A Paris man charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver was among 12 defendants who pleaded guilty to charges against them Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court.

Brian K. Moody, 40, of 25 Hwy. 140 north in Como pleaded guilty to possession of meth with the intent to deliver.

Moody was sentenced to serve 10 years in the state Department of Correction and was fined $2,000.

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

The charge against Moody stems from an incident in September 2018 when Moody led an officer of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department on a high-speed chase.

According to the report, when Moody did stop, he dropped a bag that contained meth.

Other defendants pleading guilty during Wednesday’s court session — listed with age, last known address, charges and sentences — include:

DRUGS

• Christian Lee Runyon, 25, 410 Antioch Harbor Road, Springville — possession of meth.

Runyon was sentenced to serve eight years in the DOC and was fined $2,000.

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

Runyon was given 91 days of jail credit.

• Franklin Alan Crouch, 35, 110 S. Caldwell St., Paris — possession of meth with the intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On the meth charge, Crouch was sentenced to serve three years in the DOC and was fined $2,000.

His sentence will be served split with 180 days in continuous confinement and the balance on state supervised probation.

Crouch was given credit for 60 days he has already served in jail.

The drug paraphernalia charge against Crouch was dismissed according to the terms of his plea agreement.

• Brian Keith Garrett, 43, 1119 Belmont St. Apt. B, Paris — violation of the sexual offender registry.

Garrett 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 state probation.

• Deshar Patton, 29, 303 Jenkins St., Paris — sale of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Patton was sentenced to serve eight years in the DOC and was fined $2,000.

His sentence will be served split with 120 days in continuous confinement and the balance on state probation.

• Bobby J. Patton, 52, 509 Wynn St., Paris — sale of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Patton was sentenced to serve six years in the DOC and was fined $2,000.

His sentence will be served in its entirety on state probation.

SEX CRIMES

• William Alton Dean, 69, 605 Bethesda Road, Paris — sexual battery by an authority figure.

Dean was sentenced to serve three years in the DOC. He was given credit for 198 days he has already served in jail.    

• James William Yon Jr., 55, 305 Cedar St., Paris — violation of the sexual offender registry.

Yon was sentenced to serve two years in the DOC and was fined $350. His sentence will be served on supervised probation in its entirety.

In a separate case, Yon additionally pleaded guilty to a second charge of the violation of the sexual offender registry.

On this charge, Yon was sentenced to serve one year in the DOC and was fined $350.

This sentence will also be served on supervised probation.

ASSAULT/VANDALISM

• Robert Hawkins, 61, Big Rock — aggravated assault and vandalism.

Hawkins was sentenced to serve three years in the DOC on the charge of aggravated assault. His sentence will be served on supervised probation in its entirety.

The vandalism charge against Hawkins was dismissed.

• Destiny Henry, 23, 305 Sparks St., Paris — vandalism.

Henry was sentenced to serve two years in the DOC. The sentence will be served on supervised probation in its entirety.

OTHER CRIMES

• Eric Ryan Ellis, 18, 8A Washington Courts, Paris — reckless endangerment.

Ellis was sentenced to serve two years in the DOC. His sentence will be served completely on state probation.

• Brittany Jackson, 29, 349 Rison St., Paris — aggravated child neglect.

Jackson was sentenced to serve 10 years in the DOC on an amended charge of child abuse and child neglect or endangerment.

Her sentence will be served split, with six months in the DOC and the balance on state probation.

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