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Judge modifies jury’s decision; burglary sentence is reduced

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 SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man found guilty of burglary received a slightly modified sentence recently in Bullitt Circuit Court.

Richard Clark was found guilty of complicity to burglary and complicity to theft by unlawful taking over $500.

The jury recommended a 10-year sentence on the burglary.

However, during final sentencing, defense attorney John Wooldridge asked that the sentence be modified.

Clark was sentenced to eight years on the burglary charge and another five years for the theft. The charges would run concurrently for a total of eight years in prison.

Despite a plea by Wooldridge to allow his client four days to report to jail, assistant commonwealth attorney Nick Raley objected.

Burress ruled that Clark had not filed an appeal to the jury verdict and he would be required to report to jail immediately.

In other recent court decisions:

*Samantha Jones was sentenced to one year for her guilty plea to unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor.

The one-year sentence would be diverted for five years. She must also serve 100 hours of community service over the next five years.

*Stewart D. Noe, of Shepherdsville, entered a guilty plea on the charge of possession of a controlled substance.

The five-year sentence would be enhanced to eight years. That sentence could be probated.

Final sentencing will be on March 7.

*Jeremy L. Habermehl, 26, of Louisville, entered a guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The indictment alleged that on Aug. 26, 2010, Habermehl had meth in his possession.

The two-year sentence would be served with pre-trial diversion for three years. He would be required to follow any treatment recommended.

Final sentencing will be on March 7.

*An indictment against Michael Martin was dismissed.