PRISON ROUNDUP: Murder, meth and mayhem
James Porter Bonner, accused of fatally stabbing another man 50-something times, had his day in court earlier this month, pleading guilty to malice murder and sentenced to "life with the possibility of parole."
Based on credit for "time served" at the county jail, Bonner, pictured above on the left, will become eligible for parole in April 2052.
The incident occurred on Browns Crossing Road and followed some sort of disagreement between Bonner and the victim, Brandon Harris, who was 24 at the time. The two men were close friends. Harris’ body was discovered in a wooded area behind the Browns Crossing Road property, where Bonner lived, according to investigators.
Bonner, 24, has been arrested five different times since turning 17. He was arrested for battery and theft by taking in July 2018 and once again arrested on similar charges 11 months later. Following the second arrest, he spent 52 days behind bars. Then, in April 2020, Bonner was arrested for battery/family violence and spent another 93 days in the county jail. Several months after being released, in December of 2020, he was arrested for felony theft and first degree burglary, for which he spent 98 days behind bars.
Meanwhile, Hannah Marie Blizzard entered into a plea negotiation and was sentenced to 15 years behind bars, 15 more on probation and ordered to pay $270,105 in fines. Blizzard, pictured above in the middle, was a frequent visitor at the county jail in 2021 and 2022. She was booked in November 2021 and charged with possession of methamphetamine, driving without insurance and possession and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. Five months later, she was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine, hindering the apprehension of a fugitive, possession of drug-related objects and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. Then, five months later, Blizzard was back in jail after an arrest for felony theft by taking, possession of methamphetamine and failure to appear.
Blizzard is listed with a "Budget Inn" address on her jail history, while her employment status is listed as "unemployed."
Also, Decappreon Barnes pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault and was sentenced to 12 years behind bars and eight more on probation. Barnes, listed with a Gordon address, already was on felony probation in both Baldwin and Wilkinson counties when he took part in a drive-by shooting at the Milledgeville Manor, where three different vehicles and one apartment were damaged. Barnes, pictured above and at left, also was arrested back in 2020 after reportedly punching his then-girlfriend multiple times.