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Three enter pleas

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By Calen McKinney

Three of five Campbellsville residents accused of operating a crime ring have pleaded guilty to various charges against them, though criminal syndication charges were dismissed.

The five were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February 2007.

According to the indictments, the defendants were accused of conspiring together in the theft and distribution of stolen property in December 2006.

Indicted were:

- Joseph Q. Seadler, 24, of 420 Kenny St.

- Megan Michelle Wise, 20, of 403 Smith Ridge Road.

- Timothy Wayne Crum, 28, also of 420 Kenny St.

- Kimberly Lynn Carney, 27, also of 420 Kenny St.

- Dennis C. Haulk Jr., 25, of 216 Bell Ave.

Seadler, Wise and Crum appeared before Taylor Circuit Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, April 22.

All of the defendants were charged with being part of a criminal syndicate.

Seadler was also charged with second-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking more than $300, criminal facilitation to commit third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Wise was also charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking more than $300, tampering with physical evidence and criminal facilitation to commit third-degree burglary.

Crum was also charged with third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking more than $300, first-degree criminal mischief and criminal facilitation to commit third-degree burglary.

Carney was also charged with receiving more than $300 in stolen property, criminal facilitation to commit third-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence.

Haulk was also charged with receiving more than $300 in stolen property.

At his most recent court appearance, Seadler pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking more than $300, criminal facilitation to commit third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. The second-degree burglary charge against Seadler was amended to a third-degree burglary. The criminal syndication, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and first-degree persistent felony offender charges were dismissed.

Seadler was sentenced to serve three years in prison to be served after he completes a sentence he is currently serving. He was given credit for 235 days he has already served.

Criminal syndication charges were also dismissed against Wise and Crum.

Both pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300, third-degree burglary and facilitation.

Wise also pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence.

Crum also pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mischief.

The prosecutor has recommended that Wise receive a three-year sentence and Crum a five-year sentence. Formal sentencing in both cases is set for June 3.

Carney's case is scheduled to be reviewed May 20, Haulk's on Tuesday. Both are set to appear before a jury on May 29.

Seadler, Wise and Crum were also ordered to jointly pay $5,027.03 in restitution and testify against Carney and Haulk, if necessary.

The charges stem from the December 2006 burglary of G&S Automotive Sales in which the defendants broke into a back window and stole a safe containing $3,500 in cash and a handgun.

Also on George's recent dockets:

- David Williams Cornett Jr., 38, of 12120 Blackbeard Lane in Thonotsassa, Fla. pleaded guilty to flagrant non-support. A charge of first-degree bail jumping in another case was dismissed as part of his plea agreement.

The prosecutor has recommended that Cornett be sentenced to five years' probation and be ordered to remain current on his child support payments. Formal sentencing is set for Tuesday.

- Jody Shane Bandy, 27, of West 68, Shiloh Road in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to selling less than 5 pounds of marijuana.

Bandy was sentenced to serve a year in prison to be served at the same time as any other sentences he may be serving. He was given credit for eight months he has already served.

Court records also list his address as 211 W. Hord St. in Campbellsville.

- Byron Gene Anderson, 41, of 364 Lima Drive, Apt. 23, in Lexington was sentenced to serve three years in prison for not paying child support.

Anderson pleaded guilty last June to flagrant non-support. A charge of being a first-degree felony offender was dismissed.

Anderson was ordered to pay more than $14,000 in child support restitution and was given credit for 103 days he has already served. His sentence is to be served at the same time as a Marion County sentence.

Court records also list Anderson's address as 112 Baptist St. in Campbellsville.

- Joseph Eugene Huber, 32, of 585 Dewy Kidd Road in Magnolia pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal trespassing. He was originally charged with third-degree burglary. A charge of possession of burglary tools was dismissed.

Huber was sentenced to two years' probation.

- Joshua C. McMahan, 23, of 873 Smith Chapel Road in Campbellsville pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300.

McMahan was granted a five-year pretrial diversion and ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution to Amazon.com.

If he fails the terms of his diversion, McMahan is to be sentenced to five years in prison. His case is set for review March 16, 2013.

- William Raphael Thompson, 37, whose last known address is 440 Squires Road in Lexington, was sentenced to serve seven years in prison on drug charges and for not paying child support.

In March, Thompson pleaded guilty in four separate cases to first-degree bail jumping, flagrant non-support and two counts of first-degree selling cocaine. He originally faced two second-offense cocaine charges. Four first-degree persistent felony offender charges were dismissed.

He was given credit for 84 days he has already served. Court records also list his address as 314 Clem Haskins Blvd. and South Court Street, both in Campbellsville, and 603 Gate Place and 603 Gay Place, both in Lexington.

- Jeremy Shawn Bandy, 27, of 103 S. Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville had his probation revoked and was sentenced to serve seven years in prison.

In October 2005, Bandy pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespassing and fourth-degree assault. He was originally charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree sexual abuse. The sexual abuse charged was amended to assault.

According to court records, Bandy broke into a woman's home and choked and inappropriately touched her.

A month later, Bandy was sentenced to serve four years in prison. He was ordered to pay $21.95 in restitution to Campbellsville Manor and ordered to have no contact with the victim. According to court records, the victim agreed to the Court's amending the charges against Bandy, realizing that by doing so Bandy would not have to register as a sex offender.

He was granted shock probation in January 2006.

However, in August 2006, Bandy pleaded guilty in four separate cases to selling less than 5 pounds of marijuana. A month later, he was sentenced to five years' probation and ordered to pay $500 in restitution to Campbellsville Police Department Drug Elimination Fund.

Bandy's probation was revoked because he failed to complete treatment and admitted to using drugs. He was given credit for 138 days he has already served.

Court records also list Bandy's address as 113 Hord St., 103 S. Central Ave. and 211 W. Hord St., all in Campbellsville, 697 Carrsasser Road in Liberty and 201 Warehouse Road in Lebanon.

-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.