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Sherman Denny Back In Court

Posted at 1:28 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 17:20:52-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Lexington’s serial scammer Sherman Denny was back in court Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing.

Since last Monday, he has been in the custody of Fayette County facing multiple charges. He pled guilty to four misdemeanor counts of theft by deception Tuesday morning in district court.

Denny is known as a serial scammer and has been arrested in the past. Just this year, Lexington Police say he would tell people he was from out of town and needed money for his diabetes medicine.

Police say that they had been looking for Denny, who was violating his probation, and they say that just last month, he fled during a traffic stop, nearly hitting an officer. He faces a felony wanton endangerment and fleeing and evading charge, which he waived to a grand jury.

Last week, he was picked up after colliding with a car on Liberty and Man o’ War.

“Perhaps you weren’t the best candidate for probation in the first place. I am revoking you in full. You have 305 days to serve on this probation violation,” said Judge Lindsey Hughes Thurston.

The grand jury has sixty days to indict Denny on the felony wanton endangerment and fleeing and evading charge.