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Judge sentences several to prison

FARMINGTON — Several individuals were sentenced to prison Friday.

Circuit Court Judge Sandy Martinez recently sentenced Aaron M. Chapman, 26, of De Soto, to seven years in prison for second-degree assault.

According to court records, he beat a man with a rake.

In other cases, Ronald D. Barnes, 44, of Cadet, was sentenced to four years in prison for violating the probation he received for failure to pay child support.

Renee J. Melvin, 20, of Park Hills, was sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the probation she received for possession of a controlled substance. The judge will consider releasing her on a new term of probation after she completes a 120-day shock incarceration program.

Joseph Stout, 29, of Ellington, was sentenced to four years in prison for violating the probation he received for failure to pay child support. The judge will consider releasing him on a new term of probation after he completes a 120-day drug treatment program.

Wilver Lopez, 56, an ERDCC inmate, was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of marijuana in the prison.

Loyd E. Brown Jr., 44, of rural Bonne Terre, was placed on five years of supervised probation for possession of a controlled substance. Also placed on probation were William C. Knapp, 19, of Doe Run, for receiving stolen property.

After a probation violation hearing, Jesse R. Rector, 29, of Ste. Genevieve, was sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the probation he received for second-degree burglary.

Sheri F. Jennemann, 40, of Park Hills, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the probation she received for passing bad checks.

Jamie Marie Deweese, 26, of Hazelwood, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin. She will be sentenced at a later date.

Teresa Ressel is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-431-2010, ext. 179 or at tressel@dailyjournalonline.com.

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