Man sentenced to 7 years

Published 9:44 am Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Dayhoit man was ordered to begin a seven-year prison sentence after his probation was recently revoked in Harlan Circuit Court.

Chad Franklin Collett, 27, appeared in front of Harlan Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson on the state’s motion to revoke probation on April 18.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Parker Boggs and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jonathon Lee handled the matter for the state.

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According to the probation revocation order, Collett entered a plea of guilty on July 29, 2016, to charges of receiving stolen property over $500 and second-degree persistent felony offender. He was sentenced to a total of seven years in prison, to run concurrent with a sentence on a separate indictment. Collett was granted probation on the sentence for a period of five years, to be supervised through the office of Probation and Parole or until all restitution was paid. He was also ordered to attend substance abuse evaluation and undergo random drug screens.

Collett was sentenced on charges including those stemming from an indictment handed down by the grand jury on Sept. 22, 2014. According to that indictment, on or about Feb. 22, 2014, Collett was in possession of stolen copper wire valued at more than $500. He was also indicted for second-degree persistent felony offender, having been previously sentenced on a felony indictment in Harlan Circuit Court on May 6, 2010.

The arrest warrant states Collett possessed copper wire stolen from Harlan Honey, which he sold to Baxter Metal Company for $538.

The probation revocation order states Collett failed to abide by the terms and conditions of his probation. Multiple supervision violation reports were produced by Probation and Parole Officer Adam Brock. Collett was arrested on charges including operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs by Harlan City Police Officer Travis Freeman on Aug. 11, tested positive for substance including methamphetamine and Suboxone, failed to complete substance abuse treatment and absconded from probation.

Hendrickson ordered Collett’s probation revoked and remanded him into custody to begin serving his sentence.