Inmate gets additional time for threatening judge


Web Editor - Jay Marchmon

PADUCAH - A Kentucky inmate has been given an additional year in prison for threating a judge and his family.

Adam Reynolds entered a plea bargain that allowed him to not stand trial, which could have brought him an additional 20 years.

Reynolds pleaded guilty on Thursday in Paducah to one count of retaliating against a participant in a legal process.

The 31-year-old inmate was charged with threatening McCracken District Judge Chris Hollowell and his family. He was originally charged with four counts, but his plea consolidated them into one, and the court dismissed a persistent offender charge.

Reynolds was earlier sentenced to 10 years in prison for promoting contraband. The threats--found written on pages in his cell--were in the form of what he said were song lyrics.

Senior status Judge Thomas Castlen denied probation in the plea.