Anthony Cloud Staff Writer
January 7, 2014
A Pineville man convicted of running over another man received final sentencing from Bell Circuit Judge Robert Costanzo on Monday.
Jeffery Blake Inman, 26, was sentenced to eight years in the penitentiary for an amended charge of second-degree assault and 12 months in the Bell County Jail for leaving the scene of an accident.
The charges are set to run concurrently with each other.
Inman pleaded guilty to the charges a little over a month ago. Originally, he was charged with first-degree assault, but the charge was amended with the authorization of the victim, Freddie Daniels, and the investigating officer.
According to the arrest citation, Inman wantonly caused serious physical injury to Daniels by means of a deadly weapon and was found to have left the scene of an accident in which the vehicle he was operating struck Daniels.
In other court news, a man who shot at several individuals received his final sentencing on Monday. Eddie Dewayne Hurst, 52, of Pineville, was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary for five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment to run concurrently with each other.
Hurst will actually serve 90 days in the Bell County Jail for all charges. For the remaining balance of his sentence, he will be placed on supervised probation for five years with the condition that he stay away from the victims.
According to the indictment, Hurst fired a weapon in the vicinity of several individuals and also poured gasoline on a driveway and set it on fire.
Officers at the scene included Deputies B.J. Brock and Mike Cooper of the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, along with Troopers Joey Brigmon and Brian Greene of the Kentucky State Police.
Others sentenced in circuit court include:
* Rachel A. Niece, 39, of Middlesboro, to five years in the penitentiary for unlawful possession of a meth precursor. She will actually serve 90 days in jail and serve five years supervised probation for the remainder of her sentence;
* Issac S. Grubbs, 29, of Middlesboro, to one year and six months for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 12 months in jail for second-degree possession of a controlled substance and 90 days for operating on suspended/revoked operators license;
* Steven C. Johnson, 36, of Middlesboro, to five years in the penitentiary for second-degree assault and 30 days in jail for operating a motor vehicle under the influence. He will actually serve 90 days in jail for the assault charge with the remaining balance being probated for five years;
* Brian Keith Gambrel, 41, of Middlesboro, was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary for 10 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument;
* Tommy Ray Smith, 41, was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary for first-degree fleeing or evading police, 12 months in jail for second-degree fleeing or evading police, 90 days in jail for possession of marijuana and 12 months in jail for possessing drug paraphernalia;
* Shanna Aileen Mason, 35, of Pineville, was sentenced on two separate indictments. On the first, she was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary for second-degree possession of a forged instrument. On the second, she was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary for theft by unlawful taking (firearm) and 12 months in jail for theft by unlawful taking under $500 (shoplifting).
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