ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. -- Donnie Ray Carter, and Everett Ferris Jr. -- two men involved in an Eden prostitution ring had their sentences reduced Tuesday, thanks to new plea deals.
The current Rockingham County District Attorney, Jason Ramey tells WFMY News 2, this is all part of the fallout from Craig Blitzer, and his handling of cases.
Ramey said it was discovered that Craig had defendants plead guilty to crimes they didn't commit and because he didn't turn over evidence to the defense. He also withheld mental evaluations indicating that one of the victims was not as mentally handicapped as originally determined.
Carter's sentence has been reduced to 16 to 29 months -- but he gets credit for 819 days incarcerated. That means Carter could be out very soon.
Ferris Jr. also has a reduced sentence. He has two consecutive sentences of 16 to 29 months, but the second sentence is suspended, and will be served as probation. Ferris Jr. also has 1024 days served, so he could also be out soon.