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Corinth man to serve 5 years for extortion

A Corinth man will spend five years in prison for trying to extort money from a former girlfriend through blackmail.

Mark A. Duncan, 28, was sentenced during the July court term at the Lafayette County Circuit Court to 10 years in prison, but Judge John Kelly Luther suspended five years, leaving Duncan to serve five years. If he violates his probation he could be returned to finish out his sentence.

According to court records, Duncan was using personal and private information and photos not meant for public knowledge against his former girlfriend, by blackmailing her and demanding $7,000 from her to not make the information public. The victim paid Duncan some money and when she refused to continue to do so, on March 8, Duncan allegedly kidnapped her at gunpoint and made her drive him around to various places. She was eventually let go and reported the incident to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.

A warrant was issued for Duncan’s arrest. He was arrested a week later in Saltillo by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

He was charged with kidnapping and two counts of extortion. As part of a plea bargain, the kidnapping charge was dropped.

Other cases disposed of during the July court term were:

• Michael Ballentine, 46, no address. Charge: felony shoplifting. Disposition: three years probation

•Mathew Barefoot, 23, no address. Charge: possession of a controlled substance with intent. Disposition: five years probation

•Andrew Barnett, 28, Tupelo. Charge: fleeing a law enforcement officer. Disposition: dismissed

•Jason Bland, 34, 1202 Debbie Lane, Oxford. Charge: embezzlement. Disposition: pretrial intervention

•Braddrick “Brad” Boone, 3308 Whippoorwill Drive, Oxford. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: dismissed

•Courtney Boyd, 27, no address. Charge: felon in possession of a firearm. Disposition: three years probation

•Terry Brassell, 45, Taylor. Charge: livestock theft. Disposition: five years probation

•Michael Zack Bright, 24, 371 CR 15, Water Valley. Charge: two counts of burglary. Disposition: 15 years, eight suspended, seven to serve

•Timothy Skylar Britt, 61, no address. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: pretrial intervention

•Michael Shane Brown, 30, no address. Charge: receiving stolen property. Disposition: Drug Court

•Brock Bryan, 35, Corinth. Charge: felony shoplifting. Disposition: five years suspended

•Anthony Campbell, 20, Kilmichael. Charge: possession of stolen firearm. Disposition: four years probation

•Nicholas Candelora, 24, Richmond, Virginia. Charge: possession of cocaine. Disposition: pretrial intervention

•Arthur Lee Carothers, 55, no address. Charge: burglary. Disposition: seven years prison, three years suspended, four to serve

•Duane Douglas Chapman, 38, Birmingham. Charge: felony child abuse (retired to filed) and child neglect. Disposition: five years probation

•Robert Chatman, 30, 29 CR 323, Taylor. Charges: two counts of credit card fraud and burglary. Disposition: intense supervised probation

•Torey Clayton, 24, 112 Luther St., Oxford. Charge: vehicle burglary. Disposition: five years probation

•Jeremy Coleman, 24, Marks. Charge: uttering forgery. Disposition: pretrial intervention

•Scotty Craft, 46, Houlka. Charge: burglary of a commercial dwelling. Disposition: four years probation

•Billy Dickey, 46, Marks. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: pretrial intervention

•Charles Dunaway, 54, Morton. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: retired to files

•Mark Duncan, 34, Corinth. Charges: extortion. Disposition: 10 year prison, five suspended, five to serve

•Jerome Ellis, 38, Batesville. Charges: two counts of felony DUI and habitual offender. Disposition: 18 months prison

•Brenlanda Flowers, 38, Batesville. Charge: felony false pretense. Disposition: one year house arrest

•Ivy Forrester, 25, Armory. Charge: receiving stolen property. Disposition: dismissed

•Robert Fortner, 37, Courtland. Charges: kidnapping (retired to files) and burglary. Disposition: 25 years prison, 21 years suspended, four to serve

•John Fox, 19, 130 Price Hill Road, Oxford. Charge: conspiracy. Disposition: five years probation

•Katherine Love Garraway, 25, Jackson. Charge: DUI, appeal from lower court. Disposition: interlock device for 120 days

•Sammy Gibson, 30, Hickory Valley, Tennessee. Charge: felon in possession of a firearm. Disposition: five years prison, four suspended, one to serve

•Carlisa Green, 40, 502 Blackmur Drive, Water Valley. Charge: vulnerable adult abuse. Disposition: 10 years prison, eight years suspended with two to serve on house arrest

•Candy Haley, 105 CR 469, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: pretrial intervention

•Debra M. Hayes, 59, Guntown. Charge: obtaining controlled substance by fraud. Disposition: dismissed

•Henry Heckethorn, 42, 4 Effie Circle, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: retired to files

•Sean Sherill Henderson, Batesville. 36. Charge: violation of probation (original charges: burglary). Disposition: 90 days

•Derrick L. Hicks, 35,Winona. Charge: grand theft. Disposition: long term drug and alcohol program

•Brian Hillhouse, 48, Houlka. Charge: burglary. Disposition: reduced to misdemeanor

•Mcallen Holland, 12 CR 322, Oxford. Charges: attempted robbery and felony DUI. Disposition: 15 years prison, 11 years suspended, four to serve

•Lee Holmon, 55, 63 CR 309, Oxford. Charge: felony DUI. Disposition: dismissed

•Aubrey Keion Johnson, 22, 1016 Inverness Lane, Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Disposition: dismissed

•Daniel Alexander Jones, 21, Tupelo. Charge: felony shoplifting. Disposition: five years probation

•Robert Trell Jones, 133 CR 215, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: dismissed

•Derek Joslin, 31, Batesville. Charge: possession of precursors to manufacturing methamphetamine. Disposition: drug court

•Ricky Keisling, 39, 88 CR 382, Water Valley. Charges: possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: three years prison, two years suspended, one to serve

•Joshua King, 30, 79 CR 279, Oxford. Charges: false pretense, felony DUI and possession of methamphetamine. Disposition: drug court

•James Kenneth Koon III, 24, Louisville. Charge: DUI, appeal from lower court. Disposition: interlock device with camera

•Rojard Lake, 38, Memphis. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: retired to files pending service

•Enoch J. Lester, 39, no address. Charge: embezzlement. Disposition: pretrial intervention

•Lee Ernest Liggins, 29, 294 CR 101, Oxford. Charges: five counts of burglary. Disposition: 10 years prison, two years suspended, eight to serve

•Yolanda Mack, 33, Grenada. Charge: possession of marijuana. Disposition: two years probation

•Jesus Martinez, 34, Brownsville, Texas. Charges: sexual battery (retired to files) and aggravated assault. Disposition: 10 years prison, eight years suspended, two to serve

•William Mason, 22, Columbia, South Carolina. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Disposition: three years probation

•James Mathis, 2023 Brandywine Drive, Oxford. Charge: burglary of a commercial building. Disposition: 180 days

•Amanda McCoy, 31, 12 R 384, Water Valley. Charge: attempted burglary. Disposition: dismissed

•Nate Miller, 21, no address. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: three years probation

•Cody B. Myrick, 30, 107 Grafton Drive, Water Valley. Charge: burglary. Disposition: sentencing deferred

•Robin Noblin, 25, Memphis. Charge: possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Disposition: three years probation

•Demarcus Norris, 23, Starkville. Charge: possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Disposition: three years probation

•Greggory Oliver, 43, 43 CR 338, Taylor. Charge: felony child abuse. Disposition: 10 years prison suspended, two years probation

•Chelsea Parmenter, 22, Como. Charge: burglary. Disposition: drug court

•Joe Peeler, aka Trey Peeler, 45, Tupelo. Charge: commercial burglary. Disposition: dismissed

•Ethel Pegues, 44, 12 CR 286, Oxford. Charges: sale of marijuana, sale of cocaine, trafficking controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: three years prison, five years probation

•Wesley L. Peters, 49, Pontotoc. Charge: false pretense. Disposition: pretrial intervention

•Pateze Puckett, 32, Batesville. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: reduce to misdemeanor

•Darrious Ray, 27, Grenada. Charges: sale of marijuana (dismissed) and possession of marijuana. Disposition: intense supervised probation

•Charryse Robinson, 28, Yazoo City. Charge: felony shoplifting. Disposition: five years prison, three years suspended, two years to serve

•Edward Frank Rogalski, 26, 45 Business 7 N., Abbeville. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: three years probation

•Jeremy “Heath” Romine, 29, Bruce. Charge: sale of methamphetamine. Disposition: 10 years prison, five years suspended, five to serve

•Sinclair Sacks, 39, Batesville. Charge: credit card fraud. Disposition: three years probation

•Robert Sanders, 48, 244 Highway 30 E., Oxford. Charge: aggravated domestic violence. Disposition: 10 years prison, five years suspended, five to serve

•Devin Slate, 24, 247 CR 352, Oxford. Charge: possession of marijuana. Disposition: pretrial intervention

•Charles Derrick Smith, 39, Wynne, Arizona. Charge: felony DUI. Disposition: intense supervised probation

•James Walls Smith, 55, Pontotoc. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: three years probation

•Cody M. St. John, 21, Lake Cormorant. Charge: robbery. Disposition: 15 years prison, 11 years suspended, four to serve

•Shaquielle Tables, 22, 448 Beauregard Circle, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: intense supervised probation

•Curtis Audrell Turner, 21, 275 CR 105, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: two years probation

•James Witt, 20, 100 Anchorage Road, Apt. 2, Oxford. Charge: child neglect. Disposition: five years suspended

•Lindsey Wood, 20, 215 Cotton Creek Cove, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: four years probation

•Cory Woods, 29, Lambert. Charges: four counts of burglary of a vehicle. Disposition: intense supervised probation