Furlough revoked for Hillsboro man

Defendant appeared on warrant, new charges

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]



A Hillsboro man appearing in Hillsboro Municipal Court on both new charges and a bench warrant was sentenced to 45 days in jail on a probation violation Monday.

According to court records, a warrant was issued for William Shaw, 40, over two years ago. He was convicted of first-degree misdemeanor aggravated menacing in November 2011, records add.

At that time, Shaw was sentenced to 180 days in jail and placed on reporting probation, records show. He was ordered to pay $300 in restitution and to forfeit allegedly involved weapons.

According to records, Shaw was later furloughed from jail. Records add that a total of three warrants have been issued for Shaw’s arrest since his conviction.

A 90-day jail sentence was imposed in May 2012, records show. He was later furloughed the following month and ordered to return to court in August.

Records add that Shaw failed to appear for a review hearing in October. A warrant was issued for his arrest. He appeared on that warrant Monday.

In addition to that warrant, Shaw also appeared on a warrant that was issued last February on a charge of second-degree misdemeanor abandoning a dog.

According to an affidavit filed with the court, the Hillsboro Police Department contacted Highland County Dog Warden Cathy Seifer on Jan. 25. The HPD reported that “Billy Shaw had just thrown his dog out in (a local) parking lot,” as stated in the affidavit.

The affidavit added that Seifer and the deputy dog warden were later able to catch the dog and take it to the pound.

Shaw was arrested on that charge, as well as the 2012 bench warrant, following a traffic stop on Friday, as described in a separate affidavit.

That affidavit stated that Shaw was “driving under a 12-point license suspension” at that time. He also reportedly had three outstanding warrants.

Pretrials on Shaw’s new charges are scheduled for next month. While those cases are pending, he must observe a curfew. He is also prohibited from driving. Records add that Shaw’s pending traffic charge is a first-degree misdemeanor.

On his 2011 case, Shaw’s previous furlough was revoked. The remaining 45 days in jail began on Friday. Records add that “this will complete (his) probation.”

Also on Monday, a jail sentence was scheduled for Chelsey Hester, 18, Greenfield.

Records show that she pled guilty to fourth-degree misdemeanor fictitious registration and unclassified misdemeanor driving without a license in August.

A 30-day jail sentence, as well as a total of $750 in fines, were suspended, according to records. Hester was ordered to perform 60 hours of community service. An additional 100 hours were suspended.

On Monday, she was found guilty of a probation violation. A 10-day jail sentence will be reviewed on Dec. 28.

In other cases, Michael Simpson, 53, New Vienna, entered a plea agreement last week.

The Times-Gazette previously reported that he was arrested for second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business after allegedly providing false statements to Highland County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were investigating a reported death.

When Simpson was arraigned on Sept. 30, a $25,000 bond was set on his case, as previously reported.

On Friday, Simpson entered an agreement and pled guilty to an amended and reduced charge of fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, according to the municipal court.

A 30-day jail sentence was imposed and Simpson was given credit for 30 days he served in jail. Records added that a $250 fine was suspended. He was placed on non-reporting probation for one year.

Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.

Defendant appeared on warrant, new charges

By Sarah Allen

[email protected]