HAZARD – A Hazard woman could serve several years in prison for her part in the theft of over $17,000 from a local business, along with two subsequent escape attempts.
Sharon Hensley, 33, appeared in Perry Circuit Court on Thursday where she was sentenced to serve seven years in prison. She was one of four people who staged a theft in June 2012 on Dawhare Drive as Christianne Clemons, a former employer of U Bet, was taking a deposit to a local bank. Clemons called police and told authorities that she had been robbed, but police eventually determined that Clemons was also involved, placing her under arrest and charging her with theft.
Hensley was later arrested, as were Jerry Hurt and Hiram Noble, each charged with theft over $10,000. Hensley would also pick up two additional charges of second-degree escape, one for escaping home incarceration, and the other for attempting to escape from jail custody.
Hensley entered guilty pleas in February to charges of theft over $10,000 and two counts of second-degree escape. In addition to her prison sentence, she will be required to jointly pay restitution of $17,054, along with Clemons, Hurt, and Noble.