Mt. Vernon Register-News


March 9, 2013

Prison sentences given



Samantha J. Payne, 21, of Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice, a Class 4 felony, and was sentenced to serve two years in prison with one year of mandatory supervised release. On Jan. 4, Payne provided false information to deputies that hindered their investigation of a dispute in northern Jefferson County.

David M. Hughey, 31, of Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to resisting a peace officer, a Class 4 felony. He was sentenced to 30 months' in prison, followed by one year of parole. On Jan. 12, Hughey made physical contact with Mt. Vernon Police officers who were investigating a domestic dispute on Shawnee Street.

Renee Sanders, 29, of Ewing, pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI, a Class 4 felony, and was sentenced to 18 months' in prison, followed by a year of parole. On Nov. 21, Sanders drove a motor vehicle while under the influence and was stopped by Mt. Vernon Police near 10th Street and Conger Avenue. At the time, her driver's license was suspended, Hoffman reported.

And James B. Robinson, 33, of McLeansboro, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary, class 2 felonies, and was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by two years of parole. Between Oct. 8 and Oct. 22, Robinson stole various items from a construction trailer and later from an outbuilding in the Belle Rive area. He was eventually apprehended in Hamilton County in possession of the stolen items. His sentence will run concurrent to a prison sentence received in Hamilton County on similar charges.

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