Court cases are settled

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - The following cases were recently resolved in Bullitt Circuit Court:

*Travis D. Greathouse will serve the next two years in prison on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Commonwealth attorney Michael Mann said he opposed giving Greathouse another chance at probation.

Already given a chance, Mann said Greathouse was revoked for a new alcohol charge and several other charges were slated to soon be sent to the grand jury for possible new indictments.

Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress said he had no choice but to sentence the defendant to prison.

*Jonathan Michael Greenwell will have an opportunity to participate in the drug court program. However, if he is unsuccessful, he could face a six-year prison sentence.

Under the conditions of the final sentencing, Greenwell would serve 120 days in the county jail from the date of his guilty plea. Upon completion of that sentence, he would have the rest of the six-year sentence probated provided that he complete the drug court program.

Greenwell has entered guilty pleas for possession of a controlled substance, alcohol intoxication and being a persistent felony offender.

In speaking with the judge, Greenwell said he had been addicted to drugs and alcohol since the age of 9 and he was looking forward to treatment and getting a new start on life.

*Robert P. Williams received five years of probation on two felony charges.

Williams had entered a guilty plea to criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception over $500. He received a 2-year sentence on each to be served consecutively. 

He must pay restitution of $2,161 at a rate of $100 per month and perform 100 hours of community service.

*Brent S. Ritter could serve 12 years in prison if he fails to meet all conditions of his diversion.

Ritter entered guilty pleas for burglary, theft by unlawful taking and possession of a controlled substance.

He will serve 60 days in the county jail and the rest of the sentence would be diverted for five years. He must also perform 100 hours of community service.