MADISON – Everett Henry Adkins, 25, of Comfort, was sentenced to prison last week for his role in a series of copper and telephone line thefts occurring in 2010.
Adkins was indicted by prosecutors after the State Police implicated him in numerous phone line and copper thefts in the Big Coal area of Boone County during the summer of 2010. Adkins was later convicted of three counts of Grand Larceny, one count of Breaking and Entering and one count of Attempted Grand Larceny. Following his conviction, Adkins was placed on an alternative sentence.
Last week, standing before Judge William S. Thompson, Adkins admitted to violating the terms and conditions of his release. Following his admission, Judge Thompson sentenced Adkins to the state prison for up to 10 years for Grand Larceny, 10 years for Breaking and Entering and 3 years for Attempted Grand Larceny.
In other courtroom news:
Griffithsville man pleads guilty to drug charge
Mathew Scott Cook, 24, of Griffithsville, pled guilty last week to delivery of oxycodone before Judge William S. Thompson.
Prosecutors indicted Cook in 2011 following an investigation by Deputy R. B. Dotson and the U.S. 119 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force for drug dealing. In August 2010, Deputy Dotson used a cooperating individual to purchase two (2) oxycodone tablets from Cook along State Street in Madison. The CI paid Cook $30.00 for the pills. Cook was later arrested for the deal.
Following Cook’s guilty plea, Judge Thompson placed Cook on probation for 3 years. If Cook violates his probation, he faces up to 15 years in prison.
Greenview man pleads guilty to selling pills
Jeffrey Lee Adkins, 36, of Greenview, pled guilty last week to illegally selling prescription pills. Adkins admitted to Judge William S. Thompson that he sold 2 Opana pills to a cooperating individual in 2011.
Following an investigation by the U.S. 119 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, Adkins was indicted in January for delivering Opana, the brand name for oxymorphone. The deal took place along Big Branch Road in Greenview, and Adkins received $140.00 for the sale.
Following his guilty plea, Judge Thompson sentenced Adkins to 1 – 15 years in prison. He later suspended the prison sentence and placed Adkins on 4 years of probation.
Deputy R. B. Dotson investigated the case. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Justin Marlowe handled the prosecution.