Recent court cases in Fayette County Superior Court resulted in sentences for drug possession, shoplifting and motorcycle theft.
District Attorney Ben Coker said Quentin Gibson, 43, of Hampton, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, giving false information, driving while license suspended and improper brake lights. He was sentenced to 20 years with 10 to serve in prison.
The Fayette County District Attorney’s Office also had a trial calendar in front of Judge Christopher C. Edwards.
Jarvis Woodard, 35, of Fairburn, pled guilty to fleeing and attempting to elude, possession of cocaine and various misdemeanors. He was sentenced to eight years with five to serve in prison, Coker said.
Marcevous Foster, 30, of LaGrange, pled guilty to shoplifting for an incident that occurred at Belk store in Fayetteville. The defendant admitted to cutting wires and taking purses from the establishment. Foster was sentenced to five years to serve in prison, said Coker.
Antione Austin, 28, of Stockbridge, pled guilty to taking a motorcycle from a business in Fayette County. He was sentenced to five years probation, Coker said.
Commenting on the work over recent weeks, Coker said, “My office displayed a great deal of hard work and dedication in resolving the number of cases that they did. Law enforcement in Fayette County is to be commended for their excellent preparation on these cases. When law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office work together, as they did over the past two weeks, the community sees these results. We, along with law enforcement, will continue to be diligent in our efforts to keep the citizens of Fayette County safe.”