Violations land Wilmington man in jail


Drug screens will determine furloughs for two defendants

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]



A Wilmington man appearing on a bench warrant Wednesday in Hillsboro Municipal Court was sentenced to over 60 days in jail.

According to court records, that warrant was issued for Elisha Collett, 21, after he failed to show up for a review hearing in July.

In December, Collett entered an agreement and pled guilty to second-degree misdemeanor attempted illegal purchase of pseudoephedrine, as previously reported by The Times-Gazette.

At that time he was given credit for 16 days in jail. An additional 74 days were suspended, as was a $500 fine. Collett was placed on reporting probation and ordered to have no contact with Walmart and to get an assessment.

Since his conviction, a total of three warrants have been issued for Collett’s arrest, records show. He was found guilty of a probation violation in April. At that time, he could be furloughed with a negative drug screen.

That furlough was revoked in June, records add. Collett could again be furloughed if he passed a drug test.

On Wednesday, that furlough was revoked. A 24-day jail sentence began on Tuesday, according to records.

In addition, Collett was found guilty of a probation violation. A 37-day jail sentence was imposed. Records stated that this sentence “will complete (his) probation.”

Collett’s license was also forfeited, records add.

Steven Haynes, 33, Hillsboro, was also found guilty of a probation violation. He appeared on a bench warrant that was issued in August when he failed to show up for a review hearing.

According to records, Haynes pled no contest to second-degree misdemeanor attempting to purchase an illegal amount of pseudoephedrine in May. He was found guilty. At that time, a 60-day jail sentence and a $500 fine were both suspended. Haynes was ordered to have no contact with Walmart and to obtain an assessment.

On Wednesday, 30 days of that sentence were imposed. That time began on Monday. Haynes can be furloughed with a negative drug screen. A review hearing is set for January.

A 30-day jail sentence was also imposed for Paul Chapman, 25, Bethel. Records show that he has two past convictions for first-degree misdemeanor driving on a suspension. Chapman appeared on a bench warrant Wednesday and was found guilty of a probation violation. His sentence began on Tuesday, records add.

Chapman can be furloughed with a negative drug screen. He must return to court in March.

In other cases, Joshua Justice, 38, Washington C.H., pled guilty to first-degree misdemeanor theft during his arraignment.

According to a press release from the Hillsboro Police Department, Justice was arrested Monday after the HPD received a report of theft from Walmart.

All but 10 days of a 180-day jail sentence were suspended, as was a $1,000 fine. Justice was placed on reporting probation. He must stay away from Walmart and complete a theft class.

Records add that co-defendant Michael Lawrence, 32, Washington C.H., also pled guilty to theft. A 90-day jail sentence was suspended. Lawrence must pay $100 of a $500 fine. He was also ordered to stay away from Walmart, to perform 60 hours of community service, and to complete a theft class.

A $2,500 bond was set for Leslie Beatty, 43, Hillsboro. According to records, he was arrested on a bench warrant after allegedly failing to comply with a no contact order.

Beatty was convicted of first-degree misdemeanor telephone harassment last month, records add.

As previously reported by The Times-Gazette, Beatty was given credit for 17 days in jail, and an additional 73 days were suspended. He was ordered to pay $250 of a $1,000 fine.

Beatty was also placed on reporting probation and ordered to obtain anger management classes and to have no contact with the alleged victim.

If Beatty posts his $2,500 bond, he will be placed on electronic monitoring house arrest, records add.

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

Drug screens will determine furloughs for two defendants

By Sarah Allen

[email protected]

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