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Circuit Court Action for April 12

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It is the policy of the Central Kentucky News-Journal to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. Names appearing in "Circuit Court Action" are published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the CKNJ and as a news service to our readers.

 

Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly's March 20 docket:

  •  Freddie A. Bankston, 58, of 411 S. Hancock St. in Louisville, pleaded guilty to flagrant nonsupport, prosecutor recommends five years' probation and $1,000 fine, formal sentencing set for April 22.
  •  Brenda Houchens, 34, of 120 S. Central Ave. in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to nonsupport, amended down from flagrant nonsupport, sentenced to two years' probation.
  •  Timothy Mardis, 46, of 1975 Newton Lane in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to theft by failure to make required disposition of more than $500 in property, granted five-year pretrial diversion, to be sentenced to serve three years in prison if fails terms, ordered to pay $1,300 in restitution, case set for final disposition March 21, 2017.
  •  Mickey D. Watson, 32, of 303 Handley Ave. in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, sentenced to serve a year in prison at the same time as another sentence; charge of being a first-degree persistent felony offender dismissed.
  •  Jeffrey Whitaker, 21, of 2805 Griffiths Ave. in Louisville, charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon dismissed without prejudice with probable cause for arrest stipulated.
  •  Thomas Whitaker, 48, of 2749 Bank St. in Louisville, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, prosecutor recommends five years' probation and order to testify against co-defendant, formal sentencing set for April 24; charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender dismissed.

 

Records filed by Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on March 28:

  •  Gary Daniel Harris, 33, of 440 E. Meadow Creek Road in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty on Aug. 2, 2011, to receiving less than $500 in stolen property, amended down from receiving more than $500 in stolen property, sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay $500 in restitution; charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender dismissed.
  •  Robert Lee Wooldridge, 54, of 438 Sycamore in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty on Oct. 19, 2010, to first-degree selling a controlled substance, sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to pay $100 in restitution for the Campbellsville Police Department; charge of being a first-degree persistent felony offender dismissed.
  •  Jeffery L. Pierce, 54, of 517 Fern Drive in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty on Feb. 8, 2011, to first-degree selling a controlled substance; sentenced to five years' probation on March 22, 2011, ordered to serve 120 days home incarceration and pay $150 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund.
  •  Carol Lynn Dotson, 32, of 52 Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty on Oct. 12, 2010, to less than $500 in fraudulent use of a credit card within six months and four counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks; sentenced to five years' probation on Nov. 2, 2010, and ordered to pay $370 in restitution.
  •  Vernal Edwin Watson, 38, of 303 Handley Ave. in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty on Feb. 22, 2011, to flagrant nonsupport, granted three-year pretrial diversion, ordered to serve two years in prison if fails terms, to pay child support, final disposition set for Feb. 18, 2014.
  •  Ricky Dale Cox, 52, of 478 N. Garnett Road in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty in two separate cases on July 19, 2011, to growing less than five marijuana plants while in possession of a firearm, amended down from growing more than five marijuana plants while in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, charges of being a first- and second-degree persistent felony offender dismissed; sentenced on Sept. 6, 2011, sentenced to serve three years in prison, to be served after completing another sentence, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and forfeit items currently held as evidence by the Kentucky State Police.