Baldwin County woman sentenced to 20 years for homicide

Levia Pace, a former Detroit police and Georgia Department of Corrections officer, was sentenced to twenty (20) years for the death of Kadeem Simon. Pace pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter for shooting Simon in her apartment on February 25, 2017. Pace alleged that she had been assaulted before killing Simon. District Attorney Stephen Bradley called the crime "sad and disturbing." We have been honored to serve Kadeem's family through this difficult process. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

White convicted of Battery in Putnam County

Jeffery White was arrested for the offense of Aggravated Assault on February 12, 2017 after Eatonton Police Department was notified about an assault that he committed by striking the alleged victim in the head with a chair. On February 20, 2018, Mr. White was convicted of the offense of Battery after a jury trial. He was sentenced by Honorable Amanda S. Petty to twelve (12) months on probation with the first ninety (90) days to be served in confinement along with the other general conditions of probation. Defendant was to receive credit for any time that he had served in the Jail as determined by the custodian.

James Gilmore enters a guilty plea before trial

On Monday, February 5, 2018, a jury was selected in Baldwin County for the State v. James Gilmore, Jr. The Defendant was charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Tampering with Evidence. The trial was scheduled to begin on Wednesday at 2:00 P.M., however, the Defendant entered a guilty plea before the start of the trial before the Honorable Brenda H. Trammell. The Defendant plead guilty to the lesser included offense of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, and Tampering with Evidence and received a twenty-five (25) year sentence with the first twelve (12) years to be served in confin

Trial week dedicated to dangers of DUI

This trial week in Jones County has been a testament to the dangers of drinking and driving. On February 2, 2018, Daniel J. Martin was convicted upon his plea, after a jury was selected, for driving under the influence and obstruction of an officer. Mr. Martin was arrested for driving under the influence on the same date as the Jones County prom last year. Due to the intervention of a concerned citizen, no one was injured as a result of Mr. Martin's actions. Mr. Martin was sentenced to twelve (12) months probation with 72 hours in jail and a $600 fine. Roderick Charette was convicted by a Jones County Jury of Serious Injury by Vehicle (4 counts), Hit and Run (felony), Failure to Yield Ri

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