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Sexton handles criminal plea agreements

Judge Shayne Sexton handled several plea agreements recently, during hearings in Claiborne County Criminal Court.

James McGhee, 34, charged with violation of the Sexual Offender Registry Act, was sentenced to two years and one day at 35 percent confinement. McGhee was given credit for nine months of jail time already served. This sentence runs concurrently with a prior one.

Dillion Matthew Edwards, 24,was initially charged with the exploitation of a minor. Edwards was sentenced to a split confinement of six years TDOC supervised probation with 60 days confinement on two counts of the initial charge. He must pay at least $100 per month in court costs. Edwards was ordered to have his name included on the Sexual Offender Registry. He will serve his jail time on consecutive weekends. This case runs concurrently with a driving under the influence one that was handled in Claiborne County Sessions Court.

Michael Gene Kennedy, 39, charged with child abuse and neglect, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation. Kennedy must pay at least $100 per month in court costs.

Anthony Wayne Dean, 39, was initially charged with one count each of introduction of contraband into a penal institution and conspiracy to introduce drugs into a penal facility. Dean was sentenced to a split confinement of five years TDOC supervised probation with 30 days confinement on the first count. He must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and was ordered to obtain a driver’s license. Dean was given permission to serve his jail time on consecutive weekends.

Matthew Young, 40, was charged with one count of driving under the influence (fourth offense) and two counts of theft under $1,000. Young was sentenced to a concurrent two years and one day confinement.

Ralph Price, 54, charged with evading arrest, was sentenced to three years at 30 percent confinement. Price was given credit for any jail time previously served, including a stint from March 8 to April 16 of this year.

Herbert Ricky Irvin, 46, was sentenced on one count each of felony evading arrest, simple possession of methamphetamine and driving on a revoked license. Irvin was sentenced to a concurrent two years at 30 percent confinement. He was given credit for ten days of jail time already served.

Travis Joe Jordan, 37, charged with one count each of auto burglary and theft over $2,500, was sentenced to a split confinement of four years TDOC supervised probation with four months confinement. Jordan was given credit for 59 days of jail time already served. He must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and forfeits $150 to the Economic Crime Fund. Jordan must pay $500 in restitution to his victim and is ordered to stay at least 1,000 feet away from said victim. Jordan is also barred from any properties owned by the Claiborne County Board of Education.