Here’s another update to a story WSIP/WKLW has been following. A Greenup Co. woman has been sentenced to serve prison time after entering a guilty plea to violating the terms of her diversion agreement. Kelly Dummitt will serve 7 years for reckless homicide in the role involving the death of a teenager in 2015. Dummitt had been given two chances in a diversion agreement, which she would not have to serve prison time as long as she follows the judge’s specific orders in the program. Dummitt however, failed to keep her end of the agreement and continued to drink alcohol, miss her check-in times with her parole officer and go out of state.
Investigators say in Sept. of 2015 in Greenup Co, Mattie Conley was riding on the back of an ATV with James Ratliff when Dummitt, Ratliff’s girlfriend, became irate and started chasing them in her car. The pair originally reported that Conley jumped off the ATV in fear, but investigators say after they reconstructed the scene, they did not find anything to indicate that. Officers say Ratliff admitted to moving Conley’s body. Investigators say he also washed blood off his hands and told witnesses not to tell anyone. Ratliff and Dummitt were originally facing manslaughter charges in Conley’s death, but both were given a pre-trial diversion for their roles in Conley’s death. Ratliff pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence charges in Aug. 2017. Dummitt pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence. If they completed their diversion programs, the charges against them would be dropped.
Dummitt is accused of violating her probation twice. In January, just a day after the terms of her diversion program were agreed upon, Dummitt was accused of four violations. A Greenup Co judge sentenced Dummitt to 90 days in jail for contempt, but said, legally, he had to give her a second chance. Then in July of this year, court records state Dummitt left the state of Kentucky without permission, drank alcohol, violated curfew, and gave false information to her probation officer. Deputies arrested her in Lewis Co last Sunday.