armed robbery

A trio of Laurel teenagers who were involved in the attempted robbery of a Hispanic man got prison time instead of cash.

Tyler Hasberry, 16, pulled a gun on Felipe Marquez and tried to rob him of cash in the 100 block of Brown Circle in July 2017, according to court documents. The teen was charged as an adult and ordered to serve 10 years in the full-time custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in Jones County Circuit Court to robbery. He will also have to serve five years of post-release supervision under MDOC. He was represented by public defender Michael Mitchell.

Terrance Hicks, 19, and Johndarious Dorsey, 18, were both ordered to serve three years in MDOC custody after pleading guilty to accessory after the fact in the same crime. Dorsey had to undergo a mental evaluation before his court appearance. They were represented by public defenders Grant Hedgepeth and John Piazza, respectively. Assistant District Attorney Dennis Bisnette prosecuted the cases.

All three defendants were also ordered to participate in the court’s community service program and pay $1,917.50 in court fees and fines.

Broken nose for vodka

Phillip Breland, 42, was ordered to serve five years in the full-time custody of MDOC after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and robbery. He was sentenced as a habitual offender, meaning it’s his third felony conviction, so he will have to serve all of his time, with no chance for early release.

He admitted to breaking Jessie Hare’s nose when stealing a bottle of vodka from him outside of Blue’s Quick Stop on Susie B. Ruffin Ave. in June 2017, according to court documents. He has convictions for manslaughter and sale of cocaine. He was ordered to serve 20 years for manslaughter in 1995. The drug charge came 14 years later, in 2009.

In addition to the prison time, he was ordered to serve five years of post-release supervision under MDOC, to participate in the court’s community service program and pay court fees and fines of $1,417.50. He was represented by Piazza. Bisnette prosecuted the case.

The plea deals were two from of a busy few weeks in Jones County circuit court, where many theft-related cases were resolved with plea deals.

• Douglas Haynes, possession of firearm by felon (armed robbery charge dismissed) — three years in full-time MDOC custody as habitual offender, five years post-release supervision, $2,417.50 in court costs;

• Brian M. Davis, grand larceny — ordered to serve five years in MDOC custody after failing to meet the terms of drug court;

• Brittany Simmons, felony shoplifting and felony fleeing — three years in full-time MDOC custody, two years post-release supervision, $1,917.50 court costs;

• Billy Joe Crosby, motor vehicle theft — ordered to serve two years in full-time MDOC custody and one year post-release supervision after failing to meet the terms of release;

• Waushekia Shun Davis, burglary of non-dwelling — 30 months to serve in MDOC full-time custody, 30 months post-release supervision, $2,417.50 court costs;

• Eric Tywan Jones, burglary of non-dwelling — three years house arrest, four years post-release supervision, $1,917.50 court costs;

• Brandon Amas Cooley, motor vehicle theft — time served (309 days), three years post-release supervision, $2,417.50 court costs;

• Michael Warren Dye, receiving stolen property — time served (371 days), pay $1.417.50 in court costs plus $133.33 restitution;

• Christopher Bankston, possession of stolen property — time served (74 days), three years post-release supervision, $1,417.50 in court costs plus $133.33 restitution;

• Yolanda M. Barabino, emezzlement — three-year suspended sentence, restitution of $1,359.91 to Walmart, $1,417.50 in court costs;

• Laviana Marie Corley, embezzlement — approved for drug court, ordered to pay $2,080 restitution to victim, $1,417.50 in court costs;

• Jeremiah Wells, possession of stolen property — five years supervised probation, $1,417.50 in court costs;

• Bryan Rowell, uttering forgery (two counts) — ordered to serve 120 days in MDOC Technical Violation Center for failure to meet requirements of release after being picked up on a bench warrant for failing to show up for court;

• Donald Shane Hill, uttering forgery — ordered to serve 120 days in MDOC Technical Violation Center for failure to meet requirements of release;

• Darron L. Smith, burglary of non-dwelling and auto — ordered to serve 30 days in an MDOC Restitution Center for failing to pay court/community service fees;

• Hayley Shearer, grand larceny and conspiracy — time served (16 days), three years post-release supervision, $1,367.50 court costs;

• Michaela McGraw, possession of stolen property — ordered to serve a year in an MDOC Restitution Center;

• Malcolm D. Williams, receivig stolen property — ordered to MDOC Restitution Center for 18 months or until victim and court are paid back;

• Jeremy Riels, burglary of non-dwelling — ordered to MDOC Restitution Center until victim/court is paid back;

• Richard Camryn Bates, burglary of non-dwelling and attempted burglary of non-dwelling — ordered to MDOC Restitution Center until victim/court is paid back;

• Debbie Dianene Henley, credit card fraud — two-year suspended sentence, two years probation, $3,254.21 in restitution to victim and $1,167.50 in court costs;

• Amber Ray (Smith), possession of stolen property — approved for drug court, ordered to pay $1,417.50 in court costs.

All defendants were also ordered to participate in the court’s community service program. If they fail to meet the terms of their release, the court can sentence them to serve the remainder of their sentences in full-time custody.

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