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January 22, 2014

Pittsburg County District Court

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McALESTER — Felony dispositions

The following felony cases were decided Jan. 2-9 in Pittsburg County District Court. Listings do not include all court costs and fees.

Jeremy Joe Blackburn, 30, of McAlester, pleaded guilty Jan. 9 to possession of a controlled dangerous substance and misdemeanor larceny of merchandise from a retailer. Judgment and sentencing were deferred for 10 years on the felony and for one year on the misdemeanor, to be served concurrently with sentencing in a separate case, and he was fined $5,100, with all but $600 suspended.

Also on Jan. 9, Blackburn pleaded guilty to endeavoring to manufacture controlled dangerous substance and misdemeanor possession of controlled dangerous substance. Judgment and sentencing were deferred for 10 years on the felony and one year on the misdemeanor, to be served concurrently with sentencing in a separate case, and he was fined $50,100, with all but $1,100 suspended

Christopher Wayne French, 28, of Hartshorne, pleaded guilty Jan. 9 to battery/assault and battery on a police officer, and misdemeanor driving with a license canceled, suspended or revoked, escape from arrest or detention, and obstructing an officer. A five-year sentence was suspended on the felony, and one year sentence was suspended on each misdemeanor, to be served concurrently, and he was fined $1,000. Restitution in the case was reserved and he was ordered to serve 40 hours of community service. Dismissed was a charge of resisting an officer.

Crystal Roseann Nester, 28, of McAlester, pleaded no contest Jan. 9 to possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to maintain security. Judgment and sentencing were deferred for five years on the felony and for one year on the paraphernalia charge, to be served concurrently, and she was fined $5,150, with all but $650 suspended.

A charge of delivery of a controlled dangerous substance was dismissed Jan. 9 for Andrew Wayne Whitacre, 29, of McAlester.

A charge of child abuse by injury was dismissed Jan. 7 for Jetty Wayne Barnes, 35, of McAlester. The case was refiled as a misdemeanor, according to court records.

Sarah Elizabeth Soelter, 31, of McAlester, pleaded no contest Jan. 7 to perjury and false claims against state. Judgment and sentencing were deferred for three years and she was fined $200.

Cody Mitchell Parham, 22, of McAlester, pleaded guilty Jan. 3 to knowingly concealing stolen property and a five-year sentence was suspended, to be served concurrently with sentencing in a separate case. Restitution was reserved.

Sonya Smith, 44, of Krebs, pleaded guilty Jan. 3 to passing two or more bogus checks together for more than $500. Judgment and sentencing were deferred for five years, she was fined $50 and was ordered to pay $2,183 in restitution.

Tanya Jenkins, 44, of Coalgate, pleaded no contest Jan. 2 to driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. Judgment and sentencing were deferred for five years and she was fined $250.

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