Two charged in rock-throwing incident plead guilty in Boyle

Published 11:13 pm Thursday, October 3, 2019

Two young Danville men previously pleaded not guilty on felony charges in connection with a rock-throwing incident in late January that caused a Boyle County Sheriff’s deputy to be injured in a wreck. They changed their pleas to guilty in Boyle Circuit Court Thursday morning.

Nathan Hazlett and Clark “Tres” Walker III, both 18, appeared before Judge Darren Peckler and pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree criminal mischief.

According to court records, Commonwealth’s Attorney Richard Bottoms recommended the men be sentenced to pretrial diversion for five years and perform 40 hours of community service each year.

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However, if they fail to successfully complete the diversion, Bottoms recommended they serve five years for each count, to be served concurrently in a state penitentiary.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 3.