The August term of Phillips County Circuit Court got under way Monday with Circuit Judge Richard Proctor sentencing five defendants to the Arkansas Department of Corrections for felonies ranging from robbery to DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

 

The August term of Phillips County Circuit Court got under way Monday with Circuit Judge Richard Proctor sentencing five defendants to the Arkansas Department of Corrections for felonies ranging from robbery to DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
    Among those entering guilty pleas Monday was Marvin Speed who was sentenced to 10 years for the Y Camp robbery. Speed was originally charged with armed robbery by the deputy district attorney. Speed pleaded guilty Monday to the lesser charge of robbery.
   George Rochester was sentenced to 10 years for battery and stalking in connection with an incident at Graham Plumbing.
   Jamarcus Risper received eight years in prison for two counts of residential burglary.
   Robert Dubach was sentenced to 24 months for his fourth DUI conviction and leaving the scene of an accident.
   Proctor sentenced Jason Harcourt to three years for the violation of his probation for possessing of a firearm.
   The August term of court has a heavy docket because several cases were continued.
   Those facing first-degree murder in separate incidents include Anthony Barnes, Raphael Walker, Tommy Fulcher, Casey Grant, James Riley and Dorothy Brown.
   The murder trial for Anthony Barnes was continued to the Nov. 29 term of circuit court. Barnes is accused in the fatal stabbing of Stevie Oliver at a residence on U.S. Highway 49 on Nov. 29, 2009.
   Fulcher is charged with the Nov. 8, 2009 shooting death of his brother, Marvin Fulcher, at 721 Cooke St.
   Grant is charged with the 2009 shooting death of Ambrose Germany at 119 Short Mobile St.
   Riley is charged with the March 20, 2008 murder of Charlie Robinson at a laundry mat in the Twin City Shopping Center.
   Proctor granted Richard Donaby a continuance to undergo a mental evaluation. Donaby is charged with the rape of a six-year-old child on Aug. 27, 2009.
   Jason Boyer’s negligent homicide case has been continued. Boyer is charged in connection with a fatality that occurred in Phillips County.
  Marshall Fyer is charged with negligent homicide, DWI and refusal to submit to a Breathalyzer.
   Sylvan Fluker is charged with negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.