Lincoln County Cases result in prison sentences

Published 9:00 am Thursday, March 21, 2019

Press release
The Interior Journal

STANFORD – Eddy F. Montgomery, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Pulaski, Lincoln, and Rockcastle Counties announces that several cases from Circuit Court resulted in prison sentences including a sentence for drug trafficking. These cases were resolved at Division 1 criminal motion hour on March 8.

Jessica R. Rowe, 30, of Stanford pled guilty to 2 counts of 1st Degree Trafficking in a Controlled Substance – 10 or more units. According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney David L. Dalton, Rowe admitted to selling Oxycodone on 2 occasions in June to a confidential informant with the Kentucky State Police. Dalton stated that 1 sale was 20 pills for $820 and another sale was 30 pills for $1220. Dalton stated he would recommend 8 years in prison for the trafficking charges. Final sentencing was set for April 12, 2019.

Aaron Ray French, 40, of Crab Orchard was sentenced to 2 years in prison for 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance. According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney David L. Dalton, in October 2018, a traffic stop by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office found French to be in possession of a baggy of cocaine in the driver’s seat. This case was prosecuted through the Rocket Docket program.

Harley D. Jones, 25, of Lancaster was sentenced to 1 year in prison for 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance. According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney David L. Dalton, in January 2019, a traffic stop by the Stanford Police Department found Jones in possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine in the steering column of the dash. This case was prosecuted through the Rocket Docket program.

Teawanna L. Reynolds, 28, of Danville was imprisoned for 5 years following the revocation of her pretrial diversion. According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney David L. Dalton, in January 2018, Reynolds pled guilty to flagrant non-support – owing over $8,000.00. Reynolds was removed from pretrial diversion following a determination that she absconded from supervision; failed to report; and left the state without permission.

Joey L. Gould, 36, of Stanford was imprisoned for 5 years following the revocation of his probation. According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney David L. Dalton, in September 2018, Gould pled guilty and was granted probation after failing to pay over $16,000.00 in child support. Gould was imprisoned following findings that he used controlled substance and failed to cooperate with his probation officer.