Denny receives 1 year sentence

Last updated: March 04. 2014 3:03PM - 1315 Views
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A man accused of stealing another man’s identity received his final sentencing on Monday in Bell Circuit Court.


Judge Robert Costanzo sentenced Robby J. Johnson, 30, of Loyall, to three years in the penitentiary for two counts of theft of identity of another without consent, 12 months in the Bell County Jail for theft by unlawful taking under $500, 12 months in jail for second-degree possession of a controlled substance and 90 days in jail for possession of marijuana.


The aforementioned sentences are set to run concurrently with each other but consecutively with an indictment out of Marion County. Johnson entered a guilty plea on Feb. 21.


According to the plea agreement, in March 2012, Johnson used the name, address and Social Security number of Jeffrey Daniels without consent and for the purpose of avoiding detection. He also used the name and Social Security number of Ebrahim H. Ebrahim without consent to avoid detection.


The indictment states Johnson unlawfully took merchandise with a value under $500 from Walmart. He also knowingly possessed marijuana and hydrocodone.


Sgt. Joe Holder of the Middlesboro Police Department was the case officer.


James A. Denny, 47, of Pineville, also received his final sentence in court on Monday. He was sentenced to one year and six months in the penitentiary for theft by unlawful taking over $300, 90 days in jail for second-degree criminal trespass and 90 days in jail for third-degree criminal mischief.


Denny enter his guilty plea on Jan. 30.


According to the indictment, in January 2008, Denny took property with a value over $300 from Watkins Steel. He was told not to be on the property. He also damaged the wire fence and post on the property.


Others sentenced on Monday include:


* Rebecca Christina Helton, 34, of Coldiron, was sentenced to 12 months in jail for third-degree possession of a controlled substance and five years in the penitentiary for tampering with physical evidence. The sentence will be probated, supervised probation, for five years;


* Randall Scott Johnson, 39, of LaFollette, Tenn., was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, five years in the penitentiary for tampering with physical evidence and 12 months in jail for possession of drug paraphernalia. The sentence will be probated, supervised probation, for five years.


Anthony Cloud can be reached at 606-248-1010, ext. 1125 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.

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