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Nelson Circuit Court sentencings for Oct. 28

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By Staff

The following people were sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court on Oct. 8. All had previously entered a plea of guilty or had been found guilty during a criminal trial.

• James P. Armstrong, 32, Toledo, Ohio, was sentenced to five years in prison on one count of flagrant non-support. He was granted probtion for a period of five years or until arrears are paid in full. From Oct. 1, 2011 through Oct. 31, 2014, Armstrong failed to provide support resulting in an arrearage of $8,033.44. 

• Kayla M. Boone, 26, New Haven, was sentenced to two years in prison on one count of tampering with physical evidence, and 12 months in jail on one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentences shall be served concurrently. She was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including enrolling in and completing a counseling program to address substance abuse and mental health evaluation and follow all recommended treatments. On May 24, Boone attempted to conceal heroin on her person during a traffic stop and possessed syringes and other drug paraphernalia. 

• Gerald Coulter, 26, Bloomfield, was sentenced to five years in prison on one count of complicity to first-degree trafficking in controlled substances. Sentence shall be served concurrently with another Circuit Court case. Coulter’s motion for probation was denied. On Jan. 8, Coulter was present during a sale of heroin to a confidential informant. 

• Gerald Coulter, 26, Bloomfield, was sentenced to five years in prison on one count of first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, 12 months in jail on one count of complicity to trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, 12 months in jail on one count complicity to third-degree possession of a controlled substance, and 45 days in jail on one count of complicity to possess marijuana. Sentences shall be served concurrently and concurrently with another Circuit Court case. Coulter’s motion for probation was denied. On June 23, during an investigation of drug trafficking, Coulter possessed heroin and marijuana with the intent to sell or transfer and possessed Alprazolam pills. 

• Garred Montez, 41, Ashland, was sentenced to five years in prison on one count of flagrant-non support. He was conditionally discharged for a period of five years or until arrears are paid in full. From May 1, 2008 through May 15, 2015, Montez failed to provide support resulting in an arrearage of $14,934.13. 

• Brandon S. Parrott, 18, Bardstown, was granted a five-year supervised pretrial diversion for possession of drug paraphernalia. Conditions of the diversion include no new offenses and waiving fourth amendment rights. On Dec. 31, 2014, Parrott possessed drug paraphernalia. 

• Jessica A. Thompson, 31, Bardstown, was sentenced to one year in prison on two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Sentences shall run concurrently with a Hardin County Circuit Court case. Thompson was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including pay restitution in the sum of $86.99 to Boone’s Butcher Shop. Sometime between Dec. 23 and 24, 2009, Thompson possessed checks in the amount of $53.70 and $33.29 on the account of Kyle Combs, a deceased citizen, and attempted to use the at Boone’s Butcher Shop.  

• Lawrece Ratcliffe, 19, Louisville, was sentenced to five years in prison on one count of first-degree fleeing and evading police, five years in prison on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, and 12 months in jail on one count of endangering the welfare of a minor. Sentences shall be served concurrently. Ratcliffe was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including staying out of Nelson County other than for court-ordered appearances. On April 7, Ratcliffe was driving when she and passengers in her car, accused of firing shots into an apartment on East Flaget, fled police and were later apprehended after the chase. During the incident, Ratcliffe had her 2-week-old baby in the car. 

• David Parker, 28, Bardstown, was sentenced to one year in prison on one count of failure to comply with the sex offender registry and 12 months in jail on three counts of sex offender use of IM/chat/social network. Parker’s motion for probation was denied. Sometime between Feb. 1, 2014 and Sept. 24, 2014, Parker failed to register with the appropriate local probation and parole office he had an email account and did not notify Sex Offender Registration. He also used the Facebook identity of “Ben Franks” a PlayStation identity of “LilDave502” and an Xbox Live identity of “Head Bussa, and failed to notify said identities with probation and parole.