An Old Fort pair charged last October on vehicle theft and drug charges were sentenced in McDowell County Superior Court.

Dakota Tyanna McCool, 26, of McEntire Road in Old Fort was found guilty of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and attempt to traffic methamphetamine. She was sentenced to 25 to 39 months in prison. She was given credit for 125 days time served.

Kyle Ellis Croom, 28, of Bradley Kelly Drive in Old Fort was found guilty of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was given credit for 16 days time served. He was given a 10- to 21-month suspended sentence. He must serve 36 months of supervised probation. He must pay $6,000 restitution to the victim. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $840. He must pay court costs.

Additionally, Croom was found guilty of possession of stolen goods or property. He was given a 10- to 21-month suspended sentence and 36 months of supervised probation consecutive to previous judgment.

On Oct. 14, 2017, it was reported that someone stole a 2001 BMW convertible, belonging to Henry Ruzakowski of Marion, from the Baker’s Automotive lot on Sugar Hill Road, where it was left to be repaired.

Four days later on Oct. 18, deputies and Marion police officers stopped the vehicle getting onto Interstate 40 from Sugar Hill Road.

McCool and Croom were the listed occupants and, at that time, were charged by Deputy David Jones with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of up to ½ ounce marijuana. Each had a small quantity of pot on them at the time of the arrests, according to a report.

Further investigation and examination of surveillance video at Baker’s revealed that the two actually stole the BMW, according to authorities. A more thorough search of the car turned up 31.5 grams of methamphetamine that belonged to the suspects.

McCool and Croom were taken into custody and indicted by a grand jury in January.

During their indictment, another suspect – 49-year-old David Eugene McKinney of Marion – was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle after it was determined by McDowell detectives that McKinney had bought the stolen vehicle the day after it was taken from Baker’s. McKinney’s charge has since been dismissed, according to court records,

The following cases were heard in McDowell County Superior Court during the week of Feb. 19:

• Janie Bell Chambers, 36, of Bethel Church Road, Marion, was found guilty of two counts of felony probation violation out of county. Her probation was extended 12 months.

• Pam Holtzclaw Corpening, 57, of Sunkist Drive, Marion, was found guilty of simple assault and communicating threats. She was given a 120 day suspended sentence. She must serve 18 months of supervised probation. She must perform 48 hours of community service. She must pay court costs.

Corpening was also found guilty of misdemeanor larceny. She was given a 120 day suspended sentence and 18 months of supervised probation consecutive to previous judgment.

• Bryan D. Crisp, 33, of Summerset Park, Old Fort, was found guilty of probation violation. His probation was revoked. He was given credit for 104 days time served.

• Michelle Effler, 42, of Mashburn Branch Road, Old Fort, was found guilty of felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. She was given credit for 38 days time served. She was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence. She must serve 30 months of supervised probation. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $480. She must pay court costs.

• Joseph Steven Hamrick, 46, of Mashburn Branch Road, Old Fort, was found guilty of felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was sentenced to nine to 20 months in prison. He was given credit for 177 days time served.

• Tiffany Keffer, 20, of Cimarron Drive, Old Fort, was found guilty of probation violation. Her probation was revoked. She was given credit for 68 days time served.

• Casey Eugene McKinney, 18, of Fisher Davis Road, Morganton, was found guilty of probation violation. His probation was revoked. He was given credit for 88 days time served.

• Jason Devon Randolph, 38, of Randolph Road, Marion, was found guilty of felony probation violation. His probation was revoked. He was given credit for 28 days time served.

• Travis Alvalon Scott, 43, of George Drive, Nebo, was found guilty of probation violation. His probation was revoked. He was given credit for 69 days time served.

Scott was also found guilty of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was sentenced to 15 to 27 months in prison. He was given credit for 69 days time served.

• Andra Devon Smith, 41, of View Street, Morganton, was found guilty of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was sentenced to seven months in prison. He was given credit for 210 days time served. He was given a 17 to 30 month suspended sentence. He must serve 36 months of supervised probation. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $1,080. He must pay court costs.

Smith was also found guilty of felony possession of cocaine. He was given credit for 13 days time served. He was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence and 36 months of supervised probation consecutive to previous judgment.

• Melissa Morgan Stackable, 41, of Haywood Drive, Marion, was found guilty of larceny by employee. She was given a 10- to 21-month suspended sentence. She must serve 30 months of supervised probation. She must perform 72 hours of community service. She must pay $280 restitution to the victim. She must pay court costs.

• Mark Stevons, 28, of Old Glenwood Road, Marion Correctional Institution, was found guilty of assault with physical injury to law enforcement, probation or parole officer. He was sentenced to eight to 19 months in prison consecutive to previous judgment.