Metcalfe County

The following cases were resolved in Metcalfe Circuit Court on Tuesday, May 30:

• James Owens, 30, of Center, pleaded guilty to charges of theft by unlawful taking over $300 (auto); criminal mischief, first; operating motor vehicle while under the influence — third offense (aggravator —refusal); operating on suspended license due to prior DUI — second offense; and leaving the scene of an accident. These charges stem from events of Nov. 14, 2005, investigated by Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Thompson. The commonwealth recommended a three year penitentiary sentence, standard DUI penalties, and restitution. Final sentencing is set for July 18, 2006.

Barren County

The following cases were resolved in Barren Circuit Court on Wednesday, June 7:

• Heather Johnson, 18, of Bowling Green, pleaded guilty to charges of burglary — second degree and facilitation to assault — first degree. These charges arose from the shooting of a Barren County man (Dallas Flowers) on May 4, 2005, when Johnson and others entered his home, shot him and tied him up, and took money and other valuables.

The commonwealth recommended a total 15 year sentence and opposes probation. Final sentencing is set for July 24. (NOTE: Co-defendant Gilbert Baize is set for a pretrial conference on June 19, and co-defendant Marcus Britt is set for trial on Sept. 20.)

The following cases were resolved in Barren Circuit Court on Monday, June 5:

• Daniel Depp, 25, of Glasgow, was sentenced in accordance with his earlier guilty plea to trafficking in controlled substance, first degree (cocaine); trafficking in marijuana within 1,000 yards of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a persistent felony offender, first degree.

These charges arose when members of the Glasgow Police Department went to arrest Depp during a drug-round up on Sept. 29, 2004, and found Depp to be in possession of various substances and/or paraphernalia. Circuit Court Judge Phil Patton agreed and sentenced Depp to 10 years in the penitentiary, denying the defendant’s motion for probation.

• Linda Depp, 39, of Glasgow, was sentenced in accordance with her earlier guilty plea to trafficking in controlled substance — first degree (cocaine); trafficking in marijuana within 1,000 yards of a school, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

These charges arose when members of the Glasgow Police Department went to arrest Depp during a drug-round up on Sept. 29, 2004, and found Depp to be in possession of various substances and/or paraphernalia.

Patton sentenced Depp to five years in the penitentiary, denying the defendant’s motion for probation.

• Allan Phillips, 26, of Hiseville, was sentenced in accordance with his earlier guilty plea to criminal possession of forged instrument — second degree. Phillips admitted to passing a forged check at a local business in June of 2005. Circuit Court Judge Phil Patton sentenced Phillips to two years.

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