2017-09-13 / News

Seven are sentenced

A Pistol City man has been sentenced to five years in prison on 26 charges related to a high-speed police chase in February, and two more charges related to a car theft.

Shawn Matthew Kiser, 34, pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced last week.

Kiser was sentenced to three years on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense), first-degree possession of controlled substance first offense, unlawful possession of meth precursor first offense, first-degree fleeing or evading police, five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol first offense, menacing, failure to maintain insurance, possession of an open container in a motor vehicle, failure to wear a seatbelt, speeding 26 miles per hour or greater over the speed limit, three counts of improper signal, careless driving, no or expired license plate, no or expired registration, reckless driving, and disregarding a traffic light.

In addition to three years in prison, Kiser was fined $375 plus $165 court costs.

Kiser also pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking or disposition of a car valued at more than $10,000 and first-degree criminal mischief, and was sentenced to five years to run at the same time as the other charges.

Other actions taken by the Letcher Circuit Court were:

• Kimberly Sturgill, 24, of Isom, sentenced to five years and $165 court costs after pleading guilty to complicity of theft by unlawful taking of parts from a vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

• John B. Banks, 45, of Lexington, pleaded guilty to second degree bail jumping and was sentenced to 365 days in the county jail, and his probation was revoked. Banks had been sentenced to five years in prison for flagrant non-support in 2013, and had been given five years probation.

• Megan A. Amburgey, 24, of Whitesburg, pleaded guilty to first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to three years in prison and $165 court costs.

• Thomas Riley, 34, of Isom, was sentenced to a total of six years on nine charges. Riley pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of cocaine first offence, first-degree possession of methamphetamine first offense, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of meth precursor first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance first offense, delivering or manufacturing drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance not in the original container, and illegal possession of a legend drug. He must also pay $165 court costs on each of the two indictments.

• Gloria Brimmer, 25, was given five years after pleading guilty to possession of meth precursor first offense, however the sentence was probated for five years. She also pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting contraband, for which she also received two years probation. She was also given two years probated for two years on a charge of first-degree bail jumping, and will be required to pay $165 court costs for each charge.

• Pre-trial diversion and probation was revoked for Jessica Maggard, 34, of Jenkins and she will be sentenced September 27 on four counts of making false statements or misrepresenting to receive benefits over $100.

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