Michael S.Durbin, 55 of Campbellsville, was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in the state penitentiary today by an Edmonson County jury on charges going back to April 2013. Durbin was originally charged with Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Open Alcohol Container in a Motor Vehicle, and Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License 2nd Offense.
Four out of the five charges were misdemeanors, so some might see the sentence as rather harsh. "He was offered a sentence much, much less," said one official. "You see these types of charges pretty often, but the defendant usually doesn't want a jury," he said.
Durbin, who obviously thought he would benefit from a jury trial, was asked if he regretted not taking a plea bargain. "No," he replied. "It must be what God wants."
Edmonson Voice Staff