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12 sentenced after guilty pleas



Twelve people were sentenced recently by Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright after they pleaded guilty to a variety of felony charges.

They are:

• April Jeneane Smith, 31, of 361 #4 Hill, Jenkins, who pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Smith, who served 11 days in jail, was sentenced to supervised probation for two years and ordered to pay $130 in court costs as well as supervision fees. She was ordered to complete an anger management assessment, submit to random drug screens and remain gainfully employed or be enrolled in continuing education.

• Randy K. Moore, 60, of 16565 Elkhorn Creek, Shelby Gap, who pleaded guilty to third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Lortab) near a school on March 11, 2011.Moore was sentenced to supervised probation for two years and ordered to pay $130 in court costs as well as supervision fees. Moore spent one day in jail prior to sentencing.

• Adrienne M. Howard, 34, of 375 Weaver Rd., Florence, who was sentenced to supervised probation for two years after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of non-support. Howard was behind $12,030 in child support payments between the period between March 1, 2007 through Oct. 18, 2011. She was also ordered to pay $130 in court costs and report to the Division of Child Support.

• Chad J. Bentley, 32, of 399 Misty Branch, Seco, who was sentenced to a maximum term of 1-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of fourth-degree assault, criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs, driving on a suspended/ revoked operator’s license, and having an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

Bentley was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated on Oct. 28, 2011. He ran his car, which was traveling north on KY 2545, off the roadway and into a ditch and eventually collided with a 1997 Ford Contour occupied by Jason Brock and Amanda Duty, both of whom were injured. Police found a package of Busch beer in Bentley’s car and 15 empty Busch cans in his car and around the crash site.

• Larry David Brashears, 32, of 2791 Kingdom Come Creek, Whitesburg, who was sentenced to a maximum term of five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to wanton endangerment, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and operating an all-terrain vehicle on Highway 588 on Oct. 10, 2007. He also pleaded guilty to fleeing and/or evading police, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, wanton endangerment and reckless driving.

Brashears received 155 days credit for time served in jail before sentencing and was ordered to pay $1,349 in restitution to Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard.

• Christopher Shawn Raleigh, 25, of 219 East Main Street, Cumberland, who was sentenced to a maximum of five years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to complicity to burglary, complicity to theft, complicity to criminal mischief, and being a persistent felony offender.

Raleigh was charged with acting alone or in complicity with Steve Wayne Williams II to take tools and personal property valued at more than $500 from Blue Grass Materials Quarry in November 2011. He is also charged with damaging the door and locks of the Bluegrass Materials Quarry storage building at Gordon.

Raleigh was also ordered by Wright to pay $10,900 in restitution to the Letcher Circuit Clerk’s Office for Bluegrass Materials in Cumberland. Raleigh received 64 days credit for time served in jail before sentencing.

• Sherri Mae Stringer, 35, of 458 Meadow Fork, Millstone, who was sentenced to a maximum term of 20 days home incarceration after pleading guilty to complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance, complicity to possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication, possessing a controlled substance not in proper container, and use/ possession of drug paraphernalia.

The crime occurred May 27, 2010. Stringer received three days credit for time served in jail before she was sentenced.

• Brent Slone, 22, of Hindman, who was placed on supervised probation for two years after pleading guilty to a charge of complicity to receiving stolen property.

Slone was accused of acting with Jonathan Cornett in possessing 24 oxygen tanks on Aug. 12, 2011, which had been stolen from Lydia Banks. He was ordered to pay $40 in restitution to Southern Steel and $130 in court costs. He had served 30 days in jail before sentencing.

• Sam Callihan, 49, of 810 Old Main Street, Miamisburg, Ohio, who pleaded guilty to flagrant non-support and was sentenced to supervised probation for five years. Callihan was also ordered to report to the Division of Child Support and to pay $130 in court costs.

• Clarence Yeary, 33, of 228 Store Hill Road, Burdine, who was sentenced to a maximum term of one year in prison after he pleaded guilty to firstdegree bail jumping.

• Gregory Lee Sexton, 49, of Jenkins, who was placed on supervised probation for three years after he pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. The crime occurred Oct. 29, 2011.

Sexton was ordered to pay a monthly supervision fee of $10, a monthly drug test fee of $10 and $130 in court costs. He received credit for serving three days in jail before sentencing.

• Gary Dean Thomas, 32, of Deane, who was sentenced to a maximum term of five years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of wanton endangerment after allowing a five-yearold child to play in the floor on Nov. 16, 2009 where the remains of the controlled substance hydrocodone, a prescription painkiller, sat on a plate within easy reach of the child.

Thomas also pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a minor, public intoxication, possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. He received credit for 130 days spent in jail before his sentencing.



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