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Man gets four years after violating probation

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By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has been sentenced to serve four years in prison after he violated the terms of his probation.

Jake Allen Squires, 20, of 716 Lebanon Ave. appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday, Feb. 17 for sentencing.

In September 2007, Squires pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication in a public place. He originally faced a charge of second-degree burglary. A charge of fourth-degree assault was dismissed.

At that time, Squires was granted a five-year pretrial diversion. He was ordered to complete an in-house treatment program and pay $309.83 in restitution and a $200 fine. If he failed the terms of his diversion, Squires was to be sentenced to four years in prison.

Court records include several motions to revoke Squires' diversion, though Bertram passed on doing so each time.

Last August, Squires was referred to the Taylor County Drug Court program and again ordered to attend treatment. In December, he was terminated from the drug court program for excessive positive drug tests and missing curfew checks and drug court appearances.

Squires' diversion was ultimately voided earlier this month because he tested positive for cocaine and marijuana use. He also now faces new charges and has been convicted of other crimes since he was granted his diversion.

He was given credit for 55 days he has already served and Bertram recommended that he again attend treatment.

Court records also list his address as 107 Shelby St. and 710 High Pine, Apt. 32, both in Campbellsville.

Also on Bertram's docket:

- Joseph Quincy Bell, 32, of 136 Ray St. in Campbellsville was sentenced to five years' probation on a theft charge.

Bell pleaded guilty last month to theft by unlawful taking more than $300. He originally faced a charge of second-degree robbery.

He was also ordered to pay $866 in restitution, along with his co-defendant Christopher D. Tucker, 31, of 939 Underwood Road in Campbellsville.

Tucker pleaded guilty to charges against him in March 2008. He was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison a month later.

According to court records, Bell and Tucker robbed a Marathon convenient store on South Columbia Avenue in November 2007. Records state Bell and Tucker told a clerk that they had a gun.

Court records also list Bell's address as 70 Hood Lane in Lebanon.

- Stephanie Carol Borders aka Stephanie Carol Davis, 25, of 517 Walling Ave. in Campbellsville was granted a five-year pretrial diversion on forged check charges.

Borders pleaded guilty last month to six counts of second-degree possession of forged checks.

She was ordered to pay $176.59 in restitution, attend substance abuse treatment and abide by a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

If she fails the terms of her diversion, she is to be sentenced to two years in prison. Her case is set for final disposition Feb. 18, 2014.

- William Bullock, 30, of 817 Carpenters Creek Road in Hustonville pleaded guilty to alcohol intoxication and failure to wear a seat belt. Charges of first-degree possession of cocaine and being a first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

Bullock was ordered to pay $75 in fines. In exchange for paying the fines, however, he was given credit for time he has already served in jail.

- Diaz Marquise Douglas, 19, of 71 Vintage Lane in Campbellsville pleaded guilty in two separate cases to criminal facilitation to commit first-degree robbery, receiving a stolen firearm and shoplifting more than $300. He originally faced a charge of first-degree robbery. A charge of first-degree wanton endangerment in another case was dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea in the other cases.

The prosecutor has recommended that Douglas be sentenced to serve seven years in prison. Formal sentencing is set for March 17.

- Channing Avontee Robinson, 21, of 207 Eads St. in Campbellsville, one of two defendants charged along with Douglas, pleaded guilty to criminal facilitation to commit first-degree robbery. He also originally faced a charge of first-degree robbery.

Robinson was granted a five-year pretrial diversion and ordered to pay $100 in restitution. If he fails the terms of his diversion, he is to be sentenced to serve two years in prison. His case is set for final disposition Feb. 18, 2014.

Andrew Marquis "Moo" Spalding, 21, of 211 Baptist St. in Campbellsville, the third defendant charged with Douglas and Robinson, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and has been ordered to mediate his case with prosecutors.

- Gary Lee Smothers, 53, of Airview Apartments #32 in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to second-degree selling hydrocodone.

The prosecutor has recommended that Smothers be sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to pay $175 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund. Formal sentencing is set for March 17.

- 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.