Thursday police news 0918

September 18, 2003

Man resentenced in robbery case:

One of the men convicted of robbing a man and woman in Perryville in March 2002 was resentenced this week in Boyle Circuit Court.

Alvis Madison White III, 23, and Edward L. Davidson, 20, both of Harrodsburg, were convicted of robbing Mary Morgan and Robert Miller at gunpoint on March 17, 2002, injuring both and taking cash.

Both suspects pleaded guilty to the charges.

Davidson was sentenced in January to 13 years on the robbery charge and 10 years each on two assault counts, with all of the sentences to run concurrently.


White pleaded guilty to the same charges in April and was sentenced June 17. He received the same sentence as Davidson; however, the assault sentences were recorded as 13 years rather than 10 years.

Boyle County Commonwealth's Attorney Richard Bottoms said 13 years is three more than the maximum penalty allowed by law for an assault conviction, so White was brought back into court this week to be resentenced.

"It was a paperwork mistake, and this hearing was to correct that," said Bottoms.

Two plead guilty; another sentenced:

STANFORD - Two people entered guilty pleas and another was sentenced to prison recently in Lincoln County Circuit Court, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy F. Montgomery.

n James Lopez, 33, of Danville pleaded guilty to second-degree facilitation to commit burglary and theft by unlawful taking more than $300. The charges stem from an April burglary and theft at the home of David Taylor. The commonwealth recommended a sentence of five years in prison. Final sentencing is set for Oct. 10.

n Earl Treadway, 31, of Danville pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery. Treadway admitted his role in the robbery of Billy Adams. The commonwealth recommended a prison sentence of five years. His co-defendants, Darrell W. Treadway and Robert L. Hines, will be tried Nov. 24.

n Robert Anderson, 39, of Kings Mountain was sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking more than $300. His sentence will run consecutively with the 10-year sentence he is serving from Taylor County, for a total of 15 years.

Death row inmate loses appeal:

LEXINGTON (AP) - Thomas Clyde Bowling, sentenced to death for killing the owners of a dry-cleaning business in Lexington in 1990, lost an appeal before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

A three-member panel of the appellate court rejected Bowling's numerous attacks on the case. The 17-page ruling was issued Wednesday.

The appeal had raised the specter of another killer, complained that prosecutors had misbehaved during the trial and accused Bowling's three trial lawyers of incompetence and spending less than an hour preparing his defense, claims the appeals court said were unsubstantiated.

Bowling, 50, can now ask for the entire Sixth Circuit to hear his appeal and has the right to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.

He has already been through state and lower federal courts, all of which upheld his conviction and sentence.

Bowling was sentenced in January 1991 to die for killing Eddie and Tina Earley, owners of the Earley Bird Cleaners, who were shot in their car outside their shop.

Their 2-year-old son, Christopher, was also shot in the assault, but he survived.

Paintsville man dies from crash injuries:

PAINTSVILLE (AP) - A Paintsville man has died of injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle crash in Leslie County.

Gerald Stambaugh, 62, was driving on Ky. 421 20 miles from Hyden about 6:30 p.m. EDT Monday when the wreck happened, Transtar ambulance service supervisor Tracy Neice said. Neice said that he did not know the cause of the accident and that the other driver had not been identified.

Stambaugh was taken to Mary Breckenridge Hospital in Hyden and later to a hospital in Tennessee, where he died Tuesday.

The driver of the second vehicle and his passenger, also not identified, were taken to Mary Breckenridge Hospital with minor injuries, Neice said.


Central Kentucky News Articles