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Bedford Man Receives Sentence Modification
Updated October 28, 2015 7:47 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BEDFORD) - A Bedford man sentenced in October for dealing meth, was granted a sentence modification by Lawrence County Judge William Sleva.

According to court records, 41-year-old Martin Bruhy will spend the rest of his Department of Correction time participating in the Community Transition Program before completing two years of supervised probation. He will enter CTP on February 10, which would have been Bruhy's earliest release date.

Sleva stipulated Bruhy will be on house arrest, while he resides with his mother. He is to not to violate any laws and will be subject to drug screenings.

Bruhy was arrested in July 2013 at WalMart.

According to Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley officers were called to the store because of a possible shoplifter.
When they arrived they found 39-year-old Martin Bruhy of Bedford as well as 18-year-old Casey Roberts and 41-year-old Jamie Byrd, both of Williams.

Officers told the individuals they had to leave the store, but they had to find a ride because all three had suspended driver's license. But the three didn't heed police warnings.

Officers stopped the car and gave Byrd a traffic ticket for driving with a suspended driver's license and for false or fictitious registration.

Officers then attempted to have the passengers, Bruhy and Roberts, get out of the vehicle so it could be towed. That is when Roberts became belligerent and resisted police.

Bruhy also refused to get out of the car and officers had to forcibly remove him from the vehicle. That is when they found Bruhy had a handgun in his waistband.

Officers also found pipes used to smoke drugs along with other drug paraphernalia in Martin's pockets. He also had pills and a crystal substance. Parsley says both items tested positive for meth.

Inside the vehicle police found items used to make meth and items that Roberts had stolen from Walmart.

Martin Bruhy was charged with possession of more than 3 grams of meth, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deal, possession of more than 3 grams of meth with a firearm, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest by force and maintaining a common nuisance.

Roberts has been charged with disorderly conduct, theft, resisting arrest by force and visiting a common nuisance.

As part of a plea agreement, Bruhy pleaded guilty to dealing in meth, which was amended to a Class B felony, and the other charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with four years suspended and credit for 92 days served.



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