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A Campbellsville woman has had her probation revoked and will spend a year in prison for using drugs.
Amanda Pearl Lucas Skaggs, 24, of 2311 Maple Road in Campbellsville appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
In January 2006, Skaggs pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking more than $300. At that time, she was granted a two-year pretrial diversion and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution and to have no contact with Wal-Mart Supercenter.
If she failed the terms of her diversion, Skaggs was to be sentenced to two years in prison.
Skaggs' diversion was voided in August 2006 because she failed to pay restitution.
A month later, she was sentenced to two years' probation and again ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution.
George revoked Skaggs' probation because she tested positive for drug use.
She was given credit for 90 days she has already served. Court records also list her address as 602 Walling Ave. and 32 Anna Court, both in Campbellsville.
Also on George's docket:
- Marcus Terrell Sanders, 32, of 641 George St. in Lebanon pleaded guilty to first-degree selling cocaine and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun. He originally faced a second-offense cocaine charge. Charges of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and being a first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.
The prosecutor has recommended that Sanders receive a five-year sentence to be served after he completes any other sentences he may be facing and forfeit money currently held as evidence.
Court records state that the prosecutor has remained silent as to whether Sanders should serve the sentence in prison or be sentenced to probation.
Formal sentencing is set for Sept. 30.
Because Sanders pleaded guilty to the charges against him, charges against his two co-defendants, Charles T. Burch, 31, of 646 Kelly Way in Lebanon and Charles T. Poynter, 25, of 208 Barberry Lane in Bardstown, were dismissed.
Charges of being convicted felons in possession of a handgun, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, being first-degree persistent felony offenders and first-degree selling cocaine, a second offense for Poynter, were dismissed without prejudice though the defendants admitted there was cause for their arrest.
According to Black's Law Dictionary, when charges are dismissed without prejudice, the plaintiff can re-file the same charges against the defendant.
According to court records, Sanders, Burch and Poynter were arrested in May.
Poynter's arrest citation states that he was stopped for a traffic violation by Campbellsville Police Officer Norman Simpson. A search of the vehicle found a concealed loaded handgun and 22 grams of cocaine. Records state the gun and drugs were near all three defendants.
Court records state there were active arrest warrants for Sanders and Burch. All three defendants told Simpson that they had been previously convicted of felony offenses.