Last updated: August 22. 2014 12:33PM - 1924 Views
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Lee Roy Hindman
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MADISON – A Lincoln County man convicted of breaking and entering into a cell site tower facility owned by Verizon in Julian admitted last week to violating a condition of his probation.

Lee Roy Hindman, 33, of Hamlin, appeared in Boone County court last week on a probation revocation.

Following his admission, Hindman was sentenced to 1-10 years in prison.

Hindman pled guilty to breaking and entering in January. His conviction arose out of the May 2013 breaking and entering into a cell site tower facility owned by Verizon and located in the Julian area of Boone County.

Hindman told police he attempted to steal the copper ground wire used to ground the facility.

In other Boone County courtroom news, a Wharton woman appeared in Boone County court on Aug. 20, 2014, on a charge that she violated the terms of her probation.

Tonya Blevins, 40, of Wharton, admitted to battering a relative approximately one month after being released by the Court on probation.

Following her admission, she was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison.

Blevins pled guilty to transportation of a controlled substance into the state in April of this year. Her conviction arose out of the June 2013 incident where Blevins, along with two others, received a shipment of Xanax in the mail from the state of Washington.

(Fred Pace is the Editor for the Coal Valley News. He can be contacted at fpace@civitasmedia.com or at 304-369-1165, or on Twitter @fcpace62)

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