Mt. Vernon Register-News

February 21, 2014

Ten people sentenced to prison

Staff Report
The Register-News

---- — 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 Moore’s probation on a prior drug-related offense was revoked and he was sentenced to the seven-year concurrent prison term.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 Jamison’s probation on prior burglary and theft charges was revoked.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.

Marshall Garrison, 28, Dix, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of meth, a Class 3 felony. He was sentenced to four years in prison, followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. On July 3, Garrison was found to be in possession of a baggie containing meth during contact with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. His sentence will run concurrent to a prison sentence out of Marion County.

Jerry Gill, 39, Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI, a Class 4 felony. He was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. On June 2, Gill was found to be driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol during a traffic stop by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Gill’s driver’s license was previously revoked, making this offense a felony.

Lee Jones, 46, Herrin, pleaded guilty to retail theft, a Class 3 felony and was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by one year of parole. On Sept. 24, Jones stole a television from Mt. Vernon Wal-mart and was apprehended in the store parking lot.

Jose A. Roman, 35, Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to retail theft, a Class 4 felony. He was sentenced to two years of prison, followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. On April 16, Roman stole batteries from Mt. Vernon Kroger. He has a prior conviction for theft. His sentence will run concurrent with a sentence on a similar charge in Franklin County.

Ellen R. Boyce, 25, Centralia, pleaded guilty to retail theft, a Class 4 felony. She was sentenced to 1 ½ years to DOC, followed by one year of parole. On Dec. 28, Boyce stole underwear from the Mt. Vernon Kmart and was later arrested by Mt. Vernon police. She has a prior conviction for theft.