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Men plead guilty to criminal mischief at car wash

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By Calen McKinney

Two Campbellsville men may receive three-year sentences on criminal mischief charges.

John David Smith, 31, of 801 N. Columbia Ave. and William Brandon Smith, 25, of 143 Eastport Road appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Jan. 20 during regular motion hour proceedings.

The defendants each pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mischief.

John Smith also pleaded guilty to giving an officer a false name or address. He was sentenced to a year's probation on that charge.

William Smith also pleaded guilty to failure to illuminate headlights, driving with an expired operator's license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, his second offense. He was sentenced to two years' probation on those charges.

Charges of being a second-degree persistent felony offender against both men were dismissed.

The prosecutor has recommended that the defendants receive three-year sentences for their felony criminal mischief charges, to be served after any other sentences they may be serving, and jointly pay $1,475 in restitution to Splash Car Wash.

Formal sentencing is set for March 3.

Also on George's docket:

- Trent Waymon, 24, of 313 Taylor Blvd. in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal possession of forged checks. A charge of being a first-degree persistent felony offender was dismissed.

Waymon was sentenced to two years' probation, referred to the Taylor County Drug Court program and ordered to pay $231 in restitution.

On Judge Allan Bertram's docket:

- Michael Shuffett, 32, of 159 Barnett Road in Greensburg pleaded guilty to criminal attempt to commit theft by unlawful taking more than $300. He originally faced a charge of theft by unlawful taking more than $300.

Shuffett was sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to complete 50 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay $1,221.25 in restitution and stay away from Wal-Mart Supercenter for two years.

Court records also list his address as 206 Rayburn Road and 641 Hines Road, both in Greensburg.

- Glen Burchett, 61, of 736 Buckner St. in Campbellsville was sentenced to probation on drug charges.

In December, Burchett pleaded guilty in two separate cases to two counts of second-degree selling a controlled substance, third-degree selling a controlled substance and selling a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

Burchett was sentenced to two and five years' probation, though court records do not state whether the sentences will be served at the same time or not.

He was also ordered to pay $1,130 in restitution to the Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund.

- Bryant aka Bryan O'Neal Howard, 26, of 107 Elm St. in Campbellsville pleaded guilty in three separate cases to criminal attempt to commit theft by failure to make a required disposition of more than $300 in property, first-degree bail jumping and third-degree burglary. He was originally charged with failure to make a required disposition of more than $300 in property.

Howard was sentenced to five years' probation, which will be served at the same time as a two-year probation sentence he received for his misdemeanor bail jumping charge and a charge of theft by unlawful taking less than $300 that he pleaded guilty to in August 2006. He was also ordered to pay $300 in restitution.

Court records also list his address as 1246 Oil Field Road in Horse Cave.

- 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.