A Joplin woman arrested by the Highway Patrol on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender today has a lengthy record of felony convictions, nearly all accompanied by suspended sentences, followed by second, third, and even fourth chances.
The Patrol report shows Correnna M. Gray, 43, was arrested at 2:58 p.m. in Bates County.
Online court records indicate the arrest took place while Gray was free on $10,000 bond from Clay County, where she is facing two felony drug possession charges with her next court date scheduled for August 31.
Her 2016 arrest on those charges occurred at a time when she was still serving probation for numerous other felony charges. Court records show Gray completed her probation April 1.
Her rap sheet includes a July 24, 2006, guilty plea in Jasper County Circuit Court for felony possession of a controlled substance. Judge William Carl Crawford gave her a suspended sentenced.
She also had a 2011 guilty plea for possession of a controlled substance and she was sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation on December 16, 2015, after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated (drugs) and driving while revoked. A condition of her probation was that she enter and complete a substance abuse program.