Local man sentenced to prison
By KELI JACOBI News-Times Staff An El Dorado man was sen tenced to a total of 35 years in prison following his guilty plea to various drug charges on Thursday.
Anthony C. Jackson, 22, of 829 Rock Island, pleaded guilty to one count of pos sessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver and two additional counts of delivery of meth.
He admitted that by so do ing, he violated the terms of the probation he was serving after a previous guilty plea to conspiracy to the delivery of crack cocaine.
Judge Hamilton Singleton set sentencing as follows: 10 years for the fi rst count, 10 years for the next two counts and fi ve years on the proba tion revocation, with all terms to run consecutively, for a to tal effective prison sentence of 35 years.
Jackson admitted in court that he possessed meth last April and was planning to sell it and that he delivered meth on March 17 and April 12 this year.
"How much money did you get for it?" asked the judge. "I don’t remember," replied Jackson.
Jackson was also given three separate, 10-year suspended impositions of sentence for each count; those will run concurrently. Additional drug charges, along with charges of assault and fl eeing, were dropped through plea negotiations.
The defendant was ordered to pay court costs and attorney’s fees as well as $250 for a DNA sample.
Others pleading on Thursday in Union County Circuit Court included: • Delveckeo Rogers to second-degree forgery. He was sentenced to three years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and a fi ve-year suspended imposition of sentence. He was ordered to pay restitution of $1,093.25 and assessed court costs and attorney’s fees of $150 each.
• Clinton Turner, 52, to second-degree forgery and habitual offender status. He was sentenced to one year in county jail and given a fi veyear suspended imposition of sentence. He was assessed court costs and attorney’s fees of $150 each. He was given pre-trial incarceration credit of 86 days and ordered to pay $598 in restitution. Additional counts of forgery were dropped during plea negotiations.
• Tracy Fifer to second-degree forgery. A 10-year suspended imposition of sentence was added to a four-year commitment she is serving in the Community Correction Center on similar charges. Restitution will be determined within 30 days.
• Julia Ogwin to second-degree forgery. She was given fi ve years probation and assessed court costs and attorney’s fees of $150 each. There was no restitution.
• Shawn C. Monasco, 29, to theft of property, amended to misdemeanor from felony charges. He was fi ned $500 and assessed court costs and attorney’s fees of $150 each. He was also given a one-year suspended imposition of sentence.
• Shawn Gatson, 27, to possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to deliver and driving while intoxicated. He was fi ned $500 and given fi ve years probation. He was assessed court costs and attorney’s fees totaling $450 and his driver’s license was suspended for six months. He was ordered to complete a drug evaluation and to follow all recommendations.
• Ashley N. Grant, 19, to theft of property over $500. She was given fi ve years probation and ordered to pay restitution of $1,116. She was assessed court costs of $150.