18-year-old Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Child Molestation
Eighteen-year-old Leland Lamar Bryant, Loop 81 Mobile Home Park, Oxford, pleaded guilty to aggravated child molestation and was sentenced to fifteen years, with the first five years in confinement and the remainder on probation, during the June special session of Superior Court.
He forced a girl, younger than the age of 14, to perform oral sex and did engage in sexual intercourse with the girl between April 1, 1988 and Feb. 28, 1990 according to an indictment returned against him by the Newton County Grand Jury in May.
As special conditions of Bryant’s sentence, Judge Marvin Sorrells ordered him to attend mental health counseling when he is released from prison, stay away from the victim and her residence and not be in the presence of children under the age of 17 without the supervision of their parent of guardian.
In other news from the special court term, Willie Lamar Avery, 3116 Fowler St. pleaded guilty to Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act felony sale of cocaine.
He was sentenced to 15 years, with the first three years served in confinement and the rest of probation. He was also ordered to pay a $2,550 fine and surcharge.
Patricia Ann Smith a.k.a. Morgan, Borgan, Logan, and Togan, 220 Jack Neely Road, pleaded guilty to first degree arson, criminal attempt to commit fraud, first degree forgery and 25 counts of bad checks. On the first degree arson charge, she was sentenced to 20 years probation and to pay $27,000 in restitution. Part of this sentence will be served on under the intensive probation program.
On the first degree forgery charge she was sentenced to 10 years probation and ordered to pay $190 restitution. She was sentenced to five years concurrent probation on the criminal attempt to commit fraud plea.
She was sentenced to twelve months probation on each of the 25 bad check charges, which included 75 checks for $5,285.10, and ordered to pay restitution and a $15 per check bad charge.
Michael Gene Ramey, 65 Meadowwood Drive, pleaded guilty to felony theft and was sentenced to 10 years probation. He also was ordered to pay $4,073.71 restitution and a $1,050 fine and surcharge.
Anthony Donald Collins, Bear Creek Point, Mansfield, pleaded guilty felony by conversion and misdemeanor theft by receiving.
He was sentenced to five years probation on the theft by conversion charge and 12 months concurrent probation on the receiving charge. He was also ordered to pay $594 in restitution and $1,490 in fines and surcharges.
Carroll A. Meadows waived his rights to an extradition hearing. He faces a theft by deception charge in Kentucky.