposed in this order. Must pay all court costs and a $200 prosecution fee within 30 days from this date in the office of the Adams County Circuit Clerk.
Georgia Chatman pleaded guilty to shoplifting third offense in Sanders’ court. Sentenced to five years in the MDOC held in abeyance and the defendant is placed in the intensive supervision program/house arrest program. Must pay all court costs and a prosecution fee of $200 in the office of the Adams County Circuit Clerk. The defendant is also prohibited and banned from entering onto any Burke Outlet Store facility.

Monday, Jan. 14:

Devin Mason pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property in Sanders’ court. The court specifically withholds acceptance of the defendant’s plea and enters an order of non-adjudication and places the defendant into the adult drug court program until the court imposes a sentence, pending successful completion of the conditions of the drug court program and the conditions imposed in this order. Must pay all court costs and a prosecution fee of $200 within 30 days from this day in the office of the Adams County Circuit Clerk. The defendant shall pay restitution of $805 in the office of the Adams County Circuit Clerk. Further ordered that the MDOC fees shall be waived and the defendant is ordered to pay drug court fees of $50 per month. Must pay an assessment of $1,000 to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court Program.

Thursday, Jan. 10:

Ricky O’Neal Toney, A/K/A Ricky Bell, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of possession of stolen property in Sanders’ court. Sentenced to six months in the county jail, with credit for time served. Must immediately pay all court costs incurred by the count in the amount of $247.75. Must pay a fine of $500 by Feb. 1, 2013.

Wednesday, Jan. 9:

Preston Carr pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen firearm in Sanders’ court. The court specifically withholds acceptance of the defendant’s plea and enters an order of non-adjudication, and places the defendant into the adult drug court program until the court imposes a sentence, pending successful completion of the conditions of the drug court program and the conditions imposed in this order. Must pay all court costs and a prosecution fee of $200 within 30 days from this day in the office of the Adams County Circuit Clerk. Must pay restitution of $100 in the office of the Adams County Circuit Clerk. Further ordered that the MDOC fees shall be waived and the defendant is ordered to by drug court fees of $50 per month. Must pay an assessment fee of $1,000 to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court Program.

Tuesday, Jan. 8:

Kevin Singleton, who was charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, has his case entered nolle prosequi in Sanders’ court because a key prosecution witness has now recanted her testimony and without this testimony the state cannot obtain a conviction in this case.

Natchez Municipal Court

Friday, Feb. 8:

Jarvis Smith, 26, pleaded guilty to willful trespassing. Sentenced to 30 days suspended for one year pending good behavior. Fine set at $294.
Alvin Denny, 71, pleaded guilty to public drunkenness. Sentenced to 10 days suspended for one year pending good behavior. Fine set at $294.
Antonio C. Carter, 36, pleaded guilty to violating the open container law. Fine satisfied by time served.

Monday, Feb. 11:

Leonard John Lees, 54, was charged with simple assault — domestic violence. Case remanded to files for one year — subject to anger management conditions.
Clarence E. Forbess, 46, found guilty of disorderly conduct — failure to comply with officer. No fine or sentencing set.
Jonteria Wesley, 18, pleaded guilty to shoplifting — first offense. Sentenced to 30 days with 29 days suspended for one year pending good behavior. To serve 24 hours in jail. Banned from Walmart. Fine set at $544.
Evelyn Makofsky, 28, pleaded guilty to shoplifting — first offense. Sentenced to 30 days suspended for one year pending good behavior. Fine set at $544.

Tuesday, Feb. 12:

Jarrious Coach, 24, charged with shoplifting — more than $500 (felony) at Belk. Case dismissed — evidence of prosecutor for evidence showing that person in pictures, Celestial Hughes, is not the defendant. Coach also charged with shoplifting — over $500 (felony) at Walmart bound over to a grand jury after preliminary hearing held in absence.
Jill Whitaker, 38, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor credit card fraud. Sentenced to 60 days suspended for two years pending good behavior. Fine set at $400. Restitution set at $55.50.
Jonathan Whitaker, 30, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor credit card fraud. Fine set at $400. Restitution set at $55.50.
Augustine Anderson Bailey, 42, charged with shoplifting — over $500 (felony). Case bound over to a grand jury after preliminary hearing held. Out on $7,500 bond.
Adaryl Lajuane McDowell, 38, charged with shoplifting — over $500 (felony). Case bound over to a grand jury. Out on $15,000 bond.
Donderic Markie Minor, 33, charged with possession or carrying a concealed weapon — felony. Case bound over to a grand jury after preliminary hearing held. Out on bond.
Larry Darnell Foster, 24, charged with burglary of a commercial building, cars, etc. Case dismissed without prejudice on recon of prosecutor after speaking with officers, but the victim failed to appear.

Wednesday, Feb. 13:

Gaston Anthony Major, 27, pleaded guilty to DUI — first offense — test refusal. Sentenced to 48 hours suspended. Fine set at $730.
Demarcus Watson, 18, charged with disturbing the peace. Case dismissed — written request from school saying it was handled at school.
Odell Carter III, 30, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct — failure to comply with officer. Sentenced to 30 days suspended for one year pending good behavior. Fine set at $444.
Kenearia Johnson, 18, pleaded guilty to shoplifting — first offense. Sentenced to 30 days with 29 days suspended for one year pending good behavior. To serve 24 hours in jail. Fine set at $544.
Larry White pleaded guilty to simple assault — domestic violence. Sentenced to 30 days with 29 days suspended for one year pending good behavior. To serve 24 hours in jail. Fine set at $594.