A Macks Creek man charged in the murders of Joe and Brandy Allen near Tunas in 2018 was sentenced to 48 years in prison Monday, Sept. 14.

Billy Sage Medley, who pleaded guilty to the murders earlier this year in June, was sentenced to 24 years in the Department of Corrections for each of the two counts of second-degree murder. The 24-year sentences are to run consecutively, for a total of 48 years.

He was also sentenced to seven years for each of the two counts of tampering with a motor vehicle, seven years for each of the two counts of armed criminal action, seven years for the one count of burglary, and seven years for each of the two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. All of those sentences are to run concurrently with the longer sentences for second-degree murder.

Jeffery Stevenson of Macks Creek also is charged in the Allens’ murders. A plea hearing in his case is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8.

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