Three men scheduled to go on trial this week in Glynn County Superior Court instead pleaded guilty Monday, with one of them still awaiting an upcoming sentencing hearing.
Wesley Roger Harris, 48, pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and terroristic threats, though he previously faced a number of serious charges, including five counts of aggravated assault and one count each of battery and aggravated battery. Each of those dismissed charges were also enhanced by alleged violations of the state Family Violence Act.
He was accused of severely beating a woman with whom he was living, along with pouring gasoline over her and attempting to set her on fire, and tying her to a utility pole outside a gas station. Harris’ sentencing hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Glynn County Courthouse. He previously rejected a plea deal that would have resulted in a 15-year prison term.
Isaac Edwards Jr., 59, pleaded guilty to one count of sodomy, receiving a sentence of 10 years in prison and 20 years probation, along with a $1,500 fine. According to the indictment and remarks made in court at a June 29 hearing, he committed the crime with a woman who he was involved with sexually in a consensual way, until he did the acts for which he was convicted.
Tremal Curtis, 52, pleaded guilty to one count each of child molestation and sexual exploitation of children. He was originally indicted for those charges, along with two counts of incest, two counts of aggravated child molestation, additional counts of child molestation and sexual exploitation of children and one count of rape.
Curtis received a sentence of 20 years in prison and 20 years probation, which is to run concurrent to his prison term, along with a $1,500 fine.
In other cases, Hubert Kenneth Mack Jr., 35, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of child molestation. He previously faced the charge to which he pleaded along with two more counts of child molestation, three counts of sexual battery against a child under 16 and one count each of aggravated child molestation and incest.
Mack’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
There was also movement among the Superior Court cases related to the March indictments of a large number of people regarding a cocaine, crack and marijuana operation run out of a Glynn County shed. Kenneth Bradley Jr., 21, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to violate the state controlled substances act. He received 10 years probation and a $1,500 fine as a first offender.