Repeat felon gets maximum sentence
HUNTINGTON -- A man received no leniency this month for what court officials describe as his eighth felony conviction.
David Crockett Alexander received a 1- to 3-year prison sentence ordered by Cabell Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell. It was the maximum punishment for the charge he pleaded guilty to, attempt to commit a felony arson. The 58-year-old entered the plea without a grand jury indictment.
Others recently sentenced in Cabell Circuit Court:
CAIN: Farrell ordered Rodney C. Cain to serve a 2- to 10-year prison sentence with drug treatment. He had pleaded guilty to attempt to operate a clandestine drug lab.
A March 2013 indictment initially charged Cain, 36, of the 1200 block of Cedar Crest Drive in Huntington, with attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy.
The punishment followed Cain's discharge from drug court.
PAYNE: Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred Ferguson ordered Mark Allen Payne to a 2- to 10-year prison sentence. He had pleaded guilty to burglary and unlawful wounding.
A December 2013 indictment initially charged Payne, 37, of the 400 block of 6th Street in Huntington, with burglary, petit larceny, entering without breaking and malicious wounding.
GRANT: Farrell ordered Paris Diamond Grant to the state's Anthony Correctional Center for youthful offenders after the judge suspended a 1- to 5-year prison sentence.
Grant, 19, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy, agreeing to do so without a grand jury indictment. The case involved 11.1 grams of heroin, according to court officials.
JOHNSON: Farrell ordered Jeremy Todd Johnson to three years home confinement, a $1,000 fine and restitution, after the judge suspended a jail sentence of the same length.
Johnson, 35, of the 1200 block of Washington Avenue in Milton, had pleaded guilty to second-offense driving under the influence, second-offense driving on a suspended/revoked license and destruction of property, all misdemeanors.
A December 2013 indictment initially charged Johnson with felony third-offense driving on a suspended/revoked for prior DUI conviction, along with misdemeanor second-offense driving under the influence and destruction of property.
BOLLEY: Ferguson ordered Labaron Albert Bolley to a 1- to 3-year prison sentence. The defendant had pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony, agreeing to do so without a grand jury indictment.
ELDRED: Farrell ordered Karl R. Eldred to serve a year on home confinement with alcohol monitoring after the judge suspended a sentence of the same length. He had pleaded guilty to second-offense driving under the influence.
A September 2013 indictment initially charged Eldred, 51, of the 8200 block of County Road 15 in Chesapeake, Ohio, with third-offense driving under the influence.
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