Local alderman pleads guilty to domestic violence charge



By JB Clark

Daily Journal

TUPELO – A Plantersville alderman pleaded guilty to aggravated domestic violence Wednesday.

Ketrick Marion, 35, of Plantersville, was charged with aggravated domestic violence May 12 after Lee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence call at a Plantersville home.

Lee County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Gardner sentenced Marion to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, all of which is suspended pending good behavior.

Marion will be placed on probation for five years and pay $55 per month during the probation.

He also will be fined $466 in court costs, $1,000 to the Circuit Clerk’s office, $100 in restitution, and $400 in investigative costs.

The sentence required Marion to enroll in an anger management program and be assessed for alcohol and drug treatment by MDOC officials.

The victim requested he be placed on probation and given no jail time.

Marion currently is serving his third term as alderman.


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