A husband and wife each received a three-year jail sentence for child abuse offenses stemming from filthy living conditions for their young children.

Kristina Benedict, 23, and David Benedict, 25, of Woodmill Road, had each previously pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree child abuse.

In February, police said they found the couple’s children, then ages 2 and 14 months, living in a home infested with cockroaches and littered with garbage. There were maggots in the youngest child’s crib, according to police reports.

The Benedicts are being held in the Christian County Jail. They were sentenced this week in Christian Circuit Court.

In May, when the couple entered guilty pleas, a prosecutor told the New Era an aunt would likely receive custody of the children.

In other cases, the following defendants were sentenced this week:

Kenneth F. Antonick, 21, Oak Grove, was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to leading police in January on a high-speed chase.

He was sentenced after pleading guilty to three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing and evading police and several traffic violations.

Antonick exceeded 100 mph as he lead police on a chase on Fort Campbell Boulevard and Interstate 24, according to court records.

He also entered Tennessee, and was at one time held in the Montgomery County Jail.

The Associated Press reported he was AWOL at the time.

At one point during the chase, he jumped from the van he was driving and ran into the woods.

He eventually turned himself in to authorities.

Antonick must also pay $200 in court costs.

Martin J. Saucedo, 22, Oak Grove, received probation after pleading guilty to second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree wanton endangerment and resisting arrest. He will also have to pay $200 in court costs, terminate his parental rights and maintain his Army career.

Maurizio A. Forte, 30, Honeysuckle Drive, received seven years imprisonment after pleading to trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, two counts of possession of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and disregarding a stop sign. The sentences will run concurrently for a total of seven years.

Timothy Parady, 21, Oak Grove, received a three-year pretrial diversion after pleading guilty to second-degree criminal abuse. He must also pay $200 in court costs.

Clarissa M. Wilson, 24, Sanderson Drive, received probation after pleading guilty to first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

James D. White, 28, Oak Grove, received 10 years imprisonment after being found guilty of second-degree burglary and knowingly receiving stolen property under $10,000.

In 2009, White entered an Oak Grove home and “knowingly received” 15 video games, a Playstation 3 video game system and an Xbox 360 video game system, according to court records.

Darlene L. Kozac, 50, Candy Drive, received probation after pleading guilty to three counts of attempting/obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, false statement or forgery.

Julia Shaw, 29, Woolridge Road, received probation after pleading guilty to eight counts of second-degree forgery, one count of theft by unlawful taking (more than $500), and one count of theft by unlawful taking (under $500).

Bruce A. Cummings, 53, Crest Drive, received six years imprisonment after pleading guilty to two counts possession of a controlled substance, one count of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, three counts of having a prescription drug not in its original container, one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, eight counts of second-degree forgery, theft by unlawful taking (more than $500) and once count of theft by deception (less than $500).

Antonio C. Webb, 26, Bryan Street, received probation after pleading guilty to first-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest.

Marquis L. Merchant, 30, South Virginia Street, received probation after pleading guilty to one count of flagrant non-support.

James E. Doss, 31, South Virginia Street, received five years probation after pleading guilty to first-degree possession of methamphetamine (second offense), first-degree possession of cocaine (second offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree criminal mischief. He must spend 120 days in house arrest, but has work release privileges.

Robert V. Watkins, 46, Paducah, received five years imprisonment after pleading guilty to first- and second-degree fleeing and evading police, possession of marijuana, third-degree criminal mischief and two traffic violations.

Ronald S. Reeder, 38, Thrush Drive, received probation after pleading guilty to first-degree possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and careless driving.

Devino R. Smithen, 21, Clarksville, Tenn., received 10 years imprisonment after being found guilty of first-degree robbery. He was found not guilty of third-degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card (more than $100).

Van W. London, 24, Oak Grove, received three years imprisonment after pleading guilty to first-degree possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree bail jumping.

Kassie Lampton, 23, Oak Grove, received probation after pleading guilty to one count of second-degree criminal abuse.

Chicha C. Thomas, 30, South Virginia Street, received probation after pleading guilty to making a false statement/misrepresenting herself in order to receive benefits of more than $100.

Jason Knight, 30, North Main Street, received probation after pleading guilty to third-degree rape.

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