Hurst enters guilty plea
Anthony Cloud Staff Writer
A Pineville man accused of shooting at several individuals entered a guilty plea in Bell Circuit Court on Friday.
Eddie Dewayne Hurst, 52, of Pineville, pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
Commonwealth Attorney Karen Greene Blondell gave a recommended sentence of five years in the penitentiary for each charge, and that the defendant actually serves 90 days in the Bell County Jail. It was also recommended that the balance of the sentence be probated for a five-year period.
For the conditions of his probation, Blondell recommended Hurst be made to stay away from the victims involved in the case. He would also be forced to pay restitution in an amount to be determined at sentencing.
The guilty plea was authorized by the victims in the case. He will receive final sentencing on Jan. 6.
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 Brock and Mike Cooper of the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, along with Troopers Joey Brigmon and Brian Greene of the Kentucky State Police.
In other court action Friday:
* Carolyn W. Wray, 52, of Middlesboro, pleaded guilty to second-degree trafficking a controlled substance, trafficking marijuana less than 8 ounces and drug paraphernalia;
* Gary Hoskins, 33, of Hulen, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but under $10,000.
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