Commonwealth Journal

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February 25, 2008

Several headed to prison

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SOMERSET, Ky. — Several people were sentenced to prison terms Thursday by Judge Jeffrey T. Burdette in Pulaski Circuit Court, including one person who, in a separate incident, was reportedly linked to a man who allegedly bribed a prison guard into smuggling a cell phone into the Pulaski County Detention Center.

According to a press release from Commonwealth’s Attorney Eddy F. Montgomery, Richard Randolph, 40, pleaded guilty to burglary and was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a burglary that happened in July 2007.

Randolph was arrested August 8, 2007 after an investigation into a July 13 robbery at a residence on Garland Road revealed that Randolph had taken over $300 worth of items. Also arrested in connection with the incident was Bret Crozier, 28, of Somerset, who later pleaded guilty to complicity to theft.

Crozier also pleaded guilty to promoting contraband in connection with an incident at the jail in which Crozier allegedly bribed a guard into taking a cell phone into the prison.

The jail guard has since resigned.

Randolph’s three-year sentence was recommended to run consecutively to a 23-year sentence he received for violating terms of his parole.

Other people sentence in court Thursday include:

• Anthony C. Newell, 36 of Somerset. Newell pleaded guilty to flagrant non-support and was sentenced to 18 months in prison for failing to pay child support in the amount of $5,277.50 from Sept. 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.

• Rhonda Kidd, 36, of Somerset. Kidd was sentenced to two years in prison after testimony revealed that she had a reportedly used methamphetamine, which was in violation of the terms of her probation. Kidd had originally pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

• Raye L. Daulton, 25, of Somerset. Daulton was sentenced to two years in prison after testimony revealed that he had reportedly filed to pay child support, which violated his terms of probation involving an original plea of guilty for flagrant non-support.

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