Smackover man sentenced
By KELI JACOBI News-Times Staff Judge Carol C. Anthony accepted numerous guilty pleas in Tuesday’s session of Union County Circuit Court and sentenced area defendants to varying prison terms in the Arkansas Department of Correction.
We s l ey Tu r ner, 41, of Smackover, was sentenced to 30 years in prison following his admission of guilt to delivering crack cocaine. On three separate occasions last August, Turner sold $20 worth of crack to an informant work ing with the Union County Sheriff’s Offi ce, according to Chief Deputy Prosecutor Caren Harp.
Turner, who was charged as a habitual of fender, was given pre-trial incarceration credit of 189 days and assessed court costs and attor ney’s fees totaling $400. He was scheduled for jury trial in October.
Another defendant was sentenced to 15 years in prison on allegations he sexually assaulted his then 13-year-old niece in June 2003. Johnny Lee Andrews Jr., 40, of Bernice, La., pleaded guilty to fi rst-degree sexual assault, rather than face trial by jury next month on the original charge of rape.
In addition to the prison term, Davis was handed a fi ve-year suspended imposition of sentence and assessed court costs and attor ney’s fees totaling $400.
Steve Wilson, 47, of 5420 Moro Bay Highway, was sentenced to a 10-year prison term after admitting guilt to numerous drug charges Tuesday.
Wilson pleaded guilty to delivering a con trolled substance (methamphetamine), pos session of a controlled substance (meth) with intent to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and fi rearms, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance (pre scription pills) without a prescription, posses sion of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug premise.
The sentences for each of the charges, most of which were 10 year terms, will run concurrently.
A search warrant on Wilson’s home revealed numerous fi re arms and a video camera bag containing almost $20,000 in cash, according to the prob able cause affi davit on fi le in the case.
Others pleading guilty on Tuesday included: • Robert Lewis, 24, to pos session of a counterfeit con trolled substance with intent to deliver. He was given three years probation and fi ned $150. He was assessed court costs and attorney’s fees total ing $400 and ordered to sub mit to a DNA sample and pay the $250 fee.
• Wendy L. Funderburg, 36, to theft of property and being a habitual offender. She was given fi ve years probation and fi ned $150. Restitution will be determined within 30 days. She was ordered to transfer to drug court and assessed court costs and attorney’s fees total ing $400.
• Adreama Rose Martin, 22, to possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to deliver and posses sion of drug paraphernalia. She was given three years probation and assessed court costs of $150.
• Offi ce Morgan, 22, to fi rst degree aggravated assault and second-degree battery. He was ordered to pay $5,935.55 in restitution and sentenced to one year in county jail. He was fi ned $150 and assessed court costs and attorney’s fees totaling $400.
• Willie Banks of Louisiana to robbery. He was given fi rst offender status and three years probation. He was assessed court costs and attorney’s fees totaling $400.