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Huntington man sentenced in property crimes

Mar. 20, 2013 @ 11:14 PM

HUNTINGTON -- A Huntington man could spend more than a decade in jail for his role in a series of property crimes.

The defendant, Randy Lee Saunders Jr., recently received a 12- to 135-year prison sentence, according to court officials. It was among a number of sentences recently ordered by Cabell Circuit Judges Alfred Ferguson and Paul T. Farrell.

Ferguson ordered Saunders' punishment, after the 31-year-old pleaded guilty to six counts grand larceny and three counts each of burglary and transferring stolen property.

Saunders, of the 2000 block of Jefferson Avenue in Huntington, had been indicted on six counts burglary, four counts grand larceny and as many counts of transferring stolen property, along with two counts petit larceny and a single count of fleeing on foot.

The allegations stemmed from a rash of incidents in June 2011, happening along 13th Avenue, Adams Avenue, Madison Avenue, Washington Avenue and North Edgemont Road in Huntington along with College Avenue in Barboursville.

Other people sentenced include:

GILLISPIE: Ferguson ordered Timothy Clay Gillispie to a 1- to 15-year prison sentence.

Gillispie, 29, had pleaded guilty to burglary. He agreed to enter the plea without a grand jury indictment.

SMITH: Farrell ordered Charles A. Smith to 3 years probation, after the judge suspended a 1- to 4-year prison sentence.

Smith, 33, of the 100 block of 9th Avenue in Guyandotte, had pleaded guilty to obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. It was just one of other charges alleged in the initial indictment.

SPURRIER: Ferguson ordered Christopher Tyler Spurrier to a 1- to 15-year prison sentence.

Spurrier, 21, with multiple addresses in Huntington and Ranger, W.Va., had pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. It was the sole count of his indictment.

BURDETTE: Ferguson ordered Jackie Benson Burdette III to a 1- to 5-year prison sentence. It will run separate from a sentence in Kanawha County.

Burdette, 30, of the 1500 block of Pansy Drive in Charleston, had pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy. It was just one of other charges alleged in the initial indictment.

PARSONS: Farrell ordered Johnathan C. Parsons to serve 2 years probation with required drug treatment. He also ordered Parsons to pay one-third restitution. It all followed the judge suspending a 1- to 10-year prison sentence.

Parsons, 32, of the 1900 block of Parkview Street in Huntington, had pleaded guilty to grand larceny. It was among charges alleged in the initial indictment.

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