A Starkville man was sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual battery this week in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
Judge James Kitchens presided over the trial of Dustin Hill, of 1010 North Montgomery St., Apt. 4B. Hill pleaded guilty, and in addition to his nine-year sentence in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, he”ll have five years of post-release supervision. He also must complete a sex offender treatment class.
Two other sexual battery cases scheduled for the first week of the circuit court”s July term have also been continued.
The sexual battery trial of Bobby Ivy, who was scheduled to go before Kitchens, had his trial continued until the fall. His trial was also continued in the April term.
Brandon Jones” sexual battery trial will resume Oct. 17, along with the rape trial of Tony Davis, whose case was also pushed back in April.
The current circuit court term is due to wrap up at the end of next week.
Circuit Judges also handed down these decisions:
Judge Lee Howard presiding
Christopher Harrell, of 6D Brooksville Garden St. in Starkville, had his previous five-year sentence for sale of marijuana over 30 grams suspended after completing an alcohol and drug program. He will be placed on five years post-release supervision.
James Francis Britt, of 1493 Ballard Lane in Starkville, was sentenced to two years in MDOC, with three years of post-release supervision, and a $1,000 fine.
Jason Gipson, of 5564 Cresswood Dr. in Hornlake, was convicted of possession of Psilocybin less than 30 grams. Gipson received a 10-year suspended sentence in MDOC and five years of probation. He must spend six months in Oktibbeha County Jail and pay a $1,000 fine.
Ergin Carter, of 1147 Tabernacle St. in Columbus, pleaded guilty to the sale of Benzylpoperazine and Hydrocodone Acetaminophen. He was sentenced to 10 years in MDOC and must pay a $6,000 fine.
Jordan Becker, of 1171A Inverness Road in Starkville, was convicted of the sale of marijuana less than 30 grams within 1,500 feet of a school. He was sentenced to six months in Oktibbeha County Jail and five years probation. He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.
Stacy Jones, of 960 Sturgis Maben Road in Maben, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine less than two grams. Jones will remain in Oktibbeha County Jail until he is sentenced Oct. 17.
Frank Potts, of 1632 Sherry Lane in Starkville, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and was sentenced to 20 years in MDOC and five years of post-release supervision. He must also pay a $1,000 fine.
Judge Jim Kitchens presiding
Katrina Cannon, of 1371 Cannon Road, was sentenced to five years in MDOC and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $7,128.86 restitution for a false pretense conviction from an earlier term.
Santonio Walker pleaded guilty to possession of MDMA 1 D.U. and was sentenced to eight years in MDOC with no chance of a reduced sentence or parole.
Kinsehia Brown, of 2096 Williams Road in Starkville, was sentenced to five years probation and received a $250 fine for identity theft.
Marcus Williams, of 112 Kennedy St. in Louisville, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and is awaiting sentencing.
Heather Malley was sentenced to five years in MDOC and received a $1,000 fine for the sale of Hydrocodone.
Antonio Payne, of 1429 Hwy. 25 South, Apt. 4, in Oktibbeha County, pleaded guilty to robbery. He was sentenced to eight years in MDOC, a $500 fine and five years of post-release supervision.
Keith Ware, of 216 Long St. in Starkville, pleaded guilty to DUI, third offense, and awaits sentencing.
Charles Deonta Cook, of 1191 Blue Mountain Road in Ripley, pleaded guilty to embezzlement and was sentenced to five years probation, a $500 fine and $1,802 in restitution.
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