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Woman to serve five years, man probation after pleas




MALEENA CATES

MALEENA CATES

Recent plea agreements reached in Letcher Circuit Court resulted in an Ermine woman being sentenced to five years in prison for trying to obtain narcotics with a forged prescription and a Blackey man being placed on supervised probation for five years for failing to pay child support.

Letcher Circuit Judge Sam T. Wright II sentenced Maleena Anne Cates, 34, of 51 Peach Drive, Ermine, to the five-year prison term after she pleaded guilty to complicity to theft of a prescription blank. Cates also pleaded guilty to possession of a forged prescription and complicity to attempt to obtain controlled substance with a forged prescription.

Cates was charged with the crimes in a Nov. 9, 2011 Letcher County Grand Jury indictment that also named Floyd Junior Sexton as a defendant. Cates was represented in court by attorney Jennifer Mulligan, and had served one day in jail before she was sentenced.

The term of probation was handed down to Rayden D. Walters, 33, 1235 Carcassonne Rd., Blackey, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of flagrant nonsupport. Walters owes $6,967.61 in child support from Sept. 1, 2006 through Feb. 21, 2012.

As part of the agreement, Walters is to pay past-due child support as well as $130 in court costs. Walters, who served 56 days in jail before sentencing, was represented by attorney Richard Counts.


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