Habitual drug offender sentenced to 40 years in prison
With a jury waiting in the hall to hear his case, Bradley Michael Kincheloe, 34, of Mineral Wells, pled guilty to possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver in District Court in Weatherford on Monday and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Kincheloe was arrested by Weatherford/Parker County Special Crimes Unit officers on Aug. 8, 2017 at a Weatherford hotel after he was found to be in possession of about 54 grams of methamphetamine. He was on parole at the time of his arrest.
“Mr. Kincheloe was handled as a habitual offender,” Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain, who prosecuted the case for the state, said. “In addition to the quantity of meth that Mr. Kincheloe had that day, his prior convictions necessitated a lengthy sentence. Were it not for the good folks who came to court for jury service, this result would not have occurred.”
Kincheloe had a prior Parker County conviction in 2007 for possession of certain chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance for which he received a 10-year prison sentence. He also had convictions in Palo Pinto County in 2008 and 2011 for possession of a controlled substance and forgery for each of which he received eight year sentences. He also had convictions for theft, driving while intoxicated, failure to identify and possession of marijuana.
“The SCU officers did an excellent job following up on an anonymous tip and putting a stop to a man who the tipster claimed was dealing drugs out of a local hotel,” Swain said. “Mr. Kincheloe had a number of tattoos indicating membership in a white supremacist prison gang known as the Aryan Circle. He also had a huge tattoo of a swastika on his back.”
Kincheloe will be eligible for parole when his actual time served plus his good time credit equals a quarter of his sentence, Swain said. “Of course, whether or not he is released at that point is in the sole discretion of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.”
415th District Judge Graham Quisenberry presided over the case.