Failure to complete treatment lands man in jail


Furlough revoked for Sardinia man following failed drug test

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]



Matthew Williams is pictured with defense attorney Jeffrey Lyle in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday.


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A Hillsboro man received a 180-day jail sentence in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday following his failure to complete a residential treatment program.

The Times-Gazette previously reported that Matthew Williams, 22, previously entered an agreement, pleading guilty to one charge of first-degree misdemeanor theft. A second charge was dismissed.

As per the agreement, sentencing was deferred to give Williams time to complete the Salvation Army rehabilitation program. Upon completion, the theft charge would be amended and reduced to disorderly conduct.

Defense attorney Jeffrey Lyle said that after being released from the Salvation Army program, Williams entered a program through Good Samaritan. Williams later left that program and re-entered treatment at the Salvation Army.

On Friday, Lyle said Williams was released from that program without completion.

Prior to sentencing, Lyle also said that in all, Williams was in residential treatment for 218 days. He added that his latest release was not drug or alcohol-related, but stemmed from an alleged rule violation.

A 180-day sentence was imposed. Williams was given credit for six days. He will be furloughed on July 27. The remaining time is set for November. Williams must obtain an assessment and recommended counseling at FRS. He was placed on reporting probation. A $500 fine was suspended.

Also serving a sentence is Damion Lillie, 21, Sardinia. He appeared after failing a drug screen at Turning Point. He was previously furloughed into the day-reporting program on a sentence for first-degree misdemeanor driving without consent.

His previous furlough was revoked. Lillie began serving a 76-day sentence on Friday.

In other cases, Alicia Ralston, 27, Greenfield, entered an agreement and pled guilty to theft, according to court records.

The state recommended a suspended sentence on the condition that Ralston get an assessment and recommended counseling. A 90-day sentence was suspended. She was placed on reporting probation.

This case was also a probation violation of a conviction last year for possession of drug abuse instruments. As such, a previously suspended 90-day sentence was imposed. She was given credit for 32 days.

Ralston will be furloughed on Monday. The remaining time is set for September.

Katherine Page, 18, Hillsboro, also entered an agreement and pled guilty to second-degree misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments. A charge for attempting to purchase an illegal amount of pseudoephedrine was dismissed.

The state recommended a suspended sentence on the condition that Page get an assessment and recommended counseling.

In addition, Page also appeared for a deferred sentencing on a charge of menacing. The charge would have been dismissed if she had completed counseling. On Friday, she had not met that condition.

A 90-day sentence was suspended on the drug-related charge. Page’s license was also suspended for one year. She must remain enrolled in school.

Eight days of a 30-day sentence were suspended on the menacing charge. Page was given credit for 22 days. She was released from custody on Friday.

Karen Jamison, 45, Hillsboro, pled guilty to theft during her arraignment, court records show. A $1,000 fine was suspended, as was half of a 180-day sentence. When she is released, Jamison will be on reporting probation. She must bring proof of counseling. She must also pay $15 in restitution.

Also appearing on a theft charge was Sarah Gibson, 40, Hillsboro. She pled no contest and was found guilty. An affidavit filed with the court states that she allegedly stole $248 worth of wallets from a local store. The affidavit adds that the alleged thefts occurred over two days.

Gibson told the court that she had sold them.

A 90-day sentence was suspended. Gibson must pay restitution and $100 of a $500 fine. She must also perform 100 hours of community service. Gibson was placed on reporting probation.

Jennifer Stanforth, 32, Martinsville, appeared on two theft charges, one from May and the other from 2013. As per an agreement, Stanforth pled guilty to the most recent charge, and the other was dismissed. The state recommended a suspended sentence on the condition that Stanforth pay any restitution.

A 180-day sentence was suspended. Stanforth will have to pay $100 of a $1,000 fine. She must complete 120 hours of community service. She was placed on reporting probation.

An agreement was also reached for Cierra Trivett, 28, Hillsboro. She pled guilty to fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct. She originally faced a charge of obstructing official business. A 30-day sentence was suspended, as was a $250 fine. Trivett must complete 80 hours of community service.

William Frazer, 29, Hillsboro, appeared for deferred sentencing on a charge of first-degree misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI). In reviewing his case, McKenna said Frazer was found guilty after previously pleading no contest. He added that the charge had been Frazer’s second within two years.

On Friday, Frazer provided proof that he completed a three-day driver intervention program. As such, the charge was amended and reduced to fourth-degree misdemeanor reckless operation. Twenty-seven days of a 30-day sentence were suspended, with credit given for Frazer’s time in the program. He must pay a $250 fine and complete any follow-up counseling.

Also appearing on an OVI charge was Morgan Pence, 32, Hillsboro. As per an agreement, she pled guilty to an amended and reduced charge of reckless operation. An accompanying headlight violation was dismissed.

All but three days of a 30-day sentence were suspended. Pence will be given credit for time in an intervention program. She must pay a $250 fine.

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

Matthew Williams is pictured with defense attorney Jeffrey Lyle in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_MatthewWilliams.jpgMatthew Williams is pictured with defense attorney Jeffrey Lyle in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday. Sarah Allen|The Times-Gazette
Furlough revoked for Sardinia man following failed drug test

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