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Busy court term helps clear docket

A Lincoln County man was sentenced to serve more than 14 yearsof a total 30-year sentence after pleading guilty to 15 chargesagainst him, according to records for the August term of court.

Mitchell Mackabee, of 2813 Hopewell Road, faced a 13-countindictment on charges of burglary, burglary of a dwelling, grandlarceny and conspiracy. He faced two other indictments for unlawfultaking of a motor vehicle and grand larceny.

During last month’s court term, Judge Mike Smith orderedMackabee to serve 14.5 years of a total 30 years in sentences inthe cases, with the last 15.5 years to be served under post releasesupervision. The defendant was also ordered to pay fines totaling$7,000 and restitution to victims totaling $8,294.

Assistant District Attorney Jerry Rushing said the DA’s officemade no sentencing recommendation in the case, and he was pleasedwith the sentence.

The crimes happened over an approximately two-year period. Itemstaken included guns, saddles, ski boat covers and other items.

“Property stolen here went to different locations,” Rushingsaid, mentioning that some items were recovered as far away asHinds County and Wiggins.

Authorities said charges are pending against Mackabee in otherareas of the state.

Rushing said he was glad to get cases resolved and cleared fromthe court docket. Since the June grand jury session, he said almostall the cases have been handled.

“We’ve moved the docket quite a bit,” Rushing said.

Other sentences handed down after defendants pleaded guilty tocharges included:

* Robert Cupstid, 55, of 26 Montgomery Road, Natchez -embezzlement under contract – Serve two years of five-yearsentence, $18,501 restitution, $2,000 fine and $250 to CrimeVictims Compensation Fund.

* Mary Allen, 39, of 2806 Old Wesson Road – unlawful transfer ofcocaine. Serve six years of eight-year sentence, $5,000 fine and$140 restitution.

* Willard Breeland, 47, of 1065 Union St. – unlawful sale ofcocaine. Serve six years of 18-year sentence, get drug treatment,$5,000 fine and $160 restitution.

* Willie Woods, also known as Woody, 47, of 216 Penn St. -unlawful sale of cocaine. Serve seven years of 18-year sentence,get drug treatment, $5,000 fine and $220 restitution.

* Shasta Breeland, 28, of Oakview Apts. – four indictments:unlawful sale of cocaine, unlawful possession of cocaine withintent to distribute and two for unlawful distribution of cocaine.Serve six years of total 26-year sentence, get alcohol and drugtreatment and $5,000 fine.

* Thomas D. Dixon, 27, of 217 Ingram St. – simple assault on alaw enforcement officer. Serve two years of a five-year sentence,get alcohol and drug treatment and $1,000 fine.

* James D. Hemphill, 40, of 17170 Highway 51 Hazlehurst – thirdoffense DUI. Three years suspended for five years probation uponsuccessful completion of house arrest program, attend NarcoticsAnonymous meetings for a year and $4,000 fine.

* Samuel Case, 58, of 501 Brookman Dr. – stalking. One yearsuspended for two years good behavior probation, attend angermanagement counseling, no contact with victim or family and $500fine.

* Andrea Brown, 32, of 401 Industrial Park Road – utteringforgery and conspiracy. Total 12-year sentence suspended for fiveyears of post release supervision, $1,000 fine, $275 restitutionand $250 to Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

* Michael Cleveland, 43, of Industrial Park Road – utteringforgery and conspiracy. Three-year sentence suspended for fiveyears of post release supervision, $1,000 fine, $275 restitutionand $250 to Crime Victims Compensation Fund

* Vernon Gordon, 22, of 304 Old Wesson Road – two indictments:burglary and two counts of burglary of a dwelling. Serve six yearsof total 16-year sentence, $1,000 fine, a total of $3,774restitution and $250 to Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

* Dixie Gordon, 19, of 304 Old Wesson Road – two counts ofburglary of a dwelling. Serve three years of seven-year sentence,$1,000 fine, $1,944 restitution and $250 to Crime VictimsCompensation Fund.

* Harrison Thomas Arnold, 33, of 1051 Eagle Trail – twoindictments with five total counts of uttering forgery. Seven yearssuspended for five years probation upon completion of a term at therestitution center, $500 fine and $924 restitution and fullrestitution for outstanding checks in Lincoln and Pike counties and$250 to Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

* Victor Stewart, 34, of 201 East Mildred St. – uttering forgeryand conspiracy. Seven years suspended for five years non-reportingprobation, get alcohol and drug treatment, $1,000 fine and $40restitution.

*Dianna Bridges, 19, of 401 Industrial Park Road – third degreearson. Acceptance of guilty plea withheld pending $1,000 fine, $250to Crime Victims Compensation Fund and three years onnon-adjudicated status.

* Karey Whittington 53, of 1202 Brumfield Road – two indictmentsfor uttering forged prescriptions. Serve one year of three-yearsentence, get alcohol and drug treatment, $500 fine and $250 toCrime Victims Compensation Fund.

* Patrick M. Allen, 28, of 1595 West Highland Dr., Jackson -third offense DUI. Three years suspended for five years probation,sent to drug court and $4,000 fine.

* Sabrina Walker, 40, of 410 Old Wesson Road – burglary of adwelling. Serve two years of seven-year sentence, get alcohol anddrug treatment, $1,000 fine and $209 restitution.

* Marvin O. King, 25, of 1536 Martin Lane, Sontag – twoindictments: burglary, and two counts of burglary. Serve threeyears of total seven-year sentence, $500 fine and a total $1,138 inrestitution.

* Christopher Portrey, 20, of Loyd Star Lane – threeindictments: grand larceny, two counts of burglary and burglary ofa dwelling. Serve four years of total 20-year sentence, $500 fineand a total of $1,413 in restitution.

* Regina Porter, 19, of 401 South Hamilton St. – unlawful takingof a motor vehicle. Five years suspended for five years probation,$500 fine, $250 to Crime Victims Compensation Fund, restitution forbody shop bill and no contact with victim.

* Linda Sivils, 32, of 1083 Crooked Lane – third offense DUI.Four years suspended for five years on post release supervisionupon completion of Regimented Inmate Discipline (RID) program,$4,000 fine and $1,000 to Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

* Guy Williams, 23, of 405 East Chippewa St. – trespassing,simple assault on a law enforcement officer and unlawful possessionof cocaine. A total of four years suspended for five yearsprobation upon completion of RID, get alcohol and drug treatment atRID and $2,050 in fine

* Amdrael Bridges, 17, of Monticello – felonious bad checks.Three years suspended for five years probation, $1,000 fine, $1,030restitution and $500 to Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

* Dontrell Johnson, 20, of 615 Bristow Trail – unlawful sale ofcocaine. Serve six years of 18-year sentence and $5,000 fine.

* Cornelius Thomas, 18, of 424 East Cherokee St. – unlawful saleof cocaine. Serve six years of 18-year sentence and $5,000fine.

* Joshua Hamilton, 19, of 408 Old Wesson Road – unlawful sale ofcocaine. Serve seven years of 20-year sentence, get alcohol anddrug treatment, $6,000 fine and $1,000 to Crime VictimsCompensation Fund.

* Toronto Kelly, 23, of 710 Second St. – unlawful sale ofcocaine. Serve eight years of 30-year sentence, get drug treatmentand pay $8,000 fine.

* Davis Thomas, also known as Little D, 17, of 424 East CherokeeSt. – unlawful sale of cocaine. Serve six years of 18-yearsentence, $5,000 fine and $1,000 to Crime Victims CompensationFund.

* Jonathan P. Moore, 28, of 4065 East Lincoln Dr., Monticello -possession of a deadly weapon by a convicted felon. Serve two yearsof three-year sentence, get alcohol and drug treatment, $750 fineand $250 to Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

* Glen R. Workman, 26, of 721 Marwood Loop, Bogue Chitto – thirdoffense DUI. Three years suspended for five years probation,antibuse program for two years, Alcoholics Anonymous for one year,$4,000 fine and $1,000 to Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

* Robert Alfred, 54, of 220 East Minnesota St. – third offenseDUI. Three years suspended for five years probation, antibuseprogram for two years, get alcohol and drug treatment, AlcoholicsAnonymous for one year and $4,000 fine.

* Raymond E. Williams, 27, of 921 Egypt Circle – grand larceny.Five years suspended for five years probation, Alcoholics Anonymousfor a year, $1,000 fine, $3,170 restitution and $500 to CrimeVictims Compensation Fund.

* George Hudson Jr., 20, of 301 South Hammond St. – grandlarceny. Five years suspended for five years probation uponcompletion of RID, $1,000 fine and $250 to Crime VictimsCompensation Fund.

* Jeremy Norton, 21, of Highway 550 – unlawful possession ofeight dosage units of oxycodone. Three years suspended for fiveyears probation, get alcohol and drug treatment, 100 hours ofcommunity service, Narcotics Anonymous for a year, $1,500 fine and$250 to Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

* Michael Jasper Armstrong, 18, of 317 South Extension St.,Hazlehurst – misdemeanor escape. Serve first 90 days of a one-yearsentence, with remainder suspended for two years good behaviorprobation and a $500 fine.

* Sara Edney, 20, of 10 Ceder Haven – pleaded to the sufficiencyof evidence in her aggravated assault case. Sentenced to eightyears suspended for five years probation, get psychological andpsychiatric evaluation and treatment, $100 fine and $324restitution.

Defendants who were ordered to serve parts of their sentenceswere ordered to serve the remainder of varying periods of postrelease supervision.