Probation violators receive other sentences

Published 11:08 am Friday, November 28, 2008

Probation violations were among the issues discussed Wednesday during proceedings in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Jeff Cade, 23, of Hebron, admitted he violated the terms of his community controlled sanctions, also known as probation, when he failed to report to his probation officer as scheduled and was slow in making his restitution payments.

Judge D. Scott Bowling ordered Cade to perform nine hours of community service and ordered him to pay $560 in restitution. Cade was on probation for 2004 burglary conviction.

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Amanda Morris, 25, of Huntington, W.Va., admitted she violated her probation by testing positive for drug use and getting into more trouble while she was on probation. She has a charge pending in Lawrence County Municipal Court. Bowling ordered her to successfully complete a rehabilitation program at the STAR Community Justice Center and perform community service.

Morris was on probation after she pleaded guilty to four counts of receiving stolen property.

Tony Puckett, 35, of Oak Hill, admitted he, too, violated his probation by failing to report to his probation officer as required and by not successfully completing substance abuse counseling. Bowling ordered him to perform 90 hours of community service. Puckett was on probation for earlier conviction on DUI and endangering children charges.