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Ring granted judicial diversion
Walker receives four-year sentence
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A Smithville man named in a sealed indictment in April and charged with child abuse of a youngster under age six was granted judicial diversion last week.Kenneth Brian Ring, 26, petitioned Judge Leon Burns, Jr. for the judicial diversion last Monday in DeKalb County Criminal Court.Burns granted Ring's petition for judicial diversion for a period of two years, all suspended to probation.Under the judicial diversion terms, Ring must report to the Tennessee Department of Corrections Board of Probation and Parole and obey all requirements of the board, complete fifty hours of community service, complete an alcohol and drug assessment, follow any recommended treatment, and must complete the SAV program GED classes, and mediation.The indictment against Ring alleged that "On or about Dec. 18, 2010, Ring intentionally and knowingly did, other than by accidental means, treat a fifteen month old child, in such a manner as to inflict injury, constituting the offense of child abuse."Detective Matt Holmes of the Smithville Police Department presented the case to the April term of the grand jury.Samuel W. Walker, 33, pled guilty by information to one count of burglary, one count of theft under $500, and one count of theft over $1,000.Walker received a four-year sentence in two of the cases, and 11 months, 29 days in the other.All three sentences are to run concurrently, and all are suspended to time served since April 13.Walker must also make restitution of $2,000. Walker was arrested on April 13 and charged with taking four shotguns from a residence on Maple Lane without the owner’s consent in a Jan. 1 break-in.Walker is charged with aggravated burglary of a residence on Cripps Lane with the intent to commit a theft on August 29 in a separate case.Walker allegedly entered the residence through a back door, reportedly taking four shotguns and other items from the home, all valued at $5, 575.39 year old Donald Perry, Jr, 39, pled guilty to sale of a Schedule II controlled substance, receiving a six-year sentence in community corrections.He was given jail credit of 110 days and fined $2,000.Andre Wakefield, 37, charged with sale of a Schedule II controlled substance, pled guilty and received a six year sentence, all suspended but ninety days to serve with the remainder on state probation.He was also fined $2,000.Sharon Groshon Malone, 37, pled guilty to three counts of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance.Malone received a three-year sentence in each of the three cases, all to run concurrently with each other.She is to serve a total of 110 days with the balance on probation.She was fined $2,000, and is required to undergo an alcohol and drug assessment.The sentence is also to run concurrently with a violation of probation in General Sessions Court.Malone was given jail credit since April 6.