Habitual felon sentenced to prison in Superior Court

By Jesse Campbell - jcampbell@jeffersonpost.com

JEFFERSON-Two Ashe County men received prison sentences in separate unrelated cases in Superior Court last week.

Elijah Haywood was sentenced to 58 to 82 months in prison for felony possession of controlled substance on prison/jail premises. His conviction followed a short jury trial. Haywood entered a guilty plea for a habitual felon charge. He was given 258 days credit for time already served. Haywood filed a notice of appeal immediately following his conviction.

In a separate case, Scotty Lee Severt received four consecutive sentences. Severt pleaded guilty to misdemeanor larceny and received a sentence of 120 days in jail. He also entered a guilty plea for driving while intoxicated and was given a sentence of a minimum of six months and a maximum of six months in prison. For a felony breaking and entering conviction, Severt was given 20-33 months in prison. Additionally, he was given 20 to 33 months for felony possession of stolen goods. The state dismissed a charge of being a habitual felon and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

In another case, the state dismissed a charge of felony obtaining property by false pretenses against Jody Chad Blevins because a witness failed to show.

Reach Jesse Campbell at (336) 846-7164.


By Jesse Campbell



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