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February 21, 2014

Ten people sentenced to prison

MT. VERNON — Ten individuals were recently sentenced to prison as a result of pleading guilty to various offenses.

Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman provided information regarding the sentences in a news release.

Those sentenced and the terms are as follows:

Deras P. Moore, 29, Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, a Class 3 felony. He was sentenced to seven years to the Department of Corrections, followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. On Nov. 6, 2013, a search warrant was executed on Moore’s residence and two loaded firearms were found. Moore’s probation on a prior drug-related offense was revoked and he was sentenced to the seven-year concurrent prison term.

Ronnie W. Broadway, 45, Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to unlawful failure of a sex offender to report, a Class 2 felony. He was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by three years of parole.

Gregory M. James, 55, Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony. He was sentenced to three years in prison, followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. On Jan. 15, 2013, James shoved a minor in the head while on a public roadway. He was arrested by MVPD a short time later.

Kevin L. Phillips, 34, pleaded guilty to aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony. He was sentenced to three years in prison, followed by four years of parole. By law, he must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence. On Dec. 19, Phillips choked a female victim, threw her to the ground and threatened to kill her.

Nathaniel G. Jamison, 21, Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to retail theft, a Class 4 felony. He was sentenced to three years to DOC, followed by one year of parole. On Nov. 16, Jamison and a co-defendant stole a bottle of liquor from a Mt. Vernon business. Jamison’s probation on prior burglary and theft charges was revoked. He was sentenced to a concurrent prison term of three years on those offenses.

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