JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Kenneth Bartley reported to the county jail Monday evening to begin his nine month sentence for assault and vandalism crimes which occurred in November 2020. Bartley was ordered to serve nine months but with work release allowed from 7:30 am till 5:30 pm each work day. He is to be drug screened each evening that he returns to jail, according to the sentencing ruling. 

Bartley was in court on Aug. 3 for a sentencing hearing in criminal court regarding two counts of vandalism, two counts of assault and one count resisting arrest.  Eighth Judicial Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton sentenced Bartley to the nine months jail time, with work release allowed. Sexton also ordered that at the end of the nine months Bartley is to appear in court again to “review the sentence,” according to court records. 

The charges that resulted in the sentencing occurred back in late November 2020 during an altercation at Papa Vapes in LaFollette.

According to a statement from LaFollette Police Chief Bill Roehl released at that time, officers received a call regarding an argument between Bartley and a couple at the business location. Once officers arrived on scene at 1413 Jacksboro Pike, they were advised that Bartley had gotten into an argument with the couple and had allegedly broken the rear window out of their car with his fists. Bartley then left the scene.

During the investigation, officers went to Bartley’s Imperial Heights home. When officers encountered the then 29-year-old Bartley, they “were met with aggression,” the report said. Bartley “spit and kicked officers and struck one officer in the face with his fist,” Roehl said. Officers responded to Bartley’s aggression with the use of pepper spray. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/11/2021-6AM)

One Reply to “Bartley sentenced to 9 months jail time; work leave allowed”

  1. As much as this guy is in and out of trouble, he must have a heck of a lawyer that knows his stuff!

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