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Report: Courtroom lie lands man more time behind bars

Charles Thomas Edmondson

The newspaper reports 33-year-old Charles Thomas Edmondson lied to the court about his “non-existent” felony record.

Posted: Jan 22, 2018 1:52 PM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) – A man’s lie lands him more time behind bars, report the Daily Time Leader.

The newspaper reports 33-year-old Charles Thomas Edmondson lied to the court about his “non-existent” felony record.

He pleaded guilty last July in Clay County circuit court to breaking into a Clark Circle home in February 2016.

He was sentenced to 15 years, but 14 years were suspended, leaving one year to serve behind bars in Clay County.

Edmondson was granted leniency because he swore he had never previously been convicted of a felony. As part of the plea agreement, a grand larceny charge was retired.

However, in August it was discovered Edmondson was sentenced in Quitman County for burglary in 2002.

He was indicted in December on perjury charges and ordered to serve the full sentence Friday. He’ll most likely serve at least another three years, the newspaper reports.

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