Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 14, 2014

Keels sentenced to 99 years

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — James Kenneth Keels Jr. of Corsicana was sentenced to 99 years in prison last week following his conviction on drug and tampering charges.

Keels was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams/under 200 grams. He was also convicted of charges of tampering with evidence. Keels was found not guilty of possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams/under 200 grams with intent to deliver.

District Attorney R. Lowell Thompson said when Keels was arrested, detectives located drugs Keels had thrown out of his vehicle while being followed by police.

“Based on the fact he threw it out the window, he was charged and convicted for tampering, and possession as well,” Thompson explained.

Because of prior drug convictions, the penalty range for Keels was enhanced to 99 years.

— From Staff Reports