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Childers heads to prison
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Nov 29, 2012 | 2653 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Jones County man will be finishing his probation in prison following new charges of burglary and battery.

John Wayne Childers was back in Jones County Superior Court Nov. 15 to address probation violations, which are the result of his most recent arrest for burglary and battery.

Assistant District Attorney Keagan Goodrich told the court that Childers pled guilty to two counts of aggravated assault April 4, 2004, and received 15 years. In 2006 he pled guilty to terroristic threats and criminal interference with government property and received five years on each charge for a total of 10 years.

Goodrich said Childers was arrested Sept. 7, 2012, on charges of burglary and simple battery. She said he went to a home on Greene Settlement Road and demanded pills. When he did not get them, the victim was hit and her purse stolen.

Childers pled guilty to the new charges and received nine years for count 1, burglary, and 12 months on count 2, simple battery. The counts will run concurrent for a total of nine years. Upon service of six years, the remainder of that sentence may be served on probation.

Chief Judge William Prior ordered the balance of Childers’ previous probated sentences revoked to prison. Those sentences have end dates of Feb. 25, 2017, and Dec. 26, 2018.

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