Sentences were handed down on inmates that entered a negotiated guilty plea in a recent session of the Stone County Circuit Court.
Two inmates were sentenced to prison. Jonathan N. Pitts, 30, was sentenced to 60 months in prison on two counts of hindering apprehension or prosecution. It was from an incident that occurred on Jan. 22, 2019. Pitts was also fined $1500 plus court costs.
Pitts was credited with spending 131 days in the county jail awaiting his trial or negotiated plea.
Eric S. Cornett, 34, will also spend some time in prison. On Jan. 29, 2020, he entered a negotiated plea of guilty to one count of being in possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine.
Cornett was sentenced to 36 months in prison, was also fined $1500 plus court costs, and given credit for spending 216 days in the county jail awaiting the negotiated guilty plea.
Two other men did not receive prison sentences. Matthew Trammell, 32, entered a negotiated plea of guilty and was sentenced to 60 months probation and Gary D. Smith, 43, received 60 months suspended sentence.
Trammell entered a negotiated plea of guilty to maintaining drug premises, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia used to ingest methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia used to contain or conceal methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia used to ingest or smoke marijuana.
Tramell received 60 months probation on each count except the count involving paraphernalia used to ingest or smoke marijuana.
However, the total probationary period will be 60 months since the court set the sentences to run concurrently. Trammell was also fined $2500, plus court costs totaling $770.
Gary D. Smith was sentenced to 60 months suspended sentence on one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia to use methamphetamine. Smith was also fined $2500 plus court costs of $645.
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