Two Letcher County men have recently had their probation revoked and are serving jail time.
Jarrod Ryan Adams, 31, of 249 Black Bottom Road, Jeremiah, has been sentenced to five years in jail after he violated probation.
Adams pleaded guilty on Jan. 13, 2009 to operating a motor vehicle under the influence (third offense), second-degree possession of a controlled substance, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and persistent felony offender. He was originally sentenced to five years probated five years. After a motion for shock probation was heard and granted, Adams was probated five years.
Also on Jan. 13, 2009, Adams pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking over $300 and second-degree persistent felony offender and was sentenced to a split sentence of 15 years. Adams was ordered to serve five years and the remaining 10 years probated five years to run consecutively. After a motion for shock probation was heard and granted, Adams was probated five years on the remaining time as of March 17, 2010.
On Oct. 13, 2010, a hearing was held and Wright found Adams guilty of violating his conditions of probation when he was arrested by the Whitesburg Police Department and charged with tampering with physical evidence and public intoxication controlled substance. A grand jury added additional charges of possession or use of drug paraphernalia and persistent felony offender.
Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright signed an order on Feb. 11 revoking the probation of Rocky Lane Sandlin, 28, of 382 CSX Drive, Whitesburg.
Sandlin had pleaded guilty on May 6, 2009 to second-degree assault and was sentenced to five years probated five years.
He failed to appear at probation revocation hearings in August 2009, December 2009 and February 2009. Sandlin was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor on May 22, 2009 and he pleaded guilty on July 28, 2009.
Sandlin’s probation was revoked and he is sentenced to five years in jail. Sandlin will receive 60 days jail credit as of Aug. 19, 2010.