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Judge sentences man to four years

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By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man will spend four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation.

Eric M. Edwards, 27, of 215 Davis St. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

In February, Edwards pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property. A month later, he was sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Edwards' probation was revoked because he has avoided probation and parole personnel, tested positive for drug use and has since been convicted of other crimes.

He was given credit for 79 days he has already served.

Also on George's docket:

- Marcus Terrell Sanders, 32, of 641 George St. in Lebanon was sentenced to serve five years in prison on drug and other charges.

Sanders pleaded guilty last month to first-degree selling cocaine and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun. He originally faced a second-offense drug charge. Charges of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and being a first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

Sanders was given credit for 393 days he has already served.

- Michael Robinson, 24, of 5967 Dorton Jenkins Highway in Jenkins, Ky. pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking less than $300. He originally faced a charge of third-degree burglary.

Robinson was sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to forfeit items currently held by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department as evidence.

- Mary H. Santiago, 46, of 117 1/2 S. Central Ave. in Campbellsville pleaded guilty in three separate cases to 25 counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks and a money order, theft of mail matter and first-degree criminal possession of a forged check.

The prosecutor has recommended that Santiago be sentenced to five years' probation, serve at least 365 days in jail and pay $825 in restitution with additional restitution to be determined at her sentencing hearing. The prosecutor also recommended that Santiago's probation sentence be served after she completes a sentence in an Adair County case.

Formal sentencing is set for Nov. 18.

- Matthew Joseph Close, 31, of 605 E. First St. in Campbellsville was sentenced to five years' probation on assault and other charges.

Close pleaded guilty last month to second-degree assault, first- and third-degree criminal mischief, alcohol intoxication, terroristic threatening and resisting arrest. He originally faced a first-degree assault charge.

At that time, Close was sentenced to two years' probation on his misdemeanor charges.

Close was ordered to pay restitution to Taylor Regional Hospital and to Campbellsville Police Department to pay for a pair of handcuffs.

- Justin Thomas Hayden, 21, of 52 Smith Ridge Road #3 in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property.

Hayden was granted a five-year pretrial diversion and was ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution. If he fails the terms of his diversion, Hayden will be sentenced to three years in prison.

Hayden's case is set for review Oct. 8, 2013. Court records also list his address as 6471 Spurlington Road in Campbellsville.

- April D. Herron, 24, of 85 Roland St. in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to program assistance fraud.

Herron was granted a five-year pretrial diversion and ordered to pay $3,425 in restitution to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

If she fails the terms of her diversion, Herron will be sentenced to three years in prison. Her case is set for review Oct. 8, 2013.

- Travis D. Owens, 29, of 404 Clem Haskins Blvd. in Campbellsville was sentenced to five years' probation on drug charges.

In August, Owens pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of cocaine, possession of drug supplies and possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana. He originally faced charges of first-degree selling cocaine and selling less than 8 ounces of marijuana, both second offenses. A charge of being a second-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

Owens was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

- Terry Austin Ratcliff, 19, of 184 W. Martin Road in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300.

Ratcliff was granted a five-year pretrial diversion. If he fails the terms of the diversion, Ratcliff will be sentenced to three years in prison.

His case is set for review Oct. 8, 2013.

- Amanda Brooke Shively, 25, of 801 Gidget Trail in Campbellsville was sentenced to five years' probation on a drug charge.

In August, Shively pleaded guilty to first-degree selling cocaine.

She was ordered to pay $140 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund.

- Staff Writer Calen McKinney can be reached at 465-8111 Ext. 235 or by e-mail at reporter@cknj.com. Comment on this story at www.cknj.com.