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Repeat felon sentenced in circuit court

Jan. 21, 2013 @ 11:09 PM

HUNTINGTON -- One man's possession of a firearm means a lengthy prison sentence due to a prior felony conviction.

Cabell Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell recently ordered Jermaine D. Cathey to a 6- to 8-year prison sentence.

Cathey, 33, of the 900 block of 23rd Street in Huntington, had pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

A June 2012 indictment initially charged Cathey with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed deadly weapon, along with single counts of obstruction, fleeing from an officer and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Farrell and fellow Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred Ferguson also issued recent punishments in these separate, unrelated criminal cases.

Wounding case nets prison sentence

Ferguson ordered Wade Stuart Bryant to a 1-5-year prison sentence. He will serve it together with a punishment from Grant County, W.Va.

Bryant, 34, of the 900 block of 5th Avenue in Huntington, had pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding.

A September 2012 indictment initially charged Bryant with malicious wounding.

Man sentenced on felony attempt

Farrell ordered Keeshawn Dante Lewis to a 1- to 3-year prison sentence.

Lewis, 22, had pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony. He agreed to enter the plea without a grand jury indictment.

Guiltty plea leads to probation

Ferguson ordered Christy Rose to 1 year probation, after suspending a 1- to 4-year prison sentence.

Rose had pleaded guilty to obtaining a controlled substance by fraudulent misrepresentation. She agreed to enter the plea without a grand jury indictment.

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