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TOM DOTY
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PRESTONSBURG - A 23-year-old Ohio woman who pleaded guilty last year to robbing the BB&T branch bank at Glyn View Plaza will have to wait for victim impact statements to be generated before finding out if she will be granted shock probation.
Melinda Workman appeared in court Friday and asked for an early release from her eight-year sentence, saying, "I am sorry for what I did. I wasn't thinking at the time."
Workman's attorney, Steve Owens, produced several certificates from programs that Workman has completed since going to prison. He also noted that she has a young child who is being raised by its grandparents while she is incarcerated.
Commonwealth's Attorney Brent Turner responded by noting, "People in the bank that day had kids, too." He went on to mention that one of the tellers was threatened at gunpoint.
Judge John Caudill said that he would rehear the motion after the prosecution received victim impact reports from the bank staff, noting, "I think it's only fair to get their input."
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