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Murder trial tops April term

The April court term started off with a murder trial that lasted two days before Derrick Boone pleaded guilty mid-trial to his role in the murder of University of Mississippi graduate student Zacharias Hercules McClendon of Gulfport.

Derrick Boone was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after he changed his plea to guilty to avoid being sentenced to the death penalty.

The murder took place on Dec. 18, 2013, in McClendon’s apartment at 20B County Road 140 just off of College Hill Road in Oxford.

According to the state, Boone, along with Steven Wilbanks and Joseph Lyons, entered their neighbor McClendon’s apartment and Wilbanks shot him in the back of the head with a 16-gauge shotgun.

The state also claims the three men then stole McClendon’s 2004 Nissan along with clothing, electronics and textbooks, selling the latter.

The police found McClendon dead from a gunshot wound.

The three men were arrested a few hours after police discovered McClendon’s abandoned vehicle at the Chevron on Highway 6 West.

Wilbanks and Lyons are still awaiting trial.

Sex offender gets 10 years

An Oxford man will serve 10 years in prison for having sex with a child under 14 years old.

During the April court term, Haven McGee, 25, 14 Rubin Drive, pleaded guilty to sexual battery. Circuit Court Judge John Gregory sentenced McGee to 20 years in prison but suspended 10 years. When McGee is released, if he should violate his probation, he could be sent back to serve the remaining 10 years.

McGee will now also be listed as a registered sex offender.

McGee was arrested March 14, 2014. He was 23 at the time of the offense and was held at the Lafayette County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

Other cases disposed of during the April court term were:

— Jerry Adams, 22, 4 County Road 1068, Abbeville. Charge: robbery. Disposition: three years probation

— Xavier Anderson, 20, 318 King St., Oxford. Charge: robbery. Disposition: five years probation

— Jason Bishop, 28, Oakland, Texas. Charge: possession of heroin and possession or furnishing a controlled substance. Disposition: eight years in prison with two years suspended, leaving six to serve

— Terris Blake, 32, address unavailable. Charges: two counts of sale of cocaine. Disposition: three years prison

— Tressa Emigene Bucci, 32, address unavailable. Charge: possession of methamphetamine. Disposition: three years probation

— Markita Calhoune, 23, 400 Lake Street, Oxford. Charge: felony shoplifting. Disposition: five years probation

— Andrew Camp, 24, 606 Private Road 3097, Oxford. Charges: possession of methamphetamine and possession of precursors to manufacturing methamphetamine. Disposition: Drug Court

— Jamie Carillo, 32, New Albany. Charges: possession of methamphetamine and burglary. Disposition: intense supervised probation

— Jamie Q. Carter, 24, 717 Martin Luther King Circle, Oxford. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: burglary of a vehicle). Disposition: restitution center

— Wendy Clark-Austin, 37, Memphis. Charges: three counts of forgery. Disposition: five years probation

— Tiacol A. Coffee, 27, 2335 County Road 25, Water Valley. Charge: possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Disposition: three years probation

— Cedtavious Jewan Coleman, 21, Clinton. Charge: vehicle burglary. Disposition: three years probation

— Jessie Coleman, 30, 432 CR 338, Oxford. Charge: embezzlement. Disposition: 10 years in prison with five years suspended, leaving five to serve

— Dominique Cook, 22, 109 Anchorage Road, Oxford. Charges: sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: dismissed

— Andrew Couillard, 24, 1105 S. 14th St., Oxford. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: Drug Court

— Angelica Crowell, 26, 309 County View Cove, Oxford. Charge: credit card fraud. Disposition: non-supervised probation until fines are paid

— William Michael Davis, 63, Houlka. Charge: commercial burglary. Disposition: dismissed

— Demarcus Degraff, 21, 101 Creekmore Blvd. Apt. 6233. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Disposition: three years probation

— Kevin Durris, 48, 8 County Road 412, Oxford. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: five years probation

— Lakendrick Doss, 20, Horn Lake. Charge: vehicle burglary. Disposition: five years probation

— George Coyle, 26, Lambert. Charge: felony shoplifting. Disposition: three years probation

— Andricus Draper, 24, 418 Brittany Drive, Oxford. Charge: aggravated assault. Disposition: dismissed

— Austin Lee Drewery, 25, Pontotoc. Charge: felony malicious mischief. Disposition: dismissed

— Lee Edelman, 23, 1350 H Access Road, Oxford. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: pre-trial intervention

— Turvell Ellis, 24, 109 Anchorage Road, Apt. 6205-D, Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Disposition: three years probation

— Orlando Decarlos Ezell, 24, 2000 Lexington Pointe Drive, Apt. 14-E, Oxford. Charge: vehicle burglary. Disposition: five years probation

— Sedrick Fisher, 36, 61 CR 106, Abbeville. Charge: felony DUI, third offense. Disposition: Drug Court

— James Fletcher, 20, Olive Branch. Charge: possession of tetrahydrocannabinol. Disposition: two years probation

— Dustin Freeman, 29, 709 C McLarty Road, Oxford. Charge: sale of MDMA. Disposition: intense supervised probation

— Donna Fulgham, 50, Lamar. Charge: credit card fraud. Disposition: pre-trial intervention

— Kevin E. Garcia-Hernandez, 18, address unavailable. Charge: vehicle burglary. Disposition: reduced to time served

— Robert Boyd Garrison, 59, Batesville. Charge: Felony DUI. Disposition: intense supervised probation

— Joshua Goldstein, 21, 408 Poole Drive, Oxford. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: three years probation

— Garen Green-Scott, 26, 1103 Morgan Cove, Oxford. Charges: aggravated domestic assault and kidnapping. Disposition: 20 years in prison with 16 years suspended, leaving four to serve

— Nathaniel Guitierrez, 21, 2112 Old Taylor Place, Apt. A2, Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Disposition: two years probation

— Brent Hall, 37, 5 County Road 437, Oxford. Charges: two counts of burglary of a dwelling and one count of burglary of a vehicle. Disposition: seven years in prison with four years suspended, leaving three to serve

— Martin Comstock Hermetz, 20, Tupelo. Charge: sale of cocaine. Disposition: five years probation

— Jackie Hickinbottom, 48, 214 McElroy Drive, Oxford. Charge: felony malicious mischief. Disposition: dismissed

— Adriana Hudson, 24, 1302 Haden Drive, Oxford. Charge: grand theft. Disposition: dismissed

— Michael Hunter, 40, Thaxton. Charge: uttering forgery. Disposition: reduced to time served

— Meghan Jackson, 23, address unavailable. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: dismissed

— Reid Jeffries, 21, Cincinnati, Ohio. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: three years probation

— Sherry Jenkins, 47, 103 Shelbi Place, Oxford. Charge: embezzlement. Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor

— Glenn Johnson, 57, 412 N. Court St., Water Valley. Charges: two counts of sale of cocaine. Disposition: 12 years in prison with six years suspended, leaving six to serve.

— Andrea Jones, 45, 71 County Road 437, Oxford. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: possession of cocaine). Disposition: one year in jail followed by restitution center until fines are paid

— John Henry Key, 57, 26 County Road 181, Oxford. Charge: felony DUI. Disposition: Drug Court

— Kenneth Lawson, 60, 146 County Road 164, Oxford. Charge: burglary. Disposition: five years probation

— Richard Martin, 20, 305 County Road 403, Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana. Disposition: reduced to misdemeanor

— Ken Mathis, 37, 13 County Road 123, Abbeville. Charge: commercial burglary. Disposition: seven years in prison with four years suspended, leaving three years to serve

— Teresa Mathis, 42, 9 County Road 3096, Oxford. Charge: grand theft. Disposition: dismissed

— Jonathan McCannon, 34, 49 County Road 389, Water Valley. Charge: possession of marijuana. Disposition: three years probation

— Zack McPhail, 21, 411 Highway 30 East, Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Disposition: Drug Court.

— Roxanne Millican, 36, 134 County Road 251, Oxford. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: three years probation

— Michael Moore, 32, 1040 Suncrest Drive, Oxford. Charge: felony shoplifting. Disposition: three years probation

— Juana S. Morris, 57, 16086 Highway 32W, Water Valley. Charge: prescription fraud. Disposition: retired to files

— Amy Moss, 45, 205 Martin St., Oxford. Charge: uttering forgery. Disposition: five years probation

— Sherwon Newsome, 26, address unavailable. Charges: possession of a controlled substance and aggravated domestic assault. Disposition: 10 years in prison with four years suspended, leaving six years to serve

— Anthony Peavy, age and address unavailable. Charge: robbery. Disposition: 10 years in prison with seven years suspended and three years to serve.

— Kenzie Tydrail Phillips, 18, 66 County Road 405, Oxford. Charges: seven counts of vehicle burglary. Disposition: four years probation

— Darren Polk, 21, 132 Garden Terrace Drive, Oxford. Charge: directing or causing a youth to commit a crime. Disposition: retired to files

— DeShannon Price, 20, 7 County Road 323, Taylor. Charge: possession of a stolen firearm. Disposition: five years probation

— Christian Okaye Rayford, 25, Byhalia. Charge: aggravated assault. Disposition: dismissed

— Terry Reeder, 27, 2549 County Road 105, Water Valley. Charge: uttering forgery. Disposition: two years probation

— John Rippy, 30, Mt. Olive. Charge: sexual battery. Disposition: reduced to time served

— Christopher Roper, 32, Batesville. Charge: felon is possession of a firearm. Disposition: intense supervised probation

— Linda Royer, 36, 22 County Road 4004, Water Valley. Charge: receiving stolen property. Disposition: three years probation

— Tikeyra S. Sims aka Tikeyra S. Moore, 26, 1040 Suncrest Drive, Oxford. Charge: two counts of felony shoplifting. Disposition: three years probation

— David Andrew Skladzien, 32, 307 S. 15th St., Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: pre-trial intervention

— Misty Nicole Soileau, 28, 181 County Road 317, Oxford. Charge: prescription forgery. Disposition: two years probation

— Troy Stark Jr., 52, 494 County Road 445, Oxford. Charges: burglary of a commercial building, burglary of a dwelling, receiving stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm and habitual offender. Disposition: 10 years in prison with five years suspended, leaving five years to serve

— Shannon Stewart, 47, address unavailable. Charge: food stamp fraud. Disposition: two years probation

— Scott Sutter, 21, 2100 Old Taylor Road, Apt. J139, Oxford. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: five years probation

— Angela Wells Troy, 39, 828 Maplewood Drive, Oxford. Charge: felony DUI. Disposition: Drug Court

— Jonathon Turner, 49, 1309 Boyd St., Water Valley. Charge: embezzlement. Disposition: five years probation

— Nolan Hays Vaughn, 22, Natchez. Charge: appeal on DUI, first. Disposition: non-adjudicated

— Brandon Walker, 34, address unavailable. Charge: conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: retired to files

— Madison White, 21, Clinton. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: five years probation

— Austin Wilkes, 25, Ridgeland. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: three years probation

— Demetrius Williams, 29, 672 County Road 225, Oxford. Charge: burglary of a commercial dwelling. Disposition: intense supervised probation

— George Williams, 60, 1715 Burney Branch, Oxford. Charge: felony DUI. Disposition: intense supervised probation

— Hunter Winters, 18, address unavailable. Charge: burglary of a dwelling. Disposition: retired to files