Two Men Sentenced on Statutory Rape Charges

December 16, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

A 19 year old man, indicted on four counts of statutory rape of a young girl, entered a guilty plea under a negotiated settlement Monday in DeKalb County Criminal Court.

Leon Burns, Jr. was the presiding judge.

Bradley Robert Herriott of West Broad Street, Smithville pleaded guilty to one count of statutory rape and received a two year sentence, all suspended to time served. He was given jail credit for 131 days from August 8th to December 15th.

According to Detective Sergeant Jerry Hutchins, Jr. of the Smithville Police Department, Herriott had sexual intercourse with a 13 year old girl on four different occasions near the juvenile's home on a neighbor's back porch on Morgan Drive and at the Joe L. Evins Ball Park on the last week in May through the first week in June.

Herriott was charged on Wednesday, August 6th in the case.

Meanwhile, 24 year old Carmelino Sanchez Rodriguez of Short Mountain Street, also indicted on a charge of statutory rape of a 16 year old girl, pleaded guilty Monday and received a two year sentence, all suspended to time served.

Rodriguez was given jail credit of 110 days and must have no contact with the victim. He must perform 100 hours of community service work.

Smithville Police initially charged him with aggravated rape and especially aggravated burglary.
The police report stated that on Saturday, August 23rd, at 756 South Mountain Street, Rodriguez forced his way into the home of the victim and then took her into the bedroom where he raped her. Holding a knife, Rodriguez allegedly threatened to kill her if she told anyone or called the police.

Rodriguez was indicted earlier this month on the statutory rape charge, but he was not indicted on the other offenses.

Wendy Whittmore of Pea Ridge Road, Liberty pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and theft of property. She received a four year sentence in each case to run concurrently, all suspended to time served. She was given jail credit of 177 days from June 21st to December 15th.

43 year old Roxanne Hendrixson pleaded guilty to introduction of contraband into a penal institution and public intoxication. She received a three year sentence in the contraband case, all suspended to probation. She must perform 100 hours of community service work. The case is to run concurrent with a violation of probation against her in criminal court. Hendrixson was given jail credit of 21 days from September 19th to October 10th. She was fined $50 plus court costs in the public intoxication case.

41 year old Todd Allen Bussiere pleaded guilty to attempt to violate the sex offender registry. He received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended to 90 days to serve. He was fined $350 plus costs and will be on CPS probation. He was given jail credit of 126 days from August 11th to December 15th.

25 year old Christopher Miles pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended. He was fined $150. Miles was given one day of jail credit.

19 year old Allan R. Lester pleaded guilty to auto burglary. He received a two year sentence on TDOC probation and must pay $100 to the economic crime fund. He must also make restitution as determined by probation. Lester was given four days of jail credit.

29 year old Milton Rodriguez entered a best interest plea to domestic assault and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days to serve ten days. He must make a $200 contribution to a domestic abuse shelter and perform 40 hours of community service work. He will serve ten days on consecutive weekends. The case is to run concurrently with a Wilson County case. Rodriguez must have no contact with the victim and fines and costs are payable at $175 per month. He will report to jail on December 26th.

29 year old Michael Todd Jones pleaded guilty to vehicular assault, driving under the influence (2nd offense), and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. He received a four year TDOC sentence in the vehicular assault case to serve 180 days and then be on supervised probation by community corrections. He must also perform 40 hours of community service work and pay $1,250 restitution to the victim.

In the DUI case, Jones was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days to serve 180 days with the balance on probation supervised by community corrections. He must pay a fine of $610 and he will lose his drivers license as per Tennessee Department of Safety regulations for two years.

In the drug case, Jones was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days to serve 180 days and then be on probation supervised by community corrections. He must pay a fine of $750.

The sentences in the vehicular assault and DUI are to run concurrently with each other but consecutively with the sentence in the drug case. He will report to jail on January 2nd.

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