Two persons caught breaking into F.Z. Webb & Sons Pharmacy in Alexandria last December appeared for sentencing in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Tuesday, June 20.
Judge David Patterson presided.
51 year old Joseph Graylon Nesbitt of Pleasant Shade and 22 year old Ericka Lynn Morgan of Granville each entered a plea by criminal information to burglary. Each received a four year sentence suspended to 120 days to serve with the balance on supervised TDOC probation. They are responsible for making restitution of $500 to the owners of the pharmacy and $799 to the insurance company. Nesbitt and Morgan were each given jail credit of 174 days.
A third co-defendant, 32 year old Bryan Christopher Matthews of Carthage entered a plea by criminal information on April 10 to one count of burglary and received a four year sentence on judicial diversion probation. He must make restitution of almost $1,300.
Alexandria Police Chief Chris Russell released the following prepared statement after the burglary. “On Wednesday night, December 28, 2016 at approximately 8:15 pm , Officer Flavis Burroughs was on patrol and noticed an audible burglar alarm going off at Webb’s Pharmacy located at 105 South Public Square in Alexandria. Upon arrival Officer Burroughs noticed the front glass door had been damaged and he observed a person inside the building climbing up a hole in the ceiling . As Officer Burroughs made his way around the back of the building , a white Dodge Truck fled the area of the burglary . Officer Burroughs stopped the truck on Edgewood Street a short distance away and detained the driver, Bryan Christopher Matthews , and a passenger , Joseph Graylon Nesbitt. DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies arrived to assist . When the pharmacy owner arrived on scene and unlocked the building he heard a woman’s voice from inside the ceiling . The woman, Ericka Lynn Morgan was found hiding in the ceiling. Officers placed Ms. Morgan into custody. Further investigation revealed the three had made entry into the building by cutting a vent on the roof and going down through the ceiling. At the time of the report it appears nothing had been stolen . All three were arrested and booked into the DeKalb County Jail,” said Chief Russell.
In other court cases Tuesday, June 20,
36 year old Donnie Ray Gillman entered a plea by criminal information to burglary and received a two year sentence suspended to probation. The term is to run consecutive to another sentence against him. Gillman must make restitution of $650 to the victim
Smithville Police charged Gillman on Thursday, April 27 with theft and burglary. Gillman allegedly entered an outbuilding on Dearman Street and took several tools belonging to the victim without his knowledge or consent. As a result of the investigation, the items were returned to the victim and Gillman was taken into custody without incident.
37 year old Allen Dean Dolberry and 33 year old Dana Marie Dolberry of West Green Hill Road, McMinnville each entered a plea to theft of property under $1,000. Each received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days suspended to supervised probation. They are to make restitution of $810 to the victim.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Thursday, November 10, 2016 the Dolberry’s allegedly took several items from a residence on Cedar Drive including a Beretta 9 millimeter handgun, a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver, a Huskee log splitter, an Echo chainsaw, Echo grass trimmer, Stihl grass trimmer, an Oregon chainsaw, and other items with a total value of more than $1,000.
According to Sheriff Ray, detectives worked with officers in another county in solving the case. They identified the Dolberry’s as suspects in the theft and contacted the property owner who filed a report after conducting an inventory and listing the items taken. The Dolberry’s were subsequently arrested in the case.
25 year old Kristen Waggoner entered a plea to fraudulent use of a credit card and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days on CPS probation. She must make restitution of $306 to the victim. The term is to run concurrent with her current probation in another case.