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Court briefs - Dec. 7, 2011

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Failed to appear
Joshua J. Whalin failed to appear Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. His name was listed with National Crime Information Center.
 
Final sentence
Elmer C. Thompson Jr. (1965) was found guilty of flagrant non support Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to five years, conditionally discharged and unsupervised probation; and credited for 32 days served. He was fined $385.
 
Failed to appear
Rudolph E. Adams (1965) failed to appear Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued and bond set at $50,000. He was declared a fugitive.
 
Suspended sentence
Michael Aubrey Jr. (1977) was sentenced to three years, suspended, after being found guilty Nov. 7 of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued and he was declared a fugitive.
 
Bench warrant recalled
John B. Cobb (1956) was sentenced to two years, conditionally discharged and probated Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court after pleading guilty to making false statement to obtain increase of benefit. He was fined $385 and ordered to pay $78 per month for two years. He was credited for 52 days served. Final sentencing conducted.
 
Failed to appear
Travis Hall (1977) failed to appear Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued. He was ordered to serve 179 days or pay $685 fine. Hall was found guilty of receiving stolen property in a 2010 case.
 
Final sentence
The Barren County man who admitted to crashing into the Boy Lincoln statue was ordered Nov. 7 to pay $2,205.91 costs in LaRue Circuit Court.
Jeremy Scott Veatch, 25, was charged with criminal mischief and driving while under the influence of alcohol in April after the 2001 Ford Taurus he was driving struck the small statue of Abraham Lincoln valued at $126,000.
He was ordered to serve 30 days and credited for time served. The Circuit Clerk released the property bond.
The statue had to be re-cast at a cost of $26,500.
 
 Final sentence
A Hodgenville man received a suspended sentence Nov. 7 after pleading guilty to burglary and forgery.
Wesley S. Stoke, 25, formerly of Louisville, was charged in June with four counts of second-degree forgery and one count of theft by unlawful taking or disposition after allegedly taking checks from two homes and cashing them.
Officers said when they located Stoke in an abandoned house in Athertonville, they found some of the checks on him.
He was sentenced to three years, suspended and probated in LaRue Circuit Court, and credited for 133 days served. He was fined $662.88.
 
Restitution ordered
Rudolph E. Adams (1965) was sentenced to three years, suspended and probated for five years, in LaRue Circuit Court after pleading guilty Nov. 21 to one count of theft by unlawful taking/disposition – auto. He was ordered to pay $50 monthly toward his obligation to Edwards Recycling. A previously issued bench warrant was recalled.
 
Sentenced to five years, probated
Stokley S. Cundiff (1964) was ordered to pay $400 in child support and arrearage and $200 public defender fee after being found guilty of flagrant non support Nov. 21 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was fined $385 and sentenced to five years, conditionally discharged and probated. Final sentencing held.

Bond reduced
Bond was reduced from $9,500 to $2,500 for Jason K. Harmon (1993) Nov. 21 in LaRue Circuit Court. He is charged with first-degree criminal mischief.

Declared a fugitive
William Mitchell Harris (1967) failed to appear Nov. 21 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was found in contempt and ordered to serve 179 days or pay. Bench warrant issued. Harris was declared a fugitive. He faces a charge of flagrant non support.

Sentenced to two years, probation revoked
Angel Montgomery (1975) was sentenced to two years and fined $385 Nov. 21 in LaRue Circuit Court after being found guilty of complicity, trafficking in controlled substance. Probation was denied. Probation was also revoked in a case from earlier this year. Montgomery was on 60 months probation for complicity, manufacturing methamphetamine.