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Defendant with 28 arrests heads back to prison
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Sep 06, 2012 | 1296 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Jones County man who just cannot seem to stay out of trouble will be spending the next year in prison.

Following an Aug. 23 probation modification in Jones County Superior Court for James Asa Baugh, Chief Judge William Prior revoked one year of the defendant’s 10-year sentence to state prison followed by intensive probation then regular probation as originally ordered.

Baugh pled guilty April 26 in three separate cases and was sentenced to a total of 15 years. The sentence included 12 full months of intensive probation supervision. He was also ordered to live in Jones County until April 25, 2027, the end date of his probation.

Assistant District Attorney Keagan Goodrich told the court that Baugh violated his probation July 17 when his probation officer went to see him for a residence verification and he came to the door holding a joint and had an open beer on his nightstand.

She said he tested positive for both marijuana and alcohol at the Jones County Law Enforcement Center.

Baugh was represented by public defender Sean Brodie. The attorney said his client would stipulate to the violations and he asked the court to consider that this was Baugh’s first violation.

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