Whitesburg KY

Jenkins man sentenced to house arrest after he pleads guilty to charges

A Jenkins man has pleaded guilty to several theft charges and has been sentenced to 120 days home incarceration and five years probation.

Timothy Lee Belcher, 46, of 180 Wright’s Hollow, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft by unlawful taking (more than $500), receiving stolen property (more than $500) and two counts of theft by deception (less than $500). The crimes were committed in July 2010.

When Belcher was arrested, he had in his possession a metal bender machine stolen from Fred K. Wyatt. He is also accused of taking a DeWalt saw and cordless drill belonging to Donald Cummings, and with selling Wyatt’s metal bender machine to Donald Cummings for $ 250 and Cummings’s saw to Emory Mullins for $50.

Belcher will serve 120 days on home incarceration in connection with the theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception charges.

As part of the plea agreement related to the charges of receiving stolen property, two counts of theft by deception ( less than $ 500), theft by unlawful taking (more than $500), Belcher has been placed on probation for five years and ordered to pay $487.79 in restitution to Cummings. Mullins cannot have contact with Fred Wyatt or members of his family and must stay at least 500 feet away from them.

Belcher will receive nine days credit for the time he served in jail before his sentencing.

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