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Whitley County Sheriff Investigation

May 27, 2011

Nighbert sentencing continued

Faces charges of selling drugs, conspiring to sell drugs, burglarizing pharmacy

CORBIN — May 27, 2011.pdf

By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer

Sentencing of Kenneth Bradley Nighbert and Michael Scott Ball, Larry Dan Harville, Jorrita Petrey and Shannon Taylor set for Thursday, has been continued.

The date in London federal court is yet to be re-set.

Along with Brandon Ray Sutton and Tina Elizabeth Davis, Ball, Harville, Petrey, Taylor and Nighbert face various charges of selling drugs, conspiring to sell drugs and burglarizing a pharmacy  

An indictment charged the seven with conspiring to sell drugs and Harville and Nighbert with burglarizing the pharmacy between Dec. 2005 and May 18, 2007.

Sutton and Davis were sentenced on Feb. 24. Sutton to five years and five months in prison and Davis with five years and three months in prison.

In July, Nighbert pleaded guilty on the conspiracy and burglary counts of the indictments.

In October, Harville, Ball and Taylor entered a proposed plea agreement. Petrey entered a proposed plea agreement in September.

Four other federal cases are associated with the Nighbert case, Timothy John Morgan, in a case opened in October 2007 and terminated in July 2008, charging him with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, marijuana and oxycodone tablets and being a felon possessing a firearm in London federal court.

Demetrius Stringer, in a case charging him with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and distributing oxycodone that opened in October 2001, closed April 2009 in London federal court.

A case filed against Ronnie Wayne Reynolds was filed on March 16 of this year charges him with  pending counts of knowingly conspiring “with others to obstruct, delay, and affect in any way and degree commerce and the movement of articles and commodities in commerce by extortion.”

Reynolds pleaded guilty in London federal court to an information filed on March 16 and sentencing is set for June 29, at 3:30 p.m.

And a case filed against Charles F. Fritts Jr., filed on April 7, with pending counts of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, distribution of hydrocodone and oxycodone and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Trial of Fritts and three others is set for 10 a.m. June 13 in London federal court.

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