A Marion man charged in 2014 with severely injuring his 3-month-old child was given at least a year in prison in McDowell County Superior Court.

Brandon Lee Edwards, 23, of Formosa Drive, Marion, was found guilty of negligent child abuse with serious bodily injury. He was sentenced to 12 to 24 months in prison. He was given credit for 20 days time served.

On Aug. 14, 2014, Edwards was charged by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly shook his 3-month-old daughter and threw her to the ground, knocking her unconscious.

The child was transported to the intensive care unit at Mission Hospital in Asheville for her injuries.

Edwards was held under a $150,000 bond and indicted the following month.

The following cases were heard in McDowell County Superior Court during the week of Jan. 15:

• Brett Allen Clontz, 26, of Davidson Drive, Asheville, was found guilty of probation violation. His probation was revoked. He was given credit for 19 days time served.

• Denny Lynn Dover, 43, of Hilltop Drive, Marion, pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and second-degree arson. He was sentenced to 17 to 30 months in prison. He was given credit for 489 days time served.

Dover also pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of breaking or entering and larceny after breaking or entering. For both counts, he was sentenced to 10 to 21 months in prison consecutive to each judgment.

• Brian Keith Greene, 46, of Waycaster Road, Marion, was found guilty of attempted breaking and entering and habitual felon. He was sentenced to 36 to 56 months in prison.

• Levi Eddie McHone, 29, of Cooper Drive, Nebo, was found guilty of breaking or entering and larceny after breaking or entering. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He was given an eight to 19 month suspended sentence. He must serve 30 months of supervised probation. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $960. He must pay court costs.

• Joshua McKinney, 40, of N.C. 226A, Marion, pleaded guilty and was given a prayer for judgment for communicating threats.

• Roger Wade McMahan, 55, of Joanna Drive, Marion, pleaded not guilty and was found not guilty of breaking or entering, larceny after breaking or entering and possession of stolen goods or property.

• Anita Marie Mullins, 51, of Dobbins Street, pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of breaking or entering and larceny after breaking and entering. She was sentenced to five to 15 months in prison. She was given credit for seven days time served.

Marie also pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of possession of stolen goods or property. Her judgment was arrested.

• David Rankin, 55, of East Liberty Street, Salisbury, was found guilty of failure to disclose felony conviction. He was given a 30 day suspended sentence. He must serve 12 months of unsupervised probation. He was fined $200. He must pay court costs.

• Darlinda Adkins Robinson, 43, of Hilltop Drive, Marion, was found guilty of breaking or entering and larceny after breaking or entering. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail. She was given credit for 26 days time served. For both counts, she was given a six to 17 months suspended sentence and 30 months of supervised probation consecutive to each judgment. She must pay court costs.

• Bill Russell, 50, of Dobbins Road, Marion, pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of breaking or entering and felony larceny. He was sentenced to eight to 19 months in prison. He was given credit for six days time served.

Russell also pleaded not guilty and was found guilty of possession of stolen goods or property. His judgment was arrested.

• Melissa Morgan Stackable, 41, of Haywood Road, Marion, was found guilty of misdemeanor larceny and second-degree trespassing. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail. She was given a 120 day suspended sentence. She must serve 12 months of supervised probation. She must not be on the property of the victim. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $660. She must pay court costs.

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