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Wynonna Judd Daughter Serving 8-Year Sentence

She violated probation by leaving rehab
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2018 4:11 AM CDT
Artist Wynonna Judd performs at the Dylan Fest at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.   (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Wyonna Judd's troubled 22-year-old daughter has landed in prison again, and she might be almost 30 by the time she gets out. Radar Online reports that Grace Pauline Kelley is serving an eight-year sentence at West Tennessee State Penitentiary for breaking probation on drug charges. Kelley—the daughter of Judd and Arch Kelley, her first husband—pleaded guilty to manufacturing, selling, and delivering meth in Williamson County and possessing meth in Maury County in May last year. She was sentenced to almost a year in jail, but that sentence was suspended and replaced with probation, 180 days of which was to be served in a rehab facility.

A Williamson County official says a warrant was issued for Kelley's arrest after she absconded from the drug recovery program in November last year. Her probation was revoked in February this year, the official says. People reports that Kelley's official release date is in 2025, but she'll be eligible for parole in February 2019. This wasn't Kelley's first brush with the law, reports Fox News. She has been been in and out of prisons in both Tennessee and Alabama since December 2015, when she was arrested in the parking lot of a Walgreens in Nashville with the ingredients to manufacture meth. She pleaded guilty to possession of meth and was arrested again in Alabama the next year as a "fugitive from justice." (Read more Wynonna Judd stories.)

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