Court revokes probation


Greene, Shanks remanded into custody

Staff Report



Draven Greene


Josh Shanks


Two men are on their way to prison after having their probation revoked this week in Harlan Circuit Court.

Draven Greene, 19, of Kenvir, had his probation revoked on Wednesday by Harlan Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson.

According to a press release from the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Greene’s probation was revoked after failing to abide by the conditions of his supervision. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jonathon C. Lee filed the motion to revoke Greene’s probation and represented the state at the hearing. Lee called Probation and Parole Officer Adam Brock to the stand on behalf of the state. The court was presented with information and evidence concerning multiple violations committed by Greene while on probation as well as Greene’s absconding of probation supervision. With the hearing concluded, Hendrickson revoked Greene’s probation and ordered that he be remanded to the Department of Corrections to begin serving his five-year sentence.

The release also states Joshua A. Shanks, 35, of Kenvir, had his probation revoked on Thursday after failing to abide by the conditions of his supervision. Lee filed the motion to revoke Shanks’ probation and represented the state at the hearing. Lee called Probation and Parole Officer Tyler Prewitt and Kentucky State Police Master-Trooper Michael Cornett to the stand on behalf of the state. The court was presented with information and evidence concerning multiple violations committed by Shanks while on probation. At the conclusion of the hearing, Hendrickson revoked Shanks’ probation and ordered that he be remanded to the Department of Corrections to begin serving his five-year sentence.

In other court activity:

• Fess Pace Jr., 44, of Loyall, was sentenced to one year in prison;

• Eddie Knuckles, 44, of Pocohantes, Virgina, was sentenced to 12 months in jail to run concurrent with time he is now serving in Virginia for a total of 12 years in prison;

• Commonwealth’s Attorney S. Parker Boggs requested bench warrants for the following individuals who failed to appear for their respective court dates: Danny G. Perkins, III; Todd Simpson; Tracy Taylor; Joshua Mendoza; Heather Risner; James N. Stevens; Krystal Ward; Christopher White and Marcus Young.

Draven Greene
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Josh Shanks
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Josh-Shanks1.jpgJosh Shanks
Greene, Shanks remanded into custody

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