Walker found guilty, others sentenced in criminal court

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James Derrick Walker, 36, Decatur, was sentenced to five years with two years to serve and the remainder to be served on probation after a Morgan County Jury last week found Walker guilty on one count of battery and one count obstruction. Walker was arrested on February 25, 2015 while he was an inmate at the Morgan County Detention Center. Warrants allege that while a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy was attempting to escort Walker to a nurse’s station, Walker caused injuries to the deputies face and head and nose and eyes. He also, warrants allege, grabbed the deputies testicles with the intent of causing injury. In other sentencing last week, the following person were adjudicated in Morgan County Superior Court with the Honorable Judge Brenda Trammell presiding.

Travonies Dartzes Clarke, 24, Winterville pled guilty to one count aggravated assault. He was sentenced to 10 years with the first two years to serve in prison and the remainder on probation. Clarke was arrested in relation to a April 4, 2014 incident at Orchard Grove Apartment complex when six males and three females blocked a man attempting to drive a vehicle into the apartment complex and then drug the man out of his car. The man was drug to the back of a building and then beaten and $200 and a Android Smart phone were taken from the man. Clarke was also fined $1,000.

Rodrell Marquis Robinson, 27, Monroe, pled guilty to one count aggravated assault and was sentenced to 10 years with two years to serve and the remainder to be served on probation. Robison was charged in connection with the same beating and robbery as Travonies Clarke. He was also fined $1,000.

Stephen Patterson Nunn, 55, Bostwick, pled guilty to one count battery and was sentenced to six months probation. Nunn was arrested in relation to a March 12, 2014 incident where he asked a woman to leave his residence and after she refused, warrants state, he pushed her out the door.

James Hodges, 60, Marietta, pled guilty to fourth offense, driving with a suspended license. He was sentenced to three years probation and fined $2500. Tickets state that Hodges was arrested on March 2, 2014 while driving with a suspended license.

Miranda Mae Wilson, 23, Hiram pled guilty to one count aggravated assault and was sentenced to five years in prison. Wilson was arrested in relation to ta January 1, 2015 incident on Dixie Highway after she shot a man in the left thigh.

Robert A. Christensen, 31, Social Circle, pled guilty to one count failure to maintain lane and one count violation of duty upon striking a fixed object and was sentenced to one year probation. Christensen, citations state, was arrested on April 17, 2013 after he allegedly struck two telephone poles. Original charges were DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to maintain lane, open container violation and duty upon striking a fixture.

Lance A. Jones, 29, Lilburn, pled guilty to one count DUI (less safe, drugs) and was sentenced to one year with 24 hours to be served in confinement and the remainder on probation. He was also fined $800. Jones was initially arrested on September 21, 2014 for speeding and DUI.

Ashley Page Holland, 31, Buckhead, pled guilty to one count possession of marijuana less than an ounce and one count tag violation. She was sentenced to one year probation and fined a total of $950. Holland was arrested on December 19, 2014, citations state.

Lorie Denise Maclean, 35, Ringold, pled guilty to one count theft by shoplifting. She was sentenced to one year probation and fined $500. Maclean was arrested on March 25, 2015 after she attempted to take cosmetics from Wal Mart without paying for the items.

John Thomas Brockman III, 50, Rutledge, pled guilty to one count theft by conversion and was sentenced to two years probation and was fined $500. Brockman was arrested in relation to a July 16, 2014 incident in which he took a handgun and pawned the gun for $365.

Robert Elliott Starke, 26, Camp LeJune, N.C. pled guilty to one count DUI and was sentenced to one year with 24 hours to serve and the remainder to serve on probation. He was also fined $300. Starke was originally arrested on February 22, 2014. E.J. Bell, 80, Buckhead, pled guilty to one count DUI, one count open container and one count driving while license suspended. He was sentend to two years with 15 days to serve in confinement and the remainder to be served on probation. He was also fined a total of $1450. Bell was originally arrested on March 8, 2014.

David Nelson Hutchison, 24, Eatonton, pled guilty to one count theft by taking. He was sentenced to one year probation. Hutchinson was indicted during the December, 2013 term of the Morgan County Grand Jury after he took a steel door at a Sevens Islands Road shop. In a second plea agreement Hutchison also pled guilty to one count theft by taking and was sentenced to another year to be served on probation consecutively with the first sentencing. Warrants allege that Hutchison took two tattoo guns from a Reids Ferry Road, Buckhead residence.

Julie Thomas Oatley, 60, Watkinsville, pled guilty to one count DUI and one count obstruction of an officer. She was sentenced to two years with the first 30 days to be served on home confinement and the remainder to be served on probation. Warrants allege that Oatley was arrested on September 23, 2013 on the 441 by-pass and found to be in possession of 22 different pills not in the original container and that she approached an officer “in an aggressive manner and grabbed him by the arms.”

Trinity Shay Johnson, 21, Buckhead pled guilty to two counts aggravated assault. She was sentenced to 10 years probation. Johnson was arrested in relation to a July 31, 2014 incident in which she pointed a firearm at a man. Indictments also alleged that Johnson fired a handgun in the direction of a woman and at a woman’s residence.

Quentin Martez Smith, 23, no address given, pled guilty to two counts aggravated assault. He was sentenced to 15 years with three years to serve and the remainder on probation. He was fined $1,000. Smith was indicted by the Morgan County Grand Jury during its June term after he allegedly assaulted two different men with a handgun.

Marshall Oneal Rivers, 35, Madison, pled guilty to one count sale of cocaine. He was sentenced to 15 years with three years to serve and the remainder to be served on probation. He was fined $1,000. Rivers was arrested in relation to an April 2, 2015 incident, warrants state, where he sold cocaine to a confidential police source.

Devonte D. Pope, 23, Madison pled guilty to one count possession of marijuana more than an ounce, one count obstruction, one count fleeing or attempting to elude and one count driving without a license. He was sentenced to five years. Warrants allege that on February 2, 2015 Pope was in a vehicle that was stopped on Commerce Street. Warrants allege that Pope fled from the vehicle and inside the vehicle’s center console were two clear plastic baggies of marijuana.

Anthony Tyrone Potts, 48, Madison, pled guilty to one count simple battery. He was sentenced tone year consecutive with any other sentencing and fined $1,000. Potts was arrested on May 11, 2015 after he, warrants allege, struck a woman on the lip and then threw the woman down to the floor. In a second plea, Potts also pled guilty to one count theft by taking and received a one year sentence concurrent with any other sentences. In that instance Potts was arrested, warrants state, on June 6 after he took $100 from the Waffle House cash drawer while he was working as a cook at the Waffle House.

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