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December deals for Fulton county defendants

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Maybe it was early Christmas holiday spirit or, most likely, a year end rush to get long-pending criminal cases off the books, but the Dec. 5 Fulton Circuit Court session resulted in 17 cases being resolved. One defendant received an immediate prison sentence, as 16 defendants received probation, suspended disposition or deferred sentences.

Probation

Todd James Norris Jr., 25, who was charged with four counts of Residential Burglary and four counts of Theft of Property, pleaded guilty during the December session of Fulton Circuit Court. Under a plea agreement, Norris was placed on 60 months of probation. He was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine plus $770 in courts costs and fees.

Amanda Mae Sanders, 34, who was facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Marijuana), pleaded guilty during the December session. Under a plea agreement, Sanders was sentenced to 36 months probation. Sanders was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine plus $905 in court costs and fees.

Daniel Steven Keller, 41, pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Manufacture. Under a plea agreement, Judge Tim Weaver sentenced Keller to 60 months of probation. Keller was fined $2,500 and ordered to pay $895 in court costs and fees.

John Huff, 21, pleaded guilty to Theft by Receiving. Under a plea agreement, Huff was placed on 36 months probation and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine plus $1,290 in court costs and fees. Prosecutors filed a motion dropping their intention to try Huff on Breaking and Entering Charges.

Jerney Quinn, 21, pleaded guilty to Theft of Property. Under a plea agreement, Quinn was sentenced to 60 months probation. Quinn was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine plus $770 in court costs and fees.

Ronald Bowers, 20, pleaded guilty to Theft of Property. Under a plea agreement, Bowers was sentenced to 36 months probation and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine plus $770 in court costs and fees.

Morris Allen Jones, 33, pleaded guilty to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Intent to Manufacture (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Criminal Possession of Explosives. Under a plea agreement, a motion for Probation Revocation and a charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon were dropped. Jones was placed on 36 months probation and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and $720 in court costs and fees.

Andrews Whitfield, 19, pleaded guilty to Commercial Burglary and Theft of Property. Under a plea agreement, Whitfield was sentenced to 60 months of probation. Whitfield was fined $2,500 and ordered to make $1,657 in restitution to the Town and Country Supermarket. He will also pay $770 in court costs and fees.

Suspended Imposition

Charles L. Knight, 36, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meperidine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Diazepam), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Adderall) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Under a plea agreement, imposition of Knight's sentence was suspended 120 months in prison. No probation was imposed. Knight was fined $2,500 and ordered to pay $545 in court costs and fees.

John Ray Boyer, 57, pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, and Furnishing Prohibited Articles. Under a plea agreement, imposition of Boyer's sentence was suspended for 36 months. No probation was imposed. Boyer was fined $2,500 and ordered to pay $420 in court costs and fees.

Brian Tucker, 28, pleaded guilty to Commercial Burglary, Theft of Property, and Forgery Second Degree. Under a plea agreement, additional charges of Residential Burglary and Theft of Property will not be prosecuted. Tucker was sentenced to 36 months in prison, but imposition of the sentence was suspended for 60 months. Tucker will pay a $1,500 fine plus $1,290 in court costs and fees.

Deferred Sentences

Seth M. Porrier pleaded nolo contendere (no contest) to four counts of Residential Burglary and four counts of Theft of Property. Porrier's sentencing was deferred for five years. During that time, Porrier will be on probation. A violation of probation could result in a prison sentence of 5 to 84 years and a $15,000 fine on each criminal count.

Pedro Gonzalez pleaded nolo contendere (no contest) to Breaking and Entering and Possession of an Instrument of Crime. Gonzalez's sentencing was deferred for three years. During that time, Gonzalez will be on probation. A violation of probation could result in a prison sentence of one to five years and a $10,000 fine.

Austin K. Hite pleaded nolo contendere (no contest) to Breaking and Entering and Possession of an Instrument of Crime. Hite's sentencing was delayed for three years. During that period, Hite will be on probation. A probation violation could result in a jail sentence of one to six years and a fine of up to $10,000.

Lance Goodman pleaded nolo contendere (no contest) to Breaking and Entering. Goodman's sentencing was deferred for three years. A probation violation could result in a jail or prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,000.

Michael L. (Burns) McNeeley pleaded nolo contendere (no contest). McNeeley's sentencing was deferred for three years. A probation violation could result in a jail sentence of one to six years and a fine of up to $10,000.

Imprisoned

Shane Dietzel, 40, pleaded guilty to Commercial Burglary, Theft of Property, Residential Burglary, and Driving Left of Center. Dietzel, who also faces charges in Missouri, was sentenced to 84 months in prison. His Fulton County sentence will be served as he serves his sentence in the Missouri Department of Correction.



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