Whitesburg KY

Three enter guilty pleas, one to serve prison time

A Perry County man who pleaded guilty to helping steal a car worth more than $10,000 and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun will serve no prison time.

Joseph John Nix, 33, of Lower Second Creek, Bonnyman, pleaded guilty last week to complicity to theft by unlawful taking of a car/ tools valued at $10,000 or more, complicity to first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespassing, possession of burglar tools and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Two charges of first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

Nix was sentenced to five years in prison, probated for five years, meaning he will serve no time.

Chad Joel Bentley, 39, 79 Coal Ave., Neon, pleaded guilty to firstdegree criminal possession controlled substance (methamphetamines, less than 2 grams), use/ possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, receiving stolen property valued at $500 or more, and second-degree criminal mischief. A charge of firstdegree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison, and ordered to pay restitution of $100.

Also pleading guilty last week was Savannah Elizabeth Webb, 34, CSX Drive. Webb pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting contraband, first-degree bail jumping, and flagrant nonsupport. She was sentenced to five years probation on each of the first two charges to be served consecutive to each other, and five years probation for nonsupport. She was also ordered to pay $2,614.52.

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