Chief Judge William Prior ruled Sept. 20 that four years of the probated sentence of Jerome Burnett be revoked to the Georgia Department of Corrections, with the remainder of his sentence terminated.
Assistant District Attorney Gregory Bushway represented the state and called probation officer Delores Faircloth as his first witness. She testified that she asked Burnett’s probation be modified for failure to pay his fees and fines and for being involved in a fight.
He was arrested Aug. 7 for the violations and has had two previous probation modifications. Faircloth said his original charge was Sept. 3, 2008, for theft by taking motor vehicle. He was sentenced to 10 years with his end date Sept. 2, 2018.
The next witness was Reginald Jones, a Covington probation officer, who talked about his encounter with Burnett July 20. Jones said he went to the home of a friend, Stephanie Smith, and took his cousin to cut her grass.
The witness stated, while his cousin was cutting the grass, he was inside the house working on the computer. He said he actually fell asleep and awoke to someone knocking on the door.
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