Carrollton man sentenced to 5 years in DOC
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By Carmen Ensinger
After numerous arrests over a two-year period, a Carrollton man will not be seeing those flashing lights of police cars for several years; he was sentenced to a term in the Illinois Department of Corrections after appearing in Greene County Court on Friday, Jan. 13.
Clifford D. Maxon, 34, was sentenced to a total of five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after accepting a plea agreement for a fraction of the charges wracked up the past two years and over the course of five separate arrests.
The string of arrests began on July 10, 2021 when Maxon was arrested by White Hall Police and charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance along with Driving while License Suspended.
On Jan. 12, 2022, Maxon was arrested by Roodhouse Police and charged with Driving While License Suspended, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
On Feb. 9, 2022, Maxon was arrested by Roodhouse Police and charged with one count of Burglary and an additional count of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Deliver and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.
On March 27, 2022, Maxon was arrested by White Hall Police and charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Violation of an Order of Protection.
After a nine-month hiatus, Maxon was arrested again on Dec. 20, 2022 by White Hall Police and charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.
Following a negotiated plea agreement, Maxon pled guilty to just two of the above charges – the July 20, 2021 charge of Driving While License Suspended, for which he received a two-year sentence, and the Feb. 9, 2022 Burglary charge, for which he received a three-year sentence.
The sentences are to be served consecutively. All other charges were dropped per the plea agreement. Maxon received credit for the 96 days served in the Greene County Jail. He was also ordered to pay court costs.