A Henry man accused of raping a child was among those who pleaded guilty to charges against them during Tuesday’s arraignment day in Henry County Circuit Court.

Also during court, a trial date was set for a man accused of killing a 15-month-old child.

In the rape case, Brice William Ray Lockhart, 21, of 86 Atlantic Ave. in Henry was sentenced to serve eight years in the Department of Correction on an amended charge of aggravated sexual battery.

Lockhart has 760 days of credit for time he has already served in jail. He was ordered to register on the sexual offender registry.

In the murder case, the trial for Shaquille Maurice Hayes, 25, 1208 Lincoln St. in Paris, is set for April 13-15, 2020. Hayes is charged with first-degree murder in the death of toddler Naryiah Sparks.

According to police reports, Sparks was injured at her home on Feb. 6, 2017. Her pediatrician reported the injuries as the result of possible child abuse. The child died as a result of those injuries on Feb. 13, 2017 at Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Other defendants pleading guilty to charges against them — listed with age, last known address, charges and sentences — include:

ASSAULT/BATTERY

• Matthew Adam Catlett, 36, Dalton, Ga. — vehicular assault and two counts of DUI.

Catlett was sentenced to serve three years in the DOC on the assault charge. He was additionally sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in the Henry County jail and was fined $350 on one of the DUI charges.

Catlett’s sentences will be served concurrently. He has 207 days jail credit.

He was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution.

The second charge of DUI was dismissed.

• Billy Michael Somerville, 43, 135 Hidden Acres Road, Lot 2, Paris — aggravated sexual battery.

Somerville was sentenced to serve eight years in the DOC. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender.

He was given 1,107 days of jail credit.

• Jerry Tyrone Dunlap, 38, 401 N. Porter St., Paris — domestic assault and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

On the domestic assault charge, Dunlap was sentenced to serve 11 months and 29 days in the county jail. On the controlled substance charge, he was sentenced to serve three years in the DOC and was fined $2,000. He was given credit for 114 days he has already served in jail.

The sentences will be served concurrently and split with six months in continuous confinement and the balance on probation.

• Evan Gene Owen, 26, 39 Mockingbird Lane, Henry — aggravated assault.

Owen was sentenced to serve three years in the DOC.

His sentence will be served split with 300 days in continuous confinement and the balance on supervised probation. Owen has 151 days of jail credit.  

DRUGS

• Michael Andrew Kovacs, 33, 1180 Freeland Road, Buchanan — manufacture of meth, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, unlawful possession of a weapon and two counts of child endangerment.

On the manufacturing charge, Kovacs was sentenced to serve four years in the DOC. His sentence will be served split with six months in continuous confinement and the balance on probation.

The remainder of the charges against Kovacs were dismissed according to the terms of his plea agreement.

• Courtney Johnson, 26, 705 Cypress Road, Buchanan — delivering a controlled substance and introduction of drugs into a penal institution where prisoners are quartered.

For the introduction of drugs charge, Johnson was sentenced to serve three years in the DOC. She will serve 60 days continuous confinement on consecutive weekends. The remainder of the sentence will be served on supervised probation.

The delivery charge was not prosecuted.

• Dantavius Davis, 34, Detroit — two counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and driving with no driver’s license.

On one count of possession, Davis was sentenced to serve eight years in the DOC and was fined $2,000.

His sentence will be served with one year in continuous confinement and the balance on supervised probation.

The other possession charge and the driver’s license charge were dismissed.

• Roy Edward Lane, 43, 5140 Jones Bend Road, Paris — possession of a controlled substance.

Lane was sentenced to serve two years in the DOC and was fined $2,000.

The sentence will be served on supervised probation.

OTHER CHARGES

• Caleb Bryan Roe, 31, 360 Walnut Drive, Springville — aggravated child abuse.

Roe pleaded guilty to an amended charge of child abuse and neglect.

He was sentenced to serve two years in the DOC. He has credit for 113 days he has already spent in jail.

• Anthony Fleschiner, 24, 206 Lake St., Paris — theft.

Fleschiner was sentenced to serve two years in the DOC. His sentence will be served split with time served (49 days) in continuous confinement and the balance on supervised probation.

• Matthew Hamilton, 37, 218 Wilson St., Paris — evading arrest.

Hamilton was sentenced to serve two years in the DOC.

His sentence will be served split with six months in continuous confinement and the balance on supervised probation.  He has 76 days of jail credit.  

• Jeremy Lynn, 35, 202 Harrison St., Paris — two counts of violation of the sexual offender registry.

On one of these violations, Lynn was sentenced to serve two years in the DOC and was fined $350.

His sentence will be served split with 90 days in continuous confinement and the balance on supervised probation.  Lynn has 36 days of jail credit.

The second violation was not prosecuted according to the terms of Lynn’s plea agreement.

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