Sentences handed down in Superior Court

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By Tia Lynn Ivey

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Several defendants were adjudicated in Morgan County Superior Court last week during a criminal trail week. The following persons were sentenced.

Phalon Ladarius Robertson, 23, Bostwick  pled guilty to one count terroristic threats and one count battery. He was sentenced to a total of three years probation on the charges and fined $1,000. According to court documents, Robertson was arrested on July 13, 2014 after he started an altercation with a man at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge residence. Allegations include that Robertson struck the man in the head and neck area and when asked to leave by the homeowner, threatened to return and shoot and kill everyone in the house. In a second sentencing on an unrelated matter, Robertson pled guilty to three counts obstruction of an officer. He was sentenced to one year probation, to run concurrent with any other sentencing. According to court documents, Roberston was at the Morgan County Courthouse for an arraignment hearing on July 9, 2014 when an officer with the knowledge that an outstanding arrest warrant was pending for Robertson and attempted to arrest him at the courthouse. Robertson fled from the officer. A second officer attempted to stop him and he broke away and fled from the building but was apprehended outside the courthouse. In a third matter, Robertson pled guilty to one count fleeding or attempting to elude a police officer and one count driving while license suspended. He was sentenced to one year probation and fined $500. According to court documents, Robertson was arrested by a Morgan County Sheriff’s officer on June 13, 2015 while driving on Ruark Road, Bostwick.

Samuel AAron Freeman, 45, Madison pled guilty to one count simple battery and one count DUI (alcohol). He was sentenced to one year probation with the first 48 hours to be served in confinement. He was sentenced to $1,000. According to court documents, Freeman was arrested on January 9, 2016 after he struck a woman on the chest, neck and arms. Freeman was arrested by a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy while driving while intoxicated on Cochran Road.

Timothy Terrell Chatman, 45, Gordon, Ga. pled guilty to one count DUI. He was sentenced to one year probation with the first 10 days to be served in confinement. He was fined $1,000. According to court documents, Chatman  was arrested on June 7, 2016 while driving on Washington Street in Madison.

Torleados Darvell Butler, 30, Eatonton pled guilty to one count possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. He was sentected to three years to serve concurrent to any other sentencing against him. According to court documents, Butler was arrested on North Main Street in Madison while driving on October 23, 2016. Consequent to a traffic stop a deputy located a Hi–Point .40 caliber pistol with nine bullets in the magazine in a center console of the vehicle Butler was driving.

Andy Burnette Martin, 41, Madison pled guilty to one count possession of dangerous drugs. He was sentenced to one year probation and fined $500. According to court documents, Martin was arrested following a traffic stop on Washingon Street in Madison after an officer located a plastic bag in the vehicle that contained 13 Cyclobenzaprine pills.

Carol Marie Medlock, 36, Conyers pled guilty to one count DUI and one count open container. She was sentenced to one year probation with the first 48 hours to be served in confinement. She was fined $850. According to court documents, was arrested while driving on Georgia Highway 83 near the Bulldog BP gas station on June 11, 2016.

Brooke Elizabeth Maughon, 21, Madison pled guilty to one count DUI, one count endangering a child while driving under the influence and one count reckless conduct. She was sentenced to two years probation with the first 72 hours to be served in confinement. She was fined $1,200. According to court documents, Maughon was arrested on October 2, 2016 while driving eastbound on Interstate 20. Warrants allege that while she was driving she attacked a male front seat passenger in front of a 2–year–old child.

Evan James Conner, 35, Rutledge pled guilty to two counts possession of methamphetamine, one count possession of drug related objects, one count fleeing and attempting to elude, one count failure to maintain lane and one count stop sign violation. He was sentenced to six years with the first 60 days to be served in confinement and the remainder to be served on probation. He was fined $2,000. According to court documents, Conner was arrested on August 4, 2017 after a brief chase by police.

Roderick Ryan Martin 33, Grovetown, Ga. was found guilty of one count battery, three counts obstruction of an officer, one count possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one count attempted removal of a weapon from a public official, one count possession of marijuana, more than an ounce and one count speeding. He was sentenced to 25 years with the first five years to be served in confinement and the remainder to be served on probation. He was fined $3,000. According to court documents, Martin was arrested on May 31, 2016 after a Georgia State Patrol trooper stopped Martin driving 101 mph on Interstate 20, eastbound. Warrants allege that consequent to the stop, Martin battled with several troopers including biting one trooper on the trooper’s scalp and choking, kicking and scratching the troopers.

Roy Coats, 54, Madison was found guilty by a Morgan County Jury on one count DUI and one count failure to maintain lane. He was sentenced to one year probation with the first 10 days to be served in confinement. According to court documents, Coats was arrested on July 2, 2016 near Walker Circle in Madison.

Javon Quantrell Alford, 33, Union City, Ga. pled guilty to one count DUI, one count driving while license suspended and one count failure to maintain lane. He was sentenced to one year probation with the first 48 hours to be served in confinement.

He was fined $800. According to court documents, Alford was arrested on October 1, 2016 on Interstate 20.

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