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Wilson waives right to hearing within 60 days on suspended sentence motion

Posted: December 2, 2013 - 2:04pm

The defense of Stacy Wilson waived its defendant’s right to have a hearing, regarding a motion from the prosecution to impose a suspended sentence, within 60 days.

Wilson’s attorney, Frank Shaw, officially waived the right to the hearing in Faulkner County Circuit Court on Monday.

Faulkner County prosecutors filed the motion July 3 to impose a 10-year suspended sentence — relating to a May 2010 guilty plea to two felony drug offenses and four misdemeanors — after Wilson was charged with theft by receiving May 22. Since May, four other criminal cases have been opened against Wilson.

In all, Wilson now faces six felony charges in five different cases, two cases relating to the escape. Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio continued all open cases against Wilson to Jan. 29.

Wilson is one of three inmates that authorities say escaped from the Faulkner County jail in August. Wilson, 41, Joel Vermillion, 27, and Jonathan Jackson, 24, escaped Aug. 17 by pulling back a fence in the recreation yard of the detention facility.

All three inmates were captured within the next several days. In the aftermath of the escape, three detention facility officers were fired for not following procedures.

Wilson, who is currently being held in lieu of a $1 million bond, did not appear in court Monday morning, however, Shaw waived his client’s right to be present during the proceedings.

(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at lee.hogan@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1246. Follow Lee Hogan on Twitter at twitter.com/LCD_LeeHogan. To comment on this and other stories, log on to thecabin.net.)

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