Sentencing Set For Henry Earl

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

58-year-old Henry was back in court Thursday morning for what was supposed to be his sentencing after being arrested for the 1,000 time.

Instead, Fayette County District Judge Megan Thornton continued his case. Thornton asked Earl if anyone from the Hope Center had come to speak with him about a rehabilitation program she had recommended and he said No.

Thornton asked "her buddy" Earl if he would be interested in giving their rehab program a try and he said he would. Thornton said in court she would contact representatives from the Hope Center to make sure Earl got an interview.

Earl has been in at least one rehab program before. If Earl refuses the rehab program through the Hope Center or is found ineligible, he could face up to 90 days in jail.

He has already served 23 days since his latest arrest. He will be back in court next week.

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  • by melinda Location: mount sterling on Oct 17, 2008 at 06:37 AM
    stop making this man a celeberty. he needs to be locked up. and no, at his age and lifestyle rehab is not an option, it's a joke. this man is not going to change, if he was it would have occured by now. a lot of people does this to get warm and eat in the winter. is there any shelters in the area? where is this man's family? did they wash their hands of him? he does need help but you can't help someone that's out for a free ride and don't want to help themselves.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2008 at 11:16 PM
    After the first fifty times of being arrested I think this man gave up on rehab. This is a lifestyle for him that is not going change. Why waste everyones time with trying to get him into rehab. Lock him up and keep the worthless ones out of socities view.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on Oct 16, 2008 at 02:08 PM
    I worked at the jail and Henry (better known as James Brown) always gets locked up throughout the cold months because he needs (3) meals a day and a place to sleep. I feel sorry for the guy but I also hate the fact that he's living off our tax dollars. He just get a job and support himself instead of drinking his life away.
  • by kw Location: waco on Oct 16, 2008 at 09:32 AM
    All I can say is WOW! Quit making this man a celebrity. He only does it for the attention!!!
  • by richard Location: winchester on Oct 16, 2008 at 07:45 AM
    this is insane, this guys does this for the hot meals and the place to stay probate him and get him out of our system, he is costing us the tax payers so much more than we think, lets take him to another state and drop him off and let them deal with this, we have paid way too much for way to long
  • by Whitney Location: Lexington on Oct 16, 2008 at 06:28 AM
    Why is this story so important? He needs to get some help.
  • by ? Location: frankfort on Oct 16, 2008 at 06:26 AM
    why not just lock this trash up.who cares anyway about how many times this loser has been locked up..he's just another deadbeat.
  • by Gretchen on Oct 16, 2008 at 06:24 AM
    OK...another example of our "fine" court system...Ha! This man definitely needs some rehab...probably also needs a place to live, and somebody to help him along the process after rehab...Give him probation and wonder how long it take him to get to the next thousand mark--It's a wonder he's not dead by now, but actually don't look too bad


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