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Shinn sentenced – To serve 7 years probation for DWI and weapons

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The 54-year-old Bowling Green man accused of a hit-and-run and unlawful use of a weapon entered an Alford Plea of guilty during his arraignment Wednesday.

Leroy “Roger” Shinn entered the Alford Plea indicating that he does not fully admit guilt, but does agree there may be evidence to convict him in a trial.

Shinn was facing two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon, DWI, and leaving the scene of an accident after an incident in which he allegedly pulled a gun on both Fed Ex workers and Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte this past Nov. 20.

After the defendant entered the Alford guilty plea, he was sentenced to probation for each count.

Judge David Hamilton Ash sentenced Shinn to five years of supervised probation on his weapons charges. The defendant was also sentenced to serve eight days of shock incarceration in the Pike County Jail, pay $100 to the Law Enforcement Restitution Fund, and is “not to possess or consume alcohol nor enter any establishment where alcohol is the major item for sale,” according to docket reports.

Shinn also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DWI charge and was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation. He is to serve eight days of shock incarceration for this count, as well. Shinn must also pay recoupment in the amount of $204.