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Updated for June 1

Shock probation denied
Shock probation was denied to Tabatha Gibson, 38, of Magnolia, May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court.
In March, Gibson pleaded guilty to facilitation, manufacturing methamphetamine; two counts of complicity, possession of controlled substance; and complicity, possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was sentenced to five years on facilitation; two years on complicity (possession, controlled substance); and 12 months on complicity, possession of drug paraphernalia, for a total of eight years. Probation was denied and court costs were ordered to be paid upon release. She was credited for 225 days served and fined $185.
She also pleaded guilty to one count of failure to report change in order to receive benefits. She was sentenced to five years, probated.
The court declined the motion for shock probation, saying it would “unduly depreciate the seriousness of the offenses.”
 
Bond modified
Bond for Gary Dale Hornback, 28, of Hodgenville, was modified to 10 percent - $100,000 in LaRue Circuit Court. He has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree sexual abuse. The case will be reviewed June 6.
 
Guilty plea
Shelia Maningoine (1975) pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree perjury May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court. She was sentenced to three years to be pre-trial diverted for three years. Pre-sentencing investigation ordered. Final sentencing is June 6.
 
Shock probation denied
Shock probation was denied to Dale Robert Meadows, 45, of Magnolia, May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court. Meadows was sentenced to five years for facilitation, manufacturing methamphetamine; two years for three counts of possession of controlled substance; and 12 months on one count of complicity, possession of drug paraphernalia, for a total of eight years. Probation was denied.
The court denied the motion for shock probation, saying it would “unduly depreciate the seriousness of the offenses.”

Five years, diverted
Anthony P. White, 34, of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty to one count of complicity, manufacturing methamphetamine; complicity, buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; and complicity, possession of marijuana May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court.
Recommended sentence is five years, one year and 12 months respectively to be served concurrently for a total of five years. Sentence to be pre-trial diverted for five years. Pre-sentencing investigation ordered.
Final sentencing is June 6.

Failed to appear
Jonathan Tyler Dixon (1987) failed to appear May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty to a count of first-degree possession of controlled substance (cocaine) in 2010. He was fined $385.
According to court records, Dixon has not paid the fine. He was found in contempt, a bench warrant was issued and he was declared a fugitive.

Facilitation, meth
Donald M. Goatley, 38, of Sonora, pleaded guilty to an amended count of facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine; complicity, unlawful possession of meth precursor; complicity, possession of marijuana; and complicity, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court. Recommended sentence is five years on the facilitation charge and 12 months on each of the other charges, with all time to run concurrently for a total of five years.
Probation is recommended.
Final sentencing is June 6.
Failed to appear
Bonita D. Hutcherson (1966) failed to appear May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court. She was found guilty in February of trafficking in controlled substance.
According to court records, her $185 fine has not been paid. She was found in contempt, declared a fugitive and a bench warrant was issued. She was ordered to serve 179 days or pay the fine.

Sentenced to 10 years
Joshua Jason Logsdon, 27, of Sonora, pleaded guilty to complicity, manufacturing methamphetamine; complicity, unlawful possession of meth precursor; first-degree possession of controlled substance; complicity, possession of marijuana; complicity, use or possession of drug paraphernalia; and prescription not in original container.
Recommended sentence is 10 years on the first charge with 12 months for each following charge to run concurrently for a total of 10 years.
Commonwealth Attorney opposes probation. Final sentencing is June 6.

Sentenced to five years
Angel L. Montgomery, 36, of Sonora, pleaded guilty May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court to an amended count of facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine with a recommended sentence of five years; complicity, unlawful possession of meth precursor with a recommended sentence of five years; complicity, use or possession of drug paraphernalia with a recommended sentence of 12 months; and complicity, possession of marijuana with a recommended sentence of 12 months. Sentences to run concurrently for a total of five years.
Commonwealth Attorney recommends probation. Final sentencing is June 6.

Failure to report change
Angel L. Montgomery, 36, of Sonora, pleaded guilty May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court to two counts of failure to report change in order to receive benefits. Recommended sentence is five years to run concurrently.
Commonwealth Attorney recommends probation. Final sentencing is June 6.

Guilty plea
Mark Steven Hornback, 52, of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual misconduct May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was fined $185. A conditional discharge order was signed.

Failed to appear
Jackie Nunn Jr. (1964) failed to appear May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court. Nunn was found guilty of complicity, receiving stolen property in 2010 and sentenced to one year suspended and fined $385.
According to court records, Nunn has not paid the fine. He was found in contempt, declared a fugitive and a bench warrant was issued. Nunn was ordered to pay the fine or serve 179 days.

Trial set
Charles Brothers (1976) was charged in 2010 with theft by unlawful taking and complicity of farm equipment. Trial by jury has been set for Aug. 8.

Case dismissed
Wayne Allen Canter, 54, of Hodgenville, was charged with trafficking in controlled substance and trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school in 2009. The case was dismissed without prejudice May 2 in LaRue Circuit Court due to Canter’s poor health. Court records indicate he has been placed in a nursing home.
Canter’s financial obligations in a 2008 case were waived due to his health.