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Circuit Court Action for Aug. 2

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By The Staff

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.

Court records filed by Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on July 28:

-- Angel aka Angela Sandlin, 49, of 1739 Burress Road in Columbia, pleaded guilty on March 30 to five counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks; two-year pretrial diversion, to serve two years in prison if fails terms, ordered to pay $369.66 in restitution, final disposition set for March 20, 2012.

-- Mable Ruth Vaughn, 54, of 499 Dunnville Road in Dunnville, pleaded guilty on Dec. 22 to criminal facilitation to commit criminal syndication; five years in prison at the same time as sentences in Casey and Adair county cases, credit given for 15 days already served.

-- Daniel Nathan Aaron Blankenship, 25, of 300 Greenway Drive in Scottsburg, Ind., pleaded guilty on Dec. 22 to flagrant non-support; five-year pretrial diversion, to serve two years in prison if fails terms, ordered to remain current on child support payments, final disposition set for Dec. 16, 2014.

-- Mario Lamarr Thompson, 23, of 418 Bowman St. in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty on March 2 to third-degree assault, second-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest; to serve two years in prison after he completes sentence in another case; charge of being a first-degree persistent felony offender and four counts of third-degree assault dismissed.

-- Rodney Dale Melson, 28, of 640 Green Hills in Columbia, five years' probation on March 2 on charge of theft by unlawful taking more than $300, pleaded guilty in December, 90 days in jail with credit given for 10 days already served, and pay $1,205 in restitution.

-- Vanessa Shirley Smith, 25, of 72 Anna Court in Campbellsville, sentenced to five years' probation on Jan. 5 on charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a second or subsequent offense, pleaded guilty in November, to serve 20 days in jail; five years' probation after diversion was voided on charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance in another case, pleaded guilty in June 2007, for pleading guilty in other case.

-- Dalton William aka William Dalton Steward, 20, of 414 Pitman Ave. in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty Dec. 22 to second-degree robbery, sentenced to five years' probation, ordered to complete Taylor County Drug Court program and pay $103.55 in restitution; sentenced to five years' probation after having diversion revoked on charge of attempted first-degree criminal possession of a money order in another case, pleaded guilty in April 2009, for pleading guilty in other case.

-- Claude Bart Huckaby, 58, of 214 Douglas St. in Campbellsville, pleaded guilty on March 30 to first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug supplies, a second offense, five-year pretrial diversion, to serve five years in prison if fails terms, final disposition set for March 17, 2015.

Senior Status Judge Doughlas M. George's July 27 docket:

-- Jeffrey R. Gurley, 24, of 816 N. Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville, avoided facing a jury trial by pleading guilty in seven cases to three counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, six counts of being a second-degree persistent felony offender, first-degree selling a controlled substance, criminal syndication, use and investment of drug-related income, selling a controlled substance in or near a school and intimidating a participant in a legal process, sentenced to five years' probation, ordered to forfeit items held as evidence and follow probation and parole guidelines; charges of possession of drug supplies and being a second-degree persistent felony offender dismissed.