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16 enter guilty pleas

A now-twice convicted sex offender was among the 16 people entering guilty pleas during the last two days.

The district attorney’s office reported that Christopher Dave Hughes, 32, of Florala, pled to sex abuse II and was sentenced to one year in prison. He was represented by David Baker.

Hughes was initially arrested in May for sexually abusing an intellectually disabled female family member, He has remained incarcerated in the Covington County Jail since his arrest in May.

Hughes was also convicted in 2003 of raping a 15-year-old female and was sent to prison. He was released Jan. 6, 2009. He will now be transferred to the state Department of Corrections to serve out the newly imposed sentence.

Also:

• Michael Shane Hammett pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was given a five-year prison sentence. Attorney: Larry Grissett.

• Rodney Hall pled guilty to possession of marijuana I and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Attorney: Sonny James.

• Tresa Holmes pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was given a 32-month prison sentence. Attorney: Larry Grissett.

• Roy B. Smith pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was given a 32-month prison sentence. Attorney: Larry Grissett.

• Dominic Watson pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He also pled guilty to distribution of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Attorney: Deb Smith.

• Christopher Blue pled guilty to manufacturing of a controlled substance II. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Attorney: Lloyd Carr.

• Joseph Burkett pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was given a 97-month sentence. Attorney: David Whatley.

• Joshua Fowler pled guilty to receiving stolen property I. He received a 61-month prison sentence. Attorney: Larry Grissett.

• Thomas Clayton Rhodes pled guilty to distribution of a controlled substance and was given eight years in prison. Attorney: Sonny James.

• David Robert Manzi pled guilty to theft of property II. He was sentenced to 31-months in prison. Attorney: Trey Burgess.

• Bobby Cheney pled guilty to burglary III and was sentenced to five years in prison. Attorney: Trey Burgess.

• Joshua Rainier Bitzer pled guilty to theft of property II and was given a 31-month sentence. Attorney: Bill Alverson.

• Raymond Lattimore pled guilty to burglary III. He received six years in prison. Attorney: Diana Mock.

• Nicole Fry pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Attorney: Manish Patel.

Editor’s Note: The above mentioned Christopher Blue, who pled guilty to manufacturing of a controlled substance II and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, is not the Christopher David Blue, 32, of Andalusia. The Star-News is happy to clarify this matter for our readers.