Leitchfield man wanted after failing to appear to sentencing

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By Sarah Bennett

A Leitchfield man released in January from Hardin County Detention Center now is wanted for failure to appear for his sentencing in Hardin Circuit Court.

Christopher Scott Rogers, 29, was indicted Thursday for first-degree bail jumping.

Originally charged in August with second-degree burglary, Rogers was released Jan. 22 on a $10,000 unsecured bond after entering a plea agreement with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, according to records.

In accordance with his release, Rogers would make all court appearances and report to pre-trial services.

However, the indictment says Rogers violated those conditions and “intentionally failed” to appear to a sentence hearing March 12 in circuit court.

According to records, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office has had a bench warrant for Rogers since Feb. 7 for violating  the conditions of his release.

The sheriff’s office lists Rogers under its “most wanted.”

Rogers originally was arrested in August in Radcliff after investigators said he broke into a Hill Street residence through a window and removed several items, including a Playstation 3, a computer and a printer, according to police.

An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. A defendant is innocent until proven guilty.

First-degree bail jumping is a Class D felony, which is punishable by one to five years in prison if found guilty, according to Kentucky Revised Statutes.

Rogers is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for an arraignment in the bail jumping case.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterpise.com.