Sad news to report from the Judd family. Grace Pauline Kelley, the daughter of Wynonna Judd, has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
According to PEOPLE, Kelley, 22, is currently serving time at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee, and has been there since April. She was sentenced to prison for leaving a court-mandated drug recovery program.
The act violated her probation. Her release date is now August 10, ,2025, but is eligible for parole on February 4, 2019.
Kelley pled guilty to meth manufacture, delivery, sale and possession on May 26, 2017, in Williams County Court, according to Radar Online. A Tennessee judge ordered her to pay over $3K in fines.
Kelley was also charged with similar counts in Maury County. She pled guilty to the lesser charge of possession of meth.
Kelley also pled guilty to evading arrest. She was sentenced to four years in jail but jail time was suspended and she was ordered to only be on probation. But one of the conditions of her probation was that she serve 180 days at an in-house rehab center.
“Her probation was revoked on February 8, 2018,” said a spokesperson for Williamson County. “She was sentenced to serve eight years. The meth manufacture, delivery, sale and possession with intent charges run concurrent with charges at Maury County.”
Kelley has struggled in the past with the law. In 2015, she was arrested at a Walgreens parking lot in Nashville. In 2016 she was charged with possession of meth manufacture, which she pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of possessing meth.
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