Stone County women plead guilty in separate cases

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During a session of Stone County Circuit Court, Judge Tim Weaver sentenced a woman, a current parolee, to 72 months in prison.

Sophia R. Akins, 39, entered into a negotiated plea of guilty to two counts of theft of property and one count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Akins was sentenced to six years in prison on each count, with the sentences to run concurrently (or together.)  It was noted in court that Akins’ victim was 87 years old. Akins is also to pay a fine of $1,500 plus court costs.  She is also to pay restitution in the amount of $7,004.

The court also ordered a judicial transfer to the Department of Community Corrections. Akins was given credit for 179 days spent in jail awaiting the results of court proceedings.

Another Stone County woman was sentenced by Judge Weaver to 72 months probation and fined $2,500 plus court costs.

Court records show Winter Rose Butler, 19, entered a negotiated plea of guilty to three counts:  possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to use meth, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to use marijuana.

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