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Court Briefs 03-07-12

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Preliminary hearing set
Fernando Lara Gamboa (1970) was charged with forgery, second degree; criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree; no operator license; and failure of owner to maintain required insurance. Unsecured bond is $500. Preliminary hearing is March 14 in LaRue District Court.
 
Burglary
Kristopher Mitchell Dillard (1979) was charged with third-degree criminal mischief; fourth-degree assault; menacing; harassing communications; and second-degree burglary. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bond. Arraignment is March 7 in LaRue District Court.
 
Receiving stolen property

Jimmy Dale Keene (1977) of Elizabethtown was charged with receiveing stolen property. He is accused of scrapping a steel ripper attachment made for a trackhoe. Bond was set at $9,500. He was arraigned Feb. 29 in LaRue District Court.

Failed to appear

Allen W. Riggs (1988) failed to appear Feb. 6 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued and cash only bond of $20,000 set.

In contempt
Lewis Ray Ireland Jr. failed to appear Feb. 6 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was held in contempt and ordered to serve 179 days or pay.

Restitution hearing
A hearing was held Feb. 6 in LaRue Circuit Court to determine restitution owed to victims of Justin L. Borders (1988) of Hodgenville. Borders was ordered to pay $893 and $1,793.85 to victims of third-degree burglary. The case was pre-trial diverted for three years.

Diversion order signed
Jessica R. Shofner (1990) received a diverted sentence Feb. 6 in LaRue Circuit Court on a charge of complicity, third-degree burglary. She was charged $385.

Plea entered
Karen Dudley (1968) of Hodgenville pleaded guilty Feb. 6 in LaRue Circuit Court to two counts of welfare fraud, more than $100. Recommended sentence is five years on each count to run concurrently for a total of five years to be pre-trial diverted. Pre-sentencing investigation ordered.
A restitution hearing was set for March 5.
Dudley allegedly failed to advise the Department for Community Based Services of her correct household circumstances and received $13,544 in food stamps and $13,890.25 in Medicaid benefits to which she was not legally entitled.

Final sentencing
Derrick Wilson Harris was sentenced Feb. 6 in LaRue Circuit Court to seven years on a count of defrauding a secured creditor. He was credited for 244 days served.

Violated pre-trial diversion

Teresa Jackson (1988) was determined to have violated her pretrial diversion in a Feb. 6 hearing in LaRue Circuit Court. Final sentencing was conducted. Probation was denied.
 
Failed to appear
Naomi L. Latham (1981) failed to appear Feb. 6 in LaRue Circuit Court to answer a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawful possession of meth precursors. Clerk to issue bench warrant. She was declared a fugitive.
 Plea agreement set aside
A previous plea agreement was set aside Feb. 6 in LaRue Circuit Court for Amber M. Seward (1984).
Seward entered guilty pleas to an amended count of facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine (recommended sentence of three years); complicity, possession of controlled substance (one year); complicity, first degree possession of controlled substance (one year); complicity, use or possession of meth precursor (5 years); complicity, prescription not in original container (30 days).
All time to run concurrently with Hardin County sentence. Probation denied.
 
Failed to appear
Justin W. Stallins failed to appear Feb. 6 in LaRue Circuit Court for fines and cost of $185. A bench warrant was issued and he was declared a fugitive. The original charge was complicity, first-degree possession of controlled substance.
 
Guilty plea
James Kevin Polston (1968) entered a guilty plea Feb. 6 in LaRue Circuit Court to an amended count of attempt to manufacture methamphetamine (recommended sentence of five years), complicity, possession of controlled substance (recommended sentence of three years) and complicity, buy or possession drug paraphernalia (recommended sentence of six months) and complicity, possession of marijuana (recommended sentence of 30 days). Commonwealth Attorney opposes probation. Final sentencing was March 5.
 
Amended count
April R. Priddy entered a guilty plea Feb. 6 in LaRue Circuit Court to an amended count of attempt to manufacture methamphetamine (recommended sentence of five years), complicity, possession controlled substance (recommended sentence of three years), complicity, drug paraphernalia buy or possess (recommended sentence of six months), complicity, possession of marijuana (recommended sentence of 30 days) and promoting contraband (recommended sentence of one year). Probation is recommended. Final sentencing was March 5.

Six months sentence
Gary Dale Hornback, 29, of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual misconduct Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to 12 months, ordered to serve six months, with the remainder conditionally discharged after two years.

Recommended 12 months
Mitchell Lineske (1982) pleaded guilty to one count of theft by unlawful taking Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court. Recommended sentence is 12 months to be conditionally discharged for two years.

Guilty plea
Mitchell Lineske (1982) pleaded guilty to one count of complicity, second-degree burglary and wanton endangerment Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court. Recommended sentence is three years on each count to be served concurrently to be probated for five years. Pre-sentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is April 16.

Dismissed charges in
manufacturing meth case
Charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of controlled substance against Leona B. Livers (1937) were dismissed with prejudice Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court. The charges cannot be re-filed.

Pre-trial diversion
recommended

Larry M. Morgan (1985) entered a guilty plea Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court to one count of theft by unlawful taking or disposition. Recommended sentence is two years to be pre-trial diverted for five years. Pre-sentencing investigation ordered. Disposition of case is March 19.

Failed to appear
Spurgeon W. Napper III (1971) failed to appear Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court to answer charges of trafficking in controlled substance and complicity and wanton endangerment. A bench warrant was issued previously. The case will be reviewed again upon his arrest. He was removed from the Feb. 27 trial docket.

Guilty plea

Rebecca Lynn Fisher (1964) pleaded guilty Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court to an amended count of attempt to manufacture methamphetamine (recommended sentence of five years), complicity, possession of controlled substance (recommended sentence of three years), complicity, drug paraphernalia, buy or possession (recommended sentence six months) and complicity, possession of marijuana (recommended sentence 30 days) with all time to run concurrently for five years. Probation was recommended. Final sentencing is April 2.

Guilty plea
Willis A. Richardson pleaded guilty Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court to an amended count of facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine with a recommended sentence of five years and cultivation of marijuana with a recommended sentence of 12 months with time to run concurrently for five years. Probation opposed. Final sentencing is April 2.

Guilty plea
John Srygler (1957) entered guilty pleas to one count of first-degree sexual abuse, victim under 12, and first-degree sexual abuse Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court. Recommended sentence of five years to run concurrently. Probation is recommended. Final sentencing is April 16.

Guilty plea

Randy J. Henderson pleaded guilty Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court to two counts of convicted felon in possession of a firearm with a recommended sentence of four years to run concurrently. Probation recommended. Final sentencing is March 19.

Trial date moved
Trial for Harold Marcum (1944) has been rescheduled for May 22 with pre-trial conference on May 7. He faces charges of sexual abuse and promoting contraband.

Dismissed charges
Charges of first-degree assault and wanton endangerment against Jeffery Todd Puckett (1963) were dismissed without prejudice Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court. The charges may be re-filed if evidence warrants.

Recommended five-year
sentence

Charles Rucker (1985) entered a guilty plea to charges of third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking or disposition Feb. 17 in LaRue Circuit Court. Recommended sentence is five years and 12 months, respectively, to be served concurrently and probated for five years. Pre-sentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is March 19.