Area man sentenced to prison
By KELI JACOBI News-Times Staff An area resident who plead ed guilty to selling a signifi - cant amount of drugs from his home in El Dorado received a 40-year prison sentence in Union County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
Christopher Jolley, 37, admit ted to selling methamphet amine worth about $250 to an undercover informant on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16 last year and agreed that a search warrant executed on his residence at 506 N. Ripley revealed the presence of marijuana which he intended to distribute.
Chief Deputy Prosecutor Caren Harp stated in court that the recommended sentence of 40 years was not based on the defendant being a habitual of fender, but rather, "the level of involvement and the sheer volume of drugs sold."
The state listed seven sep arate drug-related counts against Jolley, according to criminal information fi led in the case. As part of the plea agreement, Harp dropped counts three and four against the defendant, which included charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and being a fel on in possession of a fi rearm. The prosecutor said in addi tion to a recording of the drug transactions and evidence seized following the search warrant, Jolley confessed to the crime after his arrest.
Jolley pleaded guilty to the following charges on Tues day: Two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (meth amphetamine), one count of maintaining a drug premises, one count of simultaneous possession of drugs and fi re arms and one count of posses sion of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to de liver.
Judge Carol C. Anthony sentenced Jolley to 40 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction on counts one, two and six, to a 10-year term on count seven and a six-year term on count fi ve, with all terms to run concurrently. Jol ley was also ordered to pay $150 in court costs and had his driver’s license suspended for six months.
Also in circuit court on Tuesday: • Marcus Miller, who plead ed guilty to possession of a fi rearm by a certain person and habitual offender status on Aug. 1, was sentenced to one year in county jail. He was fi ned $250 and assessed court costs of $150. He was given a fi ve-year suspended imposi- tion of sentence.
• Devin Price, 25, pleaded guilty to theft of property, second-degree forgery and fraudulent use of a credit card. She was given a threeyear suspended imposition of sentence and ordered to pay restitution of $2,616.44. She was assessed court costs of $150.
• Dustin Dunn, 21, to terroristic threatening against a police offi cer. He was given three years probation and ordered to pay $250 for a DNA sample. He was assessed court costs of $150.
• Torrey Hall, 20, to terroristic threatening against a police offi cer. He was given three years probation and ordered to pay $250 for a DNA sample. He was assessed court costs of $150.
• Christopher Dunn, 20, to terroristic threatening against a police offi cer. He was given three years probation and ordered to pay $250 for a DNA sample. He was assessed court costs of $150.
• Reggie Willis, 28, to possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). He was given three years probation and assessed court costs and attorney’s fees totaling $400. His driver’s license was sus pended for six months.
• Edward Jones, 26, to a mis demeanor count of posses sion of drug paraphernalia, reduced from felony charges. He was sentenced to one year in jail and assessed court costs and attorney’s fees of $400. • Antonio Tubbs, 19, to aggra vated assault, a misdemeanor charge of fl eeing, leaving the scene of an accident with in jury and driving without lia bility insurance on his vehicle. Tubbs admitted he hit a child on a bicycle on April 12, but left the scene without leaving his contact information be cause he said another adult in the area indicated the child’s injuries were not severe. The aggravated assault charge stemmed from a separate in cident in which he got into an altercation with the mother of his child. Tubbs was given three years probation and as sessed a $250 fee for a DNA sample. He was fi ned $150 on each of the counts, and as sessed attorney’s fees of $250 on each count.