A Marion man tied to a string of thefts in 2015 was given at least six years in prison during the January term of McDowell County Superior Court.

Waylon Demanuel Hollifield, 33, of Crescent Drive, Marion, was found guilty of breaking or entering and larceny after breaking or entering. He was sentenced to 29 months minimum, 47 months maximum in prison. He was given credit for 341 days time served.

He was also found guilty of breaking or entering. He was sentenced to 29 months minimum, 47 months maximum in prison consecutive to previous judgment.

He was also found guilty of possession of a firearm by a felon, habitual breaking or entering, felony larceny, two counts of obtaining property under false pretense, two counts of misdemeanor larceny, two counts of larceny after breaking or entering and injury to personal property. He was sentenced to 14 months minimum, 26 months maximum in prison consecutive to previous judgment.

On May 14 of 2015, McDowell County sheriff’s deputies were called to a domestic dispute on U.S. 70 West. While investigating that incident, deputies found stolen fishing equipment inside the vehicle occupied by Hollifield and 28-year-old Jacqueline Lowery of Old Fort.

The seven fishing rods had been reported stolen by John Hudgins of Toms Creek Road in Marion on May 12. Those rods, worth $1,468, were recovered, while two more rods and assorted tackle, valued at $1,400, were not found at the time of the initial report.

According to Alkire, further investigation linked Hollifield and Lowery to three more break-ins and thefts in the Marion area within the same week, with items including power tools, a rifle and case, game systems, TVs and at least 10 additional fishing poles. The estimated value of combined items in all four cases is at least $4,038. A portion of the stolen items were recovered in each case.

In regards to the connection between the cases, Alkire said, “They (Hollifield and Lowery) were acquainted with one of the victims, but, basically, they were just hitting whatever they could in that area.”

The following cases were heard in McDowell County Superior Court during the month of January:

• Harold Ray Bowman, 37, of Hogan Drive, Old Fort, was found guilty of breaking or entering, larceny after breaking or entering and obtaining property under false pretense. He was sentenced to 15 months minimum, 27 months maximum in prison. He was given credit for 135 days time served.

He was also found guilty of obtaining property under false pretense and breaking or entering a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to 15 months minimum, 27 months maximum in prison consecutive to previous judgment.

• Keith Dewayne Franklin, 43, of Blue Lane Drive, Marion, was found guilty of misdemeanor probation violation. His probation was extended for 12 months.

• Jessie L. Frisell, 35, of Fleming Avenue, Marion, was found guilty of five counts of felony probation violation out of county. Her probation was revoked.

• Joseph Steven Hamrick, 45, of Mashburn Branch, Old Fort, was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor larceny. He was sentenced to 17- to 30- months in prison. He was given credit for 543 days time served. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $4,519.48.

• Tommy Wayne Harris III, 23, of Park Avenue, Marion, was found guilty of two counts of misdemeanor larceny and three counts of breaking or entering a motor vehicle. He was given a six- to 17- month suspended sentence consecutive to previous judgment. He must serve 48 months of supervised probation.

He was also found guilty of breaking or entering a motor vehicle and four counts of misdemeanor larceny. He was given a six- to 17- month suspended sentence consecutive to previous judgment. He must serve 48 months of supervised probation consecutive to previous judgment.

He was also found guilty of larceny of a firearm. He was given a 10- to 21- month suspended sentence consecutive to previous judgment. He was sentenced to 160 days in jail. He was given credit for 32 days time served. He must serve 48 months of supervised probation consecutive to previous judgment. He must pay $1,188.35 restitution to the victim. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $420. He was fined $1,000. He must pay court costs.

• Richard Wayne Jobe, 51, of Redwood Drive, Marion, was found guilty of assault by strangulation. He was given a 10- to 21- month suspended sentence. He must serve 30 months of supervised probation. He was fined $1,000. He must pay court costs.

• George Kuhn, 60, of Beaver Falls, Pa., was found guilty of indecent liberties with a child. He was sentenced to 34 days time served.

• Mollie Elizabeth B. McDaniel, 52, of Charlie Drive, Marion, was found guilty of breaking or entering. She was given a six- to 17- month suspended sentence. She must serve 60 months of supervised probation. She must pay $17,650 restitution to the victim. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $1,800. She must pay court costs.

She was also found guilty of larceny after breaking or entering. She was given a six-to 17- month suspended sentence consecutive to previous judgment. She must serve 60 months of supervised probation consecutive to previous judgment.

• Walter Sidney Mitchell, 46, of Hedge Drive, Marion, was found guilty of attempting to obtain property under false pretense. He was sentenced to 20- to 33- months in prison. He was given credit for 130 days time served.

• Brandell Demarcus Norman, 27, of Old Glenwood Road, Marion, was found guilty of seven counts of malicious conduct by a prisoner. He was sentenced to 96- to 128 months in prison consecutive to any active sentence.

• Byron Pace, 21, of Lamplighter Circle, Marion, was found guilty of intentional child abuse serious physical injury. He was sentenced to 38- to 58- months in prison. He was given credit for nine days time served.

• Gregory Antonio Quitman, 24, of Cader Drive Marion, was found guilty of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for a controlled substance. He was given a six- to 17- month suspended sentence. He must serve 24 months of supervised probation. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $520. He was fined $100. He must pay court costs.

• Leonard Patrick Ramsey Jr., 41, of Zebell Street, Nebo, was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon. He was given a 150-day suspended sentence. He was given credit for 25 days time served. He must serve 24 months of supervised probation. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $4,480. He must pay court costs.

• Rodney Stevens Jr., 29, of Toms Creek Road, Marion, was found guilty of possession of stolen goods. He was given credit for 50 days time served. He must pay $412 restitution to the victim. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $900. He must pay court costs.