Sex offender sent back to prison


Failure to appear earns warrant for Hillsboro man

By Angela Shepherd - ashepherd@civitasmedia.com



Arnold Huntsman is pictured in Highland County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday with defense attorney Denny Kirk.

Arnold Huntsman is pictured in Highland County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday with defense attorney Denny Kirk.


A Greenfield man previously deemed a sex offender through past convictions was sentenced to serve nearly four years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to a new charge.

Arnold Todd Huntsman, 39, pled guilty in Highland County Common Pleas Court to selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

While Huntsman received a six-month sentence for the offense, he was under five years of post-release control supervision by the Adult Parole Authority following a previous prison stint for failing to register as a sex offender.

According to judge Rocky Coss, Huntsman has more than three years of post-release control time, which is to be served consecutive to the six-month sentence imposed on Tuesday.

In another hearing, Paige Lynette Palmer, 52, Circleville, was sentenced to a year in prison, a joint recommendation by the state and defense, for third-degree felony having weapons while under disability. She is also to forfeit the firearm.

Palmer pled guilty to the charge last month.

According to the judge, Palmer has a “fairly extensive … record” beginning when she was a juvenile. Coss also noted that Palmer has had a number of opportunities at various treatment centers through the years.

He said the recommended sentence of 12 months was “appropriate.”

On another matter, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Gregory Wallace, 20, Hillsboro, who failed to appear for a sentencing hearing.

Wallace previously admitted to probation violations and was terminated from intervention in lieu of conviction.

On Tuesday he was set to be sentenced on three counts of fifth-degree felony marijuana trafficking.

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Arnold Huntsman is pictured in Highland County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday with defense attorney Denny Kirk.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2015/09/web1_Huntsman.jpgArnold Huntsman is pictured in Highland County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday with defense attorney Denny Kirk.
Failure to appear earns warrant for Hillsboro man

By Angela Shepherd

ashepherd@civitasmedia.com