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Milton man sentenced to jail for robbery

January 6, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A Milton man was sentenced to prison in December after a 2017 drug deal and later robbery landed him in prison.

Scott Dupuie II, 27, of Milton, pleaded guilty in Cabell Circuit Judge Gregory Howard’s courtroom to attempt to commit a felony and burglary. Howard sentenced him to serve two to 13 years in prison.

Dupuie, Allison Renee Gibson, 18, of Huntington, and Sydney Montana McGraw, 19, of Ona, were all arrested in January 2017 and later indicted for attempt to commit a felony and conspiracy.

Prior to his arrest, Dupuie was accused of fleeing from Milton Police as they arrested another man. A confidential police informant later contacted Milton police that Dupuie sent them a text about selling heroin. The informant agreed to buy heroin from Dupuie on 3rd Street in Milton, complaints state, with police posted to await Dupuie’s arrival.

No heroin deal was made, but the white car carrying Dupuie was watched driving toward 2nd Street and intercepted by officers. Two females, identified as Gibson, the driver, and McGraw, were in the front seats of the vehicle.

Dupuie rode in the back seat where two half-gram bindles of heroin and $370 cash in a plastic baggie were found, complaints state. The cellphone Dupuie had used belonged to McGraw.

After his release from prison on those charges, Dupuie was arrested for burglary after breaking into a home in the 200 block of 1st Street in Culloden, to which he admitted before Howard.

The following unrelated sentences were recently handed down in Cabell Circuit Court in Huntington:

• Elijah Figg, 19, of Huntington, pleaded guilty to m isdemea nor possession with intent to deliver an imitation controlled substance. Howard sentenced him to serve one year at Western Regional Jail.

• Jennifer Blevins, 33, of Huntington, pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of an access device and receiving stolen property. Howard sentenced her to serve three years of home confinement after suspending a prison and jail sentence.

• Travis Shepherd, 24, of Huntington, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Howard sentenced him to serve one to five years in prison.

• Xavier Quentrill, 23, of Culloden, pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony. Howard sentenced him to serve one to three years in prison.

• MaKenzy Clagg, 23, of Huntington, pleaded guilty to second-offense shoplifting and burglary. Howard sentenced her to serve one-and-a-half to 10 years in prison.

• Edward E. Duck III, 20, entered a Kennedy plea to two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Cabell Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell sentenced him to serve two to 30 years in prison. Duck also has similar pending charges in Wayne County. A Kennedy plea allows a conviction without the defendant admitting guilt or explaining his or her role in a crime.

Follow reporter Courtney Hessler at Facebook.com/CHesslerHD and via Twitter @HesslerHD.

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