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Four sentenced in superior court


Four defendants were sentenced in Emanuel County Superior Court last week.


As part of the April 2021 term, Charles Smith and Quinton Pearson negotiated guilty pleas in both their cases.


Smith, in case 21-CR-78, was sentenced to 45 years, the first 12 of which will be served in prison, on one count possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, one count possession of cocaine, one count possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one count possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana, and one misdemeanor count of possession of a drug-related object. The remainder of Smith’s sentence will be served on probation. He also received a $50 fine.


The court addressed two cases in regard to defendant Pearson. In case 21-CR-187, Pearson was sentenced to a total of 30 years with seven to serve on five counts sale of cocaine and three counts sale of methamphetamine. Pearson, who will serve the remainder of this sentence on probation, was also fined $50.


In another case, 21-CR-38, Pearson was sentenced to 15 years, seven to serve, on one count possession of cocaine, one count possession of marijuana, one count simple battery, one count criminal trespassing, and one count possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The defendant will serve the remainder of his sentence on probation. He also received a $50 fine.


The other two defendants sentenced last week were part of the court’s July 2021 term.


Kimberly Marie Farrow, in case 21-CR-161, negotiated guilty pleas on one count financial transaction card fraud and one count fourth-degree forgery. She was sentenced to four years probation and fined $50.


Dewayne Anthony McKinney, in case 21-CR-04, was found guilty on two counts aggravated assault. He was sentenced to 20 years, the first five of which will be served in confinement and the remainder on probation. McKinney also received a $50 fine.

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