By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
A 19-year-old Centerville man originally charged with distributing or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance to person(s) under age 18, a class B felony, recently was sentenced to a deferred judgment.
Zachary Willard Lockman allegedly on four occasions between January and March of 2012 delivered marijuana to a 16-year-old female, at least one time the transaction took place in the parking lot next to Garfield Elementary, according to the criminal complaint and affidavit filed by Centerville Police Department officer Cody Jellison on April 23, 2012.
On Jan. 8 Judge Daniel P. Wilson sentenced Lockman on the charge of controlled substance violation to a deferred judgment, fine, three years probation with the Department of Corrections and the submission of a DNA specimen.
Appanoose County Attorney Richard Scott filed amended trial information to add the charge of manufacture, deliver or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver less than 50 kilograms of marijuana, a class D felony, on Oct. 23, 2012.
On Oct. 23, 2012 Lockman entered a voluntary guilty plea to the amended trial information charge.
The original class B felony charge, which was filed on May 29, 2012 by acting Appanoose County Attorney Rick L. Lynch, was dismissed by the court on Jan. 8.
Lockman owes $1,015 for this case.