Cornersville men face multiple indictments
By Karen Hall
Three young men from Cornersville who were arrested before Christmas were indicted by the grand jury when it met last month.
Marcus L. Dooley, 18, was indicted in three cases, and Donald E. W. Uland, 21, and Richard W. Ferguson, 21, were indicted in eight cases each. Uland and Ferguson are alleged to have worked with Dooley in his three cases, but were on their own in the other five.
The charges against the three include aggravated burglary, auto burglary, burglary, attempted burglary, vandalism, arson, and possession of a prohibited weapon. Their victims were private individuals as well as businesses.
According to a law enforcement press release issued when the three were arrested on Dec. 19, the arrests were made as the result of a joint operation between the Lewisburg Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Police Department, Giles County Sheriff's Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. These agencies worked together after they had identified Dooley, Uland, and Ferguson as suspects in burglaries and other crimes within their respective jurisdictions.
Dooley will be represented by the Public Defender's Office. Circuit Court Judge Forest A. Durard Jr. appointed Kevin Latta to represent Uland, and Christopher Westmoreland to represent Ferguson.
Also indicted when the grand jury met last month were Darrick L. Greer, 35, of Spring Place Road, and Sandi M. Jett, 36, of McDaniel Hollow Road.
Greer is charged with driving after being declared a habitual motor vehicle offender. On Dec. 28, according to documents in his case file, Greer was pulled over because the music coming from his car could be heard from at least 50 feet away, thus violating a Lewisburg municipal ordinance, and then the officer discovered his HMVO status.
Greer has two convictions for driving under the influence and four convictions for driving on a revoked license. He told Durard he had the means to hire an attorney, so his case was continued until Feb. 18.
Jett is charged with theft, relating to an income tax refund which she allegedly misappropriated. She also has two other cases pending from last year, in which she is charged with criminal simulation, theft and identity theft. Jett is scheduled for a jury trial to begin on March 2, where she will be represented by Robert L. Marlow who was appointed for her by Durard.
In other news from Circuit Court, Shuan T. Marsh, 47, of Fairview Avenue, had a one-day jury trial on Feb. 6 and was found guilty of the third offense of simple possession of a controlled substance and simple possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana. The jury was asked to set the fines for Marsh and it decided on $3,000 (the maximum) on the first charge and $2,500 on the second. Marsh will be sentenced on April 22.