A Martinsville man who tried to flee from the municipal court in October was sentenced in Highland County Common Pleas Court on Monday to half a year in prison, plus an additional two-plus years.
Tyrone James Huston, 26, pled guilty to fifth-degree felony escape, a charge that stemmed from his attempting to run from law enforcement in the Hillsboro Municipal Court in October.
He was sentenced to six months in prison on the charge, but he is currently on post-release control (PRC) time following other stints in prison. Huston said this will be his third time to prison.
According to Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss’ calculations, Huston has about 843 days left on his PRC. The six-month-sentence was ordered to run consecutively to the PRC time.
In other hearings David Willett, 48, Greenfield, pled guilty to fifth-degree felony possession of heroin and will be sentenced next week.
According to the plea agreement, the state and defense are jointly recommending seven months in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday.
Matthew Willey, 25, Hillsboro, pled guilty to breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony. He is scheduled to be sentenced in January. He has also agreed to the forfeiture of a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, according to the court.
Shawn L. Schirmer, 28, Hillsboro, pled guilty to a marijuana trafficking charge and a heroin possession charge, both fifth-degree felonies. He is set to be sentenced next month.
Kaitlyn M. Binegar, 19, Greenfield, admitted to violating her intervention in lieu of conviction by failing to report to probation and testing positive for methamphetamine and amphetamines. She will be sentenced in January.
Intervention in lieu of conviction allows a defendant to engage in a treatment program, and during that time the case against them is not further prosecuted. If the program is successfully completed, the felony is dismissed. But if the program is violated, the court accepts the defendant’s guilty plea.
Court records show Binegar was initially granted intervention in lieu of conviction in April 2016 after pleading guilty to fifth-degree felony heroin possession. She attended the STAR residential treatment program.
Lanessa Roosa, 19, Greenfield, and Michele L. McCord, 40, Highland, in separate cases were each sentenced to three years community control and ordered to successfully complete treatment. Each had previously pled guilty to drug charges.
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