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Vernon Parish criminal case sentencing

The following is a news release from the Vernon Parish Office of the District Attorney of Louisiana:

District Attorney, Asa Skinner reported the following results for sentences imposed by Judge Vernon Clark on criminal cases that were scheduled for sentencing November 16, 2011 in the 30th Judicial District court, Division A, in and for Vernon Parish, Leesville, Louisiana:

Larry Cordell Nix (D.O.B.: o4/23/1984) of Leesville, LA. was sentenced to eighteen (18) years in prison and fined $2,500.00 plus court costs for distribution of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance, cocaine. The first two (2) years of the prison sentence must be served without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of a sentence. He was sentenced to eighteen (18) years in prison and fined $2,500.00 plus court costs for possession with intent to distribute a schedule II controlled dangerous substance, cocaine,  and the first two (2) years of that sentence is also without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. He was sentenced to eight (8) years in prison and fined $1,500.00 plus court costs for possession with intent to distribute a Schedule III controlled dangerous substance, Hydorocodone. He was sentenced to five (5) years in prison and fined $1,000.00 plus court costs for possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance, cocaine. Additionally, he was sentenced to six (6) months in jail and ordered to pay court costs for resisting an officer, ninety (90) days in jail and pay court costs for driving under suspension, and six (6) months in jail and court costs for battery of a police officer. All prison and jail sentences were ordered to run concurrent with one another. Forfeiture of property seized was also ordered by the court.

William David Defoor, III (D.O.B.: 05/03/1981) of Leesville, La. was sentenced to four (4) years in prison and fined $1,200.00 plus court costs on each of two (2) counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The prison sentences will run concurrent with one another and he will be required to register and report as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

Carl E. Payton, III (D.O.B.: 08/26/1955) of New Llano, La. was sentenced to ten (10) years in prison and fined $2,500.00 plus court costs for the offense of distribution of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance, cocaine. The first two (2) years of the prison sentence must be served without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

John Wayne Lewing, II (D.O.B.: 05/17/1982) of Simpson, Louisiana was sentenced to six (6) years in prison and fined $1,500.00 plus costs of court for committing forgery; seven (7) years in prison and fined $1,500.00 plus costs of court for committing forgery; seven (7) years in prison and fined $1,500.00 plus court costs for committing credit card fraud; and another seven (7) years in prison and fined $1,500.00 plus court costs for committing other credit card fraud. The concurrent prison sentences were suspended and he was placed on supervised probation for five (5) years, with special conditions to pay restitution to victims and to the Public Defender Office in addition to the payment of all fines and supervision costs.

Joshua Andrew Cope (D.O.B.: 10/28/1989) of Leesville, La. was sentenced to six (6) years in prison and fined $3,000.00 plus court costs for attempted distribution of a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance known as Ecstasy. The prison sentence was suspended and she was placed on five (5) years supervised probation with special conditions including payment of the fine, court costs and payment of supervision fees, and payment of restitution to the Public Defender Office.

Angela Kay Godwin (D.O.B.: 08/15/1961) of Anacoco, LA. was sentenced to four (4) years in prison and fined $1,500.00 plus court costs for distribution of a Schedule V controlled substance commonly referred to as Soma, a muscle relaxant. The prison sentence was suspended and she was placed on three (3) years supervised probation with special conditions including payment of the fine, court costs and payment of supervision fees, and payment of restitution to the Public Defender Office.

Logan Kent Craft (D.O.B.: 06/16/1993) of Anacocoa, La. was given deferred imposition of sentence for committing simple burglary of the Anacoco High School Gym. He was placed on supervised probation for a period of three (3) years with special conditions including the payment of $2,000.00 fine and court costs, payment of restitution to the Public Defender Office and supervision fees.

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