A Mowrystown man appearing on a bench warrant in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday saw a past furlough revoked.
Hillsboro Municipal Court Judge David H. McKenna said a warrant was issued for Jordan Poole, 23, last month when he failed to report to the probation department.
Records show that Poole has past convictions for first-degree misdemeanor theft and second-degree misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments.
Also according to records, Poole has had jail sentences furloughed and revoked since his conviction in 2012. His most recent occurred last year, when a 279-day furlough was revoked. He was later furloughed again to complete treatment in the STAR program.
McKenna asked Poole about the red shirt he was wearing, which signifies a felony for those in custody. Poole said he is facing a violation in Highland County Common Pleas Court.
Common pleas court records show that he was granted intervention in lieu of conviction last year. Records also indicate that there was a motion filed to terminate that intervention in December. Poole failed to appear for a hearing concerning that termination in January, records add.
Poole told McKenna on Friday, “This is honestly the first time I’ve walked into your courtroom and not been strung out on drugs.”
His most recent furlough was revoked on Friday. The judge said Poole had 227 days remaining. Poole said he had more jail time credit and that he should have about 180 days left to serve.
The judge said the jail history will be checked, but that Poole will begin serving his sentence, which is at least 180 days.
A jail sentence was also imposed on Benjamin Hahn, 42, Hillsboro. Records show that he was convicted of first-degree misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) in 2012.
Hahn appeared on the third warrant that was issued since his conviction on Friday, according to records. A jail sentence was imposed earlier this year. At that time, Hahn could be furloughed with a negative drug screen.
On Friday, Hahn was found guilty of a probation violation. A 117-day jail sentence is set for September, according to records, Hahn “may be considered for inpatient counseling” after Aug. 24, records add.
Daniel Young, 25, Greenfield, also appeared on a bench warrant. Records show that it was issued last month after Young failed to appear for a pretrial on a theft charge.
His bond is set at $1,000. If Young posts that bond, he is to have no contact with Walmart and must observe a curfew. A pretrial is set for next month.
When Young was led out of the courtroom by a deputy with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, shouting could be heard once the door leading to the jail was closed. The judge asked for Young to be brought back into the courtroom.
McKenna then asked him, “Do you want to spend the next 30 days (in jail) for contempt of court?”
Young said he did not.
“Then stop acting like you do,” the judge said. He referenced Young’s record, adding, “This isn’t your first time getting locked up.”
Young said he could not post his bond and was concerned about keeping his job. He said he did not have a way to contact his employer and that he had children to support.
The judge said Young needed to be reliable and show up for court dates.
“I’m not going to lower your bond because you throw a temper tantrum,” he said.
In other cases, a Hillsboro woman charged with first-degree misdemeanor child endangerment entered a plea agreement.
The Times-Gazette previously reported that the defendant was charged after an alleged relationship between her then 12-year old daughter and a then 17-year old male resulted in a pregnancy. The alleged relationship reportedly continued after the male turned 18, according to an affidavit.
On Friday, she entered an agreement and pled guilty to the charge. Sentencing was deferred to give her time to complete a case plan through Children Services. The defendant said that case plan was “almost done.”
When asked, she said her children and grandchild were in foster care.
Her deferred sentencing is set for next January.
The Times-Gazette is withholding the name of the defendant to protect the victim’s identity.
Quentin Aubry, 37, Hillsboro, also entered an agreement on fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct while intoxicated. He pled guilty to an amended and reduced charge of minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
The judge said “because of the nature of the charge – because it involved alcohol – it would be a probation violation.” Records show that Aubry has past convictions for assault and telephone harassment.
Jail time was not imposed; however, Aubry will have to continue to wear a SCRAM ankle bracelet for alcohol monitoring until October.
“We’ve had this discussion before,” McKenna said. “For you, alcohol is as deadly as heroin can be for somebody else.”
No fine was imposed on the minor misdemeanor. Aubry will have to pay the court costs.
An agreement was also reached for Gina Mick, 27, Greenfield. She pled guilty to second-degree misdemeanor attempted illegal purchase of pseudoephedrine.
The state recommended a suspended sentence on the condition that Mick obtain an assessment and any recommended counseling at FRS and that she stay away from Walgreens.
A 60-day jail sentence was suspended on the conditions of the agreement. Mick must pay $100 of a $500 fine.
Kimberly Long, 45, Hillsboro, also entered an agreement. She pled guilty to third-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief, which was amended and reduced from a charge of telephone harassment.
She received credit for 14 days in jail and the remaining time on a 60-day jail sentence was suspended. She was released from custody on Friday. Long was placed on reporting probation and must obtain counseling.
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