Ten Sentenced To Prison In Jefferson County CourtTen individuals were recently sentenced to prison as a result of pleading guilty to various offenses.
29 year old Deras Moore of Mt. Vernon pled guilty to Unlawful Possession of Weapons by a felony, a class three felony, and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Mt. Vernon Police in cooperation with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on Moore's residence in November of last year, discovering two loaded firearms. Moore has previous felony drug convictions and is not legally allowed to possess weapons.
45 year old Ronnie Broadway of Mt. Vernon will spend the next six years in prison after pleading guilty to unlawful failure to register as a sex offender. Broadway failed to register a change of address after moving in September.
55 year old Gregory James of Mt. Vernon pled guilty to aggravated battery, a class three felony, stemming from a January incident involving an attack on a minor while on a public roadway.
34 year old Kevin Phillips of Mt. Vernon was sentenced to three years in prison followed by four years of parole for felony domestic battery. Phillips choked a female victim in December of 2013. Due to the domestic nature of the incident, Phillips must serve at least 85% of his sentence.
21 year old Nathaniel Jamison of Mt. Vernon was one of four to be sentenced for retail theft. Jamison will spend three years in prison on the class four felony offense after he and an accomplish stole a bottle of liquor from a Mt. Vernon Liquor Store.
46 year old Lee Jones of Herrin was also sentenced for retail theft and will spend two years in prison followed by one year of parole after attempting to steal a television from the Mt. Vernon Wal-mart.
Thefts convictions were also handed down for 35 year old Jose Roman of Mt. Vernon and 25 year old Ellen Boyce of Centralia. Roman was sentenced to two years in prison following a year of supervised release after stealing batteries from the Mt. Vernon Kroger. Boyce was sentenced to a year and a half in prison followed by one year of parole. Boyce stole underwear from the Mt. Vernon K-Mart and has a previous conviction for retail theft.
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