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May, Rogers withdraw request for new trial

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By Becky Barnes

The two people who last week asked for a new trial following their conviction in a cattle rustling deal have withdrawn their request.

Amanda May and Clarence Rogers Jr. were found guilty of receiving stolen property more than $500 and less than $10,000 during a two-day jury trial in Harrison Circuit Court that ended on Oct. 23.

Formal sentencing was set for Nov. 5 at which time the motion for a new trial was withdrawn and the one-year sentence imposed.

Judge Jay Delaney denied probation to May and Rogers due to the seriousness of the case.

A restitution hearing was scheduled for Nov. 21.

 Matthew Edmonson entered an Alford plea on Aug. 6 and was sentenced to two years in prison. He was also involved in the deal and was ordered to pay $688 to Gary Daniels, whose cattle were taken and sold, without his consent.