Shuler sentenced to 3 years


Man loses probation, begins prison sentence

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Harry Shuler


A Smith man was sentenced to three years in prison in Harlan Circuit Court on Thursday for multiple offenses including unlawful taking of property, trafficking a controlled substance and promoting contraband.

Harry Shuler III, 35, appeared for sentencing in front of Harlan Circuit Court Judge Kent Hendrickson along with his attorney Kellie Wilson. Commonwealth’s Attorney Parker Boggs handled the case for the state.

Shuler was sentenced on multiple indictments, including one stemming from an incident that occurred in June of 2013. According to a previous report, Shuler cut down a power pole and took three large transformers and one small transformer valued at over $10,000. The warrant further states that Shuler damaged a substation causing $150,000 in damage.

Shuler entered pleas of guilty on April 21 to charges of unlawful taking of property valued over $10,000, first-degree criminal mischief, first- and second-degree trafficking a controlled substance, promoting contraband, second- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, no registrations plates and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (second offense).

Hendrickson followed Boggs recommendation, sentencing Shuler to a total of three years in prison.

In other court activity:

• Thomas Holden, 33, of Evarts, was ordered to begin serving a five-year prison sentence after his probation was revoked;

• Jeremy Barker, 36, of Cumberland, was sentenced to a year in prison for first-degree possession of a controlled substance;

• Joey D. Lewis, 35, of Evarts, was sentenced to six years in prison for second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500. Lewis was granted probation on the sentence for a period of five years’

• Ronda Helton Bennett, 35, of Evarts, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for promoting contraband, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and persistent felony offender I. She was granted probation for a period of five years on the sentence;

• Vickie Farley, 57, of Evarts, was sentenced to three years in prison for second- and third-degree trafficking a controlled substance. She was granted probation on the sentence for a period of five years;

• James Tyler Boggs, 31, of Big Laurel, was sentenced to seven years in prison for complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school (two counts). He was granted probation on the sentence for a period of five years;

• Robert Cheatham, 33, of Harlan, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender. He was granted probation on the sentence for a period of five years;

• Sidney G. Owens, 37, was sentenced to one year in prison for complicity to fraudulent use of a credit/debit card over $500;

• Timothy Anglian, 56, of Evarts, was sentenced to five years in prison for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance. He was granted probation on the sentence for a period of five years;

• Ariel Henry, 23, was ordered to begin serving a two-year prison sentence after his probation was revoked;

• Justin McQueen, 29, of Lejunior, was ordered to begin serving a six-month prison sentence after his probation was revoked;

• Eric Curry, 36, of Dayhoit, was ordered to begin serving a three-year prison sentence after his probation was revoked.

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Harry Shuler
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Man loses probation, begins prison sentence

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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