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13 months for theft, running meth lab

Randy MichaelA Glen St. Mary man pleaded no contest in circuit court to manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of the materials to do so and felony theft and was sentenced on August 21 to 13 months in prison.

Randy Phillip Michael, 37, was given credit for 51 days he was in county jail and will be on a drug offender probation for two years upon release.

He was arrested last December for operating a meth lab in a camper trailer he rented in the Deerwood Circle neighborhood of northeast Macclenny. He was also caught outside the CVS Pharmacy in Macclenny after another party purchased key ingredients for meth and delivered them to him in the parking lot.

Mr. Michael was implicated again this April in another meth lab operation, this one at the address of a woman on Taber Blvd. in Glen St. Mary.

The defendant also pleaded no contest to felony theft of liquor from Walmart in November of last year. He has a criminal past that includes grand theft, felony driving on a suspended license, battery on police and disorderly intoxication.

In other sentencings that day, Jeffrey Perryman, 31, of Glen drew a four-year probation term after pleading no contest to violating probation in several 2009 cases with his arrest for burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief in February of this year.

Judge Phyllis Rosier added the provision that the defendant successfully complete a drug rehab program and pay restitution of $3395. He will remain in jail until space opens at the rehab center.


Mr. Perryman, on probation for burglary, theft and criminal mischief, was charged with the February 4 burglary at a north county home during which an estimated $1200 coins were taken.

He and a female defendant conspired to lure the elderly victim away on the premise of her having lunch with him in Glen St. Mary.

• Sheila Crews will be on probation 18 months after pleading no contest to sale and possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell. Judge Rosier withheld adjudication of guilt.

• The state dropped one count of possession of cocaine with intent to sell near a school and accepted a no contest plea to sale of selling a controlled substance near a school from Charles Hadley.

He will be on probation two years and was ordered to pay $350 as the cost of investigation.

• Jennifer Lee will pay $1500 restitution and be on probation one year for grand theft. The judge withheld adjudication of guilt if she complies with terms of the probation.

• The judge ordered Caleb Southard to serve 364 days in county jail less 53 already served for grand theft. He pleaded no contest in the case from last month.

• Guilt adjudication was withheld on James Wilson after his no contest plea to trafficking in stolen property. He was sentenced to 58 days already in county jail and placed on a two-year probation.

• Nathan Cooks admitted to violating probation in a 2010 case of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The judge replaced probation with house arrest and ordered he be monitored via GPS through the end of this year.

Warrants were issued for the arrest of two defendants who failed to appear in court that day: James George for burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief, and Frederick Hurchins on two drug charges and tampering with evidence.

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