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Stone County Circuit Court roundup

Circuit Judge Tim Weaver accepted several negotiated pleas of guilty in Stone County Circuit Court last week.

22-year-old Mark Wayne Martin entered a plea to violation of his duty to verify registration information to authorities. The verification of his residence, employment, etc. had to do when he was found guilty of sex crimes. Martin was given 120 months in the Arkansas Department of Correction. He also had to pay a fine and court costs.

32-year-old James Lee Brown entered into a negotiated plea of guilty to delivery of a controlled substance and received 72 months in state prison judicial transfer, and he also received 72 months for fleeing from authorities — the two sentences to run concurrently. He was also fined and had to pay court costs.

44-year-old Charles Edward Ferguson, Jr. agreed to a six-year probation for theft of property and one-year probation for possession of drug paraphernalia, with the sentence to run concurrently.  He was also ordered to pay a $2,500 fine plus court costs.

38-year-old Darlene Huckabee entered a negotiated plea of guilty to theft of property and was placed on 60 months probation, and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine plus court costs.

33-year-old Michael Lee Ezzell entered into a negotiated plea of guilty to two counts of theft of property and was sentenced to five years in the Department of Correction on each count to run consecutively for a total of 10 years in prison.

And, an arrest warrant was issued for 39-year-old Ronald W. Douthit.  He is charged in circuit court with felony theft of property, and he is also being charged under the Habitual Offender Act.

Douthit bond has been set at $7,500.

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