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Recent sentences passed down in circuit court
In Apr. 10-16 issue

Browning sentenced to 3 years on DUI and related charges

On March 31, 2008, Susan Browning was sentenced to 3 years in prison upon the recommendation of Commonwealth’s Attorney Matthew Leveridge. Browning plead guilty to Fleeing and Evading Police, 1st Degree and DUI, 2nd Offense.

Leveridge said he recommended a sentence of 3 years on the charges for a total effective sentence of 3 years to serve. Leveridge said that Browning would be released on probation after she serves 90 days in jail. If Browning fails to follow the terms of her probation she could be forced to serve the remainder of her sentence.

Bunch pleads guilty to theft charges

On March 31, 2008, Latisha Bunch entered a plea of guilty to Theft by Unlawful Taking over $300 according to Commonwealth’s Attorney, Matthew Leveridge. Bunch was accused of taking fishing tackle and other items valued at more than $300 from a truck in the parking lot at Kroger.

Leveridge said he recommended 1 year on the charge but requested that Bunch be placed on pre-trial diversion for 2 years so she could make restitution to for the items she took. Bunch faces one year in prison if she does not complete the diversion program.

Flanagan sentenced to 3 years numerous charges

On March 31, 2008, Christopher Flanagan was sentenced to 3 years in prison upon the recommendation of Commonwealth’s Attorney Matthew Leveridge. Flanagan plead guilty to Fleeing and Evading Police, 1st Degree, two counts of Assault 3rd Degree, two counts of Criminal Mischief, Theft over $300 and DUI 3rd Offense.

Leveridge said he recommended a sentence of 3 years on the charges for a total effective sentence of 3 years to serve. Leveridge said that probation for Flanagan was denied.

Rollins sentenced to 4 years on theft related charges

On March 31, 2008, Arlin Rollins of McCreary County, was sentenced to 4 years in prison upon the recommendation of Commonwealth’s Attorney Matthew Leveridge. Rollins plead guilty to Burglary 3rd Degree and Theft over $300. Rollins was accused of taking a utility trailer that was later recovered and entering a barn to steal a lawnmower.

Leveridge said he recommended a sentence of 4 years on the charges for a total effective sentence of 4 years to serve. Leveridge said that Rollins would be released on probation. If Rollins fails to follow the terms of his probation he could be forced to serve the remainder of his sentence.

Russell County woman enters guilty plea to welfare fraud

On March 31, 2008, April Roy entered a guilty plea to Fraud or False Statement in Obtaining Benefits according to Commonwealth’s Attorney, Matthew Leveridge. Roy was accused of claiming a dependent child lived with her to increase her eligibility for food stamps and Medicaid.

Leveridge recommended a sentence of 5 years in prison but recommended that the sentence be placed on pretrial diversion for 5 years conditioned upon Roy repaying the food stamp and Medicaid overpayments. If Roy fails to make payments as required, she could be forced to serve five years in prison.

Runner pleads guilty to theft and related charges

On March 31, 2008, William Runner, II entered a plea of guilty to Burglary, 3rd Degree, Theft over $300 and related charges according to Commonwealth’s Attorney, Matthew Leveridge. Runner was accused of entering a vacant Russell Springs home and taking items valued at more than $300 from the home’s owner.

Leveridge said he recommended 5 years on the charge but requested that Runner be placed on pre-trial diversion for 5 years so he could make restitution to for the items he took. Runner faces five years in prison if he does not make restitution payments or otherwise complete the diversion program.

George pleads guilty to burglary and related charges

On March 31, 2008, Michael George entered a plea of guilty to Burglary, 3rd Degree, Theft over $300 and related charges according to Commonwealth’s Attorney, Matthew Leveridge. George was accused of entering H & S Gate and taking items valued at more than $300 from the shop.

Leveridge said he recommended 5 years on the charge but requested that George be placed on probation for 5 years so he could make restitution to H & S Gate for the items he took. George faces five years in prison if he does not make restitution payments or otherwise does not comply with the terms of his probation.

Brown sentenced for failing to comply with probation order

On March 31, 2008, James Brown was sentenced to 3 years in prison for failing to receiving a new conviction in Adair County while on probation, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney, Matthew Leveridge. Brown was given the opportunity to be on probation instead of going to prison.

Leveridge stated that Brown’s actions while on probation led him to seek a revocation of Brown’s probation.

Voils ordered to complete the Drug Court program

On March 31, 2008, Sarah Voils entered a guilty plea to Possession of Controlled Substances and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia according to Commonwealth’s Attorney, Matthew Leveridge. Leveridge said that Voils was given a 5 years sentence on the charges, but will be given the opportunity to complete the Drug Court program instead of going to prison.
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