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Five are sentenced after pleading guilty

Five are sentenced here after entering guilty pleas

Several people in Letcher County were sentenced recently after they entered guilty pleas in Letcher Circuit Court.

Stanley Caudill, 43, of 601 Burton Hill, Blackey, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking (more than $500 but less than $10,000), third-degree burglary (amended down from second-degree burglary), third-degree burglary (amended down from first-degree burglary), theft of a firearm, theft of property valued over $500 (amended down from theft of property valued over $10,000), third-degree criminal mischief, and two counts of first-degree bail jumping.

Caudill was sentenced to a total of four years in prison for the theft and burglary charges, and another one year each on the bail jumping charges for a total of six years. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $751 to one victim and $7,020 to the other.

Randall J. Donnelly, 44, of 970 Webb Branch, Whitesburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree promoting contraband, first-degree possession of methamphetamine (first offense), possession of marijuana and public intoxication.

He was sentenced to five years in prison on the assault and terroristic threatening charges and one year on the drug charges.

Jerri Begley, 47, of 490 Forrest Hill Lane, Jenkins, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (blood alcohol of .08 or higher) fourth or subsequent offense, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of an accident/ failure to render aid or assistance, and first-degree criminal mischief.

Begley was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $375 in court costs, and pay monthly supervision and drug testing fee.

Jason Michael Lucas, 41, of 283 Pistol City Road, Whitesburg, pleaded guilty to two counts of complicity to receiving stolen property over $500, first-degree criminal mischief, receiving stolen property over $10,000, and complicity to theft by deception of $500 or more.

Lucas was sentenced to three years on one complicity to receiving stolen property charge, to be served consecutively to sentences of five years on the receiving stolen property and criminal mischief charges, and another year on the other complicity to receiving stolen property charge and complicity to theft charge.

Jeffrey Phillip Polly, 57, of P.O. Box 4, McRoberts, pleaded guilty to driving on a DUI suspended license, third or greater offense within 10 years, first-offense of possession of methamphetamine ( amended down from first-degree possession of methamphetamine, second offense), second-degree possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance (Buprenorphine), third degree possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under the influence second offense (amended down from third offense within 10 years). Three traffic violations were dismissed.

He was sentenced to three years in prison and must pay a $500 DUI fine. The DUI charge carried a mandatory 180 days in jail, an 18-month license suspension and the $500 fine.

Steven Douglas Dotson, 45, of 327 Walters Branch, Isom, pleaded guilty to second degree burglary.

He was sentenced to five years in prison.

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