A Hillsboro man appearing on both a bench warrant and a new charge in the Hillsboro Municipal Court on Monday was found guilty of a probation violation and sentenced to jail.
Nicholas McKenzie, 23, Hillsboro, appeared on two unclassified misdemeanors for driving on a suspension, one of which included a warrant.
Court records showed that the warrant was issued in June after McKenzie failed to appear for a deferred sentencing.
On Monday, he was sentenced on that charge, and he also pled guilty to a more recent, identical charge.
McKenzie must pay a $100 fine. An additional $1,900 is suspended on both charges. He must also perform 80 hours of community service.
In addition, McKenzie was found guilty of a probation violation on a reckless operation conviction. According to records, he was convicted of the fourth-degree misdemeanor last year.
Twenty-seven days of a 30-day jail sentence were originally suspended, with credit given if he completed a three-day driver intervention program. He was fined $250.
Records added that McKenzie was previously found guilty of a probation violation, and the three days in jail were scheduled.
As of Monday, McKenzie had not served that time, and it was imposed. He was also found guilty of an additional violation, and the remaining 27 days were also ordered.
In other cases, Cora Cox, 33, Hillsboro, also appeared on a bench warrant. It was issued after the probation department filed an affidavit last week, according to court records.
Cox was convicted of second-degree misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments in April. Fifty-eight days of a 90-day jail sentence were suspended, records showed. She was placed on reporting probation and ordered to obtain counseling. Cox’s license was suspended for two years.
Records added that Monday’s warrant is the second that has been issued since her conviction. She was previously found guilty of a probation violation, and the remaining 58 days in jail were imposed. At that time a furlough to inpatient treatment was possible.
On Monday, that furlough was revoked. She must serve a remaining 13 days in jail. According to records, “This will complete (her) probation.”
She can be released to the custody of Clinton County, records added. There, she faces a different charge for possession of drug abuse instruments, according to Clinton County Municipal Court records.
Finally, Robert Elliott, 42, Chillicothe, pled guilty to first-degree misdemeanor theft. All but 10 days of a 90-day jail sentence were suspended. He must pay $100 of a $500 fine.
Elliott will be furloughed from jail on Thursday. He must return to court in December. He is ordered to stay away from Walmart.
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