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Eight Enter Guilty Pleas in Marion County Court

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A 20-year-old Patoka man has been sentenced to 180 days in the Marion County Jail as part of his punishment after pleading guilty to aggravated driving under the influence and theft.  Brandon Smith of East Messenger was also placed on three years probation, fined $500 and costs, ordered to share in making $564 in restitution, undergo inpatient substance abuse treatment, not go in any bars and not drive any motor vehicle.  Smith was one of several charged with the theft of gasoline from the Stan Jones property on Jones Road in rural Alma between February and June of 2012.   

33-year-old Jennifer Keller of McKee Street in Centralia was fined $750 and cost and ordered to serve 90 days in the Marion County Jail after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.   

22-year-old Jacob Jester of South Locust was placed on two years probation, fined $100 and costs and given credit for 11 days already served in the Marion County Jail after pleading guilty to a domestic battery charge.

19-year-old Kelsey Doza of South Broadway in Centralia was fined $200 and costs after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of cannabis.  A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dropped as part of the plea.  

21-year-old Stephanie Neff of East Bryan in Salem was placed on 18 months court supervision, fined $100 and costs, and ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation after pleading guilty to a retail theft charge at the Salem Wal-mart store.  She was ordered to have no contact with the Walmart as part of the sentence.

Three others have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor deceptive practice charges.  36-year-old Kelley Diss of North Eagan in Kinmundy was placed on one year conditional discharge, fined $25 and ordered to make $25 restitution.  36-year-old Roger Graham of East Harvest in Centralia was placed on one year conditional discharge, fined $25, and ordered to make $25 in rotation.  27-year-old Ashley Hodge of South Community Avenue in Nashville was fined $25 and ordered o make $65 in restitution.  

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