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November 20, 2011

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McALESTER — The following felony and misdemeanor cases were decided in Pittsburg County District Court Nov. 4 - 15.

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

Listings do not include all court costs.

Felony cases

• Stephen J. Nelson, 23, McAlester, pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was fined $1,100 and received a deferred sentence of seven years.

• Michael McKendrick, 19, McAlester, pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to a charge of knowingly concealing stolen property. He was fined $600 and received a deferred sentence of two years.

• Nikki A. Garcia, 26, McAlester, pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to a charge of embezzlement. She was fined $550, ordered to pay $520 in restitution and received a deferred sentence of one year.

• Javan R. Springs, 24, Bethany, pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to charges of possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was fined and sentenced to 10 years, with nine years suspended.

• Jeffery R. Wheeler Jr., 26, Canadian, pleaded guilty Nov. 9 to a charge of attempted grand larceny. He was fined and received a 2.5 year suspended sentence.

• Trey C. Cullifer, 19, McAlester, pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to a charge of eluding a police officer. He was fined $1,000 and sentenced to five years, with three years suspended.

• Brenda K. Thomas, 41, Haileyville, pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (aggravated), driving with a license canceled, suspended or revoked, failure to maintain security and failure to pay taxes die state. She was fined $1,640, ordered to complete DUI school, ordered to complete 80 hours of community service, ordered to use an interlock device for 18 months and received a 10-year suspended sentence.

• Ernest V. Driver, 38, Stuart, pleaded no contest Nov. 4 to a charge of knowingly concealing stolen property. He was fined $550 and sentenced to five years, with three years suspended.

• Jeremiah Lightle, 25, Hartshorne, pleaded guilty Nov. 7 to a charge of domestic abuse (assault and battery). He was fined, ordered to complete 52 weeks of domestic abuse counseling and was sentenced to one year. A charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon was dismissed.

• Justin S. Lemons, 25, Hartshorne, pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to charges of knowingly concealing stolen property, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and operation prohibited vehicle on a street or highway. He was fined $100 and sentenced to five years.

• Cory Puet, 42, McAlester, pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to a charge of second degree burglary. He was fined $1,250 and received a five-year suspended sentence.

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