Violation lands man in jail

180-day sentence began on Monday

By Sarah Allen -



A Dayton man who appeared on a bench warrant in the Hillsboro Municipal Court on Wednesday was sentenced to 180 days in jail on a probation violation.

The Times-Gazette previously reported that Jason Tidwell, 41, was found guilty of a charge that resulted from a reported barn break-in. Tidwell entered an agreement in December and pled no contest to receiving stolen property. He was found guilty of the first-degree misdemeanor.

A 180-day jail sentence was suspended on the condition that Tidwell have no contact with the involved parties. He was also placed on reporting probation.

According to court records, the probation department later filed an affidavit on Dec. 18. The following week, a warrant was issued for Tidwell’s arrest for failure to comply.

On Wednesday, Tidwell was found guilty of a probation violation, records show. His previously suspended 180 days in jail were imposed. They began when he was arrested on Monday.

Also on Wednesday, a $1,000 bond was set for Jessica Hauptman, 24, Fairborn. She is charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft.

In December, Hauptman’s case was continued to give her time to take a polygraph test, as previously reported.

Her case was later scheduled for a show cause hearing in February. At that time, Hauptman failed to appear, according to records. A warrant was issued for her arrest.

On Wednesday, Hauptman appeared on that warrant. If she posts her $1,000 bond, she must observe a curfew and have no contact with a reportedly involved party, records show. She is also prohibited from driving.

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180-day sentence began on Monday

By Sarah Allen