Jail for two found guilty of violations


A drug screen will determine whether a furlough happens for a Hillsboro man found guilty of a probation violation Thursday in Hillsboro Municipal Court.

Gregory Wallace, 19, appeared on a bench warrant. The Times-Gazette previously reported that the day before he was in Highland County Common Pleas Court.

At that time his treatment in lieu of conviction was terminated after he admitted to violations. Wallace is set to be sentenced on three counts of fifth-degree felony trafficking in marijuana next month.

When Wallace appeared in municipal court on Thursday, Judge David H. McKenna reviewed his record. The judge said Wallace was convicted of first-degree misdemeanor possession of a schedule I controlled substance last year. He added that the reported substance was Vicodin.

Court records added that Wallace pled guilty to that charge, as well as to a fourth-degree misdemeanor for drug paraphernalia.

Eighty-nine days of a 90-day jail sentence were suspended on the first-degree misdemeanor charge. Wallace was given credit for one day in jail. Half of a $500 fine was also suspended.

An additional 30 days — and $150 of a $250 fine — were also suspended on the paraphernalia case, records showed.

Wallace was placed on reporting probation and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and to obtain counseling. His license was suspended for one year.

McKenna said a warrant was issued in May after Wallace failed to report to the probation department. He was also allegedly suspended from FRS counseling due to absences.

On Thursday, Wallace admitted to not reporting to the probation department, but he denied not finishing his counseling.

When asked, Wallace said he had not reported due to conflicts with work and his “sleeping schedule.”

The judge then asked Wallace if he would pass a drug screen.

Wallace said, “Probably not.”

“That usually means ‘no,’” McKenna said.

Wallace said he would possibly fail for marijuana.

Half of the previously suspended 89-day jail sentence was imposed. Wallace can be furloughed on Monday if he passes a drug screen within 24 hours, according to records.

McKenna added that when Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss sentences Wallace next month, he will consider how well Wallace “responds” to probation.

“How do you think (Coss) is going to respond to, ‘I can’t get to probation because it will mess with my sleep schedule?’” McKenna asked.

Wallace is set for a review hearing in October.

A jail sentence was also imposed for Jason McCoy, 19, Hillsboro. He was found guilty of a probation violation and sentenced 58 days in jail.

The Times-Gazette previously reported that he and a co-defendant were charged with assault earlier this year after they allegedly picked up and then beat the alleged victim.

Both defendants entered agreements, pleading guilty to amended and reduced charges of third-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief.

His co-defendants was previously found guilty of a probation violation on Wednesday and also sentenced to 58 days in jail. According to records, she can be furloughed Saturday and must return to court next month.

In other cases, Wanda S. Haithcock, 32, Jeffersonville, entered a plea agreement on a charge of burglary.

Haithcock was charged with the third-degree felony after allegedly damaging a home.

As per an agreement, the case was amended and Haithcock ultimately pled guilty to two charges: second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging and fourth-degree misdemeanor trespassing.

Defense attorney Conrad Curren said Haithcock was “very forthcoming” and “admitted her wrongdoing.”

Eighty-five days of a 90-day jail sentence were suspended on the first-degree misdemeanor. Haithcock was given credit for five days in jail. An additional 30 days were suspended on the trespassing charge. Haithcock must stay away from the victim and pay $1,775 in restitution. Records showed that she must also report to the the probation department.

Shirley Throckmorton, 51, Hillsboro, entered an agreement on two counts of first-degree misdemeanor contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor.

Throckmorton was charged after allegedly holding the camera while two teenagers Skyped nude videos of themselves.

The state previously agreed to a stipulated polygraph test. Since that time, a court trial was set for Throckmorton’s case. On the date of the trial, her case was rescheduled for a review.

On Thursday, Throckmorton appeared for that review and entered an agreement. Defense attorney Bill Armintrout said there had been “multiple discussions.” He also described her cases as “a negotiated matter.” He added that Throckmorton wanted the cases to be resolved.

She pled guilty to amended and reduced charges of fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Thirty-day jail sentences were suspended on each case. Throckmorton must stay away from the teenagers. She was placed on reporting probation. She must also perform a total of 200 hours of community service (100 hours on each count).

Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.

Gregory Wallace is pictured in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Thursday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2015/08/web1_GregoryWallace.jpgGregory Wallace is pictured in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Thursday. Sarah Allen|The Times-Gazette
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