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March 31, 2012


McALESTER — The following felony and misdemeanor cases were decided in Pittsburg County District Court March 19 - 28.

Dispositions include dismissed cases, suspended and deferred sentences and sentences from trials and plea bargains.

Listings do not include all court costs.

Felony cases

• Kassi Ellis, 20, McAlester, pleaded no contest March 26 to charges of first degree burglary, malicious injury to property valued less than $1,000 and assault and battery. She was fined $860 and sentencing was deferred for five years.

• Matthew C. Davenport, 30, McAlester, pleaded guilty March 22 to charges of domestic abuse (assault and battery) and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine). He was fined $1,427.50 and sentenced to 10 years. He was also ordered to complete an inpatient drug rehabilitation program. Upon successful completion of the program, the remaining balance of his prison sentence will be suspended.

• Andrew J. Marshall, 55, Canadian, pleaded guilty March 21 to charges of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (aggravated) and driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license. He was fined, ordered to complete DUI school, ordered to use an interlock device for six months, ordered to complete six months of inpatient drug rehabilitation treatment, ordered to complete 480 hours of community service (with 380 house suspended) and was sentenced to five years, with three years suspended.

• Jeffery D. Rich, 34, Alderson, pleaded guilty March 28 to charges of attempted first degree burglary, protective order violation, manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was fined $1,120 and ordered to complete drug court. Upon successful completion of drug court, sentencing will be deferred for 10 years. If drug court is not successfully complete, he will be sentenced to 10 years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. A charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon was dismissed.

• A charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon was dismissed March 28 for Manuel Rivera, 44, of McAlester.

• Charges of obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check or false pretenses and securing credit fraudulently were dismissed March 28 for James Abbott, 37, of Gosnell, Ark.

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