A Booneville man facing charges in five different cases, all involving theft, plead guilty in one case Friday.
In accordance with a plea agreement crafted between 15th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Brian Mueller and defense attorney John Irwin, Steven Scott Long, 33, was sentenced to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction with four years suspended for pleading guilty to residential burglary and theft of property in a single case.
Other charges against Long in that case, as well as those in four others will not be pursued by the state.
Long was also ordered to pay restitution of $15,212.89, which Mueller told Ramey included theft amounts in some of the other cases, a fact defense attorney Michael Allison, standing in for Irwin, confirmed.
The majority of the restitution stems from the theft of a jeep, to which Long admitted to Ramey having stolen.
There was a question as to restitution responsibility as Long is a co-defendant in the case involving the jeep as well as three other cases. The second defendant in those cases is Ronald Dee Smith, 50.
Besides the four cases with Long, Smith is a lone defendant in another case and he was arraigned on two more Friday.
Long, who appeared in court cuffed and wearing a Logan County Detention Center issued jumpsuit, was credited with 291 days of time served.
On a defense motion, Ramey continued all of Smith’s cases until May 17.
In an unrelated matter a probation violation has resulted in Timmy Dale Pettigrew being sentenced to five years in jail, with three suspended and a judicial transfer to a regional correctional facility.
Pettigrew, 23, told Ramey he violated, essentially, all the terms of his probation on a possession of a controlled substance charge but when pressed specifically said he had not paid fines.
Pettigrew was credited with 50 days of time served in the Logan County Detention Center.