Two sentenced in Common Pleas Court


By Ashley Bunton - [email protected]



A man who concealed a needle and heroin in his rectum, and a man who owes a substantial amount of money in child support appeared for sentencing Monday in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.

Shawn Barton, 46, of Washington C.H. was indicted in May for non-support of dependents, a felony of the fourth degree, and plead guilty. He was sentenced to five years of supervision in the community control program and ordered to pay the costs for prosecution. The prison term for a violation of that order is 18 months.

According to court records, Barton owned more than $18,000 in child support, according to the Fayette County Department of Human Services Child Support Enforcement Agency.

This is Barton’s second felony charge for non-support of dependents. He was charged in 2010 after he failed to make child support payments for more than $6,000, according to the agency.

Bradley L. Caulley, 30, of Washington C.H., was indicted in May for charges of tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree, possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree, and possessing drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Caulley was driving when he had a non-injury vehicle accident on Palmer Road.

Deputies from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office found that Caulley had a burnt spoon inside a glove tucked into his waistband and two hypodermic needles were concealed inside his underwear. A baggie with a white substance was found in Caulley’s wallet.

Caulley was transported to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Annex. Upon reviewing the video from inside the cruiser, officers noticed Caulley moving his arms. He later admitted that he had concealed a hypodermic needle in his rectum. He was taken to a restroom and the hypodermic needle, as well a bag of heroin, was found to be in his rectum.

Caulley plead guilty to the charges in his indictment and was ordered to serve 30 days in the Fayette County Jail, five years of community control supervision, a six-month driver’s license suspension, and ordered to pay the costs for prosecution. He faces two years in prison if he violates the terms of the sentence.

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By Ashley Bunton

[email protected]

Reach Ashley at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

Reach Ashley at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

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