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Wynonna Judd’s Troubled Daughter Grace Denied Parole In 8-Year Drug Sentence

Wynonna Judd daughter grace Pauline Kelley denied parole drug sentence
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Dec. 21 2018, Published 10:57 p.m. ET

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Wynonna Judd’s troubled daughter will remain behind bars. Grace Pauline Kelley was denied parole at a recent hearing, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

Kelley, 22, is currently serving an eight-year sentence at West Tennessee State Penitentiary for breaking probation.

A spokesperson for WTSP exclusively confirmed to Radar that Kelley was denied parole at a December 12, 2018 hearing.

Her next parole hearing is scheduled for December 2019. Her scheduled release is on May 10, 2025.

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As Radar reported, Kelley was sentenced to eight years when her probation was revoked on February 9, 2018.

A spokesperson for Williamson County previously told Radar, “The meth manufacture, delivery, sale and possession with intent charges run concurrent with charges at Maury County.” The Maury County charges are manufacturing and delivering meth.

Kelley, whose father is Arch Kelley, broke probation when she absconded from the 21st recovering court program on November 19, 2017.

“The defendant was terminated from the recovery court program on November 21, 2017,” the clerk said. “A warrant for probation violation was issued on November 22, 2017 and served on December 16, 2017."

Kelley pled guilty to meth manufacture, delivery, sale and possession with intent on May 26, 2017 in Williamson County Court. A Tennessee judge ordered her to pay $3,092.50 in fines.

In addition, she was charged with manufacturing and delivering meth in Maury County. She pled guilty to the lesser charge of possession of meth.

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She was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail, which was suspended. The sentence was to be served on probation after completing 30 days behind bars on March 7, 2017.

She also pled guilty to evading arrest and was sentenced to four years in jail, which was suspended and was to be served on probation. A condition of her probation was to serve 180 days at an in-house rehab.

Kelley was released from Williamson County Detention Center on June 16, 2017. She was expected to continue her sentence at a court-ordered program before she broke her probation.

The troubled started in 2011. She disappeared for days during a flight layover while returning home from boarding school.

A source told Radar that went to “behavioral camp” for six months in December 2012.

Ashley Judd, Kelley’s actress aunt,obtained temporary custody of her in 2013 when she accused her mother of popping pills and being abusive. The singer denied the allegations.

The troubled continued on December 18, 2015 when she was arrested at a Nashville Walgreen’s store.

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Cops pulled her over because her license plate was “improperly secured” and “held on by one screw.” An eyewitness found a plastic bag that was thrown from the passenger side of the vehicle and handed it over to detectives. Inside the bag was a torn up box of pseudoephedrine and a receipt showing a purchase of Coleman fuel. The items are used for manufacturing meth.

She was arrested and charged with promotion of meth manufacture, which is a felony. She pled guilty to possession of meth, which is a lesser charge, on May 2016.

Troubled followed her on November 13, 2016. She was arrested in Alabama for being a “fugitive from justice.” Her probation was revoked on November 29, 2016. Her case was transferred to drug court.

In July, Radar reported Judd isn’t doing well following her daughter’s legal troubles.

“Wy needs help as much as her daughter now. You really sense this is going to destroy her,” a friend told Radar. “Wynonna’s at a tipping point right now, Wy wants to do everything she can to help Grace turn the tide, since she believes she’s responsible for the mess Grace’s life has become.”

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