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By Terri Flagg - [email protected]



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Terri Flagg | The News

DOBSON — It wasn’t the first time Matthew Isiah Pruitt had been given a second chance.

Presiding Judge Nathaniel Poovey noted as much when placing the 23-year-old defendant on probation, again, in a Superior Court sentencing hearing last week.

“Some folks think the bull horns don’t lock,” Poovey stated in court. “They’re about to lock for you.”

On Aug. 4, Pruitt pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

Through a plea agreement, charges of conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

Poovey sentenced the defendant to consecutive terms of nine to 20 months in prison, which were suspended pending the successful completion of 30 months of supervised probation.

He was also sentenced to 107 days in jail with 107 days credit for time served.

• A husband and wife pair of defendants pleaded guilty to several felonious drug violations in Superior Court on August 4. Robert Christopher Meeks, 49, and Sherri L. Meeks, 32, of Wild Duck Trail, appeared on charges with offense dates that ranged from August 2o11 to September 2015.

Robert Meeks pleaded guilty to eight lesser counts of attempted trafficking of opium or heroin, which was reduced from trafficking. In exchange for the guilty pleas, charges of conspiracy to traffic and five misdemeanor motor vehicle violations were dismissed.

He was imprisoned for two consecutive terms of 21 to 26 months.

Sherri Meeks pleaded guilty to three lesser counts of attempted trafficking of opium or heroin, reduced from trafficking, the lesser charge of misdemeanor larceny, reduced from a felony violation of the same and misdemeanor larceny as charged.

Additionally, two charges of driving while impaired charge were remanded to District Court.

Charges of maintaining a drug dwelling or vehicle, misdemeanor child abuse, simple assault, larceny of a firearm and possession of toxic vapors were dismissed.

She was imprisoned for consecutive terms of 16 to 20 months with 5 days credit for time served.

• Susan Ann Meredith, 42, was given three consecutive sentences after pleading guilty to several misdemeanors and one felony violation.

Meredith, of Hadley Street, Mount Airy, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of attempted trafficking opium or heroin, which was reduced from trafficking. An additional trafficking charge was dismissed.

She also pleaded guilty to four counts of misdemeanor charges of larceny, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted larceny, possession of stolen goods or property, second degree trespassing. Judgment was arrested on two misdemeanor counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods or property.

She was given an intermediate sentence of 202 days in jail with 202 days credited for time served and a suspended 17- to 30-month sentence with 30 months of supervised probation.

Following that sentence, she was ordered to serve two consecutive 120-day suspended sentences with 24 months of supervised probation.

Meredity was also ordered to pay $785 in restitution to Belk and $11.98 to K-Mart.

• Jimmie Willis Proveaux Sr., 77, of Pleasant Ridge Road, State Road, pleaded guilty on Aug. 2 to one count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II and schedule VI controlled substance.

An additional charge of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance was dismissed along with two counts of maintaining a drug vehicle or dwelling and sell or delivery of a schedule II controlled substance.

Proveaux was given a suspended sentence of six to 17 months and placed on supervised probation for 24 months. He was also ordered to pay a $250 fine.

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By Terri Flagg

[email protected]

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

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