The first week of the January term of Clay County Circuit Court concludes today with several more cases set to be heard by 16th Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens, who heard many indictments this week and entered several sentencing orders.
One sentencing order that was entered Wednesday involved 28-year-old Johnathan Clint Hill of Maben, who was accused of breaking into Prestage Farms last January with the intention to steal property from the business.
This week in Circuit Court, Hill admitted to the charge of tampering with physical evidence and was sentenced as an habitual offender to two years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Since Hill was sentenced as an habitual offender his sentence cannot be reduced and he is not eligible for parole, probation, weekend passes or early release. Hill was ordered to pay a fine of $250 and restitution of $4,750.
Other sentences entered Wednesday are as follows:
• Martez Bradshaw pled guilty to two counts of burglary of a dwelling and was sentenced to six years in prison for each count and was ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 and restitution of $31,750. For each count, Bradshaw was ordered to comply with post release supervision for five years after release from confinement.
• Willie Henley pled guilty to the charge of robbery and was sentenced to 15 years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Henley was ordered to pay restitution of $535 and a fine of $500.
• The six-year suspended sentence of Mack Randle was revoked Wednesday after the court found that Randle violated the terms and conditions of his five-year post release supervision. The court, in a previous term, placed Randle on five years post release supervision for the charge of sale of cocaine, which he previously pled guilty to. Randle was sentenced to five years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.