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DeJesus cleared of charges

Thursday, January 26, 2006

There will be no trial for a Glencoe man who was charged with 14 counts of rape of a minor female after the alleged victim recanted her statement.

Daniel DeJesus, 49, was arraigned on the charges Nov. 8, 2005, in Fulton County Circuit Court after turning himself in to authorities Oct. 27, 2005. He was set for a pretrial hearing April 18.

The arrest affidavit had alleged that DeJesus had began sexually abusing the girl in 2001, when she was 8 years old.

No other details were available. Prosecuting attorney Dwayne Plumlee did not return multiple calls to his office. A spokesman from his office said he does not speak to the media.

Other cases were prosecuted in Fulton County Circuit Court Jan. 17.

Steven Bogard, 45, of Hardy was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Correction after being convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony.

Bogard had originally been charged with three other felonies and a misdemeanor, which were dropped pursuant to a plea agreement.

Edwin Dwight Washam, 48, of Springfield, Mo., was convicted of two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of a controlled substance -- methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 24 months in a regional punishment facility, with 96 months suspended.

Dennis Cherry, 53, of Viola was convicted of DWI, fourth offense, and sentenced to two years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections, and 48 months suspended sentence. He was fined $900.

James Rudd, 34, of Imboden was convicted of one count of possession of a controlled substance -- methamphetamine, a class C felony. He was sentenced to three years in the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Robert Vardell, 47 ,of Mammoth Spring was convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony and felon in possession of a firearm, a class D felony. Charges of possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor and theft by receiving, a class C felony, were dropped pursuant to a plea agreement. Vardell was sentenced to five years of probation and will have to pay $2,500 in fines.

Matthew Hendrix, 23, of Drummonds, Tenn., pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. Hendrix was sentenced to on year in the county jail -- suspended and ordered to pay $1,000 in fines and $150 in court costs.



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