Whitesburg KY

Man’s punishment to last longer

A Cumberland man’s probation was extended five years after he violated probation conditions.

Lee Edward Early Jr., 39, of 279 Cornett Road, did not stay gainfully employed or as a fulltime student, failed to pay restitution and received additional criminal charges in Harlan County. Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright ordered his probation extended five years.

On June 6, 2007 Early entered the residence of Otis and Grady Bradley with the intent to commit theft while armed with a pistol and took a Colt 45 caliber pistol, cash, jewelry and other property.

Early pleaded guilty to complicity to second-degree burglary, one count of complicity to theft of a firearm and one count of complicity to theft of property valued at $300 or more. He was sentenced to 10 years probated for five years.

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