Wynonna Judd's daughter sentenced to eight years in prison for violating probation

Wynonna Judd's 22-year-old daughter lands in jail once again, this time for eight years, following the violation of probation after she left recovery in 2017.


                            Wynonna Judd's daughter sentenced to eight years in prison for violating probation

Grace Pauline Kelley, daughter of country music star Wynonna Judd has been sentenced to eight years in prison for violating probation after leaving a recovery program in November 2017. The 22-year-old has been to jail several times in more than two years on drug-related charges in Tennessee and Alabama. 

Daily Mail reports that the young woman's legal hassles began on December 18, 2015, after she was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee. According to the report, Kelley was found with a man, Richard Wilcutt, in a car which was parked for a long time and had an improperly installed license plate which dangled from a single screw. The report notes that according to the arrest affidavits, during questioning it was discovered that the pair were in possession of pseudoephedrine, which serves as an ingredient in making meth. When detectives ran the pair's name through a national database, it was revealed that they had been purchasing the drug with cooking meth. 

In a report, Radar informed that the Clerk of Court for Williamson County had said that Kelly pled guilty to manufacture, deliver, sale and possession of meth on May 26, 2017. According to the report, a Tennessee judge had ordered the singer's daughter to pay $3,092.50 fine, although the balance is pending. She was apparently also charged with manufacturing and delivering meth in Maury County. Although initially, she was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail, the sentence was later suspended. Instead, she was to serve on probation after completing 30 days behind bars on March 7, 2017. A spokesperson for Williamson County had informed Radar, "The defendant was terminated from the recovery court program on November 21, 2017...A warrant for probation violation was issued on November 22, 2017, and served on December 16, 2017.”

Wynonna Judd's daughter has been to prison several times in more than two years. (Getty Images)
Wynonna Judd's daughter has been to prison several times in more than two years. (Getty Images)

However, she has now been sentenced to eight years in prison at the West Tennesse State Penitentiary for breaking probation. The spokesperson informed Radar, "Her probation was revoked on February 8, 2018...She was sentenced to serve eight years. The meth manufacture, delivery, sale and possession with intent charges run concurrently with charges at Maury County.” According to the report, Kelley is eligible for parole on February 4, 2019- although her release date is August 10, 2025. 

Wynonna Judd and Arch Kelley's daughter has always been a troubled child. She had reportedly disappeared for days during a flight layover in 2011, while on her way back home from boarding school. In December 2012, she was sent to "behavioral camp" for six months. Ashley Judd, her aunt, also took her under temporary custody in 2013, when Kelley complained about her mother's abusive behavior. However, Wynonna Judd had denied any such allegation.

Ashley Judd had taken Wynonna's daughter under custody in 2013. (Getty Images) 
Ashley Judd had taken Wynonna's daughter under custody in 2013. (Getty Images)