16 defendants sentenced in Emanuel County Superior Court’s January ‘21 term


According to documents from Emanuel County Superior Court, 16 individuals were sentenced in the January 2021 term.


Dessie Marie Lovett was charged and sentenced in two different cases.


In the first case, 21CR54, Lovett negotiated a guilty plea on one count first-degree forgery. She was sentenced to 15 years probation and fined $50.


In the second case, 21CR139, Lovett negotiated a guilty plea on one count aggravated animal cruelty. She was sentenced to another five years probation and fined $50.


Desiree Michelle Scott negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on 21 counts financial transaction card fraud, for which she was sentenced to 12 years probation. She also received a $50 fine.


Jeremy Wix negotiated a plea of guilty on one count speeding and received a $500 fine. He also faced two other charges, one count possession of meth and one count possession of a drug-related object, both of which were deemed nol pros.


Terrance V. Worthen negotiated a guilty plea on one count sale of marijuana. He was sentenced to 10 years probation and fined $50. Worthen also faced one other charge, one count driving without a license, which was deemed nol pros.


Jeffery Wayne Waters negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count possession of meth. He was sentenced to three years probation and fined $50. Waters also faced one count driving without a license and one count tag light violation. Both of those charges were deemed nol pros.


Ashley Jones negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count possession of meth, resulting in a sentence of three years probation and a $50 fine.


Shanna Stevens negotiated a guilty plea on one count sale of meth, resulting in a sentence of 30 years with the last 18 of those being suspended.


Edward Channing Eskew negotiated guilty pleas on both of the following charges: one count possession of cocaine and one count possession of marijuana (less than an ounce). He was sentenced to three years with the first two to be served in confinement and the remainder on probation. Eskew received credit for time served in custody from October 26, 2019. He was also fined $50.


Jellont Walker negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on four charges: one count possession of cocaine, one count possession of marijuana (less than an ounce), one count seatbelt violation, and one count failure to maintain lane. Walker was sentenced to 15 years with the first five to be served in confinement and the rest on probation. He also received a $50 fine.


Jason Blane Coggins negotiated guilty pleas on two charges: one count fleeing and eluding as well as one count obstruction of an officer. He was sentenced to five years to be served in confinement with 12 months probation to follow. Coggins was also fined $50.


Calvin Mario Monroe negotiated guilty pleas on the following three charges: one count possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, one count DUI, and one count speeding. He was sentenced to three years with the first 90 days to be served in confinement and the remainder on probation. In total, he received $800 worth of fines.


James Allen Rich negotiated guilty pleas on two different charges: three counts entering an automobile and one count theft by taking. Rich was sentenced to 15 years probation and received a $50 fine.


Anthony Edwards negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count suspended license, one count failure to maintain lane, and one count obstruction of an officer. As a result, he was sentenced to three years probation. Edwards also faced one count fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, for which he was fined $5,000. He was also fined $550 combined for the suspended license charge and the failure to maintain lane charge.


Jonathan Allen Lamb negotiated a plea of guilty (Alford) on one count sale of meth. He was sentenced to 12 years probation and was fined $50.


Cassandra R. Pannell negotiated guilty pleas on the following four charges: one count possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, one count possession of methamphetamine, one count possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, and one count possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce). She was sentenced to 30 years with the first five to be served in confinement and the remainder on probation. Additionally, she was fined $50.


Markiee Quantas Jones was found guilty on two counts incest, two counts statutory rape, and two counts enticing a child for indecent purposes. He was sentenced to 70 years with the first 30 to be served in confinement and the rest on probation.

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