Vicksburg man sentenced to 20 years on guilty plea|[06/14/08]

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 14, 2008

COURT REPORT * From staff reports

In Warren County Circuit Court during the week that ended Friday, a Vicksburg man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance and having his suspended sentenced revoked.

Kenneth Blackmore, 31, 30 Kings Drive, received from Judge Frank Vollor a four-year sentence for his guilty plea, which stemmed from an Aug. 26 arrest at China and Cherry streets, and another 16 years for violating probation, which stemmed from a 2005 cocaine possession conviction. Vollor ordered that the two sentences run consecutively and that Blackmore pay $2,124.50 in fines, court costs, assessments and restitution.

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Blackmore has two other felony convictions – business burglary in 1995 and possession of cocaine in 1996.

Also during the week, Timothy Jack Furr, 41, of Vicksburg, but no street address available, was found to have violated probation and had his suspended sentence revoked. Vollor sentenced Furr to five years in prison. Furr’s suspended sentence stems from March 2005, when he pleaded guilty to burglary of a dwelling.