Motion Day – Haywood’s sentence probated

By Ralph Dickerson
Lewisport resident Jennifer D. Haywood received probation on her case before the Hancock County court system. During motion day proceedings on February 25, Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Tim Coleman sentenced Haywood to concurrent five year sentences on charges of theft by unlawful taking-all others-$500 or more but under $10,000 and forgery-second degree. After sentencing Haywood to five years in jail, Coleman granted her five years of probation. As part of her probation, Coleman ordered Haywood to serve 120 days in jail on weekends.
Haywood worked at Hawesville United Methodist Church, and the church discovered Haywood mishandled church funds and terminated her employment. The investigation discovered Haywood started committing the offenses in January of 2018, and continued to August of 2018.
In March of 2019 the Hancock County grand jury indicted Haywood on one charge of theft by unlawful taking over $500, twenty charges of forgery in the second degree, two charges of theft of identity and two charges of making false statements as to identity or financial condition to obtain a credit card. The case continued to wind its way through the court system until February of this year.
In February the court offered Haywood a plea bargain agreement. In exchange for a plea of guilty to one charge of theft by unlawful taking-all others $500 or more but under $10,000 and one charge of forgery in the second degree, the state offered to drop the remaining charges. All parties accepted the agreement.
Ramsey receives 10-year jail sentence
Lewisport resident Larry W. Ramsey received a total of 10 years in jail from two cases before the Hancock County court system. Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Tim Coleman sentenced Ramsey to five years in jail on a charge of burglary-second degree, four years in jail on a charge of theft by unlawful taking/disposition firearm and one year in jail on a charge of bail jumping in the first degree. Coleman sentenced him to jail during motion day proceedings February 25 at the Hancock County Judicial Center.
Ramsey’s case started in February of 2019 when he and two accomplices broke into his mother’s home and stole several items. Law enforcement quickly zeroed in on Ramsey and his friends as the culprits in the break in and arrested them.
In march of 2019 the Hancock County grand jury indicted Ramsey on a charge of burglary in the first degree, four counts of theft by unlawful taking/disposition firearm, theft by unlawful taking over $500, tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana. In October of 2019 the grand jury indicted him on a charge of bail jumping in the first degree. The case continued to wind its way through the court system until February of this year.
The Commonwealth Attorney’s office offered Ramsey a plea bargain agreement in the case. In exchange for a plea of guilty to the bail jumping charge, an amended charge of burglary in the second degree and a charge of theft by unlawful taking/disposition firearm, the state agreed to dismiss all other charges pending against Ramsey regarding these two cases. All parties accepted the agreement.
Bigamist sentenced
Owensboro resident Jack D. Ebelhar received a five-year probated sentence on a charge of bigamy. He stands accused of committing the offense in 2016. Hancock County Circuit Court judge Tim Coleman handed down the sentence during motion day proceedings February 25 at the Hancock County Judicial Center.
The Hancock County grand jury indicted Ebelhar on the bigamy charge in August of 2019. In February of this year the Commonwealth’s Attorney offered him a plea bargain agreement. In exchange for a plea of guilty to the bigamy charge, the Commonwealth offered him a five-year probated charge. All parties accepted the agreement.

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