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Seven are sentenced after pleading guilty here



Six defendants were sentenced to supervised probation while one received a jail term after pleading guilty to separate charges in Letcher Circuit Court.

Those sentenced by Letcher Circuit Judge Sam T. Wright II were:

• Brian McGee Combs, 35, of Roxana, was placed on supervised probation for five years after pleading guilty to assaulting Kentucky

State Police Trooper Brandon Thomas and Kentucky Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officer Neil Johnson when they answered a domestic violence complaint on Sept. 4, 2011.

Combs, represented by Whitesburg attorney Matt Butler, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree assault, one count of fourthdegree assault (domestic violence), resisting arrest, one count second-degree disorderly conduct and menacing.

As part of the plea agreement, Combs, who served three days in jail, will pay $600 in restitution at a rate of $50 a month to KSP for damaged uniforms. He was also ordered to pay a monthly supervision fee of $15, a drug testing fee of $10 a month for 12 months and court costs of $130.

• Christopher Halcomb, 26, of 16867 Highway 160, Linefork, was sentenced to supervised probation for three years after he pleaded guilty to second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender (second-degree). The drug offense was committed Oct. 22, 2009.

Halcomb, who served six days in jail, will pay a monthly supervision fee of $10 a monthly drug testing fee of $10, and $130 in court costs. He was also ordered to pay $110 in restitution to Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations Treatment and Education) and to participate in the Letcher County Drug Court program.

• Jody Ray Rose, 30, of 55 Steel Home Drive, Neon, was sentenced to a jail term of up to 365 days after pleading guilty to charges filed after he fled from marked police cruisers on June 26, 2011.

Rose was driving at a high rate of speed with four passengers when he lost control of the vehicle and wrecked, causing injuries to Chris Duff, Laken Bates, Harold Vanover and Dennis Walling.

Rose, represented by attorney James W. Craft, pleaded guilty June 6 to four counts of second-degree wanton endangerment and four counts of fourth-degree assault. He also admitted guilt to charges of seconddegree fleeing or evading police, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, operating a motor vehicle on suspended/ revoked operator’s license, speeding more than 26 miles over the speed limit or greater and operating a motor vehicle upon the highway with only a single head light.

Rose was ordered to pay a fine of $620 and will receive credit for 16 days he served in jail before his sentencing.

• Jason Allen Sparks, 33, of 80 Sunrise Subdivision, London, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of firstdegree wanton endangerment and was placed on supervised probation for three years.

A Letcher County grand jury accused Sparks of subjecting a 16-year-old girl to sexual contact through the use of forcible compulsion on October 10. Sparks was originally charged with firstdegree sexual abuse.

Sparks, represented by attorney Warren N. Scoville, was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000, court costs of $130, a monthly supervision fee of $10 and a monthly drug testing fee of $10.

Sparks received credit for the four days he served in jail after his arrest.

• Angela Rene Osborne, 25, 170 Delta Drive, Partridge, was sentenced to supervised probation for five years after she pleaded guilty to theft of identity and operating a motor vehicle without wearing a seat belt.

Osborne was charged on May 25, 2011 after she told police her name was Heather Osborne when she was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt.

Osborne, represented by attorney James D. Asher, was ordered to complete an inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation program for at least 90 days and to pay supervision and drug testing fees in addition to $130 in court costs.

Osborne received credit for 76 days she served in jail before sentencing.

• Heather Halcomb, age and address unknown, was placed on supervised probation for three years after she pleaded guilty to firstdegree trafficking in a controlled substance.

She is ordered to pay $130 in court costs and $160 in restitution to Operation UNITE.

• Michael Ray Sergent, 35, of 170 Delta Drive, Partridge, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and was placed on supervised probation for two years. The crime occurred Sept. 8, 2011. He is ordered to pay $500 in restitution to the Letcher Circuit Clerk’s Offi ce to benefit crime victim Tracy Senters.

Sergent, represented by attorney Richard Counts, was also ordered to pay monthly supervision and drug testing fees as well as $130 in court costs.

He served one day in jail after his arrest.



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