Hillsboro man gets 27 months


A Hillsboro man appearing in Highland County Common Pleas Court this week was sentenced to over two years in prison on charges that included attempted escape.

According to court records, Joshua J. Hall, 30, entered a guilty plea through a bill of information, waiving his prosecution by indictment to fourth-degree felony attempted escape. He was sentenced to nine months in prison on that case.

In addition, Hall also entered a guilty plea on two charges in a separate case, records showed. He received nine months each on fourth-degree felony safecracking and fifth-degree felony theft. That time will run consecutively to his other case.

Also this week, intervention in lieu of conviction was revoked for Kelly Lowe, 36, Leesburg. Record showed that Lowe was found guilty of two counts deception to obtain a dangerous drug. Sentencing on the fourth-degree felonies is set for next month.

In other cases, judicial release was granted to Michael John Miller, 30. According to records, Miler was found guilty of second-degree felony illegal manufacture of drugs and third-degree felony illegal cultivation of marijuana in 2013. He was sentenced to a total of four years on those charges.

Upon Miller’s release, community control sanctions will be imposed, records added. Miller must also complete the STAR program.

Charges include attempted escape, safecracking

By Sarah Allen

For The Times-Gazette

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