The Barrow County Superior Court recently sentenced the following people. Those charged and their sentences are listed below. Charges listed as nolle prosequi are those in which the prosecutor or plaintiff indicated they would not proceed with the case. In criminal cases, a disposition of nolle prosequi may be entered when evidence proves innocence or charges cannot otherwise be proved.
The following sentences were issued as part of negotiated plea agreements on November 16, 2009 with Superior Court Judge Joseph Booth presiding:
• Jeffrey Curtis Clarke, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute cocaine: five years confinement, ten years probation, no contact with victim and $6,000 fine. Possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone: nolle prosequi.
• Michael Timothy Butler, possession of a controlled substance: five years probation and $1,000 fine.
• Matthew Terry Potts, five counts of theft by deception and five counts of fraudulent telephone solicitation: five years probation, 100 hours of community service and $5,000 fine. Forgery, nine counts of theft by deception and eight counts of fraudulent telephone solicitation: nolle prosequi.
• Justin James Ludwig, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana: 12 months probation and $500 fine. Underage possession of alcohol: nolle prosequi.
• Carlos Arrayo Avilez, false identification documents and driving while unlicensed: 12 months probation and $1,000 fine.
• William James Moon, simple battery and obstruction of a law enforcement officer: Two years probation less 50 days confinement, no violent contact with victim and $1,000 fine.