A Greenfield man who is currently under the supervision of the Adult Parole Authority (APA) appeared on misdemeanor charges in the Hillsboro Municipal Court on Wednesday.
Court records show that Carl A. Pennington, 36, is charged with two counts of first-degree misdemeanor theft and one count of fourth-degree misdemeanor trespassing.
According to an affidavit filed with the court, the Leesburg Police Department responded to a theft report at the Dollar General in Leesburg late last month.
Upon arrival, the officer was advised that Pennington had allegedly “removed (the alleged victim’s) wallet from the employee break room,” as stated in the affidavit.
The officer reported watching surveillance video, which allegedly showed Pennington “walking around the store and … shoplifting,” according to the affidavit.
Pennington was reportedly confronted outside the store, at which time he allegedly set the wallet on the sidewalk. He then “entered the store, pointing outside at the wallet,” the affidavit added.
The wallet was retrieved and returned to the alleged victim, during which time Pennington reportedly left the area.
Records show that Pennington was first scheduled for an arraignment on Monday. When he failed to appear, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
According to jail records, Pennington was taken into custody Tuesday night.
Pretrials are set for next month, according to court records. While his cases are pending, Pennington is ordered to have no contact with Dollar General or the alleged victim. He must also observe a curfew. Pennington is prohibited from driving.
Records added that Pennington also has a holder out of APA. Once that is lifted, he will be on a $2,000 bond on his misdemeanor cases.
According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), Pennington is currently under APA supervision on a third-degree felony robbery conviction out of Fayette County.
Highland County Common Pleas Court records also showed that Pennington has convictions from 2008 for breaking and entering and deception to obtain dangerous drugs, both fifth-degree felonies.
In other cases, Christopher Mullis, 49, Cincinnati, appeared on a total of four charges.
An affidavit stated that the Highland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance earlier this week at a Mowrystown residence.
Mullis reportedly became involved in a verbal argument. According to the affidavit, he “walked into the street and began yelling and threatening to kill (two alleged victims).” Mullis also allegedly broke a window in a front door.
The deputy reported that he then spoke with Mullis, who “denied the allegations,” as stated in the affidavit.
The affidavit added that while the deputy was speaking to Mullis, he “detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on or about (Mullis’) person.” The deputy also reported that Mullis “showed signs of intoxication.”
According to the affidavit, the deputy “attempted to resolve (the) matter without criminal charges but was unable to do so.”
On Wednesday, Mullis appeared on two counts of first-degree misdemeanor aggravated menacing, as well as one count each of second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging and minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Mullis’ bond is set at $1,000. While his case is pending he is to have no contact with the alleged victims. Mullis must also observe a curfew. He is prohibited from driving. A pretrial is set for next month.
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