Wilson sentenced for probation violation

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 9, 2008

Probation violators and alleged probation violators were among those making appearances last week in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Jeffrey S. Wilson, 18, of 972 County Road 67, Scottown, admitted he violated his community controlled sanctions, which used to be known as probation, by failing to report to his probation officer as scheduled, missing curfew and failing to perform community service that was part of his sentence for a 2007 burglary conviction.

Judge D. Scott Bowling ordered him to successfully complete a rehabilitation program at STAR Criminal Justice Center.

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“I know from having spoken with him he is genuinely appreciative of this,” Wilson’s attorney, Philip Heald, said.

“I know this is something he will take seriously and I know he will strive to learn the lessons the STAR facility teaches.”

Wilson requested a brief furlough before being sent to STAR. Bowling refused that request.

Also Wednesday, Daniel K. Wagner, 19, of 223 Township Road 1186, South Point, was arraigned on charges he violated his community controlled sanctions.

Assistant Lawrence County Prosecutor Mack Anderson said Wagner did not report to his probation officer, failed to pay his court costs, tested positive for cocaine, opiates and marijuana and was arrested recently on new charges.

Wagner denied the allegations with the assistance of his attorney, Roger Smith. Judge Charles Cooper set a Feb. 20 trial date.