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Nelson Circuit Court sentencings from Nov. 16, 2017

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The following people were sentenced recently in Nelson Circuit Court. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

William T. Bartley, 30, city not listed, was sentenced to one year in prison for possession of a controlled substance (meth), and 12 months in jail for possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentences shall be served concurrently. Bartley was granted probation for a period of three years following set conditions, including no new offenses. On or about Sept. 9, 2017, Bartley unlawfully possessed meth and drug paraphernalia.

Kimberly A. Gilpin, 28, of New Haven, was sentenced to one year in prison for complicity to first-degree possession of a controlled substance. Gilpin was granted probation for a period of three years following set conditions, including no new offenses. On or about May 23, 2017, Gilpin, either acting alone or in concert with another, unlawfully possessed meth.

Joy R. Helton, 27, of Bardstown, was sentenced to five years in prison for first-degree trafficking, three years in prison for possession of a controlled substance, and 12 months in jail for possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentences shall be served concurrently. Helton’s motion for probation was denied. On or about June 20, 2017, Helton unlawfully possessed cocaine in an amount less than four grams with intent to sell or transfer and unlawfully possessed meth and drug paraphernalia.

Aquintus L. Phillips, 37, of Bardstown, was sentenced to eight years in prison for complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and five years in prison for four counts of first-degree trafficking. Sentences shall be served concurrently. Phillips was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including serving an alternative sentence. On or about April 20, 2017, Phillips, either acting alone or in concert with another, unlawfully possessed cocaine equal to or greater than four grams with intent to sell or transfer. Phillips, on four occasions between April 7 and Aug. 29, unlawfully sold cocaine to a confidential informant.

Tessa N. Salmon, 36, of Columbia, was sentenced to two years in prison for third-degree burglary. Salmon was granted probation for a period of two years following set conditions, including no new offenses. On or about June 23, 2017, Salmon used physical force upon a person while committing a theft at Kroger.

Phillip C. Keeling, 26, of Bardstown, was sentenced to 12 months in jail for sexual misconduct. Keeling was conditionally discharged for a period of two years or until completion of a sex offender treatment program, whichever is later. Sometime between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2016, Keeling subjected a minor to sexual contact. (This person was sentenced on a separate docket in early November).