Last week in Stone County Circuit Court, six individuals entered negotiated pleas of guilty and were sentenced to jail terms.
Joshua Kane Lee (above), 30, entered a guilty plea to six illegal drug counts during his negotiation. He was sentenced to 72 months in a regional jail on each of the six counts. The sentences will run concurrently. Lee was also fined $2,500 plus court costs.
William Jared Nixon, 29, entered into a negotiated plea of guilty on two counts: aggravated assault and second-degree battery. Nixon was sentenced to 60 months in an Arkansas Department of Corrections prison. He also had 60 months suspended. In addition, Nixon was fined $2,500 plus court costs. He was also given credit for 483 days he spent in the Stone County Jail.
Illegal drugs also brought a jail term for Marie D. Oden (above), 37. She pleaded guilty to two counts: possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Oden was sentenced to 36 months in a regional jail, or what’s called a community detention center. A suspended sentence of 36 months was also part of the plea, along with a fine of $1,500 plus court costs.
Zachary Staffen-Lewis (above), 26, entered into a negotiated plea of guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to use meth and possession of a firearm by a certain person (meaning previously convicted felon). He was sentenced to 60 months in prison on the possession of meth charge and 24 months in prison on the firearm possession charge. The sentences will run consecutively for a total of 84 months in prison. He was also credited with serving 271 days in jail awaiting his trial date. In addition to the jail time, Staffen-Lewis was also fined $2,500 plus court costs.
Karinnia Y. Oliver, 25, pleaded guilty through negotiation to felony endangering the welfare of a minor child. She was sentenced to 12 months in a community corrections center and fined $1,500 plus court costs.
And Clifford Watson (above), 26, entered a negotiated plea of guilty to five counts of breaking or entering and four counts of theft of property. Watson was sentenced to 120 days in the community corrections center on each count, to run concurrently.
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