Phillips to remain in jail

Published 12:59 pm Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Montgomery Circuit Judge Charles Price this morning denied Sherrie Phillips’ request for an early release from her three-year prison sentence.

Price sentenced was Phillips to a 10-year split sentence with three years’ imprisonment after a Covington County jury found her guilty of theft by deception of $1.8 million and intentionally using her official position for unlawful personal gain for herself or a family member in late October of 2008.

Because he issued a split sentence, Judge Price retained jurisdiction over the case and could enter an order to release Phillips before her three years are up.

Phillips’ attorney, Geneva attorney David Harrison, asked the court in his motion to execute the remainder of her sentence, stating that she “has given every indication of reformation and correction.”