GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County man who previously served time for a 2009 summer burglary has been sent back to prison after violating the terms of his probation while out on judicial release.
Jeremy Gibson, 25, Vinton, was ordered on Tuesday in the Common Pleas Court of Gallia County to serve the remaining two years of his four-year sentence for burglary.
Gibson, along with Michael A. Writesel, 26, Gallipolis, and Richard K. Mullins, 26, was arrested following a July 2, 2009, burglary at a Green Township residence.
As previously reported, Writesel and Mullins were arrested near the home by Gallia County sheriff’s deputies after neighbors were able to hold them at gunpoint until law enforcement could arrive.
Reportedly, the neighbors had witnessed the suspects exit the victims’ residence carrying arm loads of property.
Gibson, who had reportedly fled into a wooded area following the burglary, was arrested three days later.
In addition to the July 2 burglary, the trio was charged with possessing criminal tools as they allegedly possessed two pairs of black gloves, a bandanna, a hacksaw, a screwdriver and a police scanner at the time of the incident.
Gibson, Writesel and Mullins were also subsequently charged in connection with a burglary that occurred at a residence on East Bethel Church Road between June 30 and July 1, 2009, and allegedly stealing a Remington 30-30 rifle at the time of the burglary.
Also charged in relation to this second burglary was Reginald S. Gillespie, II, 28, Gallipolis, who pleaded not guilty to one count of complicity to burglary and one count of theft in July 2009.
Gillespie later pleaded guilty to attempting to commit burglary charge and was sentenced in February 2010 to report for two-years of probation.
According to the Gallia County Clerk of Courts online docket, last week, Gillespie’s term of community control was extended three years as he had failed to make his supervision fee payments.
Writesel later pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and was sentenced, in October 2009, to a six-year prison term.
According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction website, Writesel is scheduled to be released on July 1, 2015.
Similarly, Mullins also later pleaded guilty to both counts of burglary and was sentenced to serve a six-year term in a state prison.
Mullins is scheduled to be released on June 30, 2015.
Gibson, who pleaded guilty on September 28, 2009, to the July 2 burglary, was sentenced to serve four years in the state prison system and ordered to pay $100 in restitution to the victim.
According to the plea agreement in this case, the remaining three counts of Gibson’s indictment were dismissed by the state and the state further agreed to recommend judicial release after the defendant had served two years of incarceration.
On July 12, 2011, a motion for judicial release was filed by the defendant and a subsequent journal entry filed by Gallia County Prosecutor Jeff Adkins recommends the judicial release as Gibson, who had been given credit for 90 days served during sentencing, had served a total of 22 months of incarceration.
Judicial release was subsequently granted by Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans and Gibson was released on July 27, 2011, and placed on two years of community control.
Violations against Gibson were filed on May 29, 2012, and alleged that, among several violations, Gibson had tested positive for cocaine, THC, opiates and benzodiazepine after submitting to a urine test in May.
He was arraigned on the violations on May 30 and was later released on an own recognizance bond.
A final hearing in this case was later continued to January 8, 2013, and, during a hearing on Tuesday, Gibson was ordered to serve the two-year balance of his term for burglary in this case for violating the terms of his probation.
The defendant was given credit for 17 days served.