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Horse Shoe man sentenced to 16 years for child sexual offense

A Horse Shoe man was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child, District Attorney Greg Newman announced on Thursday.

John M. Hooper, of 83 Cedar Point Way, was sentenced during a Superior Court term March 4-8 with Superior Court Judge Athena Brooks presiding.

In other cases:

  • Dwight E. Morgan Jr, of 59 Herron Avenue, Asheville, pled guilty to two counts of Breaking and/or Entering, Larceny of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by Felon, and Attempted Breaking and Entering. Morgan Jr. was sentenced to 89 months in prison.
  • Nathan R. Wells, of 31 Shadow Ridge Drive, Fletcher, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver MDA/MDMA, Attempted Trafficking, and Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for Controlled Substance. Wells was sentenced to 73 months in prison plus 17 months suspended and 24 months supervised probation.
  • Crystal J. Matheson, of 306 Balfour Road, Hendersonville, pled guilty to seven counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, Identity Theft, and Possession of Controlled Substance on Prison/Jail Premises. Matheson was sentenced to 52 months in prison plus 46 months suspended and 36 months of supervised probation. She was also ordered to pay $3,186.27 restitution.
  • Gregory Williams, of 182 N. Clear Creek Road, Hendersonville, pled guilty to Sex Act by Substitute Parent/Guardian and Indecent Liberties with a Child. Williams was sentenced to 42 months in prison, 60 months post-release supervision, and register as a sex offender.
  • Michael A. Davis, of 532 Ehringhaus Street, Hendersonville, pled guilty to Possession of Firearm by Felon. Davis was sentenced to 33 months in prison.
  • Jason P. Anderson, of 880 N. Rutherford Road, Taylors, SC, pled guilty to Habitual Impaired Driving. Anderson was sentenced to 24 months in prison.
  • Josh T. Hoots, of 97 Castle View Lane, East Flat Rock, pled guilty to Felony Flee/Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle. Hoots was sentenced to 21 months in prison.
  • Bobby W. Reed III, of 112 Fir Street, Hendersonville, pled guilty to Possession of Heroin and was sentenced to 19 months in prison.
  • Kelly D. Young, of 1665 Pace Road, Hendersonville, pled guilty to Break or Enter a Motor Vehicle and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
  • Lowell A. Love, of 1524 Oleta Road, Hendersonville, pled guilty to Assault Inflicting Serious Injury. Love was sentenced to 150 days confinement.


The Honorable Judge Athena F. Brooks presided.