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State recommends former Sheriff Blakely serve in jail outside of Limestone Co.

Sheriff Mike Blakely
Sheriff Mike Blakely(WAFF)
Published: Aug. 16, 2021 at 4:35 PM CDT
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LIMESTONE CO., Ala. (WAFF) - On Monday, the State filed a recommendation for former Sheriff Mike Blakely’s sentencing.

State prosecutors are requesting Blakely serve in a county jail outside of Limestone County, where he worked for more than 20 years. Court documents state they request Blakely be sentenced to 36 months on each count, which comes out to three years in prison and two years on probation.

The file also states they ask the Court not to order Blakely to serve a “hard labor” sentence.

This comes just days before his sentencing which is scheduled for August 20 at 10 a.m. He could potentially get a sentence of two to 20 years for each charge he is facing.

Blakely was convicted on theft and ethics charges on August 9.

You can read the full document filed by the State below:

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