Monday, August 15, 2005

Jimmy Carter's grandson sentenced - Atlanta Attorney

A teenage grandson of former President Jimmy Carter will remain under house arrest for 30 days as part of a plea agreement reached Friday in Fayette County Superior Court.
Jeremy Carter, 18, of Peachtree City, was arrested in December after being caught inside the Peachtree City home of a former friend. Police found less than an ounce of marijuana in his shoe and smelled alcohol on his breath.
Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard said the victims did not want Carter to go to jail, which "considerably" affected the outcome of the case.
Carter pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol by a minor. Carter was charged with burglary, but the charge was reduced and Carter pleaded guilty to theft by taking, a misdemeanor.
"If you are convicted of burglary here, you go to prison for three years," Ballard said.
Carter is the son of Annette and Jeff Carter, Jimmy Carter's youngest son.
Ballard said Carter will also serve 36 months probation, perform 100 hours of community service and undergo drug counseling.

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