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Man gets 15-year sentence for burglaries, eluding police
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jul 24, 2014 | 1860 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Jones County man who is credited with saving a female guard while he was incarcerated for other offenses was given a sentence of 15 years probation as part of plea negotiations with the state.

Adam Jasper Denny was indicted in Jones County Feb. 6 on eight counts, including burglary in first degree, burglary in second degree, entering an automobile, felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, obstruction of officer, criminal trespass, and speeding.

The defendant was in Jones County Superior Court July 17 and pled guilty to four of the charges, and, as part of the plea negotiations, four charges were dismissed. The charges were actually from incidents that took place Aug. 9, 2012, that appeared to have started with an attempted traffic stop.

The delay of the resolution of the case was due in part to charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Putnam County that was picked up by the federal court.

Information from the Middle District of Georgia U.S. Attorney’s office states that Denny was indicted Nov. 15, 2012, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and he pled guilty to the charge May 31, 2013. He was sentenced Sept. 24, 2013, to serve 96 months in federal prison consecutive to a state revocation sentence he was serving at that time.

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