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 April 28, 2010 with Superior Court Judge Joseph Booth presiding:
• Yventon Phanor, sale of marijuana and felony possession of marijuana: ten years probation, 40 hours of community service, serve two years suspended upon completion of intensive probation and pay a $1,000 fine.
• Willie Smith, child molestation: three years confinement, 12 years probation, meet all special conditions for sex offenders, no contact with victim and a $2,000 fine. Two counts of sexual battery: nolle prosequi.
• Joel Ramires, possession of methamphetamine, driving without a license, open container, operating a vehicle without a valid tag and improper tag transfer: five years probation, complete evaluation and treatment for substance abuse and pay a $4,000 fine.
• John Douglas Dorsey, family violence aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and family violence battery: one year confinement with credit for time served, 14 years probation, no violent contact with victim, restitution and a $1,500 fine. Family violence simple assault and three counts of criminal trespass: nolle prosequi.
• Pamela Lee Marcum, DUI less safe: 12 months probation less 24 hours confinement, undergo alcohol and drug evaluation and treatment, attend alcohol and narcotics anonymous and pay a $750 fine. VGCSA, endangering the life of a child and permitting an unlicensed person to drive: nolle prosequi.
• Charles Edward Marcum, DUI less safe and driving while license suspended: two years probation less 24 hours confinement, attend alcohol and narcotics anonymous, undergo alcohol and drug evaluation and treatment and pay a $1,250 fine. Battery and theft by taking: 12 months probation, undergo evaluation and treatment for anger management, restitution and a $500 fine. VGCSA, endangering the life of a child and permitting an unlicensed person to drive: nolle prosequi.
• Michael Jody Elrod, speeding, 12 months probation and a $125 fine.
• Christopher Paul Updyke, interference with government property, felony obstruction, disorderly conduct and two counts of misdemeanor obstruction: four years probation, no violent contact with victim, undergo evaluation and treatment for anger management, alcohol and drugs, restitution and a $2,500 fine. Two counts of simple battery, battery, criminal trespass and underage possession of alcohol: nolle prosequi.
• Elton Steven Welch Jr., DUI, giving false name and information to a law enforcement officer, tail light violation and driving while license suspended: two years probation less 72 hours confinement, 240 hours of community service, undergo evaluation and treatment for alcohol and drugs, ignition interlock device for six months and a $2,500 fine.
The following sentence was issued as part of a negotiated plea agreement on April 27, 2010 with Superior Court Judge Currie Mingeldorff presiding:
• Keith Michael Avery, criminal damage to property: seven years probation, $1,050 in restitution, a $1,000 fine, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation and all recommended treatment and stay away from victim. Burglary: nolle prosequi.