27th Circuit Court sentencings

December 19, 2014
27th Circuit Court Judge Terrence R. Thomas

27th Circuit Court Judge Terrence R. Thomas

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — The following were sentenced Monday, Dec. 15, by 27th Circuit Court Judge Terrence R. Thomas:

Stockwell

Stockwell

– Xaveria Clarice Stockwell, 35, of 507 6th St., Ludington, was found guilty Nov. 3 of false report of a felony. She was sentenced to five months in jail with credit for 11 days served; sentence to be served at the court’s discretion with five months forthwith to run concurrent to sentence in Mason County; court authorizes release for 45-day drug rehab program; and $198 in fines and costs. When Stockwell appeared for her sentencing Monday, she told Judge Thomas that she has been incarcerated in the Mason County Jail since Dec. 4 and is serving a five-month sentence. The judge noted she has a lengthy criminal record including 17 misdemeanors. “You’ve been kind a of a pain in the neck for the last 20 years,” he said. Stockwell related that she suffers from drug addiction. “What’s your drug of choice?” Thomas asked. “Methadone,” Stockwell said. “This is about your only cure,” the judge said.

Escamilla, Porfirio

Escamilla

– Porfirio Antonio Escamilla, 36, of 6676 N. 126th Ave., Hart, was found guilty Nov. 3 of operating under the influence of liquor, third offense. He was sentenced to nine months in jail with credit for 85 days served; sentence to be served at the court’s discretion; no jail time forthwith; one year probation; $198 in fines and costs; no alcohol/drugs – must submit to testing; and outpatient treatment. “Do you think you’re an alcoholic?” Thomas asked Escamilla. “Yes, sir,” he replied. “The law thinks you’re an alcoholic,” the judge said. “If you screw up, you will do six months instead of 90 days. This is my double-or-nothing sentence. I want you to live. You’re going to kill yourself with this alcohol…or somebody else. Now behave yourself,” the judge said. “It’s not going to be easy to stay off the booze.”

Bennett

Bennett

– Nicholas Daniel Bennett, 24, of 9226 Oren Thompson Rd., Charlotte, NC., was found guilty Dec. 16, 2013 of controlled substance – use of a non-narcotic. One count of controlled substance delivery – schedule 1, 2, 3 and controlled substance – delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine/ecstasy were dismissed. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail; sentence to be served at the court’s discretion; no jail time forthwith; $125 in fines and costs; and a six-month driver’s license suspension. Thomas explained that Bennett’s sentence was a delayed sentencing  agreed upon last December which involved Bennett withdrawing his felony plea and pleading to a misdemeanor. Thomas asked Bennett how much this case has cost him, including all his travel expenses, attorney fees, etc., and Bennett said it totaled $10,000. “I’ve learned my lesson,” he said.

 

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