A judge today sentenced former South Marshall Middle School principal Kent Barlow to serve 10 years in prison. Barlow pled guilty earlier this month to three charges stemming from an attack on his former girlfriend. Marshall County Circuit Judge Dennis Foust gave Barlow five years for both first degree wanton endangerment and unlawful imprisonment.
A former South Marshall Middle School Principal could serve up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to three charges stemming from an attack on a former girlfriend. Kent Barlow pled guilty to wanton endangerment, assault and unlawful imprisonment yesterday in a Marshall County Court. Barlow will be eligible for parole after two years. Circuit Judge Dennis Foust has set the sentencing hearing for August 31st.
FormerSouth Marshall Middle Schoolprincipal Kent Barlow has resigned in the midst of an investigation into charges of rape and unlawful imprisonment. Barlow appeared in Marshall District Court Wednesday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. The Paducah Sun reports Superintendent Trent Lovett confirms Barlow’s resignation. The district begins a search for his replacement today and will fill the position before July 1. Kentucky State Police arrested Barlow following allegations of rape by a female acquaintance. The case now goes before the grand jury.
South Marshall Middle School Principal Ken Barlow was arrested yesterday at his lawyer's office in Paducah. Barlow was previously tried in 2007 on charges of molesting a 6-year-old boy, but was acquitted.