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   As the January term of Grenada County Circuit Court continues, records show that a number of cases have been resolved through pleas.
   According to the court docket, among the pleas entered:
  • Marchaillo D. Hurd, pleaded guilty to sale of schedule II controlled substance (cocaine) and was sentenced to 22 years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), 12 suspended for five years probation, He will serve eight years in prison. Hurd also pleaded guilty to a second count and received the same sentence with the charges run concurrently. A third case was dismissed.
  • Shintay Knox pleaded guilty to arson: third degree, personal property and was give a three-year sentence, which was suspended for three years probation.
  • Quentin Williams, who was charged worth possession of cocaine with intent, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of possession of cocaine. He was sentenced to 20 years with the MDOC. After serving eight years, Williams will be placed on probation for 12 years.
  • Corlander Liddell pleaded guilty to possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana with intent and was sentenced to three years with MDOC. After serving one year, he will be placed on probation for one year and 364 days. Count one of the indictment was dismissed.
  • Jenard Topps pleaded guilty to possession of a deadly weapon by a felon sentenced to 10 years with MDOC,
  • Patricia Cotton pleaded guilty to felony DUI and was sentenced to five years with two to serve and three on probation. She must also complete long-term drug and alcohol treatment.
  • A.C. Hall, who was charged with burglary of a dwelling, pleaded guilty and was sentenced 20 years with 10 suspended for five years probation. He will serve 10 years with the MDOC.
  • Kenyan D. Purnell, charged with one conspiracy to commit arson, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a crime and insurance fraud, He was sentenced to three years, suspended for probation.
  • Christopher Carter pleaded guilty to possession of a deadly weapon by a felon was sentenced to 10 years, with two to serve and eight on probation.
  • William Thomas Golding pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was placed in the court’s drug court intervention/treatment program for a period not to exceed five years.
  • Hope Denman pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was sentenced to 10 years with two to serve and eight years probation.
  • John Walker, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and was placed in the court’s drug court intervention/treatment program for a period not to exceed five years.
  • Marqueze Collins, pleaded guilty to felony crime of possession of cocaine and was sentenced to five years, suspended for five years probation.
  • Marrison Coleman, who was charged with simple assault on a law enforcement officer, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple assault and was sentenced to six months suspended for one year probation. For a charge of felony fleeing a law officer in a motor vehicle, on an order of non-adjudication, Coleman was placed on supervised probation for one year. A charge of aggravated assault on a law officer was dismissed.
   All of the defendants were also ordered to pay court costs and some fines.
   Judge Joseph Loper is presiding.


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