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Man gets probation on kidnapping, other charges

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By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man charged with kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend will get five years' probation for his crimes.

Brandon Keith Cox, 25, of 311 Taylor Blvd. appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, May 20. He was sentenced to five years' probation.

Cox was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last July along with co-defendant Catina R. Brockman, 35, of 109 Candace St. in Campbellsville.

Cox faced charges of kidnapping, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

In April, he pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit the kidnapping and burglary as well as the assault charge. The persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

At that time, Cox was sentenced to two years' probation on the misdemeanor assault charge. At his most recent court appearance, Cox was sentenced to an additional five years' probation.

Brockman was charged with complicity to commit kidnapping, complicity to commit first-degree burglary and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

The charges against her were dismissed in April, court records state, because prosecutors believed they could not prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

According to a Campbellsville Police report, police responded to a call reporting a kidnapping on Lula Avenue on June 7, 2007.

Campbellsville Police Detective Sgt. Patricia Thompson said last year that Cox and his girlfriend were attending a party and began fighting. Cox's girlfriend left the party without him, Thompson said, and went to another residence. She said Cox was accused of forcing his way into that residence and dragging the girl out of the home against her will. He then allegedly got into a vehicle, according to Thompson, and assaulted the girl.

She said Brockman was accused of driving Cox to the residence and driving him around while he assaulted the girl.

The police report states Cox's girlfriend managed to escape from the vehicle on Meader Street. Shortly after, Cox was found and arrested.

Also on George's docket:

u Norris Dean Bennett, 53, of 628 Friendship Pike in Campbellsville was sentenced to serve a year in prison on a burglary charge.

In April, Bennett pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary. A second-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed. He was given credit for 177 days he has already served.

u James O'Neal Cox Jr., 30, of 602 Walling Ave. in Campbellsville was sentenced to serve five years in prison after violating the terms of his shock probation.

In September 2005, Cox pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking more than $300. A second-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

Two months later, Cox was sentenced to serve five years in prison and pay $1,118 in restitution. He was given credit for 29 days he had already served.

In December 2006, Cox was granted shock probation. His shock probation was revoked because he tested positive for drug use and has since been convicted of other crimes. He was given credit for 16 days he has already served.

Court records also list his address as 1262 Speck Ridge Road in Elk Horn.

u Carla L. Davis, 36, of 529 Poplar St. in Campbellsville was sentenced to five years' probation on forged checks charges.

In April, Davis pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a forged check. A first-degree persistent felony offender charge was dismissed.

Davis was ordered to pay $17.64 in restitution. Court records also list her address as 218 McNary St. in Campbellsville.

u Brandon Phillip Edelen, 20, of 409 Pitman Ave. in Campbellsville was sentenced to serve five years in prison on forged check and other charges.

In April, Edelen pleaded guilty in five separate cases to theft by deception more than $300 and 38 counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks. At that time, Edelen was referred to the drug court program.

Edelen was terminated from the drug court program and ordered to pay $3,543.73 in restitution. He was given credit for 127 days he has already served. Court records also list his address as 212 Davis St. in Campbellsville. His sentence is to be served at the same time as sentences in Marion County and any other Taylor County cases.

u Maria Louisa Fajardo, 27, of 851 Lancaster Road in Stanford had her probation revoked and was sentenced to serve three years in prison on burglary and other charges.

In November 2002, Fajardo pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of forged checks and third-degree burglary. She originally faced a second-degree burglary charge.

At that time, Fajardo was sentenced to four years' probation and ordered to pay $1,200 in restitution.

Fajardo's probation was revoked because she failed to report to the probation and parole office, tested positive for drug use and failed to pay restitution. She was given credit for 69 days she has already served. Court records also list her address as 30 Feathercreek Road in Campbellsville.

u Kyle Allen Mardis, 28, of 101 Grandview Drive in Campbellsville was sentenced to five years' probation on forged checks charges.

In April, Mardis pleaded guilty in two separate cases to 25 counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks. Two counts of being a first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

Mardis was referred to the drug court program and ordered to pay $750.21 in restitution. His sentence is to be served after he completes a sentence in a Marion County case and at the same time as any other Taylor County sentences.

u Ronald Eugene Osinger Sr., 45, of 218 S. Court St. in Campbellsville had his probation revoked and was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail.

In September 2006, Osinger pleaded guilty to selling less than 5 pounds of marijuana. Two months later, Osinger was sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department.

In April, Osinger was referred to the drug court program. Osinger's probation was revoked because he tested positive for drug use and left the county without permission.

u Cindy Rowe, 33, of 478 Lincoln Ave. in Campbellsville had stolen property and other charges against her dismissed.

Rowe had been charged with receiving more than $300 in stolen property and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

According to court records, the charges against Rowe were dismissed with leave to reinstate, though Rowe admitted there was cause for arrest. Records state the charges were dismissed for a lack of evidence.

u Jarred aka Jarrid D. "Bam" Smith, 31, of 478 Lincoln Ave. in Campbellsville had stolen property and other charges against him dismissed.

Smith was charged with receiving more than $300 in stolen property and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Court records state the charges were dismissed with leave to reinstate, though Smith admitted there was cause for his arrest. The charges were dismissed for a lack of evidence.

u Charles Robert Wagoner Jr., 34, of 945 Old Spurlington Road in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, assault, his third offense, first-degree fleeing or evading police, possession of less than 8 ounces of marijuana, resisting arrest, first-degree possession of cocaine and disorderly conduct. A charge of being a first-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

The prosecutor has recommended that Wagoner be sentenced to five years' probation. Formal sentencing is set for June 17.

u James Leslie Whitehead, 28, of 2699 Montgomery Mill Road in Greensburg pleaded guilty to receiving more than $300 in stolen property.

Whitehead was sentenced to five years' probation to be served at the same time as a sentence in another Taylor County case.

Circuit Judge Allan Bertram's docket:

u Carl Douglas Bush, 56, of 2808 Smith Ridge Road in Campbellsville had a charge of theft by failure to make a required disposition of more than $300 in property against him dismissed.

Court records state the charge was dismissed though Bush admitted there was probable cause for arrest. He was ordered to return the property to its owner.

u Jody Shane Bandy, 27, of 94 Anna Court in Campbellsville had his shock probation revoked and was sentenced to five years in prison.

In August, Bandy pleaded guilty to first-degree selling oxycodone.

A month later, he was sentenced to serve five years in prison and ordered to pay $250 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund. He was granted shock probation in February 2006.

Bandy's shock probation was revoked because he failed to complete drug treatment and for his continued drug use.

Court records also list his address as Knifley and 105 Taylor Ave. in Campbellsville.

u Michael D. Matney, 20, of 2450 Bramlett Road in Greensburg pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking less than $300. He was originally charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $300.

Matney was sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay $1,200 in restitution.

u 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.