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Six sentenced after pleas

Pictured clockwise from above are Marvin Lee Kidd, Andora Lee Smith, and Amanda Sizemore.

Pictured clockwise from above are Marvin Lee Kidd, Andora Lee Smith, and Amanda Sizemore.

A former Virginia schoolteacher is among seven people who have pleaded guilty and received sentences in Letcher Circuit Court.

Andora Lee Smith, 56, of 1006 HWY 3406, Jenkins, pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), use/possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified).

She was sentenced to one year in prison, to run consecutive to a sentence in a 2016 case. She is also required to pay $100 in restitution.

Smith was found guilty of the previous charges in 2017. She was convicted in that case of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, no operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to have license in possession, first-degree controlled substance not in original container, one headlight, failure to produce insurance card, no or expired registration plates, and no or expired registration receipt. She was sentenced to eight years in prison in that case, and ordered to pay $165 court costs and a $905 fine.

 

Others sentenced recently are:

• Christopher D. Fields, 39, of 1551 Frames Branch Rd., Clay City, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, amended down from first-degree assault; leaving the scene of an accident/ failure to render aid or assistance with death/serious physical injury; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs; failure to maintain required insurance (first offense); and driving on a suspended /revoked license. Charges of first-degree being a persistent felony offender and failure to produce insurance card were dismissed.

Fields was sentenced to five years in prison.

 

The charges stem from a 2018 car crash that left two people seriously injured.

• Marvin Lee Kidd, 45, of 1 Bush Drive, pleaded guilty to complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000, amended down from complicity to third-degree burglary; complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000, amended down from complicity to theft by unlawful taking over $10,000; and complicity to first-degree criminal mischief. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dropped.

Kidd pleaded guilty in other cases as well. He pleaded guilty to second-degree promoting contraband, amended from first-degree; and first-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed. He was sentenced to 356 days in jail, to run concurrently with the other sentences.

Kidd also pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); use/ possession of drug paraphernalia; and first-degree promoting contraband. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed, and Kidd was sentenced to five years to run concurrently with promoting contraband charge, but consecutively with the remaining three cases in which he pleaded guilty.

He also pleaded guilty to complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000, first-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), possession of marijuana, and use/ possession of drug paraphernalia. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

He was sentenced to seven years in prison to run concurrently with two other sentences, and consecutively to the methamphetamine charge.

• Mary Roberts, 35, of 220 Smith Creek, Eolia, pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to three years in prison, probated for five years, and ordered to pay $100 in restitution.

Roberts was charged in a second case with first-degree bail jumping, to which she pleaded guilty. A charge of second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

She was sentenced to two years in prison, probated for five years.

• Amanda Ann Sizemore, 31, pleaded guilty to complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000 and first-degree fleeing/evading police on foot. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

Sizemore was sentenced to five years in prison to run concurrently with the sentence in a second case.

In the other case, Sizemore pleaded guilty to complicity to third-degree burglary, complicity to theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, and complicity to first-degree criminal mischief. A second-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed. She was sentenced to five years in prison to run concurrently with the previous sentence.

• Christopher Profitt, 35, of 3904 Thornton Rd., Thornton, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of giving an officer a false name, amended down from a felony charge of theft of identity of another without consent. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail, probated for one year.

• Ricky Bates, 56, of 230 Buster Rd., Millstone, was pleaded guilty to misdemeanor nonsupport, amended down from felony flagrant nonsupport, and a first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to 365 days in the county jail, probated for two years, and ordered to pay $2,300 in past-due child support.

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