Judge Vernon B. Clark of the 30 Judicial District Court, Division A handed down 14 sentences during court Tuesday.
Frank J. Hamby II plead guilty to felony grade worthless checks. Hamby was sentenced to five years hard labor, a fine of $1,200 plus court costs. Hamby was also ordered to pay restitution to the victim, Southern Pipe in the amount of $17,329.97.
Charles Jimmy Maxie plead guilty to distribution of cocaine and was sentenced to six years hard labor, a fine of $1,500 plus court costs.
Shannon Lynn Martin plead guilty to DWI, third offense. He was sentenced to three years hard labor, a fine of $2,000 plus court costs. One year of the sentence is without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
Jason Paul Johnson plead guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He was sentenced to eight years hard labor, a fine of $1,000 plus court costs.
Tiffinie S. Caraway plead guilty to theft over $500. She was sentenced to five years hard labor, a $750 fine plus court costs. All but 18 months of the sentence was suspended and upon release she will be on supervised probation for three years and will have to pay fines and costs associated with the crime.
Caraway must also make restitution to the victim, McKee’s Grocery, in the amount of $2,996.80. Monthly payments of $250 must be paid and the total must be paid in 12 months.
Neal Insley plead guilty to attempted contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to three years hard labor plus court costs.
Joshua P. Jess plead guilty to one count attempted possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count of simple criminal damage to property. He was sentenced to seven years hard labor; a $250 fine plus court costs for the possession with intent charge; nine months in the parish jail; a fine of $500 plus court costs for paraphernalia charge and 15 months in the parish jail; and a fine of $500 plus court costs for the criminal damage to property charge.
The sentences to the parish jail were suspended, and, upon release Jess will serve three years under supervised probation and will have to pay fines and court costs.
He has also been ordered to  pay restitution to the victims in the amount of $900 to State Farm and $500 to J.P. Jones. Restitution must be paid within 12 months of his release from prison.
All items seized upon his arrest were forfeited.
Charles A. Parker plead guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine and possession of marijuana. For the cocaine charge, Parker was sentenced to serve two-and-a-half years hard labor, a fine of $1,000 plus court costs. He was also sentenced to serve six months in the parish jail, a fine of $400 plus court costs.
The sentences were ordered to run concurrent.
Daniel Shand plead guilty to attempted possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to serve six years hard labor, a fine of $2,000 plus court costs, of which 24 months cannot be suspended for the possession with intent charge. He was also sentenced to serve six months in the parish jail plus court costs for the paraphernalia charge.
Upon release, Shand will serve three years under supervised probation and refrain from associating with drug dealers, drug users and areas where drug activity is present. He will pay fines and costs while under probation and will have to attend alcohol and drug treatment where he will be evaluated. If it is deemed necessary for him to attend treatment, he must successfully complete the program.
Torusento L. Brooks plead guilty to attempted distribution of cocaine. He was sentenced to 10 years hard labor, a fine of $1,500 plus court costs.
Lorenzo E. Speck plead guilty to DWI, third offense and driving under suspension. He was sentenced to five years hard labor, a fine of $2,000 plus court costs for the DWI third offense. Of the sentence, 30 days are to be served without benefit of probation or parole or suspension. He was also sentenced to serve six months in the parish jail for the offense of driving under suspension. Both sentences were ordered to be served concurrently.
William Cole plead guilty to simple burglary and theft over $500. He was sentenced to six years hard labor, a fine of $1,000 plus court costs for the burglary charge and five years hard labor, a fine of $1,000 plus court costs for the theft charge.
Both sentences were suspended and he will have to serve three years under supervised probation, during which he will pay all fines and costs associated with the crime. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the Vernon Parish School Board in the amount of $4,659.46 in monthly installments of $150.
Willas D. Smith plead guilty to two counts of attempted distribution of cocaine. He was sentenced to a total of 10 years at hard labor with fines of $1,500 plus court costs. The sentences were suspended and he will be under supervised probation for a total of four years, where he will be responsible for paying fines and costs.
Smith has also been ordered to undergo evaluation for alcohol and drug treatment. If treatment is recommended he will have to complete treatment.
James Harris Jr. plead guilty to possession of marijuana, second offense. He was sentenced to three years hard labor, a fine of $1,000 plus court costs. The sentence was suspended and he was placed under supervised probation and will have to pay all fines and costs associated with the crime. All items seized during his arrest were forfeited and he was ordered to undergo evaluation for alcohol and drug treatment. If treatment is recommended, he will have to complete treatment.
He has also been ordered to refrain from associating with drug dealers, drug users and areas where drug activity is present.