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Pastor turns himself in, to serve 10 years for failing to repay victim
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
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A defendant sentenced to 10 years probation in 2010 will be serving the remainder of his sentence in prison following his third probation revocation.

Rudy Brown was adjudicated guilty and resentenced to serve 10 years in state prison in Jones County Superior Court Sept. 12.

Brown pled guilty in October of 2010 to the charge of theft by taking. The charge was in connection with a house he was to build in Hidden Lakes. A week after he entered the plea, a restitution hearing was held, and the defendant was ordered to pay the owner of the home $140,000.

Chief Superior Court Judge William Prior heard Brown’s original case and subsequent revocations. He spoke to the defendant following last week’s hearing.

“Mr. Brown, you’ve worn me out. I revoke the balance of your sentence and your first offender status. I resentence you to 10 years to serve,” the judge said.

Assistant District Attorney Gregory Bushway told the court that Brown’s most recent violation was because he had not reported to his probation officer since Jan. 30, 2012, and he was in arrears $43,816 on his restitution payments.

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