Criminal sentences given in Superior Court

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By Patrick Yost

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The following persons were adjudicated last week during criminal hearings in Morgan County Superior Court.

Quwan Raymond Kendrick, 24, Atlanta pled guilty to one count theft by taking and one count criminal trespass. Kendrick was sentenced to 10 years. According to court documents, Kendrick was arrested on March 26, 2014 after he and another person entered property on Walter Shepperd Road, Rutledge and took a Honda CRV.

David Stephen Suggs, 33, Cohoes, New York pled guilty to one count speeding and was sentenced to one year probation. According to court documents, Suggs was arrested on November 23, 2014.

David Wayne Carter, 52, Monks Corner, S.C. pled guilty to one count speeding and was ordered to surrender a $349.75 bond the court held to secure his presence in court.

Brandon Taylor Henry, 24, Douglasville, Ga. pled guilty to one count fleeding or attempting to elude a police officer. He was sentenced to one year with the first 10 days to serve in confinement and the balance on probation. According to court documents, Henry was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol on May 25, 2015 on Interstate 20 after the trooper attempted to make a speeding stop on Henry and Henry tried to evade the trooper.

Christopher Ron Simmons, 33, Conyers pled guilty to six counts entering an auto. He was sentenced to two years probation and fined $500. According to court documents, Simmons was arrested on September 2, 2014 after he entered several vehicles while he was a guest at the Travel Inn, Eatonton Road and removed a purse, a brown leather wallet, a Nike golf bag with golf clubs, three pairs of shoes, a bottle of Jack Daniels liquor and a green drop cord.

Quentravious C. Brown, 23, Covington pled guilty to one count criminal trespass and one count shoplifting and was sentenced to two years probation and was fined $1,000. According to court documents, Brown was arrested on August 21, 2015 after he crawled through the window of a Burney Street residence and took an Xbox game system.

Aaron James Dickens, 31, Atlanta pled guilty to one count financial transaction card fraud and was sentenced to three years probation and was fined $1,000. According to court documents, Dickens was arrested on April 30, 2015 after a vehicle in which was a passenger was stopped after a BOLO alert was issued for the vehicle in regards to a woman attempting to use a stolen credit card. Consequent to the stop, an officer located numerous Wal Mart and Vanilla gift cards in the vehicle. In the same arrest, Quandisia Latifah Penny, 25, Riverdale pled guilty to one count possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to three years probation and was fined $1,000.

Jannie Aretha Swain, 26, Madison pled guilty to one count simple battery and was sentenced to one year probation and was fined $500. According to court records, Swain was arrested on October 20, 2015 after she struck a 5-year-old girl in the stomach with her closed fist.

Cedric Kinta Porter, 19, Rutledge pled guilty to one count possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and one count possession of a drug related object and was sentenced to five years probation and was fined $2,000. According to court records, Porter was arrested on October 19, 2015 after Morgan County Sheriff’s Office investigators served a search warrant on Porter’s Williams Street, Rutledge residence and found a “large amount of suspected marijuana and digital scales.”

Eric Chase Johnson, 19, Madison pled guilty to one count theft by taking and was sentenced to one year probation. According to court documents, Johnson was arrested on October 12, 2015 after he took a 1998 Ford Explorer valued at $2,000. In a separate matter, Johnson also pled guilty to one count DUI and one count failure to maintain lane and was sentenced to two years with 30 days credit for time served and the remainder to be served on probation and was fined $600. In that instance Johnson was arrested on April 10, 2014 by a Madison Police Department officer.

Zachary Patrick Anderson, 20, Madison pled guilty to one count misdemeanor shoplifting and was sentenced to one year probation and fined $500. Related to this arrest Rogers Antonio Burke, 18, Rutledge pled guilty to one count shoplifting and was sentenced to two years probation and was fined $1,000. Timothy Trey Pitts, 19, Madison pled guilty to one count shoplifting and one count possession of marijuana less than an ounce and was sentenced to two years probation and was fined $1,000. According to court documents, all three subjects were arrested on December 31, 2014 after they alleged entered Wal Mart and attempted to take $1,112.73 worth of items without paying for the items.

Quwan Raymond Kendrick, 24, Smith State Prison pled guilty to one count theft by taking and was sentenced to 10 years to be served concurrently with any other sentencing. According to court records, Kendrick was arrested on March 26, 2014 after entered a property on Old Mill Road, Rutledge and took a 2006 Subaru Tribeca valued at $5,000.

Kenneth Lee Youngblood, 52, Madison pled guilty to one count driving while license suspended and was sentenced to one year with the first 60 days to be served in confinement and the remainder to be served on probation and was fined $500. According to court documents, Youngblood was arrested on April 11, 2015 after he was stopped on a routine traffic violation and found to be driving with a suspended license. In a separate matter, Youngblood also pled guilty to one count DUI and was sentenced to one year with  60 days to serve in the Morgan County Detention Center and the remainder on probation and was fined $1,000. According to court records, Youngblood was arrested on May 7, 2016 by a Georgia State Patrol trooper near the intersection of Seven Islands Road and Bethany Church Road.

Robert Jacob Pettee, 38, Athens pled guilty to one count possession of Alprazolam and one count DUI and was sentenced to three years with the first 30 days to be served at the Morgan County Detention Center and the remainder on probation and was fined $2,000. According to court documents, Pettee was arrested on May 26, 2015 by a Madison Police Department officer who located three Xanax pills on Pettee’s person consequent to his arrest.

Ryan Matthew Duvall, 18, Madison pled nolo to one count sale of methamphetamine and was sentenced to eight years probation and was fined $2,000. According to court documents, Duvall was arrested on January 16, 2014 after he sold methamphetamine in the Rainbow Food Store parking lot, Athens Highway, to an undercover informant.

Robert Lynn Garcia, 42, Social Circle pled guilty to one count criminal damage to property and one count reckless driving and was sentenced to three years probation and was fined $500. According to court records, Garcia was arrested on September 18, 2014 after he ran a truck through chain link fence and into a cemetery and then fled the scene. Garcia was later arrested at his Knox Chapel Road residence.

Tony Arness Jacobs, 48, Madison pled guilty to one count aggravated assault, one count fleeing or attempting to elude, two counts obstruction, one count driving while license revoked and one count DUI and was sentenced to 20 years with eight years to serve and the remainder to be served on probation and was fined $1,000. According to court documents, Jacobs was arrested on April 21 after he led several jurisdiction officers on a car chase that included Jacobs striking the officer’s vehicle with the vehicle he was driving before he attempted to flee on foot near Sandy Creek Road. Jacobs was eventually tasered and contained but not before several vehicles were damaged.

Derrick Conrad Hunter, 32, Madison pled guilty-Alford, to one count interference with government property and was sentenced to two year probation to be served concurrent with any other sentencing and was fined $500. According to court records, Hunter was arrested on August 2, 2015 after he had been placed in the Morgan County Detention Center for failing to pay child support and pulled the sprinkler off a sprinkler head in his cell, causing the sprinkler to flood the entire cell block.

Kerri Johnston Vallett, 47, Eatonton was found guilty by a Morgan County jury to one count shoplifting and was sentenced to one year probation and was fined $1,000. According to court documents, Vallett  was arrested on January 27, 2015 after she took socks and underwear from Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, without paying for the items.

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