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Damron is set to get early parole hearing; is one of nine eligible

A former Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy who was sentenced to serve five years in jail for stealing firearms from the sheriff ’s department has been declared eligible for a parole hearing in May — two months before his official parole eligibility date.

Brian S. Damron, 39, has been in the Harlan County Jail since August 4, when he sentenced after pleading guilty to receiving stolen property (firearms), receiving stolen property valued at more than $500, and theft by unlawful taking or disposition. His parole eligibility date is set at for July, but the Kentucky Parole Board has announced that Damron is one of nine inmates sentenced in Letcher Circuit Court who are now eligible for a May parole hearing.

Others inmates from Letcher County who are scheduled for May hearings are:

• Tristan Derrick Adams — burglary and other charges.

• Kyle E. Baker — cultivating more than five plants of marijuana and other charges.

• Shelia Collins — second degree manslaughter.

• David K. Hall — receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking.

• Bradley Allen Johnson — theft by unlawful taking.

• Darlene Neace — complicity to third-degree burglary and complicity to theft by deception.

• Steven Wynn — firstdegree criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident, and tampering with physical evidence.

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