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Three Sentenced To Prison in Marion County Court

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A 35-year-old Junction City man has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty in Marion County Court to unlawful possession of less than 15 grams of cocaine.  Donald Whitley of Polk Avenue was also ordered to complete one year of mandatory supervised release when getting out of prison.  The sentence will run consecutively to one handed down in Clinton County.  

Two others are headed to prison after pleading guilty to felony driving offenses.  43-year-old Michael Huck of Mills Cart in Salem received four years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated driving under the influence with four or more prior convictions.  A driving on revoked license charge was dropped as part of the plea.  He'll have to complete two years of mandatory supervised relief when getting out of prison.  26-year-old Justin Smith of Boyd Avenue in Iuka was sentenced to 18 months in prison and one year of mandatory supervised release after pleading guilty to driving n a revoked license with one or more previous convictions.   

60-year-old James Shields of Hoots Chapel Road in Odin was sentenced to 90 days in jail and court costs after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.   

A 21-year-old Centralia man has pleaded guilty to a criminal damage to vehicle charge.  Patrick Flanagan of North Beech was placed on two years court supervision and fined $1,047.  A second criminal damage to property charge was dropped as the plea.

24-year-old Tiffany Diel of Ruth Ann Drive in Centralia has been placed on 18 months court supervision and fined $100 after pleading guilty to theft of a cell phone, Nook and wallet.  

18-year-old Justin Poynter of Ford Road in Effingham pleaded guilty to a retail theft charge at the Salem Wal-mart.  He was fined $100 and sentenced to 18 months probation.

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