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More than 100 cases disposed during October court term

A Lafayette County man has received five years probation for his role in what local law enforcement ruled an accidental shooting in early 2016.

Austin McLarty, 22, of Lafayette County was indicted in July 2016 on a charge of culpable negligence manslaughter after his cousin and roommate, Hunter Escue, 18, was fatally shot while the two were handling firearms.

No charges were filed against McLarty by the Oxford Police Department at the time of the incident; however, the case was sent to the grand jury.

McLarty pleaded guilty on Oct. 10 before Circuit Court Judge John Gregory who sentenced McLarty to five years of supervised probation.

McLarty is the son of Lafayette County Supervisor Chad McLarty.

Mother receives 3 years probation

The mother of a child who suffered a broken jaw during a fight between his parents was sentenced to three years probation.

Sabrina Holden, 20, was involved in a physical altercation with Daniel Dukes, 23, in January when their then-10-month old child was allegedly dropped to the ground and suffered a broken jaw.

Holden and Dukes were charged with child neglect.

Holden pleaded guilty on Oct. 23 and was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth to three years of unsupervised probation.

Dukes is still awaiting trial.

Other cases handled during the October court term:

    • David A. Adams, 25, Oxford. Charge: felon in possession of a firearm. Disposition: five years probation
    • Scott Adams, 31, Abbeville. Charge: credit card fraud. Disposition: one year of house arrest
    • Carlos Barahona, 44, Oxford. Charge: aggravated domestic violence. Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor
    • Kimberly Barco, 22, Oxford. Charge: burglary. Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor
    • Bobby Barnes, 42, Grenada. Charge: grand theft. Disposition: three years probation
    • Christopher Barrett, 42, address unavailable. Charge: false pretense. Disposition: pleaded guilty, sentencing deferred
    • Tayler Beard, 21, Tupelo. Charge: burglary. Disposition: Drug Court
    • Derrick Beckham, 21, Georgia. Charge: aggravated assault and sexual battery (retired to files). Disposition: 10 years in prison with nine years suspended and one year to serve
    • Hans Beeler, 19, California. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: dismissed
    • Marvin Bell, 51, address unavailable. Charge: credit card fraud. Disposition: three years in prison with two years suspended and one year to serve
    • Josh Boyette, 29, Oxford. Charges: two counts of sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: Drug Court
    • Anthony Brooks, 20, Cascilla. Charge: aggravated domestic violence. Disposition: five years probation
    • George Brown, 31, Oxford. Charge: burglary of a vehicle. Disposition: seven years in prison with three years suspended and four years to serve
    • Dale Burney, 24, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Ricky Rashad Butler, 22, Byhallia. Charge: possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Disposition: three years probation
    • Ronnie Anthony Carothers, 44, Oxford. Charge: burglary. Disposition: 15 years in prison with 10 years suspended and five years to serve
    • Jamarean Cashad Casey, 23, Oxford. Charge: aggravated assault. Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor
    • Terrail Dwayne Clayton, 33, Oxford. Charges: sale of cocaine and sale of a counterfeit substance (dismissed). Disposition: one year in prison
    • Shanicwa Coleman, 25, Oxford. Charge: possession of cocaine. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Nicholas C. Crawford, 20, Georgia. Charge: possession of THC. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Darrell Keith Davis, 56, Memphis. Charges: possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and habitual offender. Disposition: eight years in prison with five years suspended and three years to serve
    • Melanie Denman, 36, Water Valley. Charge: uttering forgery. Disposition: four years probation
    • Shawntez Draper, 26, Oxford. Charge: robbery. Disposition: dismissed
    • Geramy Drummer, 21, address unavailable. Charge: burglary. Disposition: intense supervised probation
    • Laquandra Dye, 23, Oxford. Charge: uttering forgery. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Marshall Falo, 23, Georgia. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: three years in prison with 18 months suspended and 18 months to serve
    • Jennifer Finley, 31, Myrtle. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: possession of precursors). Disposition: terminated from Drug Court and sentenced to 10 years in prison with six years suspended and four years to serve
    • Cleve Gale Jr., 35, Sardis. Charge: sale of a controlled substance and habitual offender. Disposition: 20 years in prison with 12 years suspended and eight to serve
    • Verneal Garrett, 47, Greenwood. Charge: felony shoplifting. Disposition: five years in prison with two years suspended and three years to serve
    • Shannon Garron, 21, Oxford. Charge: embezzlement. Disposition: five years probation
    • Larry Gaston, 47, address unknown. Charges: two counts of felony shoplifting. Disposition: five years in prison with two years suspended and three years to serve
    • Kerry Gipson, 25, Abbeville. Charge: aggravated DUI and habitual offender. Disposition: 20 years in prison with 10 years suspended and 10 years to serve
    • William Glass, 19, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Quotavious Griffin, 21, Sledge. Charge: aggravated domestic violence. Disposition: five years probation
    • Bradley Hankins, 20, Oxford. Charge: grand theft. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Dustin Hawkins, 22, Arkansas. Charge: auto burglary. Disposition: five years probation
    • Sean Sherill Henderson, 43, Olive Branch. Charge: burglary of a dwelling. Disposition: retired to files
    • Curley Darnell Hill, 52, Oxford. Charges: three counts of sale of hydrocodone, sale of alprazolam, sale of amphetamines and sale of buprenorphine. Disposition: eight years in prison with four years suspended and four years to serve.
    • William E. Holloway, 52, Batesville. Charge: commercial burglary. Disposition: three years in prison with two years suspended and one year to serve
    • Albert Horton, 31, Water Valley. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: Drug Court
    • Dominic Hoskins, 22, Jackson. Charge: robbery. Disposition: 15 years in prison with five years suspended and 10 years to serve
    • Michael Shane Howe, 30, Pontotoc. Charge: felony DUI. Disposition: intense supervised probation
    • Eric Hudson, 47, Taylor. Charges: burglary (dismissed) and accessory after the fact. Disposition: fives years in prison with two years suspended and three years to serve
    • Deairaney Hurt, 21, Sardis. Charge: accessory after the fact. Disposition: dismissed
    • Cameron Johnson, 22, Collierville. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: Drug Court
    • Preston Johnston, 31, Tillatoba. Charge: felon in possession of a firearm. Disposition: intense supervised probation
    • Corie Jones, 24, Oxford. Charge: aggravated assault. Disposition: dismissed
    • Tyler Kirk, 22, Oxford. Charge: sexual battery. Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor and sentenced to six months in jail
    • Russell Knight, 41, Oxford. Charge: aggravated assault. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Shannon Kroha, 44, Oxford. Charge: embezzlement. Disposition: five years probation
    • Chris Leonard, 47, Batesville. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: Drug Court
    • Colton Craig Leopard, 22, Louisiana. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: five years probation
    • Deshaun Lewis, 22, address unavailable. Charge: possession of stolen firearm. Disposition: 120 days in Technical Violation Center and three years probation
    • Adam Lopinto, 21, Hattiesburg. Charge: commercial burglary. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Anthony Love Jr., 23, Southaven. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Arthur Lueking Jr., 25, Missouri. Charge: felony DUI. Disposition: five years probation
    • Ricky Mabry, 30, Goodman. Charge: aggravated assault. Disposition: 15 years in prison with five years suspended and 10 years to serve
    • Ivory Madkins, 20, Oxford. Charge: felony malicious mischief. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Jeffery Martin, 48, Oxford. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: reduced to time served
    • Shatoya Martin, 23, Oxford. Charge: embezzlement. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Dejarious McCuiston, 22, Grenada. Charge: possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Disposition: Drug Court
    • Juninja McGuirt, 26, Oxford. Charges: insurance fraud and accessory after the fact (retired to files). Disposition: intense supervised probation
    • Charles McKinney, 18, Batesville. Charge: commercial burglary. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Aaron McNeal, 23, Grenada. Charges: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Disposition: three years probation
    • Jack V. Naso, 22, Pennsylvania. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: pretrial intervention
    • Amanda Nickell, 24, Oxford. Charge: possession of precursors. Disposition: five years probation
    • Brandy Odom, 43, Water Valley. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: dismissed
    • Tamiya Parker, 30, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor
    • John Payton, 35, Oxford. Charge: burglary of a commercial building. Disposition: two years probation
    • Hulet Lee Pegues, 62, Oxford. Charge: two counts of sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: retired to files
    • Jeremy Pegues, 28, Abbeville. Charge: burglary of a dwelling. Charge: burglary of a dwelling. Disposition: retired to files.
    • Jessica Pegues, 36, Batesville. Charge: felony shoplifting. Disposition: three years probation
    • Matthew Phillips, 35, Oxford. Charges: possession of cocaine, false pretense and possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: Drug Court
    • Damien C. Polk, 36, Oxford. Charge: false pretense. Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor
    • Charles Pomerlee, 44, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled. Disposition: three years probation
    • Bobby Pope, 20, Water Valley. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: pleaded guilty but sentencing deferred
    • Taylor Replogle, 19, Tupelo. Charge: possession of a controlled substance: Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor
    • Ritchie Rikard, 24, Oxford. Charge: grand larceny. Disposition: four years probation
    • Jamaris Robertson, 20, Oxford. Charges: two counts of burglary to a commercial building and vehicle burglary. Disposition: four years in prison with two years suspended and two to serve
    • Allen Robertson, 38, Oxford. Charge: vehicle burglary. Disposition: five years probation
    • Josh Russell, 25, Batesville. Charge: grand theft. Disposition: five years probation
    • Michael Schouest, 20, Georgia. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: three years probation
    • James Shaw, 36, Olive Branch. Charge: malicious mischief. Disposition: reduced to misdemeanor
    • Tameka Sims, 38, Olive Branch. Charge: food stamp fraud. Disposition: three years probation
    • Peyton Stone, 23, Olive Branch. Charge: sale of a controlled substance. Disposition: Drug Court
    • Leona Surrette, 39, Oxford. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor
    • Jeffrey Thomas, 53, Water Valley. Charge: receiving stolen property. Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor
    • Shameek Thomas, 22, Sardis. Charge: robbery. Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor
    • David M. Towery, 35, Tupelo. Charges: seven counts of vehicle burglary. Disposition: seven years in prison with three years suspended and four years to serve
    • Larquisha Washington, 26, Southaven. Charge: possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Disposition: five years probation
    • Rashawn Weekly, 22, Charleston. Charge: aggravated assault and possession of stolen firearm. Disposition: four years probation
    • Cameron Worrell, 28, Oxford. Charge: sexual battery. Disposition: reduced to a misdemeanor

 

LEGAL LINGO DEFINED

When a case is retired to files, the charges are not prosecuted but have not been dismissed either. They are not usually brought up again unless the defendant commits another similar crime.

If a sentence is suspended, the defendant may, or may not, serve some time in prison and then is generally placed on probation. If the probation is violated, they could go back to jail to serve the remainder of the suspended sentence.

Intense supervised probation is essentially house arrest where a defendant must remain home unless at work, church or other pre-approved locations.

Misdemeanor charges can appear in the court term for two reasons. Generally, they are handled at the lower court level first but then appealed to the Circuit Court, like first-time DUI charges. Some felony charges are reduced to a misdemeanor as part of a plea agreement.