A two week trial calendar in front of The Honorable W. Fletcher Sams concluded, today in Fayette County. The calendar began with 56 cases. In total, there were 40 guilty pleas. Today, the following defendants pled guilty:
The co-defendants in the Smash and Grab Burglary at the Simply Mac in Peachtree City, pled guilty this week. Dontavius Fredrick Hammonds, pled guilty to Smash and Grab Burglary, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, and various traffic offenses. He was sentenced to 25 years with 20 years to serve in prison. The final co-defendant, Dontavius Stephens, also pled guilty to Smash and Grab Burglary and Fleeing and Attempting to Elude. He was sentenced to 20 years with 10 to serve in prison. Both men were banished from the Griffin Judicial Circuit for the entirety of the sentences, which includes Fayette County.
Quentin Gibson was sentenced to Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Giving False Information, Driving while License Suspended, and Improper Brake Lights. He was sentenced to 20 years with 10 to serve in prison.
The Fayette County District Attorney’s Office also had a trial calendar in front of the Honorable Christopher C. Edwards. There were 11 cases on the calendar, and 9 defendants entered guilty pleas.
Jarvis Woodard pled guilty to Fleeing and Attempting to Elude, Possession of Cocaine, and various misdemeanors. He was sentenced to 8 years with 5 to serve in prison.
Marcevous Foster pled guilty to Theft by Shoplifting for an incident that occurred at Belk in Fayetteville, GA. The defendant admitted to cutting wires and taking purses from the establishment. Foster was sentenced to 5 years to serve in prison.
Antione Austin pled guilty to taking a motorcycle from a business in Fayette County. He was sentenced to 5 years probation.
District Attorney Benjamin Coker said of the work over the past two weeks: “my office displayed a great deal of hard work and dedication in resolving the number of cases that they did. Law enforcement in Fayette County is to be commended for their excellent preparation on these cases. When law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office work together, as they did over the past two weeks, the community sees these results. We, along with law enforcement, will continue to be diligent in our efforts to keep the citizens of Fayette County safe.”