A Marion man charged after a missing woman’s body was found at a construction site in Rutherford County was sentenced to at least six years in prison in McDowell County Superior Court.

Last week, Norris Lewis Westall, 46, of Quail Ridge Drive in Marion pleaded guilty to intent to conceal unnatural death by destroying or disposing human remains. He was sentenced 72 to 99 months (or six to 8 ¼ years) in prison.

On Monday, May 13, 24-year-old Brooke Mashay Tollie, address listed as Riverview Acres Drive in Marion, went missing. After an extensive investigation by McDowell County Sheriff’s Office detectives, her remains were uncovered at a construction site in the Golden Valley community of Bostic in Rutherford County on Wednesday, June 5.

According to Lt. Andy Manis of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, Westall — a friend of the victim — and Tollie were at Westall’s residence on May 13 and 14, when Tollie died. It was alleged that Westall took Tollie’s body to the construction site in Bostic, an area with which he was familiar, and buried her there.

At the time of Westall’s arrest in June, preliminary autopsy reports showed no traumatic injuries to Tollie’s body. However, to date, the exact cause of death is still unknown, while toxicology results remain pending.

The following cases were heard in McDowell County Superior Court during the week of Sept. 9:

Michael Baker, 37, of Jenny Lind Drive, Marion, was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. He was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence. He must serve 30 months of supervised probation. He must perform 72 hours of community service. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $360. He must pay court costs.

Patricia Beam, 54, of Harmony Grove Road, Nebo, was found guilty of probation violation. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Stephanie Nicole Buckner, 30, of Jamestown Road, Morganton, was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. She was given credit for 124 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 $720. She must pay court costs.

Tony Travis Burleson, 39, of Faith Baptist Church Road, Marion, was found guilty of interfering with an electronic monitoring device, possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of habitual felon. He was sentenced 117 to 153 months in prison consecutive to any and all previous judgment. He was given credit for 339 days time served.

Rebeccah Breanna Childs, 28, of Owl Hollow Road, Morganton, was found guilty of probation violation. Her probation was revoked.

Jennifer Clarkson, 46, of US 70 West, Marion, was found guilty of felony probation violation. Her probation was revoked. She was given credit for 15 days time served.

Rodney Clontz, 26, of Hill Road, Marion, was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. He was given credit for eight days time served. He was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence. He must serve 30 months of supervised probation. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $1,020. He must pay court costs.

Michael William Cook, 44, of Crambrook Avenue, Valdese, was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. He was given credit for 21 days time served. He was given a three to 13 month suspended sentence. He must serve 18 months of supervised probation. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $180. He must pay court costs.

» Andrew Kyle Culton, 27, of Orchard Street, Marion, was found guilty of probation violation. His probation was revoked. He was given credit for three days time served.

» Linda Christine Edwards, 54, of Airport Road, Marion, was found guilty of felony probation violation and felony probation violation out of county. Her probation was revoked. She was given credit for 114 days time served.

» Michelle L. Effler, 44, of Mashburn Branch Road, Old Fort, was found guilty of probation violation. Her probation was revoked. She was given credit for 101 days time served.

» Christopher Eugene Hamlin, 36, of Armory Drive, Black Mountain, was found guilty of carrying a concealed gun and possession of methamphetamine. He was given credit for 26 days time served. He was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence. He must serve 30 months of supervised probation. He must pay court costs.

» Samuel James Hensley, 22, of Gingersnap Drive, Nebo, was found guilty of two counts of misdemeanor probation violation. He was given credit for 11 days time served.

» Corey Tyler Hussey, 20, of Davis Town Road, Old Fort, was found guilty of two counts of probation violation. His probation was revoked. He was given credit for 73 days time served.

Hussey was also found guilty of an additional count of probation violation. His probation was revoked. He was given credit for 216 days time served.

» Kimberly Dawn Lail, 23, of Vernon Bradley Road, Old Fort, was found guilty of two counts of probation violation. For each count, she was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

» Nelson William Last Jr., 39, of Chapel Hill Church Loop, Marion, was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and habitual felon. He was sentenced 30 to 48 months in prison consecutive to previous judgment. He was given credit for 30 days time served. He must pay $600 restitution. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $480.

» Deana Marie McKinney, 37, of Fairview Park, Marion, was found guilty of felony probation violation. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

» Janet Carol Nanney, 47, of Walker Town Road, Old Fort, was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. She was given credit for three 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 $570. She must pay court costs.

» Kenneth Piotrowski, 37, of Shuffler Road, Morganton, was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. He was sentenced 26 to 44 months in prison. He was given credit for 166 days time served.

» Angela Martin Santos, 39, of Boxwood Drive, Old Fort, was found guilty of breaking and entering. She was sentenced six to 17 months in prison. She was given credit for 84 days time served.

Santos was also found guilty of larceny after breaking and entering. She was given an eight to 19 month suspended sentence and must serve 60 months of supervised probation consecutive to previous judgment. She must pay $16,505 restitution to the victim. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $1,920. She must pay court costs.

» Joseph Nathan Schrom, 27, of Davis Town Road, Old Fort, was found guilty of felony probation violation out of county. His probation was extended 18 months.

» Jonathan Trey Sloan, 32, of Dobbin Street, Marion, was found guilty of felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle. He was sentenced eight to 19 months in prison. He was given credit for 174 days time served.

Sloan was also found guilty of possession of methamphetamine, fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was sentenced 10 to 21 months in prison consecutive to previous judgment.

» Paul Burton Smith, 37, of Maple Avenue, Marion, was found guilty of possession of heroin and two counts of methamphetamine. He was given credit for 37 days time served. He was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence. He must serve 36 months of supervised probation. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $240. He must pay court costs.

» Gwendolyn Elaine Thompson, 36, of Sixth C. Street, Marion, was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. She was given credit for seven days time served. She was given a four to 14 month suspended sentence. She must serve 30 months of supervised probation. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $660. She must pay court costs.

» Jason Edwin Wallace, 41, of Independence Boulevard, Morganton, was found guilty of possession of stolen goods or property. He was given credit for 25 days time served. He was given an eight to 19 month suspended sentence. He must serve 30 months of supervised probation.

» Robert Andrew Welch, 29, of Painters Gap Road, Union Mills, was found guilty of attempt to possess a firearm by a felon. He was sentenced 10 to 21 months in prison consecutive to previous judgment. He was given credit for 65 days time served.

» Jesse James Williams, 34, of Cherokee Way, Marion, was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. He was given credit for seven days time served. He was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence. He must serve 30 months of supervised probation.

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