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Criminal abuse
   Charles Anthony Haire (1988) pleaded guilty April 1 to a misdemeanor charge of third-degree criminal abuse in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to 12 months, conditionally discharged in two years, and fined $385. Haire waived a competency hearing. The 2012 case was removed from the pre-trial and jury trial docket.

Guilty plea
   Tammy Jo Leon (1967) pleaded guilty April 1 to one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree; and theft by unlawful taking, amended, in LaRue Circuit Court.
   Recommended sentence is five years on the first count and 12 months on the second count, to serve concurrently. Presentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing was April 15. The 2012 case was removed from the pre-trial and jury trial docket.

Guilty plea
   Joseph Edward Whelan Jr. (1976) pleaded guilty April 1 to first-degree wanton endangerment, a misdemeanor; and fourth-degree assault in LaRue Circuit Court. He was fined $440 and received a three-year diverted sentence. The 2012 case was removed from the pre-trial and jury trial docket.

Case resolved in mediation
   The 2007 case, Jill Nicole Skaggs vs. Martin Layne Skaggs, was resolved April 1 in mediation in LaRue Circuit Court.

Must file taxes
   Jordan L. Canter (1990) was ordered April 1 in LaRue Circuit Court to file taxes with the refund applied to the amount of court costs owed. Canter was released from jail in this case. He was sentenced to three years for first-degree criminal mischief in the 2008 case. The case will be reviewed May 20.

Diversion revoked
   A LaRue County man who pleaded guilty a year ago to break-ins of several churches was sentenced to six months and four days in jail after violating his probation.
   According to court records, Cullen Thomas Logsdon (1991), of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty to several counts of complicity, third-degree burglary and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to six months, diverted for five years and fined $555. He was credited with seven days served.
   The diversion order was set aside April 1 in LaRue Circuit Court.

Case dismissed
   Charges of possession of controlled substance and controlled substance, prescription not in original container against Joshua C. Reuter (1985) were dismissed April 1 in LaRue Circuit Court. Reuter had received a diverted sentence in the 2009 case.

Boy Lincoln striker fails to appear in court
   The driver who struck the Lincoln as a Boy statue in 2011 again failed to appear in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued April 1 for Jeremy S. Veatch (1987) of Austin. He failed also to appear Nov. 19 in court. Bond to be applied to financial conditions. He was declared a fugitive.
   Veatch pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He served 30 days.
   Veatch was ordered to pay for damages to the statue ($2,200). According to court documents, he owes court fines.
 
Diverted sentence
   Sara B. Gibbons (1975) pleaded guilty April 1 to several counts in LaRue Circuit Court. She pleaded guilty to six counts of wrongfully filling prescription; theft by unlawful taking under $500; six counts of third-degree forgery; and two counts of theft by unlawful taking. Recommended sentence is 12 months, suspended and probated for two years. Final sentencing was held.

Guilty plea
   Terry Ray Logsdon (1983) pleaded guilty April 1 in LaRue Circuit Court to possession of marijuana. Recommended sentence is three years. Pretrial diversion was recommended. Defendant furloughed until final sentencing on May 6.

Guilty plea
   Adam Christopher Packard (1980) pleaded guilty April 1 in LaRue Circuit Court to an amended charge of theft by unlawful taking under $500. Recommended sentence is 12 months to be conditionally discharged. Final sentencing conducted. He was fined $415 and ordered to serve 120 days of his sentence.

Failed to appear
   Travis Hall (1977) failed to appear April 1 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued and he was declared a fugitive. Hall was charged with receiving stolen property in 2010. Bond to be applied to financial obligations.
 
Conditional discharge
   Susan Michelle Fix (1975) was sentenced to five years, conditionally discharged, April 15, in LaRue Circuit Court on a charge of flagrant nonsupport. She was fined $385.