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Columbia County man sentenced to prison for continual violation of protective orders



A man who repeatedly violated no-contact orders concerning his ex-wife and child was sentenced to prison Tuesday, June 21.

Richard Heslen, 56, pleaded guilty in Columbia County Superior Court to the latest charges filed against him. Judge J. Wade Padgett sentenced Heslen to two years in prison f...

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  1. A complete and total NUT-JOB. Judge Padgett — I HAVE to assume that two years was the maximum sentence you could’ve enforced. When this nut-job gets out, I think it would be “appropriate” to haul him back into Court, and set him up on a payment plan to begin his child support payments. If you cannot do this, I’m sure you know SOMEONE who can. I feel sorry for his ex-wife.

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