Judge hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

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Probation violation hearings were held and other defendants were sentenced among numerous cases Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court.

Trenton resident Miriah Mae Butler admitted violation of probation. The probation was revoked and two prison sentences were ordered one of which was 15 years with the Department of Corrections on distribution or delivery of a controlled substance, and four years for domestic assault third degree. The terms run concurrently.

Cody James Burchett of rural Trenton received two prison sentences when he appeared in court. Six years with Department of Corrections of third-degree assault on a special victim and four years for stalking first degree. Terms run concurrently.

Milan resident Daniel Earl Windsor Junior also sentenced to prison in two cases including one of six years with the Department of Corrections for child molestation in the third degree and four years for sexual misconduct involving a child under the age of 15. The prison terms also will run consecutively.

Brandy Lynn Purscell of Trenton admitted violations of probation. Probation was revoked and a previous sentence was set aside. She was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections on a drug possession charge. Credit was given for time served awaiting disposition of the court case.

Trenton resident Harold Jay Stiner also saw his probation revoked when he admitted to a violation. Stiner, who has a non-support charge, was sentenced to four years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was suspended and Stiner was placed on five years probation. He’s to make current and past child support payments of $308 monthly.

James Irving Lewellen of Trenton pleaded guilty to two charges with a third dismissed. Lewellen was sentenced to five years in Department of Corrections on a drug possession charge and four years for resisting/interfering with an arrest for a felony. Terms run concurrently. Execution of the sentences was suspended and he was placed on five years probation and Lewellen is to make restitution of $2,812 and pay $600 to the law enforcement fund.

A resident of Mercer, Missy Lynn Obey, admitted violation of probation. The probation was revoked and she was sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections on a felony charge of stealing. Execution of the sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation for five years. Conditions include successful completion of the third circuit treatment program and payment of $3,482 restitution.

Milan resident Donna Pigg pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge as well as driving while intoxicated. For the drug charge, imposition of sentence was suspended and she was placed on five years probation. Payment of $300 is to be made to the law enforcement fund. For the DWI, Donna Pigg was sentenced to six days in the county jail with credit given for time served. She was assessed a recoupment fee of $191. Two other misdemeanor charges were dismissed by the state.

Trenton resident Krensa Kaye Williams pleaded guilty to stealing a controlled substance medication that belonged to another individual. Imposition of sentence was suspended and she was placed on five years probation; ordered to pay $300 to the law enforcement fund and donate 40 hours of time to community service work.

Trenton resident Steven Kyle Johnson pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge. His sentence was suspended in favor of five years probation; a $300 payment to the law enforcement fund, and to obtain a substance abuse assessment and follow all of its recommendations.

Trenton resident Bobbie Jo Dunkin pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge with the imposition of a sentence suspended and she was placed on five years probation, ordered to pay $300 to the law enforcement fund, and obtain a substance abuse assessment and follow its recommendations.

Laredo resident Dustin Matthew Haskins pleaded guilty to two counts of non-support of a minor. Imposition of sentence was suspended and Haskins was placed on five years probation. He’s to make $300 dollar per month payments for current and past child support obligations.

Andrew Laine Epperson of Laredo entered a guilty plea to a charge of driving while intoxicated – persistent offender. He was sentenced to serve four years with the Department of Corrections. That sentence was suspended in favor of five years of probation. Conditions include serving 30 days in the county jail, payment of $300 to the law enforcement fund, and 146 dollars to cover a recoupment fee. Epperson also pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle without a valid license, 2nd offense. He was fined $100 and is to donate another hundred to the law enforcement fund.

Browning resident Kaila Deann McClaflin pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and driving while her license was revoked or suspended. She was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail with credit given for serving the days. A recoupment fee of $289 also was assessed against her.

Among other court cases, guilty pleas were entered by several defendants. Bryce Raylan Farmer of Trenton faces two counts of delivering 35 grams or less of marijuana. Sentencing is November 15th. Three other charges were dismissed.

Ricky Gene Banner of Milan faces one felony count of possession of drugs. Sentencing is November 15th. Another felony drug count was dismissed by the state.

Chillicothe resident Joseph Martin Herrity the third also is to be sentenced on November 15th on a drug possession charge.

Heather Gayl Michael of Trenton is charged with domestic assault second degree and Mickeal Dale Hogan of Trenton is charged with domestic assault in the third degree. Both face sentencing December 13th in Grundy County Circuit Court.

Admitting to probation violations but having probations continue with additional conditions were Jeremy Donald Hamilton of Trenton and Shandolyn Justine Bradley of Spickard. Hamiltons’ charge with persistent offender DWI. Ms. Bradley is charged with two counts of conspiracy to distribute or deliver marijuana.

Kirksville resident Brent Michael Wilson requested a jury trial in Grundy County on charges of driving while revoked or suspended and two counts of non-support. The circuit court has scheduled a one-day jury trial for next March 8th.