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Court cases settled in Bullitt Circuit Court

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

*Craig W. Johnson — was sentenced to a total of six years.     

He entered a guilty plea to burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

*Steven B. Pigg Jr. — was sentenced to five years with diversion for the same period of time.           

He entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance, a three-year sentence. It was run consecutive to an earlier two-year sentence for a total of five years.

However, those five years will be served on diversion.                          

*Bridgett Campbell — was granted pre-trial diversion.           

She entered a guilty plea on two counts of wanton endangerment and one count of DUI first offense.           

The one-year felony sentence will be diverted for two years.            

She had an accident as a result of side effects from taking a prescribed medication. Her two children in the vehicle at the time.           

*Charlotte Garrison — was sentenced to one year in prison but that was diverted for five years.

But she also got a big piece of advice from Burress.

She entered guilty pleas on two counts of wanton endangerment, a single count of possession of a controlled substance and a pair of misdemeanors.

Burress said under state mandates from the legislature, judges are required to consider sentencing options with first-time drug possession offenders.

He told Garrison that she had a real problem and she needed to find a cure, which would include rehabilitation.

Kimberly M. Buchholz — was denied probation and will serve an eight-year sentence for criminal attempt to manufacture methamphetamine.

Attorney Cara Lewis said her client had completed Bullitt County Drug Court, was clean for three years but ran into an individual who was a drug user.                                   

Embarrassed by her actions, Lewis said Buchholz knows what to do to stay clean.                                               

However, prosecutor Mike Mann objected to probation stating that she had at least two prior chances to learn her lesson.

Burress agreed and denied the probation request.

*William R. Frye — was granted pre-trial diversion on his three-year sentence for receiving stolen property and unlawful transaction with a minor.           

Defense attorney Scott Wantland said his client was a single father of three children. He ran into problems after a 2010 accident, which got him hooked on painkillers.           

For the past year, Wantland said his client has been in an outpatient treatment program.           

*Jerry R. Walker Jr. — entered a guilty plea on the amended charge of possession of a controlled substance.           

The three-year sentence would be diverted for five years.           

Walker, 20, of Louisville, had a co-defendant, Robert Thornsberry, who received a five-year sentence.           

Final sentencing is set for March 11.           

*Marrina McClellan — entered a guilty plea on a felony charge of promoting contraband.           

The one-year sentence would be diverted for three years.           

Final sentencing for McClellan, 45, of Shepherdsville, is set for March 11.           

*Stafford B. Maraman — entered guilty pleas on a pair of indictments.           

Maraman, 39, of Shepherdsville, entered pleas on the amended charge of receiving stolen property under $10,000, tampering with physical evidence and two counts of complicity to receiving stolen property.           

In all, Maraman would serve nine years in prison. However, diversion was requested.           

According to testimony, Maraman had property in the county and it was used by other individuals to bring and to store stolen items, such as a concrete truck, paintball items and coins.           

Maraman said that he had the items in his possession but he was not involved in any of the thefts.           

Final sentencing is set for March 11.           

*Christopher D. Bray — violated his probation and will now serve a two-year sentence.           

He was originally probated on the guilty plea for unlawful distribution of meth precursor.           

He was on shock probation when he picked up a new offense.           

*Samantha Jones — will serve 180 days for violating her diversion.           

By failing to report to her probation officer, she will serve 180 days in jail with the balance to be diverted for the next five years.           

*Shawn E. Jackson — had his diversion revoked and will serve three years in prison.           

Jackson had not reported to his probation officer since last February.           

As a result, he would serve three years in prison for his guilty pleas on possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.           

*Scott Kyle Stafford — will serve 180 days in jail.           

Stafford also violated his diversion. If he can settle a Jefferson County case, Burress said he would later apply for Bullitt County Drug Court.           

Under the sentence, he would serve 180 days in jail and the rest would be diverted.           

*Stephanie L. Kruse — a three-year sentence diverted for three years.           

She entered a guilty plea to unlawful distribution of meth precursor.           

The three-year sentence would be diverted for three years.     

*Eric Dever — received a probated five-year sentence.     

Dever entered a guilty plea for unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor, which carried a two-year sentence.           

The court agreed to probate that for five years.     

*Kathy Ann Dever — received a diversion for five years.           

She entered a plea on tampering with physical evidence and unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor. Her total sentence was seven years but it was diverted for five years.

*Aaron J. Hilbert — received a three-year diversion.           

Hilbert entered a guilty plea for trafficking of marijuana, a two-year sentence.           

That was diverted for three years.           

*William F. Underwood — sentenced to 10 years in prison.           

Underwood entered a guilty plea to the amended charge of complicity to manufacture methamphetamine and will serve a 10-year sentence. Originally, a 15-year sentence was recommended.           

He also entered a plea to complicity to possess a controlled substance, complicity to control drug paraphernalia and wanton endangerment.           

*Nora Underwood — was sentenced to one year in prison but that was diverted for five years.           

Underwood entered a plea to complicity to possession of a controlled substance and complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia.           

She will perform 100 hours of community service while on diversion.           

*Harry M. Bryant — will have his three-year sentence probated for five years.           

Bryant entered a guilty plea to wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.