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Man gets eight years on drug charges

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By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to eight years in prison on drug and other charges.

Jonathan James Gurley, 19, of 701 S. Columbia Avenue in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Dec. 4 for sentencing in four separate cases.

In December 2006, Gurley pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree possession of cocaine, third-degree possession of lorazepam, failure to dim headlights and illuminate headlights, reckless driving and disregarding a stop sign in two separate cases. He originally faced one second-offense cocaine charge.

Two months later, Gurley was granted a five-year pretrial diversion and sentenced to two years' probation. He was ordered to pay $80 in fines. If he failed the terms of his diversion, Gurley was to be sentenced to five years in prison. Gurley's diversion was voided in November because he has since been convicted of other crimes.

In those cases, Bertram sentenced Gurley to five years in prison.

In addition to having his diversion voided, Gurley pleaded guilty last month in two new cases to fourth-degree assault, first-degree possession of cocaine, tampering with physical evidence, disregarding a stop sign, driving on a suspended license and failure to surrender a revoked operator's license. He originally faced charges of selling cocaine and complicity to commit kidnapping, which was amended to the assault charge.

In those cases, Gurley was sentenced to three years in prison to be served after he completes his five-year sentence. He was given credit for four days he has already served.

Court records also list Gurley's address as 2761 Newton Lane, 336 Eve Court, 333 Eve Court and 457 Chaney Pike, all in Campbellsville.

Also on Bertram's docket:

- Kristina Annette Edwards, 23, of 1653 Meadowcreek Road in Campbellsville was granted a five-year pretrial diversion and sentenced to two years' probation on drug and other charges.

In October, Edwards pleaded guilty to possession of drug supplies, her second offense, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and theft by unlawful taking less than $300.

If Edwards fails the terms of her diversion, she will be sentenced to five years in prison. Final disposition of Edwards' case is set for Dec. 4, 2012.

- Derek Ray Harmon, 22, of 1985 Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville was granted a five-year pretrial diversion on forged check charges.

In October, Harmon pleaded guilty to eight counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks.

Harmon was ordered to pay $1,613.47 in restitution. If he fails the terms of his diversion, Harmon will be sentenced to five years in prison. Final disposition is set for Dec. 4, 2012.

- Kori Elizabeth McKenzie Posey, 22, of 198 Patterson Court in Campbellsville was granted a five-year pretrial diversion on forged check charges.

In October, Posey pleaded guilty to eight counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks. Two additional counts were dismissed.

Posey was ordered to pay $1,464.91 in restitution. If she fails the terms of her diversion, she will be sentenced to three years in prison. Final disposition in Posey's case is set for Dec. 4, 2012.

Court records also list her address as 109 Patterson Court in Campbellsville.

- Robin Lynn Raynor, 51, of 133 Cherwood Drive in Campbellsville was sentenced to four years' probation on drug and other charges.

In November, Raynor pleaded guilty in two separate cases to DUI, her third offense, possession of drug supplies, her second offense, menacing and having no operator's license.

Charges of possession of drug supplies, her second offense, and two counts of being a second-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

Raynor was ordered to serve 75 days in jail, attend an in-house drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment program, pay a $600 fine, attend an alcohol and drug education program for a year and have her license suspended for three months. She was given credit for time she has already served.

- Melody J. Thompson, 31, of 403 Lowe St. in Campbellsville completed the terms of her diversion and had a theft charge against her dismissed.

In December 2004, Thompson pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300. At that time, she was granted a three-year pretrial diversion and ordered to pay $3,500 in restitution.

A motion was made to revoke Thompson's diversion in October for failure to pay restitution. When she appeared in court last month, however, court records state she had been paying.

Court records also list her address as 4595 Bengal Road in Campbellsville.

- Juan David Vivas, aka Vivas Juan David and Esteban Espitia, 36, of Apartment Road, Apt. 7, in Campbellsville was sentenced to five years' probation for having forged identification.

In October, Vivas pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

According to court records, Vivas told law enforcement that he is in the United States illegally and bought a fake Social Security card and resident alien card to work at Amazon.com.

Court records also list his address as 79 Apartment Road in Campbellsville.

- Juan T. Groves, 28, of 501 Crescent Hill in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit first-degree selling cocaine. A charge of criminal syndication was dismissed.

The prosecutor has recommended that Groves be sentenced to two years' probation and forfeit a vehicle currently held as evidence.

Court records also list Groves' address as 80 Greenleaf Drive in Campbellsville.

Two of Groves' co-defendants, Angela Lynn Johnson, 21, of 209 S. Court St. in Campbellsville and Anya Katrina Scott, 30, of 111 Baptist St. in Campbellsville, also appeared before Bertram and pleaded guilty to charges against them.

Johnson pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit criminal syndication. She originally faced a charge of engaging in a criminal syndicate.

She was granted a five-year pretrial diversion. If she fails the terms of her diversion, Johnson will be sentenced to three years in prison. Final disposition is set for Dec. 4, 2012.

Scott pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit criminal syndication and second-degree selling cocaine. She also originally faced a charge of engaging in a criminal syndicate and a first-degree charge of selling cocaine.

The prosecutor has recommended that Scott receive a three-year sentence to be served at the same time as a sentence in another case. Sentencing is set for Feb. 19.

Last month, another of Groves' co-defendants, Ryan O'Neal Johnson, 26, of 209 S. Court St. in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to charges against him and the prosecutor has recommended that Johnson be sentenced to serve 15 years in prison and pay $1,650 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund. Formal sentencing is set for Feb. 5.

Groves' two remaining co-defendants - Donn Z. Cecil, 27, of 107 Ray St. in Campbellsville, and Latanja Toneika Groves, 27, whose last known address is 215 Arbor Lane in Campbellsville - will appear in court next month and in February, respectively.

- Christopher S. Montgomery, 21, of 2980 Saloma Road in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to weapons charges and had his diversion revoked in two separate cases. He could be sentenced to three years in prison.

In one case, Montgomery pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The prosecutor has recommended that Montgomery be sentenced to five years' probation to be served at the same time as he completes any revoked sentence he may receive. If he violates the terms of his probation, however, the prosecutor has recommended that Montgomery be ordered to serve five years in prison after he completes any revoked sentence.

In the other case, Montgomery's diversion was revoked after he pleaded guilty to the weapons charges.

In that case, Montgomery pleaded guilty in October 2004 to theft by unlawful taking more than $300. He was granted a three-year pretrial diversion and ordered to pay $500 in restitution.

If he failed the terms of his diversion, he was to be sentenced to three years in prison. Court records also list his address as 366 Tebbs Bend Road, 101 Dixie Ave. and 710 High Pine, Apt. 11, all in Campbellsville.

- William Kelly Ware, 35, of Campbellsville pleaded guilty to assault and other charges and had his diversion voided in two separate cases. He could be sentenced to three years in prison.

In one case, Ware pleaded guilty to first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening.

The prosecutor has recommended that Ware receive a three-year sentence to be served at the same time as any revoked sentence he may receive.

Records state the prosecutor remained silent as to whether Ware should be sentenced to serve three years in prison or three years' probation.

In his other case, Ware's diversion was revoked and he may be sentenced to three years in prison.

In October 2004, Ware pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300 from an automobile and the unauthorized use of a vehicle.

At that time, he was granted a three-year pretrial diversion and sentenced to two years' probation. He was ordered to pay $613 in restitution.

If he failed the terms of his diversion, he was to be sentenced to three years in prison. Formal sentencing is set for Feb. 19.

- William Thomas Naylor Jr., 47, of 103 W. Broadway, Apt. 1 in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of cocaine and possession of drug supplies.

Naylor was granted a five-year pretrial diversion and sentenced to two years' probation. If he fails the terms of his diversion, he will be sentenced to five years in prison. Final disposition is set for Dec. 4, 2012.

Court records also list his address as 110 Shields Court in Campbellsville.

- 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.