Violations earn 2 prison time


Two defendants granted judicial release

By Angela Shepherd - [email protected]



Two defendants this week have been sentenced to prison after admitting to community control violations, and one of those defendants had been at-large for more than a year.

April Elliott, 38, Frankfort, was sentenced to a total of 20 months in prison, including eight months on fifth-degree felony heroin possession, and 12 months on a fourth-degree felony heroin trafficking charge.

The trafficking case began in 2011, and she was sentenced to community control. But according to court records, a warrant was issued in September 2014 when her whereabouts became unknown. She was arrested on that warrant earlier this month.

Also heading to prison after admitting to violations was Devin Campbell, 22, Greenfield. Campbell admitted to violations that included consuming illicit drugs and not complying with orders of the court to attend counseling while he awaited a bed at the STAR residential treatment facility.

Campbell was initially sentenced to community control and STAR in February after pleading guilty to two counts of trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a school, both fourth-degree felonies. Court records show a warrant was issued earlier this month for Campbell’s arrest.

He was sentenced this week to 24 months in prison on the charges.

Ricky Allen Jones, 20, Greenfield, also admitted to violations but is heading to the STAR residential treatment facility. His violations included consuming marijuana and getting married without permission of his supervising officer, which is a standard order of community control.

Jones was sentenced to community control and treatment last July after he pled guilty to fifth-degree felony breaking and entering.

Two defendants were granted judicial release this week, and both will go from prison to STAR when their beds are available at the facility.

Tony L. Shoemaker, 41, Greenfield, was sentenced in 2014 on two cases to more than three years in prison on five theft charges and one forgery charge, all fifth-degree felonies.

Also granted judicial release was Jammie Hudson, 39, Wilmington. She was sentenced to 30 months in prison last August for third-degree felony heroin possession.

Donald Richard Henson Jr., 41, was denied judicial release. He was sentenced to eight months in August 2013 on fifth-degree felony theft. That same month, bur prior to the Highland County case, he was sentenced in Ross County to 30 months in prison. His Highland County sentence was ordered to run consecutively to the Ross County sentence, which was only recently completed.

It was noted in court that Henson had a number of previous felonies and that he had only begun serving the Highland County sentence.

In other proceedings, Dawn Sharp, 25, Sardinia, previously admitted to violating her intervention in lieu of conviction and was terminated from the program. This week she was sentenced to community control and treatment.

Shelby Brewer, 24, Bainbridge, pled guilty to fourth-degree felony trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance in the vicinity of a school and was granted intervention in lieu of conviction.

While Brewer is successfully engaged in the program, further prosecution on the case is ceased. If she successfully completes the intervention, the felony charge will be dismissed.

Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.

Two defendants granted judicial release

By Angela Shepherd

[email protected]

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