KY Woman Sues for Release from Jail

By: AP
By: AP

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A western Kentucky woman is suing in an attempt to force her release from jail and claiming officials miscalculated her sentence.

Attorney Eric Bearden says 25-year-old Courtney Graves should have been released months ago and should be immediately freed. Bearden says that Graves should have been given credit for time served, but wasn't upon her admission to the Christian County Jail in April.

Graves pleaded guilty on April 29 to second-degree fleeing and was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with the agreement that her sentence would run concurrent to a state sentence she was already serving.

Bearden says she is serving consecutive sentences by mistake.

Christian County Jailer Brad Boyd was not available for comment.

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