By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
A Corinth man has been arrested after recently being indicted on charges of felon in possession of a weapon and meth possession, Alcorn County Circuit Court records show.
The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office last week arrested Tory Guy Hastings, 29, of Proper Street, in connection with the felon in possession of a firearm indictment, the documents state.
Hastings allegedly possessed a .32-caliber handgun on Feb. 1, according to the indictment, which was issued in April.
Hastings could not legally possess a firearm because he is a convicted felon who pleaded guilty about two years ago to three counts of possession of stolen property between $1,000 and $5,000, the indictment charges.
Hastings was also indicted on a drug charge at the same time he was indicted on the felon in possession of a weapon charge in April. On the drug charge, Hastings is accused of possessing at least a tenth of a gram of meth but less than 2 grams.
Hastings is currently out of jail on a $30,000 bond, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said.
He was sentenced June 23, 2016, to intensive supervision/house arrest for three years on one of the possession of stolen property charges. On Counts II and III, he was sentenced to five years in prison with all five years suspended. He was also ordered to pay a total of $6,000 in restitution to two Corinth residents.
Alcorn County Circuit Court Judge James L. Roberts Jr. sentenced Hastings in 2016.