Monday, September 26, 2011

Letcher County Man Sentenced

  • {Kentucky}...Monday, Letcher County Circuit Judge Samuel T. Wright sentenced Jonathan Anderson to 20 years in prison, 10 years for manslaughter second degree, 5 years for criminal mischief first degree and 5 years for leaving the scene of an accident, to run consecutively. Anderson will be eligible for parole in three to four years. On November 21, 2010 KSP Post 13 in Hazard responded to a 3 vehicle collision along the Whitesburg by-pass at Stone Avenue. Police say a pick-up operated by Jonathon Anderson of Whitesburg was traveling north, attempting to pass another vehicle, when he rear-ended a vehicle driven by 48 year old  Gwendolyn H. Whitaker of Roxanna, causing it to collide with a car operated by Mitchum Whitaker of Roxanna. Gwendolyn Whitaker was extricated from her vehicle and later airlifted to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee where she died.