Sunday, November 28, 2010

Several Local Criminal Court Cases Settled

The most recent session of Putnam County criminal court has seen several cases settled, including a case in which pre-trial diversion was granted to a man who sent sexually explicit text messages to someone he believed to be a juvenile girl. 35-year-old Sammy Ray Stout of Pippin Road must also perform 100 hours of community service. Meanwhile, in a separate case, 45-year-old Rodney Lynn Kirby was given a four-year prison sentence on a conviction of conspiracy to commit robbery. His accomplice, 26-year-old Michelle Nichole Stewart, was given four years probation, and could have her record cleared if she stays out of trouble.  In another case, 46-year-old Sherry Bryant was given two years probation after pleading guilty to one count of illegal voting.  Officials agreed to drop four other counts against her in return for the guilty plea. And a ten-year prison sentence was given to 31-year-old Derrick Helms of Baxter, who pleaded guilty to initiation of the manufacture of meth.