Wynonna Judd's daughter sentenced to 8 years in prison


Grace Pauline Kelley, the daughter of Kentucky native and country singer Wynonna Judd, was sentenced to eight years in prison after violating probation in November.

Kelley, 22, will serve her sentence at West Tennessee State Penitentiary after leaving a drug recovery program last year and violating her probation, according to multiple media reports.

She has reportedly been in and out of prison in both Tennessee and Alabama for drug-relate offenses the past two years.

Kelley, who is the daughter of Judd and her first husband, Arch Kelley, has a history with the law that stems back to December 2015 when she was arrested at a Walgreens in Nashville, Tennessee. Police caught Kelley and another man, Richard Wilcutt, in a car with an improperly installed license plate in the parking lot of the drugstore.

Pseudoephedrine and a receipt for Coleman fuel were found in a bag that had been thrown outside of their car during questioning. As the items are ingredients typically used to cook meth, both Wilcutt and Kelley were arrested on charges of meth manufacture promotion. 

A year later, Kelley was arrested in Alabama and was cited as a fugitive from the law.

On Feb. 8, a Williamson County, Tennessee, judge determined that Kelley had violated her probation in Tennessee after she pleaded guilty to manufacture, delivery, sale and possession of meth on May 26, 2017.

She has been in a Williamson County jail since violating her probation in December 2017.

If Kelley serves out her eight-year sentence, her release date from prison would be 2025 though she may be eligible for parole in 2019.

Judd was born in Ashland, Kentucky, in 1964.


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