Federal Court 9/12/06

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The following information was released by the office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway for defendants who appeared in federal court Monday before U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw.

SENTENCED

Name: Charles E. Jones

Age: 29

Residence: Cape Girardeau

Charge: Two counts of cocaine distribution.

Sentence: 120 months in prison.

Details: Jones admitted that on April 25, 2003, he sold 11.9 grams of crack cocaine for $500 to an undercover officer. He later sold 7.8 grams of crack to the undercover officer on June 4, 2003.

Name: Jimmy A. Jordan

Age: 33

Residence: Scott County

Charge: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Sentence: 70 months in prison.

Details: Jordan was arrested July 15, 2005, while fleeing from Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force officers attempting to apprehend him on a warrant. During the pursuit, officers found a lock box containing meth packaged in small bags. The keys to the lock box were located near Jordan, who was found under a house trailer near Sikeston, Mo. On his person, Jordan had $2,262 in cash.

Name: Christopher E. Lott

Age: 26

Residence: Hayti, Mo.

Charge: Possession of a firearm by a felon.

Sentence: 28 months in prison.

Details: The U.S. Marshal's Office arrested Lott for supervised release violation and found a .22-caliber revolver, loaded with six rounds of ammunition, in his waistband. Due to previous felony convictions, Lott is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

PLEADED GUILTY

Name: Amy Ayers

Age: 27

Residence: Cape Girardeau

Charge: Concealing a person from arrest.

Sentence Range: Up to five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Details: During a search for Barrett Swan, who was indicted on cocaine distribution and possession of a firearm by a felon, officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives contacted Ayers twice about Swan's whereabouts. Ayers, who had a relationship with Swan, denied knowledge of where he was. The two were later caught fleeing a Miner, Mo., hotel together.

Name: Ladonta D. Williams

Age: 23

Residence: Sikeston, Mo.

Charge: Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Sentence Range: Up to life imprisonment and a $2 million fine.

Details: During a search of Williams' home Feb. 16, officers found 8.5 grams of crack cocaine and $776 in cash. Williams said he had outstanding warrants for his arrest and figured he would make money selling drugs in the meantime before going to prison.

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