MOULTRIE, Ga. — Two defendants scheduled for trial this week entered guilty pleas before their trials started.
Julius Sinqfield was charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit a felony, false imprisonment and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
As part of a plea agreement, the assault charge was reduced to sexual battery, to which he pleaded guilty, and he pleaded guilty to false imprisonment. The marijuana charge was dismissed.
An official of the Colquitt County Clerk of Court’s Office said she didn’t have paperwork addressing the charge of criminal attempt to commit a felony.
The judge ordered a pre-sentencing investigation and scheduled sentencing for Feb. 6, 2020.
In a separate case, Nicholas Pero pleaded guilty as a first offender to possession of methamphetamine, and a charge of possession of a controlled substance was dismissed. Pero was sentenced to three years with the first 18 months of that to be served in jail and the remainder on probation. He received credit for time served since May 23.
Other recent guilty pleas in Colquitt County Superior Court include:
• Donald Carey, attempt to violate the Georgia Controlled Substances Act; 10 years probation and $1,000 fine.
• Daniel Lewis Jr., theft by taking; five years probation.
• Cynthia Smith, possession of methamphetamine; three years probation.
• Fredrick White, manufacturing marijuana; 10 years probation and $500 fine.
• Freddy Trejo-Perez, burglary in the first degree; 10 years probation and $2,000 fine.
• Michael Benefield, possession of meth; two years probation and $1,500 fine.
• Emily Davis, possession of meth; three years probation and $2,000 fine.
• William Fletcher, possession of meth; one year probation and $1,000 fine.
• Jason Truelove, sale of meth. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and sentencing was scheduled for Dec. 9.