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COURT SENTENCINGS

A Thomson man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in McDuffie County Superior Court last Wednesday after pleading guilty to shooting a man nearly two years ago.

Walter Parker, Jr., also known as Walter Boyd, of the 300 block of Bussey Avenue, pleaded guilty to the charge of aggravated assault in a bench trial. He received a sentence of 15 years in prison and five years probation by Toombs Judicial Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge Roger W. Dunaway, Jr.

A charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony was merged in the case against Mr. Parker. He was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Rindi L. Harbeson. The defendant was represented by attorney Lucy Jackson Bell, of Thomson.

The conviction stems from the May 29, 2008 shooting of Tobias Jones on the 500 block of Knox Street in Thomson, according to court records. Mr. Jones was shot in the chest with a handgun. The case was turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation by the Thomson Police Department. GBI Special Agent Joe Brown was the case agent.

Several other defendants also were sentenced for various criminal offenses following bench trials or guilty pleas last week. They included:

Robert Edward Sheppard was sentenced under the Georgia First Offender Act for criminal damage to property in the second degree. He was placed on 18 months probation, fined $250, ordered to pay restitution and to stay away from victims;

Kelly Shavonne Appling, theft by receiving, sentenced to time served and five years probation and ordered to pay court costs;

William Edward Jackson, theft by receiving, sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay court costs;

Lakeyla S. Hines, five counts of financial transaction card fraud, sentenced to time served -- 30 -- days, two years probation on each count, fined $450 and 20 hours community service on each count;

Tammie Michelle Moss, theft by shoplifting, sentenced to one year in confinement, four years on probation, ordered to pay court costs and to stay off the premises of Walmart in Thomson;

Timika Tiguan Ealy, forgery in the first degree, sentenced under the First Offender Act to three years probation, fined $750 and ordered to pay court costs;

Antwain Devorious Bonner, Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA) for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, sentenced to time served, three years probationm fined $750, 80 hours of community service and ordered to pay court costs. He also was sentenced to 12 months probation on conviction charges of giving a false name to a law enforcement officer and obstruction of a law enforcement officer;

Jason L. Jackson, VGCSA for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, sentenced to 12 months probation, fined $500, 40 hours community service and ordered to pay court costs. He also was sentenced to 12 months probation and fined $500 on a conviction charge of possession of a concealed weapon;

Quintavious Collier, theft by receiving stolen property, sentenced to eight years probation, fined $500, serve 40 hours of community service and ordered to pay court costs;

Marshall Lee Cushman, fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, sentenced to two years confinement, given credit for time served, three years probation and ordered to pay court costs. He also was sentenced to 12 months confinement to be served concurrently to the other sentence on a conviction charge of driving while license suspended;

Ondrea Lamont Dye, aggravated stalking, sentenced to 10 years and given credit for time served with the rest to be served on probation, attend anger management counseling and ordered to stay away from the victim. In a separate case, Mr. Dye also pleaded guilty to aggravated stalking. He was sentenced to 10 years probation with the same conditions applying;

Lora Simon, furnishing prohibited items to inmates, sentenced to 12 months probation under the First Offender Act, fined $350, ordered to pay court costs and to stay away from the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center;

Lakeyla S. Hines, VGCSA for possession of cocaine, sentenced to four years probation, fined $1,000, ordered to serve 100 hours of community service, surrender drivers license and ordered to pay court costs; and

Henry Clay Holliman, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, sentenced to 12 months probation, fined $1,000, 40 hours of community service, ordered to attend anger management counseling and ordered to pay court costs. Mr. Holliman also was sentenced to 12 months probation for two counts of simple battery, fined $500 and ordered to have no contact with victims.



Web posted on Thursday, May 06, 2010













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