Elizabeth Ann Swift was in Jones County Superior Court Aug. 14 and pled guilty to the possession charge and the charge of interference with government property. She also entered a nolo contendere plea to the charge of aggravated assault on a peace officer.
Swift received 20 years each for the drug and assault charges and five years for interference with government property. The counts are all to run concurrent for a total of 20 years with seven years to serve in prison. The remainder of the sentence is to be served on probation.
The defendant was arrested with Shenard Mural Johnson, who was sentenced Aug. 7 to a total of 20 years with five years to serve. He was charged with possession of meth with intent and two charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Assistant District Attorney Dawn Baskin told the court Swift was driving at the time officers approached the car and she backed her vehicle into a patrol car. The officer in the patrol car had to be taken to the hospital for injuries he received in the crash.
When the time came to enter the aggravated assault guilty plea, Baskin said Swift wanted to enter it as an Alford plea.
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