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Butcher Knife Leads To Five-Year Suspended Sentence For Lexa

WATER VALLEY – A Water Valley man was sentenced to five years probation after he was arrested on May 31 for possessing a butcher knife.
Scott Michael Lexa, 55, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Jimmy McClure on August 16 after he entered a guilty plea for felon in possession of a weapon. He was previously convicted in 2017 for the same offense and in 2012 for burglary of an automobile.  McClure sentenced him as a habitual offender. He was given credit for 78 days served in the Yalobusha County Detention Center.
Lexa was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, $200 in restitution and $625 court costs. The sentencing order also includes a lengthy list of requirements including seeking employment, not using alcohol or drugs and  not owning, carrying or possessing weapons.
Lexa has a string of misdemeanor convictions in addition to the felony convictions.

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