Teen released after stint in detention


A teenager who admitted to violating his probation and has spent the last couple weeks in detention was released on Tuesday and ordered to perform additional community service hours.

The 13-year-old was arrested in October after he and a co-defendant vandalized property belonging to a local veterans organization. In November, both boys admitted to charges associated with the incident, which included fifth-degree felony breaking and entering.

When the 13-year-old admitted to charges, he was released from detention. But in early December the teenager was again arrested, this time for testing positive for THC. At a detention hearing about two and a half weeks ago he was ordered to remain in custody.

On Tuesday he was released back to his mother’s custody. He will remain on indefinite community control and is to perform an additional 20 hours of community service on top of the 40 hours he was ordered to serve in November.

With both teenagers, Highland County Juvenile Court Judge Kevin Greer said at their November hearings that their community service is to be performed at, and “under the guidance” of, the veterans organization that their actions directly impacted.

In other hearings, a 17-year-old female admitted to being truant from school. She was ordered to attend school with no further unexcused absences or tardies. She has a suspended commitment to out-of-home placement that will remain suspended so long as she obeys the law and the orders of the court.

Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.

Highland County Juvenile Court Judge Kevin Greer is pictured in the courtroom during a previous hearing.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2015/12/web1_juve.jpgHighland County Juvenile Court Judge Kevin Greer is pictured in the courtroom during a previous hearing.
13-year-old’s probation violation earns him extra community service

By Angela Shepherd

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