Man loses pre-trial diversion


By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Travis Napier


A Harlan man found his pre-trial diversion revoked on Thursday in Harlan Circuit Court after he allegedly failed to abide by the conditions of the agreement.

Travis Napier, 21, appeared before Harlan Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson to answer a motion filed by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jonathon Lee to revoke his diversion.

According to a press release from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Lee represented the state during Napier’s hearing. Lee advised the court Napier committed several violations while on probation, including failing to complete a drug rehabilitation program. Hendrickson voided Napier’s diversion at the request of the commonwealth. Lee agreed to a sentence placing Napier into a long-term residential treatment program, probating a one-year prison sentence for a period of three years.

In other court activity:

• Nora L. Helton, 41, of Loyall, was sentenced to two years in prison for trafficking a controlled substance. She was remanded into custody to begin serving her sentence;

• Krystal Ward, 26, of Harlan, was sentenced to three years in prison for trafficking a controlled substance. She was also order to pay $125 in restitution to the Loyall City Police Department;

• Carl Bowser, 34, of Lexington, was sentence for flagrant non-support to five years in prison. He was granted probation on the sentence for a period of five year. He was ordered to pay $100 per month until his child support arrearage is paid in full;

• Catise Latham, 30, of Harlan, was sentenced to four years in prison for trafficking a controlled substance. She was granted probation on the sentence for a period of four years. The probation will be supervised. Lee objected to Latham being released to begin probation due to her being held with bond for multiple counts of bail jumping which the state is in the process of prosecuting. She was not released from incarceration;

• Roy Sanders, 39, of Stoney Fork, was sentenced to one year in prison for trafficking a controlled substance. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $200 to the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office. Sanders was remanded into custody to serve his sentence;

• Commonwealth’s Attorney Parker Boggs requested bench warrants for Dennis Grubbs, Sara Lee, Randy Adkins, Dallas Webb, and Michael Holbrook for failing to appear.

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Travis Napier
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By Joe P. Asher

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