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Teen to serve 7 years of 49-year sentence

A 17-year-old Lincoln County man was ordered to serve sevenyears of a total 49-year sentence Friday after earlier pleadingguilty to eight counts of burglary.

Maurio Terrell of Katey Trail was sentenced to seven years oneach of the eight counts related to burglaries at some Union Streetand other business earlier this year. In addressing how they are tobe served, Judge Mike Smith suspended seven years and orderedTerrell to serve seven years of the remaining 49 years, with thelast 42 served on post release supervision.

Terrell was also ordered to pay over $18,400 in restitution, a$1,000 fine, $250 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund, to gethis GED and alcohol and drug treatment while incarcerated. Thecharges were Terrell’s first felony offenses, court officialssaid.

“He started off with a bang,” said Assistant District AttorneyJerry Rushing.

Terrell was also indicted on a charge of second degree arson inconnection with one of the burglaries. Rushing said that charge ispending as authorities investigate other suspects in theincident.

In other court action Friday, Corey Barlow, 24, of 2029 ByhaliaRoad, Wesson, was sentenced on possession of marijuana with intentto distribute and conspiracy charges after earlier pleadingguilty.

He was ordered to serve four years of a total 25-year sentence,with the remaining 21 years under post release supervision. He wasalso ordered to pay a $4,000 fine, $440 restitution and to obtainalcohol and drug treatment while in the custody of the MississippiDepartment of Corrections.

Harry B. Huff, 19, of 1689 Nola Road, pleaded guilty to thirdoffense DUI. He was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, obtain alcoholand drug treatment, and have his driver’s license revoked until age21 or two years, whichever is longer.

Phyllis Fleming, age and address unavailable, pleaded guilty tofelonious abuse of a vulnerable adult. She was sentenced to timeserved in jail, with the remainder of a five-year sentence on postrelease supervision. She was also ordered to pay a $250 fine.