Four defendants found guilty of violations


Matthew Jackson is pictured in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday.

A 60-day jail sentence was scheduled for a Greenfield man who appeared on a bench warrant from 2012 in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday.

Court records show that Matthew Jackson, 26, pled no contest and was found guilty of first-degree misdemeanor theft in 2011. All but 60 days of a 180-day jail sentence were suspended.

According to records, the warrant he appeared on Friday was issued because he failed to comply with the probation department. Jackson told the court that he turned himself in. He added that he has been working in Montana and that he still has that job.

Johnson was found guilty of a probation violation and 60 days in jail were scheduled to begin in August. His probation was also extended for an additional year. He was released from custody on Friday.

A jail sentence was also scheduled for Christopher Flint, 35, Sardinia.

As per a plea agreement, a charge of theft was amended and reduced to second-degree misdemeanor attempted theft. Flint pled guilty to that charge and the state recommended a suspended sentence on the condition that he pay $377 in restitution and have no contact with the alleged victim.

A 90-day jail sentence was suspended on that case. Flint must pay half of a $500 fine. He was placed on reporting probation. Flint must also complete a theft class.

This case was also a probation violation. According to Hillsboro Municipal Court Acting Judge Jeffrey Lyle: “What troubles me about this” is that Flint’s other conviction was for unauthorized use of property.

As such, a 30-day jail sentence is set for August. Flint’s probation was also extended for an additional year.

A jail sentence was imposed on Preston Cress, 25, Leesburg, following a failed drug test. Court records show that he pled guilty to second-degree misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments this past October.

Cress was sentenced to 90 days in jail and was later furloughed. Jail time was again imposed after he failed a drug screen for Vicodin and marijuana, according to records. Cress was later furloughed into the day-reporting program.

On Friday, Cress was sentenced to 10 days in jail. His probation was also extended for another year.

A jail sentence was also imposed for Hannah Gunter, 29, Greenfield, after she appeared on a bench warrant. Records show that she failed to comply with the probation department.

In reviewing her record, Lyle said Gunter had been resentenced on her theft conviction from 2010. Records add that Gunter pled guilty to that charge.

Gunter was found guilty of a probation violation on Friday and sentenced to five days in jail. Her probation was extended an additional year.

A $2,500 bond was set for Katherine Page, 18, Hillsboro, after she appeared on a charge for alleged possession of drug abuse instruments. A pretrial for that charge is set for July 17.

While her case is pending, she is to have no contact with Walgreens and must observe a curfew. If Page posts her bond, she will be on electronic monitoring house arrest. Records show that Page also has a pending charge for second-degree misdemeanor attempting to purchase an illegal amount of pseudoephedrine.

Also on Friday, Roy McGlone, 31, Leesburg, was arraigned on multiple charges: first-degree misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI), minor misdemeanor failing to drive in marked lanes, and two counts of first-degree misdemeanor child endangerment.

He was released on an own recognizance (OR) bond. A pretrial is set for July 31. An unrelated charge for contributing to the unruliness or delinquency of a minor was also rescheduled for a pretrial at that time.

William Woods, 38, Hillsboro, appeared for an arraignment, waived his right to counsel, and spoke with the prosecutor. He ultimately pled guilty to OVI, and a charge for failing to drive in marked lanes was dismissed.

Eighty-seven days of a 90-day jail sentence were suspended. Woods will be given credit for the time he spends in a three-day driver intervention program. He must pay a $375 fine.

In other cases, Karla Pryor, 44, Greenfield, entered an agreement and pled guilty to attempting to purchase an illegal amount of pseudoephedrine. Sentencing was deferred. If Pryor gets an assessment and any recommended counseling at FRS, her case will be dismissed.

An agreement was also reached for Tyler Grisham, 18, Hillsboro. The Times-Gazette previously reported that Grisham’s charge of second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business was related to charges faced by two other defendants for contributing to the unruliness or of a minor. The latter charges followed two parents’ alleged failure to report that their juvenile had broken her house arrest, as previously reported.

Grisham pled guilty to an amended and reduced charge of persistent disorderly conduct, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The state recommended a suspended sentence on the condition that Grisham have no contact with the involved juvenile.

A 30-day jail sentence was suspended, as was $100 of a $250 fine. His house arrest was terminated.

A jury trial was scheduled for Charles Collett, 46, Pineville, Ky. Records show that he is charged with first-degree misdemeanor telephone harassment. The trial is set for August.

Robert McKinney Jr., 27, Lynchburg, appeared for a deferred sentencing. The Times-Gazette previously reported that as per a November plea agreement, an assault charge would be dismissed if McKinney completed domestic violence classes.

On Friday, defense attorney Lynn Turner said McKinney “successfully did that.” The case was dismissed.

A $1,000 bench warrant was issued for Nikki Lewis, 36, Leesburg, after he failed to appear for a pretrial. Records show that he is charged with attempting to purchase an illegal amount of pseudoephedrine.

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

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