The Baker County School Board and Country Federal Credit Union have teamed up in an effort to help provide an opportunity for adults in the Sanderson area to attain something that most people get in their teens: a high school diploma. Read More »
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The board of directors for the nonprofit that owns the county jail and sheriff’s complex has its newest member in former county manager Josie Davis. Read More »
A former state corrections officer was sentenced in circuit court on January 3 to five years in prison for having sex with and impregnating a female relative who was but 15 at the time. Read More »
A circuit judge sentenced a Sanderson man on January 27 to two years in state prison for sale and possession of crack cocaine within 1000 feet of the community center off CR 127.
The transaction involving Bobby Ozell Blue, 25, took place in early May of last year and involved a purchaser working for sheriff’s investigators who furnished the $40 used to buy the drug. The sale had been arranged earlier via phone and was recorded as evidence.
Mr. Blue has a prior conviction for the same offense, plus sale a controlled drug as a juvenile and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
In other sentences handed down that day by Judge Mark Moseley:
• Christopher Rodgers was given credit for 150 days already in county jail after pleading no contest to driving on a suspended license and possession of both marijuana and paraphernalia.
The state dropped three counts of resisting arrest with violence.
• Brandon Harrell admitted to violating probation on an earlier charge of possessing controlled drugs and was placed on drug offender house arrest for six months, followed by another 18 months on drug offender probation.
• The judge ordered Nancy Lafaso onto probation for 30 months in return for her pleas to burglary, aggravated assault, criminal mischief and petty theft.
In dispositions from the regular circuit court date on January 20, Richard Mills was ordered onto an 18-month drug offender probation for possession of drugs without a prescription. He must also submit to evaluation for drug addiction.
• Lori Strause was allowed to plead to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct and will be on probation six months. She was initially charged with domestic battery and violating terms of a pre-trial release.
• Deborah Burns admitted to violating an earlier probation for possessing chemicals needed to produce methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, and will be on drug offender probation two years.
Judge Moseley also ordered her to enroll in school or get a job.
• The judge revoked probation in the case of Melissa Pope and counted the month she had been in county jail as her sentence.
• Harley Raulerson admitted to violating probation for possession of drugs without a prescription and will serve an eight-month jail term less 44 days.