Judge Lauren Parish presided.
In the punishment by judge case, Michael DeWayne Dean, 34, of Big Sandy was sentenced to five years in prison for failure to register as sex offender. The offense is a third-degree felony.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant Upshur County District Attorney Stacey L. Brownlee. Matthew Patton was defense attorney.
Guilty pleas included:
• James Earl Buchanan Jr., 22, Gilmer, delivery of a controlled substance-cocaine, a second-degree felony. He received 10 years in prison. District Attorney Billy Byrd was prosecutor, and Tim Cone was defense attorney.
• Monty Shane Gage, 38, Gilmer, credit card or debit card abuse, a state jail felony. He received 16 months in a state jail. Assistant District Attorney Edward Choy was prosecutor, and Dwight Brannon was defense attorney.
• Guy Edward Brannon, 50, Gilmer, burglary of a habitation-habitual offender, a first-degree felony. He received a sentence of life in prison as a habitual offender. Byrd prosecuted the case, and Patton was defense attorney.
• Jacob Miles Barrow, 29, Gladewater, abandoning or endangering a child, a state jail felony. He received three years deferred adjudication probation.
He also was fined $750 and ordered to perform 400 hours of community service. Choy was prosecutor and Ryan Hill was defense attorney.