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June 12, 2018

From felonies to misdemeanors is trend... 

Several cases were resolved on Friday, June 8th while others were reset.

And many of the defendants that were charged in recent drug busts had their charges amended to misdemeanor charges. Commonwealth's Attorney-elect Tony Skeens said the court is trying to clean up the drug epidemic by sending offenders to rehabilitation instead of jail.

"Judicial officials are trying every alternative to stop the revolving door and help families in crisis," Skeens said.

Here is the Docket for Friday, June 8, 2018

 

Roger BARNESRoger BARNESRoger Barnes, 33 was released on bond Friday after court on charges of:

3 counts of Complicity Receiving Stolen Property,

Complicity Possession of a Controlled Substance, methamphetamine and

Complicity Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Case was reset for 7/27/18.

 

 

 

 

 

Abigail B. PinsonAbigail B. PinsonAbigail Pinson, 54 entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of:

Complicity Trafficking In a Controlled Substance to a Class A misdemeanor based on an offer by the Commonwealth.

Defendant sentenced that day. No note on the sentence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Bowen RayJessica Bowen RayJessica Ray, 37 Pretrial on:

Complicity Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree and

Persistent Felony Offender.

Defendant sent to a drug rehabilitation center.

 

 

 

 

 

Rodney K. RobertsonRodney K. RobertsonRodney Robertson, 41 Defendant set for trial date for 8-28-18 for jury trial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Curtis D. RoweCurtis D. RoweCurtis Rowe, 43 set for jury trial on 11-19-18 for Complicity Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Persistent Felony Offender.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Thomas ScottJohn Thomas ScottJohn Scott, 32 was present on charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance, methamphetamine.

Case was reset and defendant to be evaluated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


All of these people changed their plea to Guilty and accepted an offer from the Commonwealth on this date (Friday) most if not all will be final sentenced on 8/24/18.

 

 

 

The terms of the plea bargains were not notated in the court record paid for by The LevisaLazer.com, at Circuit Clerk Jody Webb Parsley's office.

 

Sierra D. CaudillSierra D. CaudillSierra Caudill, 33 Per judgement prepared by the Commonwealth Will pay restitution in the amount of $8,800 at $100 a month on Knowingly Exploit Adult Person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eugene L. CochranEugene L. CochranEugene Cochran, 30 took offer on Burglary, 2nd Degree and Possession of Burglary Tools.

Offer not disclosed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas J. EvansThomas J. EvansThomas Evans, 30 for Complicity Manufacturing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travis FallsTravis FallsTravis Falls, 39 for Possession of a Controlled Substance, methamphetamine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dustin L. FyffeDustin L. FyffeDustin Fyffe, 29 for Fleeing or Evading, DUI and Operating a MV on Revoked License and other misdemeanors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah L. HyltonSarah L. HyltonSarah Hylton, 43 was arraigned on

Complicity Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree,

Complicity Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree and

Complicity Trafficking In a Controlled Substance Within 1000 ft of a School.

 

A public defender was appointed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lonnie L. Marcum Lonnie L. MarcumLonnie Marcum, 37 Pled for Receiving Stolen Property and Persistent Felony Offender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina MooreChristina MooreChristina Moore, 32 Pled to an amended charge of Complicity Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st offense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan C. OwensJonathan C. OwensJonathan Owens, 30 reset for Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 1st offense and Giving Officer Identifying Information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles D. Perkins copyCharles D. Perkins copyCharles Perkins, 26 will be sentenced on

Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, methamphetamine and

Persistent Felony Offender and

Possession of a Controlled Substance, methamphetamine with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (to be dismissed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher L. ShannonChristopher L. ShannonChristopher Shannon, 34 entered a guilty plea based On an offer by the Commonwealth.

Complicity Trafficking , 1st Degree amended to misdemeanor,

Complicity Trafficking, 2nd Degree amended to misdemeanor and

PFO was dismissed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle ShawMichelle ShawMichelle Shaw, Defendant to be released with Drug testing and entered a guilty plea on Commonwealth’s offer and...

sentencing to be held 7-13-18 for Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree, and

Criminal Trespass, 2nd Degree.

 

 

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 Gregory Allen Witham Gregory Allen WithamGregory Witham, during Pretrial entered not guilty plea,

a public defender was appointed on Possession of a Controlled Substance, methamphetamine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cory MooreCory MooreCory Moore, reset for 6-22-18 for

Complicity Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree and

Complicity of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

 

 

 

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Those on the docket for Expungement

Kenneth Conn, 46 - passed generally
Edford Coffey, 36 - passed generally

Crystal Cordle, 46 was present for a Probation Violation Hearing on 3 cases,

Case was reset it for 6/22/18.

Shawn Fitzpatrick, 23 was denied a bond reduction on

Engaging In Organized Crime and Persistent Felony Offender.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments  

0 #11 John Hancock 2018-06-19 15:10
Quoting Tané Woods:
Quoting John Han[censored]:
How did Abigail Pinson get her charges lowered and once again the sentence and rest of info is conveniently missing from the report ? Does she have old connections she is using ? Sooner or later it will all come home to her . I would think real reporters would want answers.


Mr. Han [censored], I may not be what you consider a REAL reporter, however I am accredited by the AP and registered with the Ky. Press Assn. and I will say that all of those charges in that case were amended due to lack of proof. They were trying to convict people for TRAFFICKING based on a group text message. Most of these people are addicts, not Drug Traffickers. Stay tuned Friday and the missing info will be on there for FINAL sentencing.

Thanks for reading



Ms Woods what was she doing in that group text with them if not involved . There is a lot more to this than you seem to think . This is not her first time with trouble and it just seems to be swept away ,which you may or not know about. I DO KNOW
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0 #10 Tané Woods 2018-06-18 16:16
Quoting John Han[censored]:
How did Abigail Pinson get her charges lowered and once again the sentence and rest of info is conveniently missing from the report ? Does she have old connections she is using ? Sooner or later it will all come home to her . I would think real reporters would want answers.


Mr. Han[censored], I may not be what you consider a REAL reporter, however I am accredited by the AP and registered with the Ky. Press Assn. and I will say that all of those charges in that case were amended due to lack of proof. They were trying to convict people for TRAFFICKING based on a group text message. Most of these people are addicts, not Drug Traffickers. Stay tuned Friday and the missing info will be on there for FINAL sentencing.

Thanks for reading
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+2 #9 Paul Stanley 2018-06-17 14:19
People....inste ad of complaining about Preston having a limp wrist do something about it.
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+2 #8 John Hancock 2018-06-16 13:53
How did Abigail Pinson get her charges lowered and once again the sentence and rest of info is conveniently missing from the report ? Does she have old connections she is using ? Sooner or later it will all come home to her . I would think real reporters would want answers.
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+2 #7 David 2018-06-15 15:23
Vote BRETT BUTCHER for JUDGE in November!!! He’ll do what needs to be done.
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+3 #6 Yep 2018-06-15 11:52
If you get busted for drugs just hop you get Preston..smack that hand and set em free. What a disgrace.
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+3 #5 Me 2018-06-14 17:33
My advice to all these ppl is accept no plea deal... he will find a way to let u go! After all it’s Judge Preston!
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+3 #4 Consideration 2018-06-14 14:24
Let’s all take into consideration that 99% of all drug addicts will rat on anyone and everyone they know to get out of trouble. So most of the addicts arrested work with law enforcement and the judge reduces their sentence. Happens every day. Not right, just true...
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+10 #3 Goodgrief 2018-06-13 15:40
Like someone posted on here a while back "when you hear criminals saying that they hope to get Judge Preston". When you hear talk like that it just shows you how ineffective and ridiculous the court system is here in Lawrence county. Preston presiding over these cases is making the epidemic twice as bad.
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+7 #2 wow 2018-06-13 12:30
They never take anyone to trial. This court is a joke and the criminals know it.
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+11 #1 Yesitstrue 2018-06-13 00:11
There you have it folks. Judge Prestons 3-Ring "circus" Court. Nothing accomplished, and the most severe charges amended which means defendants don't have to be held accountable for those crimes, more tax payer money wasted dragging this nonsense along the judicial process only to discard the actual crimes and allow the offender to walk. I'll soon be 60, and have lived here all my life and have never, ever seen anything like this in a court of law. God help us
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