”Zoom court” continues
Two men recently found out that they were being sent off to prison via Zoom videoconferencing calls.
Wayne Gregory Martin, 46, was sentenced to five years behind bars and another 15 on probation after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges. Martin actually snuck out of the courthouse during the middle of his March jury trial, apparently not liking the direction that the trial was heading. He later was located and taken into custody.
Martin has a lengthy criminal history in Baldwin County, dating back to 1995. Included are four different arrests for Violation of Georgia’s Controlled Substance Act. Most recently he was arrested in November 2018 and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methylphenidate with intent to distribute, possession of tramadol with intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Martin’s jury trial, the one where he bailed from the courthouse and took off, stemmed from the November 2018 arrest.
Meanwhile, Lateef Bishara White, 29, was sentenced to three years behind bars and another five on probation after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine and speeding. White previously spent several years in Macon State Prison on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Other past arrests include criminal trespass, reckless conduct, theft by receiving, obstruction of an officer and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. White was on probation at the time of his most recent arrest.
Also recently entering into plea negotiations were:
• Tanisha Lorraine Kyser, 37 – first degree cruelty to children; burglary (180 days in confinement and another 8-plus years on probation)
• Kandice Brooke Crews, 34 – simple battery/family violence (10 days in confinement and another 9-plus years on probation)
• Sierra Nicole Freeman, 31 – simple battery/family violence; misdemeanor possession of marijuana (14 days in confinement and another 11-plus years on probation)
• Donte Lamar Hudson, 39 – failure to register as a sex offender (four years in confinement and another 21 years on probation)
• Jared Reyes, 20 – interference with government property; possession of tools for the commission of a crime; criminal attempt to commit a felony; first degree burglary (20 years on probation)
• Chavas Amon Ellison, 39 – fleeing/attempting to elude; possession of firearm by a convicted felon (five years on probation)
• Sabrina Butts, 30 – aggravated assault; obstruction of an officer; disorderly conduct; third degree cruelty to children (15 years on probation)
• Nadinna Tameka Waller, 40 – possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; misdemeanor possession of marijuana (five years on probation)
• Victor Javier Ochoa, 37 – criminal damage to property (one year on probation)
• James Henry Bass, 38 – aggravated stalking (10 years on probation)
• John Lee Simmons, 63 – criminal trespass (12 months on probation)