The Polk County Police Department has filed new charges against Bradley Earl Kitchens, 39, of 105 Friendship Road, Cedartown, according to Polk County Jail officials.
The new charges were filed Jan. 31, which was the day Kitchens pleaded guilty in Superior Court Judge Richard Sutton’s court.
The charges filed are five theft-by-taking charges.
These latest charges were filed after the plea agreement was reached and are not included in the plea agreement. Kitchens will have to go back to court to resolve the latest charges.
Kitchens and Benita Dawn Folsom, 46, of Johnson Lake Road, Cedartown, were arrested in August 2009 after they were stopped because of an unsecured load on the flatbed truck, according to police reports.
Both were arrested after officers found a mini-lab in the truck cab containing about a gram of methamphetamine, according to police.
Court documents show Kitchens pleaded guilty to three of the five charges currently against him.
He pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine, methamphetamine possession and driving on a suspended license.
The other two charges, trafficking methamphetamine and possessing and illegal substance near a public park, were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, according to documents.
Sutton sentenced Kitchens to 20 years on the methamphetamine charges and one year on the driving charge. However, the sentence calls for Kitchens to spend seven years incarcerated and the remaining 13 years on probation.
Folsom, who faced the same charges, went to trial recently but the results of the trial have not been entered into the court’s records, according to court officials.