Dummitt freed

Kelly Dummitt in one of her court appearances.

GREENUP The woman who narrowly avoided prison twice for her role in the September 2015 death of a Greenup County woman is wanted again by authorities on an alleged probation violation.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Kelly Dummitt, who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and evidence tampering in the death of Mattie Conley, who died in an incident involving a car chasing a speeding all-terrain vehicle, said Jonathan Porter, a spokesman for the Sandy Hook office of the state probation and parole department.

Dummitt, whose plea bargain allowed her to remain free under strict conditions, violated several of those conditions, according to a violation report filed with the Greenup County circuit clerk’s office.

Allegations in the report include curfew violations, leaving the state without permission, drinking alcohol and providing false information to her probation officer, according to a deputy clerk.

The probation officer recommended Dummitt’s probation be revoked and she be sent to prison, the clerk said.

Dummitt was still at large Tuesday and if she is caught she will be taken to the Greenup County Detention Center, Porter said.

She has been accused of violations two previous times, once in July 2017 while awaiting trial in Conley’s death and then in January of this year, when allegations included using alcohol, failing to cooperate with her probation officer, having more than one residence and entering a place where alcohol is sold.

She served a 90-day contempt of court sentence that time but Judge Robert Conley declined to revoke her probation and said the law required him to give her a second chance.

He said she would not get a third chance and that “next time you won’t be going home.”

Dummitt’s plea bargain involved a five-year diversion agreement under which she would avoid a seven-year prison term.

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Mike James is The Independent's education reporter. He has covered news in Northeast Kentucky since 1996.