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Middleton’s probation to be revoked

A Harlan man’s probation was recently revoked as a result of noncompliance in Harlan County Circuit Court.

Tyler Middleton, 24, appeared in front of Harlan Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson for sentencing. Middleton was represented by his attorney, Will Seidelman. Commonwealth’s Attorney Parker Boggs handled the matter for the state.

According to the probation revocation order, Middleton did not comply with the terms and conditions of his probation.

Middleton was granted probation on Jan. 3, 2018, after entering a plea of guilty in Harlan Circuit Court on Aug. 16, 2017, to receiving stolen property (firearm) and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

Middleton was sentenced to a total of three years imprisonment following his charges, probated five years, all supervised by probation and parole officials, and ordered to have no contact with the minor victim. Middleton was also to complete 1,000 hours of approved and documented community service during the first year of probation.

According to a Notice of Violations and Termination from a drug court report on Nov. 1, 2018, Middleton failed to abide by the terms and condition of his probation. The report stated Middleton absconded from the program.

The court found that “Middleton’s failure to comply with the conditions of supervision constitutes a significant risk to prior victims of the supervised individual or the community at-large and cannot be appropriately managed in the community,” as stated in the probation revocation order.

Hendrickson revoked Middleton’s probation. Middleton was remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

In other court activity, a woman is facing three years imprisonment in Harlan County Circuit Court.

Angel Foley, 23, appeared in front of Judge Hendrickson for sentencing. Foley was represented by her attorney, Linda West. Boggs handled the matter for the state.

According to the final judgment order, Foley entered a negotiated plea of guilty on Aug. 15, 2018, for acts committed on June 17, 2016. Charges included six counts first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of controlled substance and first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hendrickson sentenced Foley to three years in prison without probation.