Wellston Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating Community Control

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

JACKSON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office is sending a strong warning to convicted felons on community control.

This week, Jackson County Prosecutor Justin Lovett announced that Timothy Linton, of Wellston, was sentenced to prison for violating his community control sanctions.

"My office has little patience for convicts who do not comply with every condition of their community control. They are expected to walk the straight and narrow, or they will face prison time for their failures," said Prosecutor Lovett.

Jackson Police said while investigating a check cashing scheme, they received evidence that Linton was participating in the scheme by cashing stolen checks.

In 2011, Linton pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and was sentenced to community control for five years.

In 2012, the parole authority received evidence that Linton was violating his community control by changing his residence without notifying his supervising officer. He was also accused of consuming an alcoholic beverage.

Linton recently admitted to the violations and was sentenced to a year in prison. He received credit for 101 days previously spent in jail.

After serving his prison sentence, Linton will have to spend another three years of post-release control, and will have to go back to prison if he violates those terms.

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