A Hillsboro man given another chance by the court after having served a prison term a couple years ago is heading back to prison after being found guilty of violating his community control.
Charles M. Davis, 25, Hillsboro, was sentenced this week in Highland County Common Pleas Court to 11 months in prison on fifth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs.
The prison sentence followed the court hearing evidence, which included Davis testifying on the matter of alleged probation violations filed with the clerk of courts in late September, less than a month after the defendant was sentenced to community control and treatment, court records show.
He was found guilty of violating his probation by not reporting to his probation officer, making his whereabouts unknown, and consuming marijuana and prescription drugs, the latter without proving that the drugs were prescribed to him, according to the notification filed with the court.
Court records show that on an earlier case in 2012 Davis was granted intervention in lieu of conviction after pleading guilty to a heroin possession charge. He was eventually terminated from that program after violating his probation and in 2013 sentenced to community control and treatment.
Violations soon after that saw Davis ordered to complete the STAR residential treatment program. In 2014, more probation violations landed him in prison for 12 months. He was indicted on the most recent case earlier this year.
STAR is a community based correctional facility “intended to promote public safety and reduce prison commitments,” according to a program description. “Staff works with each offender to address barriers that exist that may prohibit that individual from living a crime-free, pro-social lifestyle upon release.”
Offenders “participate in intensive cognitive-behavioral treatment in addition to educational, vocational and restorative activities during their stay of up to 180 days. Prior to release, an aftercare plan is developed to ensure long-term success and reduce the threat to public safety.”
In another hearing, Shaylyn Hope McCoy, 19, Hillsboro, was scheduled to appear this week for a hearing in regard to alleged probation violations, but she failed to show up and a warrant was issued for her arrest. According to the jail’s website and an entry from the court, she was arrested hours after her scheduled hearing and her previous OR bond was revoked.
According to the court’s records, McCoy pled guilty to heroin possession and was granted intervention in lieu of conviction in February. She was terminated from that program in September due to alleged probation violations, and then failed to appear for a hearing regarding those violations and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
She was arrested earlier in October on that warrant, and then given an OR only bond. After her arrest this week, she is being held on a $5,000 bond, records show.
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