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Nine sent to prison after Superior Court trials

Nine convicted felons received active prison time in a March 2-3 term of Superior County in Henderson County and a March 5 session in Transylvania County, District Attorney Greg Newman announced in a news release.

In Henderson County:

  • Daniel Lindsey is serving a 63-month prison sentence for various sexual crimes that he committed while working as a school resource officer with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office. He must serve a minimum sentence of 30 months before he is eligible for release. Lindsey had no previous criminal history;
  • Heather Sams plead guilty to felony drug offenses and is serving an active 75-day sentence as part of her 36 month probation period;
  • Carroll Crowe plead guilty to trafficking in opium/heroin and is serving a 53-month prison sentence;
  • Nicholas Perry plead guilty to conspiracy to commit the crime of obtaining property by false pretenses and was sentenced as an habitual felon to 48 months in prison;
  • Cody Williams received an active 23-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to several theft related crimes;
  • John McGraw is serving a 19-month sentence for possession of cocaine.


Others that plead guilty and received probation were William Wierman (DWI), James Johnson (DWI), Gregory Osteen (Possession of Marijuana), James Early (Domestic Violence Protective Order Violation) and Tyson Waller (Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud).

In Transylvania County:

  • Nicholas McDevitt is serving 48 months for possessing chemicals used to make methamphetamine;
  • Avery Hamlin is serving a 29 month prison sentence for failure to report an address change as a sex offender;
  • Kevin Harmer is serving a 63 month prison sentence for multiple theft related crimes. He is eligible for release after serving 30 months.

Superior Court Judge Mark Powell was the presiding judge in both counties. Newman thanked all law enforcement agencies who investigated the cases and all members of his staff who have prosecuted these matters in court.