A New Vienna man appearing on a bench warrant Wednesday in Hillsboro Municipal Court was sentenced to over 100 days in jail on probation violations.
According to court records, Justin Blackburn, 23, was convicted of first-degree misdemeanor theft in March. A 180-day jail sentence and a $1,000 fine were both suspended at that time.
Blackburn was placed on reporting probation and ordered to stay away from Walmart, to perform 80 hours of community service, and to complete a theft class.
In July, Blackburn was found guilty of a probation violation. A 30-day jail sentence was set for Sept. 28.
Records added that the following month a warrant was issued for his arrest for failure to comply with the probation department.
On Wednesday, Blackburn appeared on that warrant. His previous sentence was imposed. That time began when he was arrested on Monday.
In addition, Blackburn was also found guilty of another probation violation. A 75-day jail sentence is scheduled for December.
Also on Wednesday, a furlough was revoked for Jason McCoy, 20, Hillsboro.
The Times-Gazette previously reported that he and a co-defendant were charged with assault earlier this year after they reportedly picked up and then beat the victim. They originally faced assault charges.
They both ultimately entered agreements, pleading guilty to amended and reduced charges of third-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief.
In August, McCoy was found guilty of a probation violation, and 58 days in jail were imposed, records showed. He was later furloughed into the day-reporting program.
Records added that the probation department filed an affidavit with the court last week and a warrant was then issued for McCoy’s arrest.
On Wednesday, McCoy’s furlough was revoked. A 47-day jail sentence began when he was arrested on Monday.
A furlough was also revoked for Dustin Kimmey, 18, Leesburg. According to records, Kimmey pled guilty to second-degree misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments in February.
All but 30 days of a 90-day jail sentence were suspended. Kimmey was placed on reporting probation and ordered to obtain counseling and to either complete school or to get his GED. His license was also suspended for six months.
He was later furloughed from jail. In April, an affidavit was filed by the probation department, and that furlough was revoked.
Records added that Kimmey was also found guilty of probation violation at that time, and an additional 60 days in jail were set for May.
In June, Kimmey was furloughed into the day-reporting program.
On Monday, he appeared on a probation violation and his past furlough was revoked, according to records. A 38-day jail sentence began when he was taken into custody on Monday. He can be furloughed to inpatient treatment.
In other cases, Rex Cundiff, 41, Leesburg, appeared on a bench warrant and was sentenced to 22 days in jail.
He was convicted of first-degree misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) in 2010, according to records.
At that time, all but three days of a 90-day jail sentence were suspended. He was ordered to obtain counseling at FRS.
Since that time, a total of two warrants have been issued for Cundiff’s arrest—with the most recent over two years old, according to records.
On Wednesday, Cundiff appeared on that warrant. A previous sentence from a 2011 probation violation was imposed. Twenty-two days in jail began when he was arrested Monday.
A jail sentence was also imposed for George Ratliff Jr., 28, Waverly. According to records, he pled no contest and was found guilty of fourth-degree misdemeanor driving without a license. He also pled guilty to minor misdemeanor traveling left of center, records add.
Ratliff was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He must pay a $250 fine. His license was suspended for one year.
Records show that Ratliff can be furloughed if all his fines and court costs are paid.
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