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*Note: This story has been updated to reflect that John Wallace Vestall II was not convicted in the shooting incident. 

A Marion teen involved in a robbery and kidnapping incident last year was sentenced in court.

John Wallace Vestal II, 18, of West Court Street, Marion, was found guilty of second-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary. He was given a 25 to 42 suspended sentence and 36 months supervised probation. He was given credit for 163 days time served. He must pay $1,600 in restitution to victim. He must have no contact with the victim. He must pay court costs.

In Aug. 2018, detectives said that Vestal II, 16-year-old Ahamad Karreim Washington of Reds Hill Road in Marion, 19-year-old Zyan Rahiem Logan of Morganton and 19-year-old Joseph Farrakhan Hardy of Park Avenue in Marion had attempted to rob another teen at a home on Shell Road on Aug. 21. A shooting took place with the victim three days later at the recreation center. Vestal II was charged as a suspect in that case, but according to court documents, he was cleared of his involvement in the shooting. 

The following cases were heard in McDowell County Superior Court during the week of Oct. 28 by Judge J. Thomas Davis:

Zachary Barnes, 26, of Drexel, was found guilty of resisting public officer, felony harboring escapee and accessory after the fact. He was given a 45 day suspended sentence and 12 months supervised probation. He must perform 48 hours of community service. He must pay court costs.

Kirk William Biddix, 31, of Shea Drive, Marion, was found guilty on two counts of probation violations. His probation was revoked. His sentence was activated. He was given credit for 201 days time served.

Amber Nicole Black, 26, of Muddy Creek Road, Nebo, was found guilty of a probation violation. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

David Russell Cash Jr., 22, of N.C. 226 North, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. He was given a four to 14 month suspended sentence. He was given credit for 140 days time served. He must serve six months of supervised probation. He must pay $360 for a court-appointed attorney. He must pay court costs.

William Billy Chapman, 46, of Marion Street, Marion, was found guilty of a probation violation. He was ordered to continue on probation.

Stephanie Curry, 27, of Harlowe Noblitt Road, Old Fort, was found guilty on two counts of possession of methamphetamine. 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 $180. She must pay court costs. She was given credit for 63 days time served.

Samantha Elaine Effler, 18, of Kilgore Road, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. She must serve 12 months of supervised probation. She must pay $1,080 to a court-appointed attorney. She must pay court costs.

Terri Roxanne Gray, 64, of West Wilhelmina Street, Marion, was found guilty of assault inflicting serious injury. She was given a 60 day suspended sentence and 12 months supervised probation. She must perform 72 hours of community service. She must pay $300 for a court-appointed attorney. She must have no contact with the victim. She must pay court costs.

Jeremy Michael Guffey, 35, of Maces Trailer Park, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. He must serve 12 months supervised probation. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $180. He must pay court costs.

Rachel Haynes, 60, of Pleasant Hill Road, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. She must serve 12 months supervised probation. She must perform 48 hours of community service. She must pay $180 for a court-appointed attorney. She must pay court costs.

Roy Holmes Hendley III, 40, of Stacy Hill Road, Marion, was found guilty of carrying a concealed gun and possession of methamphetamine. He was given a 120 day suspended sentence. He must serve 12 months supervised probation. He must pay court costs.

Lucas Daniel Hennessey, 19, of Old Highway 10 East, Nebo, was found guilty of a felony probation violation. He was ordered to continue on probation. He must pay $120 for a court-appointed attorney.

David Scott Johnson, 46, of Red Oak Drive, Nebo, was found guilty for possession of methamphetamine. He must serve 12 months supervised probation. He must pay $120 for a court-appointed attorney. He must pay court costs.

Tiffany Kilpatrick, 27, of Hidden Cove Road, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. She must serve 12 months supervised probation. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $120. She must perform 48 hours of community service. She must pay court costs.

Vanessa Danielle Kirby, 31, of Nix Creek Road, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. She must serve 12 months supervised probation. She must pay $120 for a court-appointed attorney. She must pay court costs.

Dana Fortune Laney, 29, of Numbs Knob Drive, Marion, was found guilty of a probation violation. Her probation was extended 18 months. She was given credit for 90 days time served.

Jacquiline Micha Luttrell, 21, of Dallas, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. She must serve 12 months supervised probation. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $300. She must pay court costs.

Ronnie Lee McPeters, 61, of State Street, Marion, was found guilty on four counts of probation violations. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, then continue on probation.

Michael James Paige, 41, of Charlotte, was found guilty of felony larceny and habitual felon. He was sentenced 50 to 72 months in prison.

Keri L. Presnell, 36, of Tate Street, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. She was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence and 30 months supervised probation. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $1,020. She must pay court costs.

She was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance on jail premises. She was sentenced four to 14 months in prison. She was given credit for 65 days time served.

Starla Michelle Shifflett, 23, of Ray Roland Drive, Marion, was found guilty of a probation violation. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Sarah Jean Shook, 23, of East Crawford Street, Old Fort, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. She was given a 12 month suspended sentence. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $180. She must pay court costs. She was given credit for 61 days time served.

Corey Terril Tate, 45, of California Street, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. He was given a four to 14 month suspended sentenced and 24 months supervised probation. He must perform 48 hours of community service. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $180. He must pay court costs.

Felicia Brooke Telles, 23, River Hills Park, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $180. He must pay court costs. He was given credit for 33 days time served.

James Thompson Jr., 38, of Sugar Hill Road, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $120.

Jason Nathaniel Trantham, 41, of Reel Hollow Road, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. He was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence and 30 months supervised probation. He was given credit for 41 days time served. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $690. He must pay court costs.

Ronald Gene Vause Jr., 50, of Joes Drive, Marion, was found guilty of a probation violation. He was sentenced to 60 days house arrest. His probation was extended 12 months.

Carrie Presnell White, 41, of Garden Creek Road, Marion, was found guilty on 13 counts of probation violations out of county. Her probation was extended three years.

Rebecca D. Williams, 46, of Greenlee Road, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. She was given 12 months supervised probation. She must pay $180 for a court-appointed attorney. She must pay court costs.

Travis Dean Wilson, 40, of Golden Rod Drive, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. He was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence and 30 months of supervised probation. He was given credit for two days time served. He must pay court costs.

Cory Tyler Woodard, 23, of Cool Springs Lane, Marion, was found guilty of a felony probation violation. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail. He was given credit for 10 days time served.

Timothy John Meadows Jr., 29, of U.S. 70 East, Marion, was found guilty on two counts of habitual felony probation violations. His probation was revoked and sentence was activated. He was given credit for 61 days time served.

Tana Ester Anne Ruane, 22, of Black Hawk Drive, Marion, was found guilty on possession of methamphetamine. She was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence and 30 months supervised probation. She must pay $360 for a court-appointed attorney. She must pay court costs.

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