Evarts man sentenced to 12 years in prison


Ison granted probation

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]



Candice Ison


Tim Hughes


An Evarts man was recently sentenced to 12 years in prison in Harlan Circuit Court on charges including robbery.

Timothy L. Hughes, 27, of Evarts, appeared with his attorney Michael Lam in front of Harlan Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson for sentencing.

According to the order, the court asked if there was any reason Hughes should not be sentenced. Hughes and his attorney were given the opportunity to make statements on Hughes’ behalf. No sufficient cause was shown why judgment should not be pronounced.

Hughes was sentenced on charges of first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking under $500 and persistent felony offender II to a total of 12 years in prison. He was additionally ordered to pay $145 in restitution.

Candice Megan Ison, 28, was sentenced recently on drug charges.

Ison was sentenced to a total of seven years in prison for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, three counts of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and two counts of second degree complicity to trafficking a controlled substance.

She was granted probation on the sentence for a period of five years. Her probation conditions state she must successfully complete the intensive outpatient serviced program at Cumberland River Behavioral Health Center during the first six months of probation. She must undergo screening and assessment and remain in compliance with Probation and Parole, undergo random drug screens and attend at least two meetings on Narcotics/Alcoholics Anonymous per week. She is required to obtain a GED within the first two years of probation if she does not already have a high school diploma. Ison must also maintain a minimum of 20 hours employment or approved and documented community service throughout the first three years of probation. Failure to successfully complete any of the terms will be considered grounds for revocation.

In other court activity:

• Terry Ingram, 32, of Cumberland, was sentenced on two counts of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance to a total of three years in prison. Ingram was granted probation on the sentence for a period of three years. Ingram was ordered to remain incarcerated until a bed becomes available at Isaiah House, where he is to complete a mandatory six month program;

• Chase B. Pennington, 20, of Lynch, was sentenced on an amended charge of possession of a meth precursor and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs to a total of five years in prison;

• Steven Fields, 51, of Harlan, was sentenced for first-degree trafficking a controlled substance to three years in prison;

• Billy Pace, 32, of Baxter, was sentenced on two counts of receiving stolen property over $500 to a total of one year in prison. He was granted probation on the sentence for a period of one year. He was additionally ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $400;

• Vernon R. Pace, 44, of Evarts, was sentenced on a charge of flagrant non-support to five years in prison. He was granted probation for a period of five years or until the arrearage of $7,826 is paid in full;

• Kevin B. Burkhart, 30, of Evarts, was sentenced for second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and second-degree persistent felony offender to a total of six years in prison. He was granted probation on the sentence for a period of five years. He was also ordered to complete Drug Court and pay restitution of $140;

• Joey Blevins, 37, of Evarts was sentenced for second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and first-degree persistent felony offender to a total of 10 years in prison. He was granted probation for a period of five years on the sentence. He was additionally ordered to pay restitution of $125.

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Candice Ison
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Tim Hughes
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Ison granted probation

By Joe P. Asher

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