Failed drug test lands man in jail


Defendant enters agreement on multiple charges

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]



Jeremy Thomas is pictured with defense attorney Allyce Horne in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday.


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A Hillsboro man appearing in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday was sentenced to 90 days in jail after failing a drug test.

Court records showed that John Hill, 51, has two past convictions for first-degree misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. He has also been convicted of first-degree misdemeanor theft, fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and fourth-degree misdemeanor trespassing.

The Times-Gazette previously reported that when Hill last appeared in May, he was found guilty of a probation violation and sentenced to 60 days in jail.

According to the municipal court, Hill appeared Friday after failing a drug screen. As such, a 90-day jail sentence was imposed.

Records add that Hill may be furloughed to inpatient treatment. A review is set for December.

Also on Friday, Jeremy Thomas, 36, Wilmington, entered an agreement on multiple charges: first-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business, second-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest, fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

The Times-Gazette previously reported that Thomas was charged following an incident last month that ended with a deputy deploying a taser and later mace.

On Friday, Thomas pled guilty to resisting arrest, and the other charges were dismissed. The state recommended a suspended sentence on the condition that Thomas continue counseling.

Thomas told the court, “What I did was childish … I’m just embarrassed and disgusted.”

“It was also a crime,” said Hillsboro Municipal Court Judge David H. McKenna.

In reviewing Thomas’ record, the judge said Thomas also had three “drunk driving convictions” in Clinton County.

A 90-day jail sentence was suspended, as was a $750 fine. Thomas was ordered to complete his counseling and to perform 50 hours of community service.

In other cases:

• Lindsai Camp, 29, Loveland, entered an agreement and pled guilty to second-degree misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments. A theft charge was dismissed. The state recommended a suspended sentence on the condition that she pursue treatment. Seventy days of a 90-day jail sentence were suspended, with credit given for 20 days. Camp was released from custody Friday. A $750 fine was also suspended. Camp was placed on reporting probation. She must stay away from Walmart. Her license was suspended for six months.

* An agreement was also reached for Daniel Young, 25, Greenfield. Defense attorney Carol Davis said she recommended to her client that they take the case before a jury, but that he had conflicts with his job and wanted the case to be resolved. He pled no contest to fourth-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of property, which was amended and reduced from a theft charge. Young told the judge that the incident was an “honest mistake.” McKenna said Young previously served a prison term for breaking and entering. A 30-day jail sentence was suspended. Young must pay a $250 fine and stay away from Walmart.

* Roxanne Polley, 35, Hillsboro, also entered an agreement. She pled guilty to third-degree misdemeanor reckless operation. Polley originally faced first-degree misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI). The state recommended a suspended sentence on the condition that she complete a three-day driver intervention program. Fifty-seven days of a 60-day jail sentence were suspended, with credit given toward the program. Polley must pay a $500 fine.

* A jury trial was scheduled for Adam Brunck, 36, Hillsboro. He is charged with three first-degree misdemeanors for failure to comply, OVI, and driving on a suspension. Brunck also faces a minor misdemeanor for disorderly conduct. Records show that a final pretrial is set for September and that the trial is scheduled for October.

* Billy McClain, 34, Lynchburg, was also scheduled for a jury trial. He is charged with second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business. If McClain is found guilty, this case could be a probation violation of a criminal trespassing conviction from last year. According to records, the final pretrial and jury trial are both set for next month.

* A court trial was set for Todd Jimmerson, 35, Hillsboro. He faces a first-degree misdemeanor for fictitious plates, as well as a minor misdemeanor headlight violation. If found guilty, he could be in violation of past cases for disorderly conduct and driving on a suspension, according to records. The trial is set for next month.

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

Jeremy Thomas is pictured with defense attorney Allyce Horne in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday.
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Defendant enters agreement on multiple charges

By Sarah Allen

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